The Coastal Weather Anomaly Advance Detection System (C.W.A.A.D.S), is progressing. It is currently able to automatically scrape all the real-time data available from the Nation Data Buoy Center (N.D.B.C.) for over a thousand weather buoys around the globe. See thought process and sample code with examples here (link will open in new tab or window).
If you would like to read more about the concepts and objectives, read this article.
Things are progressing, both in my body and with the code base. I”m hoping to get a nice-looking prototype in the weeks ahead. My personal goal is to be able to clearly identify the mathematical processes, concepts and objectives in writing and in code so that someone, if so inclined will take it over and move it to the next level.
Off the coast of the Carolinas is a storm brewing. The sudden eruption of a coastal weather anomaly presents a difficult task for forecasters as models take time to initialize. The accuracy increases with days, but coastal weather anomalies present a clear and present danger to coastal areas immediately.
In steps C.W.A.A.D.S. with the goal of presenting available real-time data in an easy-to-understand graphic identifying problem areas along the coast.
I ask the ghosts of the Seacor Power disaster to forgive me for not getting this out sooner. I was working on the concept when you guys capsized. C.W.A.A.D.S. told me there was going to be trouble off the coast of Grand Isle and Port Fourchon. I know it may not have affected the outcome much, but this would be a simple and quick resource for the Captain and his crew to access.
Thanks for reading and happy coding.
Jay C. “Jazzy J” Theriot