The lack of recent posts doesn’t mean a lack of development, only that the focus has been on bugfixes and minor improvements – from better compatibility with USB Mass Storage capable Garmins to decimal minute support in the PDF generator. Still, for the last couple months two new layers were lurking in the background, getting brief bits of attention during downtime as I tried to wrap them up before the height of ski season. The first of these is the SNOTEL data layer.
For those not in the know, here’s the one-line description stolen from Wikipedia:
SNOTEL is an automated system of snowpack and related climate sensors operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture in the Western United States.
|SNOTEL locations across the Pacific Northwest. Blue sites have wind data.|
|SNOTEL stations around North Lake Tahoe|