New turbulence advisory map on front page?

hokiemas

Lifetime Elite
Just wondering how to read the turbulence advisory maps on the front page. It used to be that that map would be littered with green areas indicating possible light turbulence. Now it usually has orange and red areas all the time, and I haven't seen green in a long time. Is there really that much moderate and severe turbulence possible or did the maps change the way to report advisories?
 

tb_neg

Administrator
Staff member
The green areas on the old map indicated moderate, and severe with red. The new map generates much more reliably (which is why I switched) and uses red for low level, orange for upper level. Severity is indicated (I think) with the symbol. The _^_ indicates moderate, and if there were two of these stacked ^ vertically, it would indicate severe, which isn't that common.
 
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