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Mudhen

Forcing Active Sky to Use My Weather Definition

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I just installed and am learning Active Sky 2012 for my FSX system. It appears that I am constrained by the product when it comes to specifying the weather i want to use for a sim session. In FSX I can download real-time weather if I want, but I can also specifically define the weather I want to simulate for my session (clear, storms building, active thunderstorms, fogged in, heavy snow).

 

So suppose I'm bored with flying in Active Sky's downloaded real-time summer weather and I want to try some winter flying. Or it's a cloudless day outside but I want to cope with some storms. Can I force Active Sky to simulate a winter environment, or any other weather options (winds of my own choice, clouds, precip, etc)? Rather than spend considerable time experimenting to see what's possible, I thought I'd ask here first. I can't find anything in the User's Guide or in previous forum posts that seem address my question.

 

Thanks, MH

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Hello

 

Use these buttons to set up your own weather

 

 

 

You can set up weather types using the Edit Wx button

 

 

 

Or Find a specific weather type using the Find Wx button

 

 

 

Or even go back to a specific month/day Hour/Min using the Historical button

 

 

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Hello

I guess that must of worked then ?.

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Sorry MD, I just haven't been able to find time to try it out. I have several other things demanding my time and I may be a few days getting to this. If you need to suspend/close this thread please do so and I'll contact you as soon as I have tried out your recommendation.

MH

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I have several other things demanding my time and I may be a few days getting to this

 

Hello

There's more to life than FSX ?.

I guess I need to get out more :smile:

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Hmmm. Something happened and my reply didn't show up. Here goes again.

 

OK! I created my own weather for KRDU (see first screenshot). Please note that I am not a weather expert so my first attempt is clumsy.

 

I edited the Wx so I 'd have a broken cumulus cloud layer at 4500', moderate shear, no precip, surface wind from 195 deg at 16. Couldn't find a way to specify gusts (is there one?).

 

I assumed temps were in celsius so I converted temp of 80 deg F and dewpoint of 56 deg F to the celsius that you see in the screenshot (should be close - can you verify?).

 

I applied that weather, then clicked Map to see what I'd find, and the second screenshot seems to show considerable weather south and west of KRDU, weather that I would expect to be associated with precip. What did I do wrong? I didn't want rain.

 

Thanks, MH

 

 

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Hello

I just tried the same settings, same result - rain.

All I can suggest is to raise a ticket at the support site.

Hopefully more users will add to this thread.

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