Is there a way to tell what the freezing level is at a particular location?
caraccio12 last edited by
Is there a quick way to determine freezing level at a location? I am aware of the freezing layer, but it also isn't too localized. But is that easiest way to view?
For example, I search "Whistler", and see there is snow foretasted over the next couple of days. Ideally, I would want to know upper, mid, and lower mountain. Should I create favorite pins with coordinates at each of these elevations and would these freezing levels change accordingly? Am I over complicating this?
I know this detailed information can be found on other sites but would like to use windy as much as possible.
Still a newbie to this but love the app so much.
Thanks for any help!
Ondřej Šutera Administrator last edited by
Hi @caraccio12 if you want to see freezing altitude levels in certain locations without searching for them all the time. Then you are right and the best way is probably creating favorite spots and checking them in certain layer with forecasted weather:
it is important to note that Freezing level is the altitude at which the 0°C isotherm is reached. But this is in a free atmosphere not near to the ground. So in mountain if the Freezing level is at 1500m it is not sure that the local temperature at 2m above ground level is the same. It is mainly an indication of temperature of the air mass. But it is useful to know it as it shows when locally the rain turns to snowfall
It is interesting to look at Airgram as it gives an idea of the 0°C isotherm in the next days at a location.