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Sharing my free homemade weather provider for PFPX


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Being a casual simmer, I mostly use freeware when I can. Made this script to get data directly from the NOAA service and export it to PFPX. Might possibly be useful too in the future if the official server shuts down...

 

It has some limitations compared to the native service (accuracy far from airports due to import format and for computing whole flight performance i.e.) but it gets you the basics. 

You can find it on the avsim library.

 

sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&I

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wx2pfpx is now updated to V2.4. It has two modes, one optimized to load the data quickly, but you can also import the whole data grid to get a quite high precision on the whole map. You can also select the resolution the data source up to 0.25°/28km... It's quite new so feel free to give a feedback, i'm open to suggestions !

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Question for you. I still get the message of upper wind forecast not available, despite using this and having PFPX set accordingly. Is this normal.

On 3/20/2022 at 7:51 PM, Dakara93 said:

Being a casual simmer, I mostly use freeware when I can. Made this script to get data directly from the NOAA service and export it to PFPX. Might possibly be useful too in the future if the official server shuts down...

You weren't kidding about that, the server seems to be down as of a few hours ago.

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Hi Captain,

So with the import from AS, the highest altitude for which wx2pfpx can provide data to PFPX is about FL390. So the forecast is probably still valid around FL420-430, that fits for most airliners. I think you can just ignore the message, taking that limitation into account for your flight plans. 

 

If that's really an issue for someone that is a Concorde enthusiast or something like that, I've got a possible solution I could develop using FSGRW file format instead of AS. That would mean way less precison at lower levels tho. Some trade-offs we can sadly not get rid off...

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