Come to visit us at Meteorological Technology World Expo 2017 in Amsterdam between 10 – 12 October 2017! We will be there at stand no. 10010 to show our software helping to handle really big datasets, or just stop by to talk about actionable weather data processing.
We have rebranded one of our products that went by the (quite hard to pronounce) name of TDCFTAC when it was installed as a complement to the Moving Weather switching system (this is the name most of you have known it by) and by the name of BUFR Migration Tool when installed as a standalone product. The old name of TDCFTAC was conceived in the times when the only capability of this product had been to convert between the new TDCF forms (BUFR, CREX) and the traditional TAC forms of meteorological reports. Over the years, the TDCFTAC product has been taking on more and more responsibilities so this name, apart from not matching the common pattern of our product names (“XYZ Weather”), does not reflect the broader scope of the product any more. From now on then, the product will be known as Recode Weather. (Other than that, the change is purely cosmetic so the functionality of Recode Weather remains the same as that of TDCFTAC.)
IBL User Group Meeting will take place on 2nd – 5th October 2017 in Split, Croatia
The aim of the meeting is to expand cooperation and communication in the community of IBL product users where we will cover Visual Weather, Aero Weather, Moving Weather Online Weather, Numeric Weather and Climate Weather products.
First images from the brand new GOES-16 are here! Combined into so-called “Near natural” RGB composite, it can distinguish ice from water clouds during daily hours, thus we can take a look at the North America continent snow coverage (light turquoise colours without movement). The animation below shows how quickly is snow vanishing over Kansas and Missouri states on February 8th, when maximal temperatures raised up from -2 to roughly +15 dg.C in last two days.
This winter season was the 20th warmest on record in Slovakia (until February 15th), however, every tail has a sting. The European land is cooled down after all and mild maritime air is streamed deeply to the Arctic regions at the same time. As a response, strong anticyclone circulation over Scandinavia and Barents Sea is developed. Consequently, there is flowing of continental air over the Europe around this huge weather system and this chilled air mass can even reach the British Isles. This type of pressure and temperature field typically leads to even more unusual circulation patterns thus many meteorologists and weather enthusiasts closely watch to every new numerical model outputs.
Meteorologists expect second winter storm in span of a week but they are not sure where it will hit…it seems from GFS model precipitation forecast consistency that the most affected areas will be around Philadelphia and New York City. These areas could be covered by 10-30 cm of wet snow during next night combined with wind gusts up to 100 km/h. However, Canadian cold pool is pretty warm these days thus authorities need to be prepared for heavy coastal rain and floods also.
Multiview display animation of typical meteorological fields necessary to recognize blizzard threat – upper level and surface level pressure fields, 850 hPa temperature, 700 hPa relative humidity, surface wind and precipitation.
Detailed view of 24h precipitation forecast consistency for the East Coast area over the last 4 days, isolines of zero temperature height above sea level (ASL) are included. The most affected area has 0 deg.C level between 300 and 500 m ASL, thus intensity is crucial factor for precipitation type on the surface.