@curtis2010 I agree - reading grib files would be superb @ivo @rittels
It would potentially fix a few issues with windy:
- enable usage of models which are currently not supported in the stock windy models - for example the upcoming ICON-D2 (sequel to Cosmo-D2) which is very high resolution (2.2km, 27hrs in 3hr steps) and covers quite some Europe (page 12)
- it could fix the 'no history in windy' issue - by viewing and downloading archived gribs
- in the case of the trajectory plugin, it could improve both horizontal as well as vertical resolution substantially - for instance, ICON-D2 hast some 91 levels of which about 25 are in the 0-6000m regions which is relevant for me
- enable viewing values which are not in the stock windy layers set. Example: the vertical wind component in ICON-D2.
I concur that the 'market' of current grib reader apps is ready for some disruption...
I'd not necessarily be asking the windy folks to "support that feature" by taking on the load of supporting an extra model or new layers. That is substantial effort.
However, a blessed route to achieve this by say an API to introduce custom layers and data sources - maybe via a plugin and a local WMS server á la SkinnyWMS serving gribs would be great!