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Metar based dynamic real-time weather engine for Microsoft Flight Simulator

WEATHER FORCE IS THE NEW METAR-BASED DYNAMIC REAL-TIME WEATHER ENGINE FOR MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR. ALSO INCLUDES DYNAMIC WEATHER PRESETS!

By utilizing inter-process communication with the simulator via fine granular control, you will experience automated, dynamic, and smooth weather transitions from real-world reporting metar stations.

Weather Force also includes a wide range of proprietary dynamic (non-static) weather presets. These presets are unlike other 'static' weather presets.  

Weather Force Review

NOVEMBER 1, 2020

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The Nerd's first impressions: REX Weather Force 2020 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

AS TESTED…REX WeatherForce 2020 does EXACTLY what it claims to do! And in this writer’s humble opinion, it does it very accurately and VERY WELL. In my humble opinion REX WeatherForce 2020 should be the first software add on you get for MSFS.

WITH REAL-TIME METAR DATA AS THE FOUNDATION, THE WEATHER FORCE WEATHER ENGINE PROVIDES A MORE REALISTIC WEATHER EXPERIENCE.

  • The metar data is updated 6x an hour and downloaded directly from NOAA and can provide accurate results within a 1/8th mile of a given point.
  • Weather Force utilizes uniquely built algorithms to combine both metar and model data to cover sparse areas such as deserts and oceans. 
  • The GFS (Global Forecast System) Model data is downloaded twice daily from NCEP and provides key atmospheric conditions to give a snapshot of temperature and winds aloft.
Live realtime weather in Microsoft Flight Simulator

REMARKABLY UNIQUE

Weather Force reads remarks provided with live metar reports to determine if storms are near the aerodrome. Thus, even if the automated metar may indicate clear conditions, if remarks indicate storms nearby, storms will be generated near the reporting station as in real life.

DEMONSTRATION
REX Weather Force - Snow Accumulation Time Lapse

DEMONSTRATION
REX Weather Force - North of Hurricane Zeta's Eyewall

Weather Force User Manual

Download today and discover how Weather Force can change your Microsoft Flight Simulator weather experience!

POWERFUL WEATHER SEARCH

If you are looking to fly at a particular location or in certain weather conditions, Weather Force includes a handy weather search feature that allows you to search by airport or by weather criteria

Dynamic Weather Presets (DWP)

To add even more interest, Weather Force comes with dynamic weather presets (DWP). These weather presets are dynamic, unlike other static presets, change over time and provide various elements of changing weather over the course of your flight. Examples provided below of included presets: 

  • Fair weather
  • Approaching cold front
  • Approaching warm front
  • Hot and humid summer
  • Lake effect snows
  • Winter storm
  • Crisp winter
  • Breezy
  • Spring showers

Because DWP are centralized on REX servers, REX can periodically add new and exciting presets, which will be automatically added to your application without the need to update Weather Force.

Dynamic Weather Presets from REX in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Tracking The Weather

In Weather Force you have the ability to easily track your 10 favorite airports, therefore, clearly identifying what the detailed weather is like at each. If you require a more detailed report, simply click on the ICAO and receive in-depth data about the airport weather conditions.

FRIENDLY, SIMPLE APPLICATION INTERFACE

Example of airport metar from REX Weather Force in Microsoft Flight Simulator

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Goal

With Microsoft Flight Simulator, we have been provided a powerful weather system as a start. The goal is to provide an even more robust weather environment. The REX developers have worked diligently to render the weather as it should be, yet stay true to the validity of real-world metar data.

Smoothing Mechanism

In addition, the REX developers have carefully added a smoothing mechanism to the engine to gradually smooth and transition the weather over time between updates. Of course, you have complete control over the weather update factors as well as transition speed.

WEATHER ACCURACY CHECK

REX WEATHER FORCE VS. DEFAULT REAL-TIME WEATHER

Continued and Consistent Development

The REX developers are dedicated to continuously develop and update Weather Force as new API’s become available from Asobo and Microsoft, thus they have developed an implementary system to deliver program updates quickly and easily to you.

