I'm on the Nova Scotia coast in Canada. I'm pleased that the buoys are in the observations here, but as reported elsewhere they are labeled (ship) but I can easily identify them by number.
If possible in the future with buoys I think it would be very useful to show the wave data to compare with WW3 and the Euro models. In particular; Significant & Max Wave Height, and Dominant Period.
There are a few sources for data around here;
The Environment Canada
A separate set of University buoys
Keep up the great work, and thanks so much.
If you travel in mountains, the best it to use a high resolution model, e.g. AROME which offer a 2km resolution (exactly 1.3km). A low or medium resolution model cannot give you correct information particularly for temperatures.
Of course there are huge differences in mountainous regions between models.
Some are global models covering the whole globe, like GFS and ECMWF model, so they have a coarse horizontal and vertical resolution. For instance the temperature calculated by GFS is supposed to be the same on an area of 22x22km (and then interpolated between each grid points). It gives a very coarse « image » of temperature in Switzerland.
Limited area models like ICON, NEMS and AROME offer a better resolution, so the temperature at a location is much more in relation with altitude.
Temperature over Switzerland - modified colours
The resolution of the model has a high influence on temperature forecasts in mountains, same for the limit between rain and snow, and also for precipitation. They all depend on the orography.
However, global models are useful for medium term forecasts at a synoptic scale.
@michaelfairburn It is not currently possible to start Windy with a different layer than wind. But you can save a bookmark while you select the rain layer so that you just have to click the bookmark to open Windy with a different later.
Thank you, that’s interesting.
So I have replaced 10μg/m3 by 40μg/m3 to have a fringe of light brown for a better transition with blue that I use for « no dust ». And kept 80μg/m3 with darker brown.
As an operational meteorologist, by using webcams I can see:
a) what kind of clouds exist in many locations not covered by manned meteo. stations.
b) time of rain/snow start/stop.
c) the evolution of the weather during the previous 24hrs in a certain place (to compare with the forecast I wrote down).
Also very usefull for pilots who fly in isolated airports
... etc ... etc ...
@ivo I'd be willing to pay for a 'premium' membership which included the historical data. When it was available I found it very valuable. I'm a sailor living aboard full time and loved using the historical data to plan out months ahead for general, most likely conditions.... Thanks for all you do, love the service.
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