@the-old-man Another old man here who just loves this program! There are so many components of Windy that I love but having the ability to see whats reported and then what's actual is pretty neat. Also, instant gratification on my "favorites "with respect to forecasting and cams. I'm now experimenting with route planning which I intend to use this summer. **
Absolutely the best weather program I've ever seen and believe me, I've seen them all!
@Gkikas-LGPZ said in How to use a route planner:
The planner shows data as they come directly from the models.
TAF is written down by a meteorologist.
Meteorologists can add value to the model data.
A human forecaster has knowledge of the local topography, as well as historical knowledge
of how the land affects the wind, the visibility, cloud bases etc in an area,
and can therefore predict the weather with accuracy.
For flight decisions, is better to rely on TAFs.
Thank you. Depending on the model, I can see similar differences between MOS and TAF forecasts. Switching models in Windy, I can also see differences.
@ivo Is there away to stickpin a certain weathermodel? E.g. I wanted to have ICON set permanently. How would I Do this? Looks like at the moment the user has to always check which weathermodel is being used. That can be annoying when flipping back and fro through maps and Forecasts... appreciate your answer. Best, Chris
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Thank you :)
@A-Former-User said in How can I access historical data?:
Such data does not really exist. At best you could use your local met office's logged rainfall observation stats. That historical information will exist and you can probably access it with one mouse-click from your toolbar once you find a link to it.
I get it locally with daily totals for the past three days, but it contains a link to monthly, seasonal and annual logs also. To access to them all I have to do is double-click on the radar's data icon at my radar site, and it gives the current logged data for the past three days in 30 minute blocks.
Which gives you this:
Which page contains another link to all the data for the prior months and years at the same and/or surrounding area's logged sites:
But rainfall is highly variable and what falls in the met office's gauge may not show up on your fields. But if you compare surrounding site totals you can tell how widespread or localized a rainfall event was and the implied average for your farm's area.
So check your national weather service website for links to the logged data for your local area.
But your best bet is to simplify all this by buying a capable digital weather station for your farm (and claim it as a business expense for tax deduction purposes). Such can auto-log rainfall data into a file internally that you can then download and look at in graphical form using the software that comes with the weather station.
Yes agreed Thanks for posting that out!
The liscencing issue only applies to ECMWF. All model output produced by USA agencies is public domain (free to use, no liscencing). So Windy could work with GRIB output from GFS with no issues. Windy already supports use of GFS so this should be a relatively straight forward implementation.
Implementing GRIB viewing capability in Windy would be a powerful addition. End users could download their own GRIBs, from whatever model(s) they choose, and view in Windy (as is now done by all other GRIB viewers).
For us offshore sailors, who commonly have the ability to download a GRIB over low bandwidth interfaces which wont reliably support an online session, this would be a great upgrade vs existing GRIB viewers (many of which are a bit clunky).
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