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Scripts to plot GFS/GENS meteograms › Updates on GENS Visualizer Scripts
There was an issue regarding the latest version of Pydap used to download the latest GFS/GENS weather forecasts via OpenDAP. I used this opportunity to fix some small things and to update the installation guidelines. Read More ›

Working paper by Lisa Schlosser online › Precipitation Forecasts with Distributional Forests
New working paper by my college Lisa Schlosser is online now using distributional forests for probabilistic precipitation forecasts over complex terrain. The article introduces the novel statistical method and a real-world example for Tyrol, Austria. Read More ›

Hourly snow forecasts over complex terrain. › New working Paper Available Now
Just in time (before all the snow melts in front of the office) the new working paper/tech report became available. The paper is about a new hybrid approach to create high-resolution forecasts of fresh snow amounts and/or snowfall over Tyrol, Austria. Read More ›

Short guide how to download ECMWF ERA INTERIM data › Downloading ERA INTERIM Data
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) provides some nice data sets to the public. One data set is the ERA INTERIM reanalysis data set. In combination with the ECMWF python API it is quite easy to download these data. This post gives a short introduction and an example script how specify a specific subset and download the data. Read More ›

Handy GFS reforecast V2 downloader (Python) › Convenient GFS Reforecast V2 Downloader
I as a meteorologist am often confronted with grib files, a binary file format for gridded data (e.g., weather forecasts). I've put my R package **getgrib** online if someone needs easy access to grib1/grib2 data. The package is far away from beeing finished, however, try it out :). Read More ›

HCLwizard.org: New shiny application to check your images for color issues! › New Feature on HCLwizard.org!
A new feature was just released on HCLwizard.org. The HCLconverter allows to upload an existing png/jpg/jpeg image and check for possible color-blindness issues. The uploaded image will be converted to different color-blind vision. Have a look before you publish! Read More ›

Efficiently reading grib1/grib2 data from R › R getgrib Package Online
I as a meteorologist am often confronted with grib files, a binary file format for gridded data (e.g., weather forecasts). I've put my R package *getgrib* online if someone needs easy access to grib1/grib2 data. The package is far away from beeing finished, however, try it out :). Read More ›

Some repositories moved to github for convenience › Repositories Migrated
For convenience I've moved some of my repositories to github. The repository URLs can be found on this website whenever there is one! Read More ›

Hope being live in autumn! › Wetterturnier 2.0 Test Phase
For those grown up in a meteorological department in Innsbruck, Vienna, Zürich, Leipzig and Berlin the Wetterturnier should be well known. It is a platform where people challenge each other doing the best possible weather forecast for the upcoming weekend! As the existing system is getting old and buggy I've designed a new system over the last years (took quite a while!). However we are in the test phase right now! Read More ›

Parallelization with Python › Parallelization With Python
If you have a bunch of smaller jobs you have to go trough you might think of parallelization. While some software offers native parallel execution many do not. Python offers a very simple way to parallelize OpenMP jobs (no shared memory). An example. Read More ›