Re: Looking for Forecast Zone boundaries

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 07:17:08 -0600 (MDT)

Hi Don,

This is just a confirmation that no, there is no capability to plot
Forecast Zone boundaries in NCL.

Daryl's suggestion below for downloading a shapefile is what I'd
recommend too.


On Fri, 3 Jul 2009, daryl herzmann wrote:

> Don,
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Don Morton wrote:
>> Hi, I think this is a long shot, but I'm wondering if there is the
>> capability to plot "Forecast Zone" (NWS) boundaries in an NCL plot.
>> I've tried setting the mpOutlineBoundarySets resource to
>> "AllBoundaries" and, in Alaska, all it produces is the border with
>> Canada.
> I don't recall NCL having this dataset as a map source.
>> Under the assumption that the answer to my question is, "you gotta be
>> kidding," my next move "might" be to find someone here who happens to
>> have the lat/lon for the line segments that constitute the boundaries of
>> the forecast zones. I could then insert them via polyline functions.
>> The question is, if I were to do this, would the data be of interest to
>> anybody? Is there a way that I would be able to get this incorporated
>> into a database for the next NCL?
> Maybe you could try out the new shapefile support in 5.1.1 and use the
> shapefile found here:
> daryl
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