New RUC Sounding Source - From Andy Webb
By: Andy Webb - 03/08/11
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This is the sounding website that I use. I think its easier to use than the one on the website.

http://rucsoundings.noaa.gov/

•You can use the default settings (OP40 is the rapid update cycle)
•For number of hours type 12
•For airport type KPNS
•Click java-based plots

You will see a gray button for each hour. PNS(A) xxxx where xxxx is the UTC time of the current sounding. PNS(F1) xxxx is one hour forcast, PNS(F2) is a two hour forcast, etc.

You can click each gray button to show that sounding.

As you look at the plot, click on the map and drag a box, this allows you to zoom in for the lower 10,000 feet or so.

At ground level, click on the map at any temperature to simulate a thermal. It will automatically draw the dry adiabatic line to the dew point, then it will draw a saturated adiabatic line.

I hope this helps!

Andy

(Editor’s Note: Link to this new RUC source has been added to the Weather dropdown in the horizontal navigation)

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