Thanks to the VSA for providing funding for a server, we now have a new Soaring
Forecast site for Victoria and Tasmania.
It’s available at:
For those interested in details, this is closely related to RASP.
Instead of using WRF version 2 for generating the core model, this is using
version 3.8.1 (from August 2016) and intend to upgrade every 6 months as a new
version is released. This hopefully should prevent the predictions becoming
less and less accurate over time.
The images are created using the existing DrJack RASP software. These are
overlaid on google maps using software based on that created by Paul Scorer in
New forecasts are created twice each day for 6 days. The first 2 days are at a
very high resolution (good for wave, etc), the following 4 days are at a lower
resolution (but still higher than the previous RASP). Today’s forecast should
be ready by about 7:30am and in the evening, Tomorrow’s forecast should be
ready by 7:30pm.
The server will keep about 100 days of historical forecasts, depending on
available disk space.
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