Recognize & Embrace Uncertainty NAM BLIPMAP California-Nevada Viewer
BLIPMAP = Boundary Layer Information Prediction MAP
Created by Dr. John W. (Jack) Glendening,  Meteorologist  
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BLIPMAPs predict thermal soaring conditions resulting from surface heating of the Boundary Layer, by post-processing numerical weather model predictions to provide parameters suited to the needs of soaring pilots.  Users of this viewer are assumed to be familiar with BLIPMAP and its parameters, as described on the CA-NV 21Z BLIPMAP webpage and on the parameter information webpageBASIC thermal forecast parameters gives a short list of the parameters most important for thermal soaring. 


BLIPMAP NEWS (Latest: Apr 18, 2024)    Server Fund: April 10, 2023:  $1290
Blipmap Forum:   Latest: Fri Oct 20 2023 "Re: Default area not remembered by app" [Dean]


Current Day:        The "current day" changes shortly after 2Z   Forecast Availabily


   Server Fund: April 10, 2023:  $1290
Blipmap Forum:
 Latest: Fri Oct 20 2023 "Re: Default area not remembered by app" [Dean]


DrJack sez:
  (Latest 5 news items)

April 16, 2024:  NWS data file problem:  Download of the National Weather Service datafiles used for input data is now failing for both NAM and RAP, so no model updates.  Am looking into problem, don't know now whether another suitable file can be found.
April 17, 2024 update:  Has been major outage at NCEP center, dunno problem but they've sent out an 'all hands on deck' message as they try to recover.
April 18, 2024 update:  Have switched to alternate source for datafiles, appears to be working.

April 15, 2024:  Server Costs: 
    Yearly Expenses:  website ~$600 + registration ~$100 = $700 / year
    Yearly Income:  2023: $539
 

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EMAIL POLICY: 
There are many advantages to having one person's knowledge be shared and available to others, so I expect most BLIPMAP issues to be handled through the Blipmap Forum and ask those who have a question or problem or experience which could be of interest to others to post it there.  This allows others to comment on the matter if they have any personal experience and also allows any response I make to be read by others.  If you send me an email, I will respond personally only if it's nature is not appropriate for such posting - in other cases I will simply reply with a request to post to the forum. 
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Medal Heros: Thanks to John Whitney (F9) for slaying the file-eating dragon inhabiting the original viewer and adding the "ListSAVE/LOAD" feature.  I also want to personally thank those whose support is listed on the Contributors webpage.

Bookmark for this region's main viewer panel
Link to the CA-NV 21Z NAM BLIPMAP webpage
Link to the BLIPMAP UniViewer
Link to the BLIPMAP Archive Viewer
Link to the BLIPMAP HELP webpage - for additional on-line information.