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AOPA Weather Release Notes

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Version 1.5.1 – March 2, 2022

  • Interface Changes:
    • Minor enhancement to TAF Condition Map:
      • Improved TAF condition marker color assignment when TAF contains an active TEMPO period. This will reduce the number of grey dots (unknown) on the map when a TEMPO period is active.
    • Change to TAF text display:
      • Improved text display of TEMPO forecast data to show all weather data values within a forecast period rather than just the values that are forecast to be different.

Version 1.5 – February 15, 2022

  • New Weather Content:
    • New TAF Condition Map
      • Shows all TAF stations on the map with color-coded markers to indicate VFR, MVFR, IFR, LIFR and Unknown.
      • Time slider control allows visual and instant display of forecast conditions
    • Added Warning and Alert indicators to the METAR and TAF Condition Map markers
      • Indicates if potentially dangerous conditions exist in the METARs and TAFs

Version 1.4 – January 12, 2022

  • Interface:
    • Added option to display Radar and/or Satellite on the METAR Condition map
    • Added link to AOPA Airport Directory on METAR cards

Version 1.3 – November 30, 2021

  • New Weather Content:
    • Redesigned text weather views:
      • Tab controls now used to view METAR or TAF for each reporting station
      • Added Winds Aloft tab displaying 3 closest winds aloft forecast locations
      • Freezing temps highlighted by default
      • Added airport diagram on METAR view with wind direction arrow
      • Arrow color-coded based on velocity range
  • Settings Page:
    • Added user-defined text weather controls for:
      • Translate METARs
      • Show METAR History
      • Translate TAFs
      • Translate Winds Aloft
      • Highlight Freezing Temps

Version 1.2.0 – November 9, 2021

  • New Weather Content:
    • New Color-Coded METAR Condition Map
      • Shows all METAR stations on the map with color-coded markers to indicate VFR, MVFR, IFR, LIFR and Unknown.

Version 1.1.4 – October 5, 2021

  • New Weather Content:
    • Added NOAA Thunderstorm Outlook chart (12-hour outlook)
    • Added AWOS/ASOS phone numbers to METAR cards where available

Version 1.1.2 – August 26, 2021

  • Minor fixes and enhancements:
    • Added current location marker to maps
    • Improved user settings retention (base map style, color scheme and default startup view)
    • Set all international map labels to English language

Version 1.1.0 – July 7, 2021

  • New Weather Content:
    • Added Future Radar (3 hour prediction)
    • Added Future Satellite View (3 hour prediction)
    • Added METAR History option on text weather views (last 3 hours)
  • App Interface Changes:
    • Added Nearby METAR/TAF station list (shows stations within 50 miles of current location)
    • Merged Home and Favorite METAR/TAF station lists
    • Added User Settings Page with the following controls:
      • User selectable interface theme (light/dark/system)
      • User selectable base map (light/dark/satellite)
      • User selectable default startup view (select from any weather product)
    • Assigned static order to overlays (Top = Wind Stream, Middle = Satellite, Bottom = Radar)
    • Increased the zoom factor available for NOAA charts and graphics
    • Minor color changes to app background and menus when in light mode

Version 1.0.10 – April 13, 2021

  • New Weather Content:
    • Merged NOAA Icing Severity and Probability into single menu item
    • Added NOAA Icing Severity w/SLD to Icing Severity and Probability menu list
    • Better handling of missing METAR data points (will show N/A if data is missing)
    • Detection of “$” in METARs along with message indicating sensor maintenance required
  • App Fixes/Changes:
    • Easier method for setting a home airport if one is not currently set
    • Ability to set a non-weather reporting airport as the user’s Home airport
    • Added extra margin at bottom of METAR/TAF screens so text is not hidden by browser controls on mobile devices
    • Fix to Favorites and Nearby METAR lists for more consistent scrolling on mobile devices

Version 1.0.9 – Feb 8, 2021

  • New Weather Content:
    • Added NOAA Alaska Surface Chart
    • Added NOAA Precipitation Accumulation Forecast Charts (6 time ranges: Current to 72 hours)
  • App Fixes/Changes:
    • Fixed the ability to set certain Alaskan and Hawaiian airports as a user’s Home airport
    • Added a What’s New message that displays on initial app open after changes are made to the Weather app
    • Added link in the About section to re-open What’s New screen
    • Added full release history / change log web page. Link available on What’s New screen

Version 1.0.8 – Jan 11, 2021

  • App Fixes/Changes:
    • Added airport name, city name and State under the station identifier on METAR and TAF cards
    • Minor update to some icons for functional clarity

Version 1.0.5 – Dec 2, 2020

  • New Weather Content:
    • Added NOAA Graphical AIRMET charts
    • Added symbol legend to the NOAA Surface Forecast Chart info screen
  • App Fixes/Changes:
    • Slight format change to RAW TAF text to better align FM, BECMG and TEMPO lines for easier trend detection
    • Added ability to collapse and reopen menu on desktop/laptop devices

    Version 1.0.0 – Nov, 17 2020

    • Initial Launch