@jmh2002 said in blitzortung seems to be offline:
It seems to be working for me. I clicked the link your post @Tomber42
Maybe it was temporary? I'm accessing the site from Poland.
But I will add that the link (https://www.blitzortung.org/) on Windy.com is still incorrect and doesn't work.
short time after my posting it was back online.. but only the non www link ..
As I know, COBEL is a 1-D model and must be coupled with a 3-D model (GFS, ECMWF etc)
to simulate the 2m air temperature and relative humidity
over a specific area (e.g. airport) .
It is a usefull tool for fog forecasting (localy), but it is not a global model.
Also you can use this method https://community.windy.com/topic/8455/fog-and-forecasted-fog/3
I believe there is a paid plugin on codecanyon that does show this kind of information; I haven't used it myself though so I'm not sure how straightforward it is for novice users.
I'm planning to build a free plugin that allows users to use the existing windy.com widget as a native WordPress widget, and I'll probably include some simple shortcode functionality too. Will keep you updated on it if you're interested. :)
This is something Windy does not provide and is not likely to for various reasons (do a search of threads on this topic).
You'll have to get frontal information from your national weather or flight services website.
IMHO: many years ago, when wx. models provided output only for rain,
it was usefull to have LI, K-index etc, to forecast tstms (or showers).
Now, wx. models (e.g. ECMWF) provide thunderstorm forecasts (light-moderate-heavy), can separate rain-snow-tstms and even provide lightning (density) forecasts.
Those forecasts are considering a lot of parameters (including instability).
I don't think that by consulting one parameter (LI index), I can forecast tstms in a better way than the model which takes into account a lot of parameters.
Personally talking, convective available potential energy (CAPE), already provided by windy, is a better measurement of instability.