MetPy 1.6.1 Released

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MetPy 1.6.1 was released on January 10, 2024. This release:

  • Fixed regression in interpolate_to_slice being strict about units
  • Fixed regression in PlotGeometry drawing color-filled regions

Version 1.6.1 builds on version 1.6.0, released December 27, 2023. Highlights of that release are:

  • Consistent use the WMO definition of relative humidity across calculations
  • New calculations: wet bulb potential temperature, Corfidi MCS motion, DCAPE, and Galvez-Davidson Index
  • Improvements for using isentropic interpolation with xarray data not natively on pressure surfaces (like WRF output)
  • Support for specifying line stroke width in simplified plotting interface
  • Support for controlling more style options for map layers in simplified plotting interface
  • Support for rotated latitude longitude projection
  • Support for Python 3.12

For full release notes see the GitHub Release Page.

MetPy packages are available for Conda on the conda-forge channel and for pip from the Python Package Index. They can be installed with:

pip install metpy==1.6.1
or
conda install -c conda-forge metpy=1.6.1

Let us know if you run into any problems, either at MetPy issue tracker, or using support-python@unidata.ucar.edu. You can also ask questions using the "MetPy" tag on Stack Overflow, or on GitHub Discussions.

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