Kevin B. Linux Engineer. Pilot.

Command Line Aviation Weather

Working on a command line all day, sometimes I really don't want to leave it. Since I fly fairly often, I've been wanting a way to grab the METAR and TAF for a given airport from the command line, but never took the time to sit down and write a script to do it until this weekend.

The usage is fairly simple. To get the METAR for an airport, the command looks like this:
$ aviation_weather -a KWDR -m

and the output looks like this:

METAR for Barrow County Airport:

KWDR 071455Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 13/06 A3041 RMK AO1

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