Windy Radar Only Shows Heavy Precipitation
Bruzote | Premium last edited by Bruzote
It boggles my mind how Windy has chosen to display the radar. Other websites are faithfully showing the snow over my area. I NEED to see this snow to make some important plans. I pay Windy MONEY so I can use weather data to make my plans. I have been watching significant snow fall over my area for hours. It is measurably accumulating on the ground and it affects transportation. I want to estimate when it ends. According to Windy radar, there has never BEEN any snow! This is really getting to me. Not only has Windy known about this problem but they have communicated NO reason for deciding to display different radar signatures than other common websites. Would you please either (1) put forward a reason your affected readers should be paying you to make the decisions you've made about displaying radar, or (2) display the radar signatures that most people consider worth displaying. I don't know if you apply filters to remove weak signals you don't consider interesting, but CLEARLY the radar sites are providing radar data and you are literally NOT showing that data to paying customers. And you do this in silent fiat, not even showing concern about the issue. Please fix this issue. Most people use weather sites with the hope of seeing radar and satellite data llayered on top of each other. Windy does not offer that. However, you don't even provide a single layer of radar data that shows measurable, accumulating precipitation. Do something. I see no need to pay for essentially incorrect data I can get elsewhere for free. >:-[
The radar time-stamp on these images was only five images apart. They should look nearly identical. Windy is missing lots of snow.
@bruzote Dear user,
we display all the data we get from the radar provider. We have not changed anything about our radar recently, so there should not be any confusion.
If you are looking for forecast data about precipitation, accumulation or new snow, I recommend you to view Rain, Thunder layer, Rain accumulation layer or New snow layer.
@korina - You are passing the buck. If huge swaths of significant precipitation are missed by your radar provider, then YOUR website is still failing to show useful radar data. Get a new radar feed! I would rather have a complete feed from an old WSR-57 than the highly limited data you are passing on. Get a new radar feed, regardless of the provider.
@bruzote Thank you for suggestion, we will consider it.
@korina - Thank you. I know I'm not the first to raise this issue. It is fundamental to the trustworthiness of the usefulness of this site.
Please tell us where the first image comes from.
Is it a realtime radar image or a "so called" weather radar?
Pls see https://community.windy.com/topic/8091/how-not-to-view-the-futur-in-radar-mode/3?_=1614344850656
If it is a real radar image, the colouring starts from 1dBz?
Thank you for any clarification on this matter.