Python SkewT package announcement

Dear All,

[Apologies for cross-posting].

I’m pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the Python SkewT package on PyPI for analysis and plotting of atmospheric profile data. Easy implementation of these plots is a capability we feel has been missing from the Python for Atmospheric Sciences community.

This package has been around for a little while and maintained as a side project, but with the release of Matplotlib 1.4 and in particular the showcasing of skewt plotting capabilities (see here), we felt it was time to update the package. It’s also fully backwards compatible with older versions of Matplotlib.

New features include calculation of CAPE and CIN for standard parcel definitions from the NOAA Storm Prediction Centre, as well as for arbitrary parcels of your own definition.

SkewT is a collaborative project and has relied on the work of others, who I thank for their contributions.

If you’re interested in severe weather and Python, check this package out and tell us what you think. We want to keep improving it and feedback from the community is vital to do this properly.


Dr. Thomas Chubb

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University, VIC 3800
Ph. +613 9902 4212