What is RedTeamWx?
RedTeamWx transforms meteorological data into creative software customizations/visualizations, drawing upon 15 years of professional experience/public service in the field of Meteorology and over a decade of field experience chasing severe convection in the central plains and tropical cyclones along the southeast coast. RedTeamWx products are freely accessible and regularly used by thousands of meteorologists and weather enthusiasts, including students and faculty at a number of universities and educational institutions, emergency managers and key decision makers (local, state and federal), military and government forecasters, broadcast meteorologists, businesses, non-profit organizations, skywarn spotters, and storm chasers. It is an honor to know that RedTeamWx has been embraced by so many in the meteorological community.
Looping METAR Placefile
Here is a test script implementing the new TimeRange feature for placefiles (available on the latest GRLevel2Analyst Beta). This is my first attempt at creating a looping METAR placefile - as a result, a number of quirks/bugs are likely. Check it out by loading the following link into the GRLevel2Analyst placefile manager:
5 Years Ago...
I embarked on an effort to create my very own METAR placefiles in 2012. I soon realized this would take a lot more time and effort than I had initially suspected (how hard can it be???). I would need to learn a new programming language (PHP), purchase a web domain/host, and learn how to run a website. Despite a new, somewhat daunting appreciation for everything that was involved, I gave it a try (that I was influenced by the lure of real-time environmental data displayed alongside Level II radar data, there is no doubt). To my surprise, I found that I truly enjoyed programming. Even more surprising, I discovered an artistic creativity I was previously unaware of, and learned something new about myself. This was the beginning of RedTeamWx. -Brandon V.