New GEMPAK Surface Station File for 7.1.0

The upcoming release of GEMPAK 7.1.0 will include a new global surface METAR table (sfstns.tbl), created by a new Python decoder available at
http://github.com/mjames-upc/gempak-stations
The table is created from the NCAR / RAL master file:
http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/surface/stations.txt
The new GEMPAK table is available now at
http://raw.githubusercontent. com/mjames-upc/gempak-stations/master/sfstns.tbl

$GEMTBL/stns/geog.tbl will also be updated to be consistent with the NCAR / RAL file.  The new GEMPAK geog.tbl is available at:
http://raw.githubusercontent. com/Unidata/gempak/master/gempak/tables/stns/geog.tbl

Comments:

The stations.txt from AWC is more up-to-date as it has updates from April 2014.

http://aviationweather.gov/static/adds/metars/stations.txt</p>

Posted by Andrew Little on May 01, 2014 at 03:50 PM MDT #

Andrew, you're right the AWC file has been updated more recently, but it contains approx. 270 less entries than the file at weather.rap.ucar.edu. Regardless of which one you prefer, the python decoder ( https://github.com/mjames-upc/gempak-stations/blob/master/stations.py ) will work the same on both files.

Posted by Michael James on May 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM MDT #

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