Winds/Temps Info: Interactive

Interactive Display

The interactive map shows the FB wind data plotted as wind barbs and temperature. FB wind data is available at 6000, 9000, 12,000, 18,000, 24,000, 30,000, 34,000, 39,000, 45,000 and 53,000 feet. The FB data are forecasts available at 6, 12, and 24 hours. FB data are available for the CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii and the western Pacific.

Wind barbs

The wind barbs types are shown in Fig. 2. Calm winds are shown as a concentric around the station location. Long barbs are 10 knots. Short barbs are 5 knots. A flag represents 50 knots. Five knots is a short barb offset from the end. The barb always points in the direction the winds are coming from.

wind barb graphic
Figure 1: Wind Barb Sample

URL Options

Here is a list of the URL options:

  • date=yyyymmddhhnn - This selects a specific date and time to display. The ADDS database stores roughly a weeks worth of METAR data. Selecting a specific date will display METARs valid for that time.
  • center=lat,lon - This will center the map at a specific latitude and longitude. The default is 39,-97.
  • zoom=level - This sets the zoom level. The default is 4. A higher number zooms in. A lower number zooms out.
  • basemap={light|dark|simple} - This selects the type of basemap. The default is light.
  • level={60|90|120|180|240|300|340|390|450|530} - The vertical level in 100s of feet. The default is 300.
  • fore={6|12|24} - Specifies to forecast time. The default is 6.
  • highways={on|off} - Turns highway layer on or off. These are primarily interstates. The default is off.
  • jetroutes={on|off} - Turns the top jetroutes layer on or off. The default is off.
  • firs={on|off} - Turns the FIR layer on or off. The default is off.
  • hover={on|off} - Turns on hover for features. The popups will come up when mouse hovers. Default is off.