Propose a NEW LAYER / FEATURE You'd like on Windy
It's already here !
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This would be most helpful (Philippines) as to give an advance warning and probably save lives and give the agency a time in advance remotely
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Dear Windy users,
this topic is for everyone who wants to propose a new layer or a new feature to Windy. Feel free to upvote the posts with best suggestions, so we may focus on them with higher priority.
Is it possible to add the Jet Stream to the display?
We would like:
1) Sea currents layer to work on the API
2) Forecast/Meteogram to work on the API
3) Mass import/export of favorites to be enabled
4) Historical data to become available again.
some more info about RSOE EDIS
First of all: Great work so far!
I would like to see some layers containing pseudopotential o equivalent potential temperature.
Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!
I would love love love love to have this as an Apple TV app. Would be the best screensaver...would keept it on during dinner parties, etc. Everybody is mesmerized and talks about it...
I would like to have to FREEZING ALTITUDE above SEA LEVEL. On Windy freezing altitude is proposed above the ground. This is not very useful in mountain to have a rough idea of the limit rain/snow. And if possible this freezing altitude in meters.
Till then ... (the way I use)
Choose a location with the picker
forecast for the location
The white line shows the height of zero isotherm.
I think is easy for developers to add height (in meters and FL)
in the vertical axis of the upper (temperature) part of airgram
the same way as they did for the lower (clouds, rain) part.
Many thank ! It’s a nice idea.
I suppose that the way how the freezing altitude (in feet) is shown on Windy is specially for pilots.
As aviation meteorolist, you can probably explain if it’s better for pilots to know the freezing level above the ground rather than the freezing altitude above the sea level (MSL). For planes, is the altitude or the flight level considered above the ground, and not above the sea?
Usually is that above the sea level but they use (at least) 2 altitudes!
When an aircraft is on the ground, the pilot adjust the altimeter (by inserting the pressure given by Air Traffic Control) to show the true altitude above MSL.
After take-off, in a certain height named transition level, all pilots set in the altimeter the standard value of 1013 hPa (29.92 inches Hg) in order to standardize the indicated altitudes.
Flight Levels are considered above the sea
assuming the sea level pressure is 1013 hPa
and are used to ensure safe vertical separation between aircrafts,
despite natural local variations in atmospheric air pressure.
P.S. because my poor english and for deeper knowledge
OK so altitude is generally above MSL.
According to your internet articles, METARs and TAFs report cloud cover in AGL (altitude above ground level), is it the same for freezing altitude?
At METARs and TAFs, cloud bases AGL.
At Low Level Significant Weather Charts (SWC),
FRZ LVL in FLIGHT LEVELS (above mean sea level)
(attached SWC for Italy and USA, frz lvl in red)
Thanks for all those informations !
So FRZ level above ground, as shown on Windy maps, is not a need for aviation.
I do not see the advantage of FRZ level above the ground specially because of the low ground altitude resolution in a global weather forecast mapping like Windy.
FRZ altitude above the sea level should be more convenient.
windy visualizes meteorological parameters provided by models.
ECMWF provides the parameter "Zero degree level (DEG0) ".
This parameter is counted from 'surface' .
This one is available, so this one is provided.
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OK I understand. But in this case, it should be better to call it Freezing Height or Freezing Level rather than Freezing Altitude. Don’t you think so?
Hi. Im a glider pilot. And we travel for long distances.
Love the graphics in the app
A thernal forecast would be nice. Like RSPA.
And a wave forecast for wave flying.