NOTE: For slower Internet connections and browsers, it is recommended to turn off the display of the interactive map. You can do this through the settings page under the "USER" menu.

  Yellow Button How do I link directly to a station's TAF and/or METAR?
 
    blue dot Format:
/adds/metars/index.php?submit=1&station_ids=[STID(s)]&[PARM(s)]

[STID(s)] = 4 letter station identifier(s) (ie. "kmci" or "kden,kmci")
[PARM(s)] =  
METARs ... chk_metars=on
TAFs ... chk_tafs=on
Plain Language ... add std_trans=translated
Add previous hours ... add hoursStr=[number]
 
  ie.
/adds/metars/index.php
?submit=1&station_ids=KDEN&chk_metars=on&hoursStr=2&std_trans=translated
 
  Yellow Button How do I prevent large images from shrinking to fit the window (ie. satellite, SIGWX)?
 
    blue dotThis is a new "feature" in both the latest IE and Netscape. It automatically resizes images to fit in your browser window.

There are two options:
  1. Once the image is open ... just click on the image and it will expand to full resolution (Netscape) or the little pop-up symbol, with 4 arrows (IE).

  2. This feature can also be turned off (it is on by default);
    1. Netscape:
      -Edit Menu ... choose "Preferences"
      -Click on "Appearance"
      -Deselect "Resize Images to fit in Browser Window"
    2. IE:
      -Tools Menu ... choose "Internet Options ..."
      -Select "Advanced" tab
      -Scroll down to "Multimedia" section.
      -Deselect "Enable Automatic Image Resizing"
Keep in mind ... that these settings are defaulted to "on" when you update or load either browser.
 
  Yellow Button How do I access Historical Data?
 
    blue dotThe official resource for archived NWS data is the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Go to:

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