IMPROVED: Better radar resolution for the US
We have significantly improved our radar for the United States and implemented a new data source into the map
Starting today, users can expect greater radar range, better resolution and more frequent radar image updates while using the Weather radar layer in the US.
Here is a little comparison between old and new radar view over a couple of areas, where the difference is the most noticeable:
We are happy for the improvement and we hope that our users will find it beneficial.
More radar updates are planned for the foreseeable future.
Yes, the new radar does seem to look better.
heinemandavid last edited by
Glad you guys are continuing to improve my experience ! I can't get my lightening strikes to make sounds like they used too ! Please advise on how I can get this feature back on !
@heinemandavid Hello, what OS do you use iOS or Android? Only the sound does not work or also the vibration?
greater radar range, better resolution, and more frequent radar image updates. pwr of 3?
halleluja, my prayers were answered. It's been a long time ... lest flash player yep! flash EOL ANTIQUATED WAS NOT COMPATIBLE after a while ..so bye that year during Christmas Be gone 'ole pastel radar be gone
Sounds just like what I have! It's your device's (PC /cell etc.) sound amplification. Try turning up volume control(s) until you can hear some sound.
I know ... I am experiencing the same here, US located,my radar lightning "click sounds" were so faint.
Sooo...Pump-up the volume
Thank you for continually making real improvements!
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You folks are amazing... helluva job!
Aidan 4 last edited by Aidan 4
@korina Hi...Love the app and use it often as a registered user. Thank you.
As well as the other guy, I too don't get vibrations during lightning strikes on this phone (Android 11, Galaxy G13)
With vibration notifications allowed.
It's still working on my older Moto G Play also with Andriod 11
I can't see where I might have disabled it within the app, so I'm thinking it may be my new phones' notifications setup.
I love Windy....and know dozens and dozens of other fans in the paramotor World.
If I had one ask to make for a software update it would be to allow me to choose 'NAM'....or any model....and save it so the app always opens with my choice...until I change it.
@aidan-4 Hello, the lightnings strikes and vibrations will be added back to the app with our next update which will be released within a few weeks.
Regarding the default model, you can already save default model together with layer. First of all, choose the desired layer with model, then go to settings -> Start-up layer and location -> Start-up layer -> and choose "use last overlay". This will save the current selected layer and model as default.
@heinemandavid The sound DOES work for lightning hits.
@korina As for further radar improvements, I would love to see a real-time hail tracker. It seems like hail tracking is only available on TV, like the Weather Channel. Suppose you are away from your TV. Hail tracking generally is not available online. It would be nice if Windy made hail tracking available, as hail storms are a threat, especially in spring and summer.
@weatherfan Hello, thank you for suggestion. Hail tracking is usually done by meteorologists, that is why it is not available on Windy. We visualize forecast based on local and global models.