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Frequency of METAR updates

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Guest Eagletail

Anybody know how often I should see the green updates at the top of my screen while flying? I'm thinking about the rolling METAR texts that move from right to left. My default is set for 10 minutes, but I certainly don't see these on a regular basis. Sometimes I will see one appear at the end of a flight. Any feedback? Otherwise, I love the skyscapes that ActiveSky create. Beautiful!Thanks! :-wave

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Guest aca_dia

Not sure how the program deals with it, but a METAR is only issued once an hour (usually just before the top of the hour). If a significant weather change occurs during the hour a SPECI (non-routine special aviation weather report) may be issued in addition to the normal METAR release. So unless a SPECI is issued I would only expect the program to update once an hour.

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Guest BJK

Here in Sweden a METAR is issued twice per hour, 20 min past and 10 min to the whole hour.

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Guest Eagletail

>Not sure how the program deals with it, but a METAR is only>issued once an hour (usually just before the top of the hour).This may explain why I am only seeing one update while on flights that last approximately 1-1/2 hrs. My usual flight time corresponds to the same time. But may the updates vary then dependent upon which country METARS are downloaded from?

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