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noaa_radar

This package provides tools for downloading and overlaying radar images from the NOAA Ridge radar sites.

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MIGHT BE DEPRECATED

It looks like NOAA has depcreated the old radar api and modernized their radar features. Sometime in the November 2020 to December 2020, this package ceased working due to the API going offline. If the API is restored, work will continue to port this to python 3.

From the command line

From the command line, it is easy to request images with the provided utility script. This example fetches the radar image from the site near Atlanta. It includes all of the available layers.

fetch_radar_image_cli --composite_reflectivity --counties --cities --topo --rivers --legend --warnings --rivers ffc sample.jpg

Some simple code examples.

from noaa_radar import Radar

noaa = Radar()

image = noaa.get_composite_reflectivity('HTX')
image.save("composite_reflectivity.jpg")

image = noaa.get_base_reflectivity('HTX')
image.save("base_reflectivity.jpg")

image = noaa.get_storm_relative_motion('HTX')
image.save("storm_relative_motion.jpg")

image = noaa.get_base_velocity('HTX')
image.save("base_velocity.jpg")

image = noaa.get_one_hour_precipitation('HTX')
image.save("one_hour_precipitation.jpg")

image = noaa.get_storm_total_precipitation('HTX')
image.save("storm_total_precipitation.jpg")

For an map of radar sites see, the noaa map at https://www.roc.noaa.gov/wsr88d/Images/WSR-88DCONUSCoverage1000.jpg. On the map, Radar site names start with a K, just remove it and you have the name string of the site to request. For example, 'KHTX' becomes 'HTX'.

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