With an Acurite station you run Acuparse or WeeWx to capture data on your local network to then send to Windy. You'll need a LInux system to run these. You can use a Raspberry Pi.
With other station brands there are more options. Many that don't require running Linux. But don't be afraid when you hear Linux. A Raspberry Pi is a very simple thing to set up. And there is a lot of support for Acuparse and WeeWx on the web. Not on this forum, but elsewhere, like WeeWe Google Groups forum, wxforum.net and Acuparse's website.
@mparkay Yes, we know about it and we are thinking of completely new way of coloring the geopotential height.
We will display difference of forecasted geopotential height and ISA geopotential height. It will allow us to have the same coloring in all levels. For example: purple color will stand for -30m ISA diff.
So if there is low pressure system, it will have the same color in all levels. It should work well when moving the level slider, because you will be able to visually compare vertical changes of atmosphere.
Unfortunately, there presently is no button or link in the community forum to click and jump directly to the Windy website. I'm sure you will get a response from Ivo or another windy developer on your posted suggestion because it is a good idea. But it also may be that the NodeBB software used for the forum may not have a way to do it too. Again, the bosses should know that answer.
For the time being, may I suggest you do like I do and have side by side taps open in your browser with Windy.com in one and the forum in the other.
I believe linear is OK, exept the levels around tropopause and jetstreams were there is a discontinuity in temp. and wind. For the height of tropopause and the location and height of jet streams you must consult a Significant Weather Chart http://www.flightwork.com/weather/significant-weather-charts.html
Yes, you can. There are two ways:
By clicking the Temperature overlay, simply press the scale/ legend located at the bottom of the map.
Go to Settings>>Temperature>>Celsius / Fahrenheit.
Hope this helps.