myCFN Service Launch - October 2016

Existing (or new) Cloud Free Night users are encouraged to complete the Feedback Survey. You will be registered for myCFN (personalised CFN experience) and rewarded with 1 month of (no obligation) Supporter access to all features.

What's available in myCFN?

Introduction of Public (free), Member (free/registered) and Supporter access to Cloud Free Night. Supporters have contributed (either financially or logistically) to the CFN service and are provided with access to all its features.

Product / Functionality

Public

Member

Supporter

Display of Total Cloud, Low Cloud, Middle Cloud, High Cloud, Wind and Jetstream forecast maps.

Number of meteogram locations.

35

62

116

Display of ACCESS-R 3-hourly forecast (+3 to +72 hours) maps (including animation) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 3-hourly forecast (+3 to +120 hours) maps (including animation) updated 4 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-R 3-hourly meteograms (Days 1-3) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 3-hourly meteograms (Days 1-3) updated 4 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 3-hourly forecast (+75 to +120 hours) maps (including animation) updated 2 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 3-hourly meteograms (Days 3-5) updated 2 times/day.

Display of GFS 3-hourly meteograms (Days 3-5) updated 4 times/day.

Display of real-time Himawari-8 satellite images (including animation) updated every 10 minutes.

2h

4h

6h

Display of climate average, classification and reanalysis maps.

Display of Pressure/Rainfall forecast maps.

Ability to overlay forecast maps.

Display of favourite locations on all maps with location pins acting as links to the corresponding meteogram.

1

10

Ability to hide all location labels.

Display of real-time radar images from the BoM radar network (including animation) updated every 6/10 minutes (Australia only).
Capital City (1h)
All Radars (3h)
Display of Fog, Temperature, Humidity and Precipitable Water forecast maps.

Display of ACCESS-C hourly (+1 to +36 hours) forecast maps (including animation) updated 4 times/day (Australia only).

Display of ACCESS-C hourly meteograms (Day 1) updated 4 times/day (Australia only).

Display of ACCESS-C hourly dark sky (Day 1) updated 4 times/day (Australia only).

Display of ACCESS-R hourly dark sky (Day 1-3) updated 4 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 3-hourly dark sky (Day 3-5) updated 2 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 6-hourly forecast (+126 to +240 hours) maps (including animation) updated 2 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 6-hourly dark sky (Day 5-10) updated 2 times/day.

Display of GFS hourly dark sky (Day 1-3) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 3-hourly dark sky (Day 3-5) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 6-hourly forecast (+126 to +240 hours) maps (including animation) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 3-hourly dark sky (Day 3-5) updated 4 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 6-hourly meteograms (Days 5-10) updated 2 times/day.

Display of GFS 6-hourly meteograms (Days 5-10) updated 4 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-C hourly dark sky (Day 1) updated 4 times/day (Australia only).

Display of ACCESS-R hourly dark sky (Day 1-3) updated 4 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 3-hourly dark sky (Day 3-5) updated 2 times/day.

Display of ACCESS-G 6-hourly dark sky (Day 5-10) updated 2 times/day.

Display of GFS hourly dark sky (Day 1-3) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 3-hourly dark sky (Day 3-5) updated 4 times/day.

Display of GFS 6-hourly dark sky (Day 5-10) updated 4 times/day.

Enhanced, smoother animations for all forecast maps, radar (Australia only) and satellite images.

Ability to define default home page (Map, Meteogram, Radar (Australia only), Satellite or Dark Sky).

Ability to change display colours (e.g. for colour blindness).

Ability to display only favourite forecast maps.

Ability to reverse forecast map horizontal swiping direction.

Ability to reverse meteogram horizontal swiping direction.

Ability to remember last location visited.

Access to geocoding functionality - enter postcode/suburb, use device GPS coordinates or manually enter latitude/longitude, to display location pin on all maps.



The People

Cloud Free Night is a personal project by Robert Dahni (retired Meteorologist) with the advice and support from Phil Hart and the Australian astronomy community. Please contact us if you would like a meteogram for your home town location or your club's observing site. We would like to hear your suggestions to enhance the Cloud Free Night service or the website experience.
Cloud Free Night service for the Australian astronomy community. Please consider donating towards the server leasing costs.
Contributions to help cover running costs are most welcome.

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