|Today the U.K is battling with the inclement weather and as many of the nation face heavy down pours of snow, I decided to take a look myself to try determine what we could be expecting our glorious British weather to bring us.
As usual I fired up the radio equipment and computer which I regularly use to receive images from Earth orbiting weather monitoring NOAA satellites.
I also like to receive weather faxes from Northwood, which show detailed pictures of changeable weather fronts intended for Ships/sea bearing vessels within our ocean - region 6 (Europe). click on any image to enlarge
Northwood's facsimile transmissions are scheduled throughout the day every day and include:
Fronts Centres Winds.
Milli Bar (MB) Height/Thickness.
Signal Wind Areas.
Frequencies used to receive the Fax transmissions are: 11.084.600 USB, 8.038.100 USB, 4.608.100 USB, & 2.616.600. USB. (HF - LF).
Software: Radio Com 5.2 or any Fax decoding software.
Radio and antenna used: Yaesu FT-847 and random length of wire.
Here is the Decoder (Radio Com 5.2) used on my computer.
Here you can see the program's vast choice of pre-programmed receiving/decoding options.
This is the first image received showing Surface Prog.
Image no 2 Surface Prog
This Image Shows Thickness and Potential Height. (Tomorrow Feb 3rd, Prediction)
Image 3 Surface Prog ( You can compare the extent of movement of the weather front from Image 1 to 3 ).
650 Milli Bar Wind prediction (Feb 3rd, Tomorrow)
I will let you decide for yourself tomorrow's WX, Good Luck
and look out for more Weather (WX) images/Fax in the up and coming future.
Till then keep warm and tnx for passing by!