Astronomers and stargazers. People who stare at the sky
RE: When will the 3d mode be available again? I need to know by Friday.
What is hail and how is it formed?
Any thunderstorm which produces hail that reaches the ground is known as a hailstorm. Hail is in essence, frozen rain. It only falls from a specific type of cloud called a cumulonimbus cloud also known as a thunderstorm cloud. Hailstones usually measure between 5 mm (0.2 in) and 15 cm (6 in) in diameter and fall anywhere a thunderstorm can form. Hailstone's larger than 2 cm (0.80 in) are usually considered large enough to cause damage.
Hail is often confused with sleet. Sleet is rain containing some ice, usually seen with snow. Below is an image of sleet which has settled on the ground it's visibly different to hailstones on the ground due to sleet being more of a wet mulch.
Hail formation requires environments of strong, upward motion of air within the thunderstorm, these tiny raindrops are carried upward by updrafts freezing levels of the atmosphere and form hailstones.
These then sink back down in the cloud with added weight and are then carried back up by the updraft growing by colliding with liquid water drops and other smaller hailstones that freeze onto the hailstone's surface as if adding layers of layers of frosting to a cake but in a really lumpy random irregular way, then sinking and rising until the cloud can not contain it's weight any more.
RE: Your animations
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RE: Would you like to receive Windy Alerts as push notifications to your mobile device?
@ivo, hej I would like to receive Windy Alerts to my mobile phone. Great, thanks.
Push Notifications: Incoming Rain Alarm?
Possibly a really British post so I apologise if it is, but I think a Rain Alarm would be great.
If we could get an hour/half hour notification that it's going to rain in our geographic location (wherever our cellphones location is or if we've got that turned off, our home location on Windy) the map already shows where the rain cloud is going to sweep so we know what areas are going to hit but if the forecast changes and no ones checked, it could be a nice feature.
Ultimately other apps for this exist I just thought it'd be cool to have in your push notification ideas.