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by britbob
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: TXT# command
Replies: 3
Views: 9385

Thanks Jeff, Still having some issues with the txt command, or rather it`s placement in the display. For example If I use TXT4 it ends up halfway down the display, TXT18 ends up over the top of the left corner legend. Just wondering, would it be difficult to increase the naming scheme for the SAVS c...
by britbob
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: TXT# command
Replies: 3
Views: 9385

TXT# command

Jeff, Regarding the use of the TXT command. I was a little confused by the placement of the text. Which line number on the screen are we talking about? That said, after reading the paragraph this does not work when using print, can I assume it does not work with savs either? If it doesn`t display th...
by britbob
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: WINGRIDDS Beta 2.1 Update Release Notice
Replies: 4
Views: 10661

Thank you Jeff for adding the .png support, I know bugged you a few times about it. It really cuts down on export file size compared to bitmap :) I didn`t even know it was added until Kevin just posted!
by britbob
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: Grib download problem within WINGRIDDS
Replies: 7
Views: 15902

I don`t bother with the grib downloader in wingridds as it seems a bit hit and miss (more miss than anything). Grib can be downloaded from here ftp://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/ Just download a grib file into your nws folder, and then use the built in wingridds conversion (convert regula...
by britbob
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: Grib download problem within WINGRIDDS
Replies: 7
Views: 15902

Downloading the datasets can take a long time, some of them are huge at over 100mb. Maybe your connection to the ftp servers is a little slow? I know when I download grib from nomads it can be pretty slow, and I have a decent adsl connection at home. I`ve never tried to ingest any dataset that is la...
by britbob
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Surface plot models
Replies: 1
Views: 4358

Another thing that would be nice, adding a `sog / snow on ground` option to the station plots. The data is readily available in the synops when reported I believe.
by britbob
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Digital Atmosphere
Topic: Surface plot models
Replies: 1
Views: 4358

Surface plot models

When creating station plot models, I noticed both ID (ICAO and WMO) display the same identifying code. I was putting together some precip plots and noticed this.
by britbob
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: Grib download problem within WINGRIDDS
Replies: 7
Views: 15902

Thanks Kevin, I`m having problems with the majority of the grib downloads within the downloader tool. Either the datasets are empty, they won`t convert properly or nothing downloads at all. Hopefully in time this can be fixed up, because it saves a lot of hard work for the user digging around for av...
by britbob
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: Map resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 15727

Map resolution

Guys, Regarding the map sizes, are these fixed depending on what screen resolution we are using, or can the width be changed for example? I`ve been plotting some GFS mslp/thickness charts, but I`m not too fond of the letterbox style result. Just wondering if the overall maps can be squared up someho...
by britbob
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: WX-SIM, WINGRIDDS, MCIDAS, and other weather forecasting software
Topic: Very new user to wingridds
Replies: 6
Views: 11995

Jeff, I`ve fumbled around with the pallete file somewhat and got close to what I was looking for. I can`t seem to change the legend block (or whatever it is called), looks rather odd being a black strip in the corner (see example in link). http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l54/bazwxman/ruc1.png Idea...