Regularly updated news and views from Brian Gaze, TWO's founder. Follow @TWOweather to keep up to date with Brian on Twitter.
Sorry for the lack of Buzz updates this week. The reason is I've been hard at work building the new Chart viewer which is the first part of a major upgrade to the data services on the site and apps.
Charts using the new viewer are now available for the Arome, Arpege, ECMWF, CMC GEM, GEFS, GFS and UK Met Office models. Links are available from the main menu at the top of the page, or you can go to the Arpege page and switch between the different models.
There are still some bugs that I'm aware but hopefully they will be resolved in the next few days. In particular the vertical scroll hold isn't as smooth as I'd like it to be on some web browsers. Patience please.
Advantages of the new viewer include:
1) Much better on smart phones and small tablets (that's now over 60% of you)
2) Much easier to bookmark individual charts. For example, here's a direct link to the GEFS London 850hPa and precipitation plot
I'll be working on ironing out the bugs and adding in a few more features. Once that's sorted I'll move on to the charts themselves. I'll improve a number of the existing plots and add some news ones. Hopefully there also be additional model data. Also previous runs for most of the models will be available, at the moment only the GFS on the old Chart viewer offers this. A scaled live view of the key charts is also something I'm working on.
If you'd like to something added let me know and I'll see whether I can build it in.
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