The following is a list of updates coming:

HISTORIC/ARCHIVED

Support for historic/archive weather data

SHARE PRESETS

Support for personal and community weather presets

MAPPING & MORE

Full featured flight center and mapping system

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CHANGELOG

  • FIXED – Pressure, wind, and temperature measurements related to aircraft position in atmosphere. 
  • FIXED – Improved grids for selecting airport data during weather injection. 
  • FIXED – Registration process with missing profile data. 
  • FIXED – Bug of missing data with function during static weather read. 
  • FIXED – Checkerboard cloud patterns and transitions between cloud layers. 
  • FIXED – User profile not loading during second load after initial registration. 
  • FIXED – Temperature and dew point being same value on main weather interface.
  • FIXED – Ability to add a favorite airport.
  • FIXED – Selectable area of Favorite Airport banners. 
  • FIXED – Upper-level winds and temperatures not changing when clicking a favorite airport. 
  • FIXED – Cloud coverage. 
  • FIXED – Pressure value being cut off from main interface. 
  • FIXED – Optimized code to search for favorite airport on server end. 
  • FIXED – Optimized code in pulling data for weather injection. 
  • FIXED – Improper handling of Last Update date and time on main window. 
  • FIXED – Issue with lightning to continue to show even when storms were not reported in the metar or remarks.
  • FIXED – Aircraft and weather point location accuracy points. 
  • FIXED – Live Weather airport weather display accuracy. 
  • FIXED – Extreme cold temperatures aloft.
  • FIXED – Temperatures to match data from data models.
  • FIXED – .net error 0xC000014B by updating to latest build of SimConnect.
  • FIXED – Range of weather search for live weather search and injection.
  • FIXED – Some favorite airports not being created due to improper characters.
  • FIXED – Registration errors to confirm data is valid.
  • FIXED – Clicking favorite airports causing weather reports during Weather Synthesis.
  • FIXED – Favorite airports loading store airports on server.
  • FIXED – Favorite airports refresh every 30 minutes.
  • ADDED – Decoupled winds and temperatures from many injections. 
  • ADDED – Code to prevent a user from switching from Live to DCWS weather during open Weather Synthesis. 
  • ADDED – Sections on application to help inform the user which weather mode they are in. 
  • ADDED – Delete All Airports button to allow user to clear all favorite airports on client and server. 
  • ADDED – Response of “No records found” when searching for an airport or specific weather condition. 
  • ADDED – ICAO weather search show ICAO on top of rest of data surrounding the ICAO.
  • ADDED – Persistent weather data injection to help reduce frame rate hits during injection.
  • IMPROVED – Frame rates during transitions. 
  • IMPROVED – Weather search window data elements.
  • IMPROVED – Rendering of storm and general cloud structures.
  • CHANGED – Weather presentation to show wind direction in degrees.
  • CHANGED – Dynamic Changing Weather Scenarios to Dynamic Weather Presets to make more sense.
  • CHANGED – Security protocol within the application.
  • REMOVED - Temperature, pressure, and wind controls from main injection so they will read as aircraft is in flight.
  • SUPPORT - Microsoft Flight Simulator latest version. 

TECHNICAL UPDATE 1.2.0 CHANGELOG

  • FIXED – Multiple cloud layer decks now rendering properly.
  • FIXED – Registration process, to avoid having to re-enter registration criteria.
  • FIXED – Tightened weather synthesis grid to locate closer airports.
  • FIXED – Reduced thickness of low level overcast cloud layers.
  • FIXED – Increased font of METAR and TAF reports on main interface.
  • IMPROVED – Fog rendering when no clouds are reported in the METAR.
  • ADDED – Support for Pilot2ATC.
  • ADDED – Option to disable Aerosol synthesis during weather injection.
  • ADDED – 4 additional Dynamic Weather Presets: Blizzard, Thunderstorm, Rainy Day and Bob Ross Happy Clouds.

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