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Weather source issue, maybe?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:47 pm
by JacaRoe
I really love Yowindow on my PC and Android. This morning however, looking at my phone, I had to laugh:
Screenshot_2014-05-05-05-26-41.png

Nowhere on Earth will it be snowing in 48F. :D

I'm curious what could have caused this error, as I didn't check to see if it was truly NWS that was reporting the error. For what it's worth, I thought I would submit the screenshot for your reference. Cheers!


Running Yowindow on Droid RAZR Maxx XT912
Rooted/CM11

Re: Weather source issue, maybe?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:09 pm
by countryroads
Hi Nicki,

Welcome to YoWindow.

4518264; Middletown/Ohio - METAR Station KMWO - reported snow this morning.

See the attached METAR Station history.
The time is UTC.
Subtract 4 hours from the UTC time and the light snow will match your screenshot.

:(
Marty
Middletown Ohio Snow.JPG
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Re: Weather source issue, maybe?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:44 pm
by JacaRoe
Wow, isn't that something! So then I suppose my initial suspicion was correct, in that the error must have been on the part of the source. On the METARs site I looked up, it appears that the weather observations are made by some sort of automated system. Clearly I don't know that much about meteorology, or I'd have a much higher pay grade. lol Unless it's possible that it *can* snow in temperatures above 32F, as I'd always learned, and even up to 48F? I would find it odd, but truly nothing would surprise me.

Thanks for sharing the data, I never tire of learning new things! :D

Re: Weather source issue, maybe?

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:05 am
by Angelmmm3
Good Evening,

Having lived up here in Alaska for a VERY long time, I have seen all sorts of weather. That weather report would have been a shocker indeed! :O:

Happy to hear it wasn't actually snowing there in your neck of the woods....

Technology is great when it works! :P

Cheers,
Angelique
:beer: