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MetarWeather v1.76
The MetarWeather utility decodes METAR weather reports from around the world, and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can save the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR reports from a text file, or download the latest reports directly from the Internet.


MetarWeather v1.76 - METAR decoder
Copyright (c) 2003 - 2018 Nir Sofer
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Description
The MetarWeather utility decodes METAR weather reports from around the world, and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can save the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR reports from a text file, or download the latest reports directly from the Internet.

What's New
In version 1.76:
Fixed crash problem with ADDS data source.

About METAR Reports
METAR ("Aviation Routine Weather Report") is an international standard for reporting the weather conditions in thousands of airports about the world. The METAR weather reports are usually issued once per hour, but when there are significant changes in weather, the METAR reports are issued more frequently.
Each METAR report contains essential information about the current weather conditions: Temperature, Dew Point, Barometric Pressure, Wind Speed and Direction, Visibility, Clouds Cover, Current Weather (Rain, Thunderstorms, Hail, Snow and so on...), and more...
Here's an example for a single METAR report:

KMCO 290853Z 10006KT 8SM TSRA FEW029CB BKN110 OVC300 22/21 A3012 RMK AO2 TSB30
SLP198 P0005 60017 T02170211 58003

For most people, this line looks like an unmeaningful characters sequence, but actually it contains a lots of information about the weather conditions. If you feed the above METAR line into the MetarWeather utility, you'll see the details of the weather information that this METAR represents. Click Here to watch this METAR weather report after decoding it with MetarWeather.

Getting METAR Reports From The Internet
The following Web sites provides free access to METAR data.

METAR Data Access - at NOAA Web site
Aviation Digital Data Service
Surface Observations - at weather.uwyo.edu
Texas A&M Weather Page
Aviation Weather Brief

You can use the above sites to obtain METAR lines and decode them with MetarWeather utility. However, you can also view the latest weather reports without using the above Web sites, because the MetarWeather utility automatically obtains the METAR data from NOAA web site and immediately displays the decoded weather information in a table.

Using MetarWeather
This utility is a standalone executable. You don't have to install anything, just run the executable file (mweather.exe) and start using it.

After your run it, you have 3 options to view the latest METAR reports:

Load METARs From The Net: In this option, you can view the latest METAR reports of the stations that you select. The METAR lines are automatically obtained from the Internet and decoded to a readable format.
You can find the station you need by selecting the desired country, or by typing the station name in the top text-box. In order to select a station, click the check-box beside the station information.

Currently, There are 3 different sources to download the latest METAR reports:
NOAA: METAR Data Access Web Site - This is the default download source, and also the most effective. MetarWeather submits all selected stations, in one request, to the METAR Data Access Web Site, and extracts the METAR reports from the returned Web page.
NOAA: METAR Text Files - If you select this data source, a single HTTP request is sent to NOAA server for each METAR station that you select. This download source is quite ineffective, especially if you want to download METAR reports from multiple stations. It's provided only as a backup to the first NOAA download source.
University of Wyoming: Last 24-Hour METAR Reports - As opposed to the previous 2 download sources, This download source retrieves all METAR weather reports from the last 24 hours, not only the latest available METAR report.

Notice: The stations list in this utility is based on the stations list maintained by Greg Thompson. It contains the most active METAR stations, but not all of them. If you know about an active METAR station that doesn't appear in the list, you can still view its weather report by typing the ICAO code of the station. After you select all the station you need, click the "Get METAR Reports" button, and wait a few seconds to download the METAR reports of the selected stations.

Load METARs From File: If you have a text file that contains raw METAR reports, you can select this file, and view the weather reports in readable format.
You can also use this option to view the current weather conditions in all over the world:

Download the latest cycle file from https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar/cycles/ This file contains the latest METARs of all stations around the world.
Select the downloaded file, and wait a few seconds until all METAR reports are loaded. Be aware that these cycle files contains thousands of reports, and when you load them, they consume a fair amount of memory and system resources.

Type METAR Lines: This option simply allows you to type raw METAR lines into a text box (or paste them from the clipboard), and view the these METAR reports in readable format.

You can use this option to get a nice report of particular weather event:

Go to one of the Web sites that provides METAR reports, and obtain a sequence of METAR reports of the desired station.
Copy the METAR sequence from the Web site, and paste it to the text-box of MetarWeather.
Click here to see a sample report that created in this way. Another example: Hurricane Wilma METAR Report.

Command-Line Options
Syntax: mweather [/Action] ["Destination File"] -Option ["METAR Source"]

[/Action] can be one of the following options:
/stext Save the decoded METAR reports into a text file specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.
/stab Save the decoded METAR reports into tab delimited text file specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.
/shtml Save the decoded METAR reports into horizontal HTML file specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.
/sinchtml Similar to /shtml, but without including the html/head/body tags. You can use it if you want to include a report created by MetarWeather in other HTML pages.
/sverhtml Save the decoded METAR reports into vertical HTML file specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.
/sincverhtml Similar to /sverhtml, but without including the html/head/body tags. You can use it if you want to include a report created by MetarWeather in other HTML pages.
/sxml Save the decoded METAR reports into XML file specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.
/skml Save the decoded METAR reports into KML file specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.
/skmltemp Save the decoded METAR reports into KML file (With temperature display) specified in ["Destination File"] parameter.

-Option can be one of the following values:
-metar Decodes the METAR line inside ["METAR Source"]
-file Decodes the METARs lines inside a text file specified in ["METAR Source"]
-download Opens the main window of MetarWeather, downloads the latest METARs from the Internet, according to the last stations list that you selected in the METAR download dialog-box, saves the decoded METARS to the specified file, and then exits from MetarWeather. You can also specify another configuration file inside the ["METAR Source"] parameter. If you do so, the entire configuration, including the stations list and units definition will be loaded from the specified file.
-downloadhide The same as -download, but without displaying the main window.

Examples:
mweather.exe /shtml "c:\temp\metar1.html" -file "F:\Weather\METAR\kmco2.txt"
mweather.exe /sverhtml "c:\temp\metar2.html" -metar "LFPO 100900Z VRB03KT CAVOK 27/16 Q1020 NOSIG"
mweather.exe /shtml "c:\temp\latest.html" -download
mweather.exe /shtml "c:\temp\latest.html" -download "c:\temp\myconfig.cfg"

If you want to start MetarWeather with the latest METAR reports of the selected stations, you can use the /loadmetars parameter:
mweather.exe /loadmetars
System Requirements
This utility can work in all 32-bit Windows operating systems: Windows 9x/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. On very old systems (Windows 95 or Windows NT), version 3.0 (or above) of Internet Explorer must be installed.

License
This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com







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