Every time we get some interesting weather in the area, I take another look
at the radar tiles.
So today, I did a little more looking. I loaded a direct link in my favorite
web browser to a tile with weather on it and just did a refresh link every
second or two. Every refresh returned a different WX picture. This was the
link I played with for a bit while there was WX in the area.
If you want to look at this as well, find a tile with WX and replace the
8/77/95 with your new Z, X and Y.
It looks like the only way to get a pretty WX radar view is to add date and
time. It updates every 5 minutes. For N0Q (and N0R) the date changes on even
5 minute marks. I do not know how soon the latest set is actually available.
Even though time may have passed the stamp in the examples below, it does
not necessarily mean they are immediately available.
This link has the tile type layer, year, date and time(UTC) included.
As previously stated, this tile set does not come with support and while it
does work with APRSISCE/32, it is certainly not ready for prime time. I am
providing this purely for those like to research/play a bit and to provide
some continuity with previous postings.
PS. Just for grins, in addition to N0Q, there are 3 other sets as well. The
NCR and NET appear to have a different update time.
High Resolution Base Reflectivity - N0Q
Base reflectivity -NOR:
Composite Reflectivity - NCR:
Echo Tops -NET:
PSS. National Mosaic - NAT: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/
PSSS. Actually all the tiles have weather on them. It just so happens that
some weather produces not pretty colors, like days filled with only