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[aprssig] Weather questions

Earl Needham earl_needham at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 23 12:45:00 UTC 2007

At 11:33 AM 4/22/2007, I wrote:
>         I must be thinking of something else -- I remember at one 
> point downloading hundreds of files that took up many MB on the 
> hard drive, just to get weather watches and warnings.  Maybe this 
> is what was in use before we all went to the shapefiles???

         I found it --

         "Back in the day" -- around 1997 --we had to use a different 
map for each county we wanted to see weather information for.  The 
total number for the whole United States was 3284 files!  They had 
names like  AKKODIAK.map.  Here's the blurb I included with the zip 
file containing ALL the maps:

>COUNTIES.ZIP is a .zip file containing all
>  of the NWS county "maps" for WinAPRS.
>If you're tired of trying to download
>51 files so you get all of the USA,
>this file is the one to get.
>COUNTIES.EXE is a self-extracting
>file with the same data in it.
>It's a little bigger, but its also
>a little more automatic.
>7 3

         Sure glad we don't have to do that anymore!

         7 3

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk

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