Hello @Tranquillian With Windy Premium you get access to a 1-hour forecast instead of 3-hour blocks. Those are not updates, the ECMWF model doesn't update that often. But for Premium subscribers, we are working on 6-hour ECMWF updates instead of 12 :)
@kitemike Hi, as @vsinceac mentioned, Windy Premium offers 1 hour forecast instead of 3 hour blocks and also soon update 4 times a day of ECMWF model. This results into more detailed and precise forecast and our users can support Windy and its developers on regular basis.
@Korina Thanks. I guess I didn't read the announcement carefully enough. Well, if all I can do is contribute less than I used to, then I guess that's how it is. Windy is wonderful, in any case!
One of my uses for Windy is to see in advance which coming storms are just rain, and which have lightning. I'm a member of an equestrian co-op at the college where I teach. The horses can stay in the fields when it rains, but we need to get them back to the barn during thunderstorms. We used to wait until we heard thunder to rush out to the pastures, endangering both the horses and ourselves if we were too slow. Now we can see which coming storms have lightning, and we can move before it gets dangerous and frightening for the animals. So Windy isn't just for pilots. It's also for people with 4-legged ground transportation. Not your original usage model, but thank you!