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NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS

New book released: Instability, Skew-T & Hodograph Handbook

Are you a forecaster who wants to know everything about upper-air observations, radiosondes, skew-Ts, hodographs, and severe weather indices? Your holy grail is finally here! It's the skew-T and hodograph book that has been in the works since 2009, and announced 11/24/17.

About to print -- Pre-ordering now available -- click here to order!
(11/24/2017)

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EXTRAS

Bonus data for Forecast Laboratory
All users of Forecast Laboratory 2015 are entitled to receive free of charge the bonus satellite pack, which fills in hourly satellite data for almost all the case dates. This is available only via an 800 MB download from our website. To get this download, contact us.

Running apps on the Mac OS
We have received several questions about running our applications under the Mac OS. All of our programs are reported to work perfectly on Mac OS X using the WinOnX emulator. User Filippos Tymvios from Cyprus reports, "The installation is very easy: you start the emulator and double click on the Digital Atmosphere .exe. The only problem was noticed when working and switching from more than 3 osx applications to DA. The emulator freezes and you have to restart it - and that's all." The WinOnX website is located at www.winonx.com.

Free weather charts
As a service to all forecasters, we offer a large collection of reference charts for download, including Skew-Ts, tephigrams, weather plotting charts, station locator charts, and other graphics. There are several varieties of skew-T log P diagrams and also some obscure ones, like pastagrams and arowagrams. These are all scans of actual vellum diagrams I have in my collection. Though we're now in the Internet age and paper is largely obsolete, there is still nothing like having the original diagrams in order to work out special problems. Enjoy!   - Tim Vasquez