I am a private pilot in the US and am new to Windy. I am trying to figure out how to use Windy for 10-VFR weather planning. I have been doing this a long time using a different tool from NOAA, where I compare the POP12, expected weather, Temp and Dewpoint every 3 or 6 hours over 7 days to determine the liklihood of good VFR weather for my trip and return trip. (See 7-day VFR Weather planning at AirFactsJournal.com to get more detail.)
I have the airports in windy highlighted and they mostly appear as green circles, but some of them are different colors. What do the different colors indicate? They do not appear to change color with weather.
I have barely experimented with the route tool, but how do you get the route to stay in place as you look at different weather data over your route? It seems that I have to leave the route tool, which erases the route to look at different data. Is thare a way to display the route contiuously as I look at different aspects of weather data?
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Try the flight planner plugin:
You can save a route as gpx, or simply bookmark the detail in the address bar. Example:
Cool idea is to add a skew-t plot to the route, to see Temp DP difference.
The airport circle colors indicate the most recent METAR FR, VFR is green, MVFR blue, IFR purple and LIFR pink.
I have loaded the plug in with your example and loaded the plug in by itself. How do you create a flight plan? There doesn't seem to be a way to do that on the screen. Are there any directions for its use?
I figured out how to create the flight plan. Ibsee the weather pointer is used for this, but can the weather pointer ho back to its previous function?
The default weather picker behavior is: Wait 500ms to check if you click a point of interest (POI) or map label (such as a city). If you click on something, the appropriate plugin will open, else the picker will open with the overlay info.
I modified it so that the picker opens immediately, and it ignores POIs, (annoying if you want to add a WP and it opens the forecast plugin).
Unfortunately it is not yet possible to uninstall the flightplanner plugin, you have to reload the browser (F5). I will still get round to it, I promise.
However, I think a good idea would be is a setting, where you have to press control, then click, to add a WP, else the picker will have default behavior. Will try this.
Thanks for the feedback.
Try now. You can either use the picker, or go to settings and click:
ctrl-click selects WP
then the picker will still see POIs