MetPy Tutorial#

The NCAR/UCAR virtual Python Tutorial Seminar Series continues with a lesson on MetPy on February 9th at 1 PM Mountain Standard Time led by Drew Camron.

MetPy is a collection of tools in Python for reading, visualizing, and performing calculations with weather data. See the MetPy Documentation

The content for this seminar tutorial is hosted on the new Project Pythia Tutorials GitHub organization. Within the metpy-2022-02-09 repository


Drew Camron works as a Python Developer with Unidata, one of UCAR’s Community Programs, where he serves as a maintainer for the open-source MetPy and Siphon projects along with Unidata’s collection of synchronous and asynchronous virtual Python learning resources. Throughout his education and profession, Drew has nurtured a long-running passion for using and supporting open source tools and seeks to make it easier for others to use and learn them along the way.

His cats are also known for making appearances during virtual presentations, so keep an eye out.


This tutorial is designed to be launched from Binder.

  • Click the “Launch Binder” button at the top level of the repository.

You may also download the tutorial from GitHub to run it locally:

  • Check your conda install with conda --version and if necessary install by following these instructions.

  • Clone this repository by running git clone in your terminal.

  • Still in the terminal, create a Conda environment from the environment.yml file by first moving into the metpy-2022-02-09 directory with cd metpy-2022-02-09 and then conda env update --file environment.yml

  • Activate your environment in the terminal with conda activate pythia-metpy-tutorial.

  • Test your installation by launching JupyterLab with jupyter lab.

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