Is as important as doing the observations (the
squadrons know when the Home Page is updated).
The procedure is labor intensive.
There is a limited capability to customize the shapes
of the SIGMET areas.
The map cannot move as you are in the act of drawing
a SIGMET--you have to change functions and scroll the map with the mouse.
The alpha-numerics are hard to see even if you zoom.
The map shown on the CRT is not large, and the
details are hard to read.
It is a sectored map that cuts off at Texas.
You sometimes have to hunt for station
identifiers--end up searching via "Yahoo." Some stations have
The map cannot scroll outside a limited area.
Nothing in the work environment reminds the Observer
to conduct the task.
The final display of SIGMETS does not support a zoom
function. They aren't easy to see on Wall of Thunder.
The work is often done on the hardcopy map lying on
the table--where you can see all the regions and station identifiers in a
glance, and read all the details.
After figuring it out on the hardcopy map the Observer inputs it into