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).
On my iPhone, on the app, I finally found settings (icon under the Home iconas I recently learned). I then scrolled down (also not obvious). I changed from C to F and it automatically asked me to log-in, which I did and the switch stuck. I know I am forgetting something, but the key, in addition to being logged in (on the app on your iPhone!), is to scroll all the way down in Settings to find Save (in red, not grayed out). I did first log into the website, but noticed it was already set to F. Not sure if just then logging into the app made the difference (since settings are supposedly in the cloud) or if actual saving on the app while logged into the app did it.
No, GFS 22km has a lower resolution than ECMWF 9km which has a higher resolution.
The resolution is the number of grid points on a given surface (or pixels on a digital photo). If you decrease the distance between the points, you increase their number and so the resolution.
Do you have any plans on sharing weather data/parameters (e.g. wind and temp data) in XML or JSON formats through Windy API? It'll be a nice companion to Leaflet map currently in use.
Thanks and Please keep it up!
I am in the Azores islands, which is in the middle of the ocean (250 thousand inhabitants, plus other mid ocean archipelagos such as Iceland, Madeira, Canaries, Cabo Verde, Saint Helena, etc.), so does that mean I am shown a London UTC time for my location at Central Azores (Pico)? There is indeed a time zone for East-West Mid Atlantic ocean, which is Azores Time Zone. Azores TZ is 2 hours behind Madrid-Paris-Berlin-Warsaw and 1 hour behind Dublin and Lisbon and London as well (GMT-1)(UTC-1).
"Of course, if you open detail in the middle of the ocean, we use UTC, since there is no timezone."
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