Model-METAR ceiling display

Brief Instructions:
Latest change is 30-May-2018. Got this running on the new server See the change details page.
You need a Java-aware browser to run this.


Click the Select Data button to Move the mouse over the map to see the geographic coordinates, the station name and weather information.

Drag (move the mouse while holding down button 1) to choose an area in which to zoom. (The zoom will occur as soon as the mouse button is released.) Undo zooming by clicking the un-zoom or reset map button.

Choose to display counties, rivers, and/or airports by clicking the Overlays button. (Image rendering is faster when fewer lines are displayed, so you may wish to only display these after you have zoomed in.)

Drag the balls on the slider bars to hide all data except those in the range(s) you have selected. Click on a bar to reset the range to its original value.

Drag the ball on the 'Spacing' bar to change the minimum distance between stations shown, in pixels.

Color by ceiling.

Display Obs, analyses, or forecasts.

Page prepared by Bill Moninger,, 303-497-6435
Last modified: Fri Feb 27 22:01:57 GMT 2015

Software error:

Insecure dependency in printf while running with -T switch at /w3/emb/ruc/stats/ceiling/plan_view/Welcome.cgi line 198.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (, giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

[Wed Aug 5 21:29:08 2020] Welcome.cgi: Insecure dependency in printf while running with -T switch at /w3/emb/ruc/stats/ceiling/plan_view/Welcome.cgi line 198.