Global models, even ECMWF model with 9 km resolution, are quite bad in mountains. The 9km distance between grid points and the interpolation between them cannot give a realistic view of weather in these areas. In addition the topographic model that global models use is very coarse. For example the temperature shown at top of Mont-Blanc 4800m is almost the same as that in the valley, at Chamonix 1100m.
Anyway I agree with you the Snow depth layer gives strange pictures. I don’t remember to have seen that in the past. We will see later in the season.
Guys (and girls) that fight the sea
RE: Snow depth oddity
RE: lectura de la informacion
Find some information here:
Concerning the 3 swells :
Your screenshot don't tell what you want, or I missed something.
I guess you want a meteogram, or at least a line, with precipitation types. Am I right?
Precipitation types are partly shown, with snow, mix of snow and rain, rain by icons.
Canon snow being artificial snow made by snow canons, do you want that Windy provide data showing when snow cannons can work?
Conditions with low air temperature (wet bulb temperature more exactly), humidity and low wind are needed.
RE: Improvement/suggestion: Flight route and gramet
A similar feature is already available in Windy website (not in the mobile app). It is called Route planner. Right click on mouse and select Distance & planning.
RE: SO2 units
You are talking about SO2 amount per cubic meter. This is how this gas content is expressed at ground level.
What Windy shows is totally different. It is the amount of SO2 in a column from ground to the top of atmosphere expressed per square meter.
Click the small circled i in bottom right of your screen to get information about this layer.
This SO2 layer shows the plume of the volcano in altitude, not the SO2 content at ground level which is given by the Air quality stations in Windy. For example:
At this Air quality station with a 89 quality index, the SO2 content is 11μg/m3 at station level while in the total height of the atmosphere the value is 209.35mg/m2.
Wind accumulation updates
Please could you confirm that Wind accumulation is only updated with 00z and 12z runs? But not with 06z and 18z runs (available for Premium users). I can provide screenshots.
Are there other layers which are not updated with these 2 intermediate runs?
RE: Weather radar for New Zealand
@onetrev Hi, I did, wrote them, negotiated...we have offer from them, but it is soooooooo much EXPENSIVE that it is not possible to buy the data.
I hope that one day something gets changed, but now NZ Metservice think about Windy as their competitor. Unfortunately they has monopoly for radar data, they do not want us to display it unless we pay "their potential loss" and they estimated it really high. We can not do anything with it.
Thanks for clarifying the situation @tz
However by comparison rainviewer.com has great radar data for NZ.
Do you think they pay this really high cost with MetServiceNZ?
And I thought Windy used the rainviewer api for this radar data anyway?