Please Add Freezing Altitude ASL for GFS
mgfrye last edited by
I live in the mountains (the Sierra Nevada in California), and currently there is no easy way in Windy to determine the snow level for an upcoming storm - a very important piece of information!
What would really help is to see the freezing altitude above sea level. I gather that the ECMWF doesn’t provide this - only the freezing altitude above the terrain, which is usually quite inaccurate in the mountains due to the ECMWF’s relatively coarse resolution. (For example, while the actual elevation for Yosemite Valley is 3970 feet, the ECMWF uses a model elevation of 7229 feet!)
However, the GFS does apparently provide the freezing altitude above sea level. I know this because the Ventusky app shows the freezing altitude above sea level for the GFS and HRRR models. The Ventusky app is pretty crappy overall, but it does provide this one useful piece of information that Windy does not. If they can do it you can do it! Please add this feature to Windy, and make the best weather app and website in the world even better!
And while you’re at it, please see if some other models provide the freezing altitude above sea level. Maybe the NAM?
Thanks so much!
I agree with you as last time about the same subject.
It’s useful to remind it.