When I am looking at a the wind, or any other parameter for that reason, of a certain location, does Windy keep in account the elevation of the location?
Example: Calgary (AB0 in Canada has an elevation of 1045 meters above sea level. So is the wind displayed the wind at the closes standard barometric level, In the case it should be 900hps, or is it calculated to the actual elevation of the location?
Wind data is provided by weather models at ground surface (10 m above surface). The surface altitude is estimated by the orography model included in the weather model. This orography model is quite coarse, depending of the number of vertical levels in the model.
To know which is the model altitude for Calgary, see Sounding (right click on mouse)
On Windy this feature is only available with ECMWF model, but not for GFS or NAM unfortunately. These 2 models use other altitude models.
So it is not linked to the standard barometric levels.