Plotting Surface Fronts
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Will the windy app ever include the option to plot surface fronts on the maps?
@tmthomson63 Hi, please read more about this topic at https://community.windy.com/topic/13381/fronts?_=1599201688226
@korina Love windy, definitely best in class. On the issue of frontal analysis - my guess is that you are aware windy.app has the option to add fronts as a layer? Obviously it is not part of model output but something that maybe could be added as an layer to windy.com as well? Maybe using the Ocean Prediction Center's unified analysis (https://ocean.weather.gov/unified_analysis.php)? On this topic there are folks responding in the forum with a flat 'not possible' but I envision a frontal analysis layer comparable to 'Weather Warnings' layer that windy.com already offers, which is not model output but in the U.S., data put out by the National Weather Service (WPC, SPC, etc.). From what I've seen in the forums, this topic is dismissed without recognizing that the frontal data is in fact available in many areas of the world AND a competitor's product does a pretty good job of making the frontal layer available.
@stevegregg Hello, I understand your point, we may add this in the future. What was mentioned was the fact that fronts are not provided by weather models, since they are produced by meteorologists.