Testers wanted: Weather radar USA!

  • Administrator

    @acsaydam Why not

  • Fantastic addition! I take a look at this site daily and you folks are doing great work!
    I know it's still experimental and in the early stages - do you think you'll be looking into adding Canadian Radar data in the future? Again, great and wonderful work - keep it up! :D

  • Administrator

    @Wheats Is it free? Where is the source?

  • Developers

    @Wheats Absolutely, we plan to cover as many countries as possible. @ivo If I remember correctly what @TomSlavkovsky
    said, Canada requires a huge fee to access their radar data (the same for many EU countries). USA have no competition when it comes to how they provide the data. Their data are freely available to public, easily accessible from a single and very reliable web service (Amazon S3) and are in the same format (NEXRAD) which make things waaaay simpler. That's why we decided to implement and release first version for USA and continue from there.

  • I love it, i would also like to see actual cloud coverage too, i am a pilot and use this for flight planning. You guys rock!!

  • Love it! Great addition. John

  • Developers

    How to visualize the radar data? Is it the tilelayers. I just want to know technology. Thank. You.

  • The weather radar feature looks fantastic!
    Looking forward to it covering more countries in the future.
    (sent by a user sitting in the vast uncovered area)

  • Fantastic job. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Any way to slow the turtle speed down to half a turtle?
    Thanks for your work.

  • @dzuremar You didn't intend to darken the map offshore beyond the range of the radars?

  • Developers

    @pwoods7 Ah, my mistake ! I thought you meant the occasional disappearance of the last radar image (the animation plays correctly but it fades out in the end since there are no data present). Display of radar coverage is definitely intended ;) , thanks for your response !

  • Love this new feature!!

  • I find it hard to believe your wind speeds to be accurate in the vicinity of a hurricane. They appear to be significantly low.

  • Yesterday, Tuesday 5 September, the display was great and useful. Today, not so much, as it appears you lost your radar feed to the server. But, when it works, it is very useful.

  • @ivo I'm not entirely sure how one would collect and display the data, it might only be available for free in .gif's - but here is a link you can maybe check out - http://open.canada.ca/en/suggested-datasets/radar-data

  • @ivo I see @dzuremar 's reply now.... I see, there are definitely some things the Canadian government can learn about sharing important weather data across the country, that's for sure....

  • LOVE it. Smooth flow, two hour segment.

  • Hello,

    First time poster here. I have always loved WindyTV for the wind forecasts, but mainly for the sheer power of the map and movement to track weather. However, this new Radar view is spectacular. I am testing it out on Irma now over Puerto Rico with the various time ranges and speeds, and I have to say that this might be the best radar, live motion I have ever seen.

    PLEASE add this to our menu views so we can see this view when needed. Thank you for the awesome programming!

    Everyone stay safe.

  • @ivo
    I just loaded your app suggested by my son in Australia. I am trying to track Irma as I live in Florida. How do I get the sound? I am having trouble navigating, any suggestions?

  • Developers

    @vernab Hello ! Unfortunately there is no sound representation of the data, or support for people with sight problems, only images and animations. I apologize if this is your case. If it's not, then to keep track of Irma I suggest two options:

    • watch the wind forecast layer (default view when you open the website, you can even see Irma's trajectory for the next few days, but keep in mind that the forecast is not 100% accurate)
    • watch the radar layer (currently you can see it near Puerto Rico :( ), these data are collected by radars (not forecasted) and are therefore very accurate. Unfortunately, we don't provide future radar predictions and we have limited coverage in the Carribean. Helpful folks post links to Carribean radar websites in other community posts, so make sure to check those as well ! (e.g. here and here.

    You can switch layers in the narrow right panel:

    The same is for apps, but you might have to tap on the white pin (with current layer's label in it) to display the layers panel:

    Stay safe !

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