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by Slappy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:01 pm

Any idea what's wrong with the TAF parser Alton?
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by keeldude » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:01 pm

Dang, we'll have to do it the old fashioned way ;) If I can find the source text first
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by Alton » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:44 pm

Slappy wrote:Any idea what's wrong with the TAF parser Alton?

Thanks. The source changed from http to https ... phew!
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by Slappy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Thanks Alton.

This site seems to work pretty good for TAF decoding, UTC though :(
http://prepareforvfr.com/en/meteo.html
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by Alton » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:02 pm

Slappy wrote:This site seems to work pretty good for TAF decoding, UTC though :(
http://prepareforvfr.com/en/meteo.html

Agreed. I much prefer local date/time, compass direction and compact form ... which drove me to write this very crude parser for METAR/TAF.

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Most METAR/TAF decoders drive me nuts with UTC date/time, direction in degrees and too much information ...

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I only know 3 people who prefer the raw format - they're all pilots

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by Alton » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:20 pm

When I used an iPhone 3GS (over a decade ago when they were affordable) ... I found AeroWeather was my favorite METAR/TAF decoder. The Android version didn't display local time ... I wonder if it does now

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/aerowea ... orm=iphone

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... r&hl=en_CA
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by Slappy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:47 pm

Yes, I much prefer your decoder Alton. Thanks for making it available.

Also thanks for the app tip, I had been using StationWeather for an app but Aeroweather is a cleaner output.
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