Version 2 - Windy Customized Graphics



  • I've updated the 'Temperature' overlay, to more discretely display where the zero degrees Celsius area occurs with the map.

    0_1540792539681_1Freeze.png
    0_1540792608170_2Freeze.png
    0_1540792621983_3Freeze.png

    The new setting is contained within this post's list:

    Temperature [temp]
    https://community.windy.com/post/16254

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    I've also smoothed out the wind shading further to reduce the pixelation tendency as you zoom it out.

    0_1540792708621_1Smoothed.png
    0_1540792723985_2Smoothed.png
    0_1540792988017_3Smoothed.png

    The new Wind setting is within this post's listing:

    Wind [Wind]
    https://community.windy.com/post/16253



  • Due to the way windy renders cloud edges it creates a lot of messy visual artifacts, especially when zoomed out. These can’t be prevented but they can be greatly minimized and made less obvious, which is what I have done.

    0_1540798918977_1CloudEdges.png
    0_1540798927253_2CloudEdges.png

    ‘Clouds’ setting update is found here:

    https://community.windy.com/post/16254

    Import this same 'Cloud' setting into all four of these overlays:

    Clouds [clouds]
    Low clouds [lclouds]
    Medium clouds [mclouds]
    High clouds [hclouds]



  • Small change to color in 'Wind' layer, to tone down the green hues within Tropical-Storm level wind display.

    Updated setting here: Wind [Wind]

    https://community.windy.com/post/16253

    Before:
    0_1540831850085_WindOld.png

    After:
    0_1540831860615_WindNew.png



  • Final polishing tweaks to remove artifacts from rain and thunderstorm overlays, and finalize a standard color pallet for them.

    Final rain-type overlay palette:
    0_1540900214695_FinalRainColorPalette.png

    The updated settings are within these respective links:

    Rain, thunder [rain]
    Rain, thunder [ptype]
    Rain, thunder [rainClouds]
    Rain accumulation [rainAccu]

    https://community.windy.com/post/16253

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    Thunder storms [lightDensity]

    https://community.windy.com/post/16254

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    Currents [currents]

    https://community.windy.com/post/16255

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    Final Temperature overlay:
    0_1540900994469_India.png



  • Made some small adjustments to freezing altitude:

    Freezing altitude [deg0]

    Updated setting found within this link:

    https://community.windy.com/post/16254



  • Improved color and shading of Wind overlay.

    Category Divisions

    Light blue = Normal winds
    Light blue-green = Tropical storm
    Green = 1
    Blue = 2
    Pink = 3
    Yellow = 4
    Red = 5
    Dark Blue = Jetstream (up to 351 km/h)

    Wind [Wind]

    0_1541259785234_1 New Wind.png
    0_1541259805809_2 New Wind.png
    0_1541259823536_3 New Wind.png
    0_1541259839441_4 New Wind.png
    0_1541259856551_5 New Wind.png

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/16253



  • Refined and adjusted the cloud overlay to get them to look visually more like the cloud-coverage apparent within satellite images of same time and place.

    Import the same new setting into all four of these cloud overlays:

    Clouds [clouds]
    Low clouds [lclouds]
    Medium clouds [mclouds]
    High clouds [hclouds]

    The updated setting is found within this link:

    https://community.windy.com/post/16254

    Low Clouds
    0_1541603424380_1Low Clouds.png
    Medium Clouds
    0_1541603437131_1Medium Clouds.png
    Sat Image
    0_1541603784743_1Satelite.png
    Clouds
    0_1541603463094_1Clouds.png


  • Sailor

    @wxcycles
    I have adopted your settings for Cloud. Really excellent. Thanks.



  • I've doubled the displayable detail in the cloud overlay, and added some fine shading to the highest percent cover areas.

    Import the new setting into all four cloud overlays:

    Clouds [clouds]
    Low clouds [lclouds]
    Medium clouds [mclouds]
    High clouds [hclouds]

    Updated setting here: https://community.windy.com/post/16254

    Clouds
    0_1541690539870_DetailedClouds.png
    Satellite
    0_1541690551059_SatelliteRadarSites.png
    Africa
    0_1541690560104_AfricaMoz.png
    South China Sea
    0_1541690652579_SouthChinaSea.png



  • This is the best representation of clouds I can wring out of the model.

    Import the setting into all four of these cloud overlays:

    Clouds [clouds]
    Low clouds [lclouds]
    Medium clouds [mclouds]
    High clouds [hclouds]

    Setting is here: https://community.windy.com/post/16254

    0_1541924981993_SatelliteViewer.jpg
    Clouds Overlay
    0_1541925013174_CloudsNew.png


  • Sailor

    @wxcycles
    I am not sure to see a difference with your Cloud settings 4 days ago.
    Then I'm wondering if I'm going to use your Rain settings with Cloud layer. But for me, Rain thunder layer colours do not allow to see clearly towns, lightnings and snow (I know that snow is not so important for Australia :-). Your background is too white.

    0_1541932134179_D8BF8ABF-E957-49AC-8D02-21840CDA149A.jpeg



  • Thanks for the practical feedback, it's welcome input. I'll look into the brightness of the precipitation background and bright cloud.

    The present cloud layer is 20% larger and shading slightly more refined. I've expanded the size of some overlays to better explore the localized detail in short-period models.



  • It was a quick correction, try them now.

    RainThunder
    0_1542013000214_RainThunder1.png
    RainThunder
    0_1542013014629_RainThunder2.png
    Thunderstorms
    0_1542013049211_Thunderstorms.png
    RainAccumulation
    0_1542013074817_RainAccumulation.png
    Clouds
    0_1542013275477_LessBrightClouds.png


  • Sailor

    @wxcycles
    OK it looks much better, I shall try it.



  • I finally managed to get really detailed cloud layer depictions without over-cooking brightness or high-pass filtering them.

    The setting is here: https://community.windy.com/post/16254

    Import the setting into all four of these cloud overlays.

    Clouds [clouds]
    Low clouds [lclouds]
    Medium clouds [mclouds]
    High clouds [hclouds]

    Clouds
    0_1542099712993_DetailedClouds1.png
    Clouds
    0_1542099723235_DetailedClouds2.png
    Clouds
    0_1542099733705_DetailedClouds3.png
    Clouds
    0_1542099740931_DetailedClouds4.png

    Hopefully that's a final version (unless feedback suggests otherwise).



  • EDIT:

    This setting was removed and the new setting posted below, the graphics have been kept for comparison.

    Examples:

    NAM Model
    0_1542246233803_NAM1.png

    NAM Model
    0_1542246249965_NAM2.png

    NAM Model
    0_1542246263750_NAM3.png

    NAM Model
    0_1542246273961_NAM4.png

    ICON Model
    0_1542246290058_ICON.png

    ECMWF Model
    0_1542246297883_ECMWF1.png

    ECMWF Model
    0_1542246308742_ECMWF2.png



  • I changed the display range of temperature to show between –80C to +60C, with display increments of 0.25 degrees C.

    See the edited text within the post above for details of changes, and the new setting.

    I likewise updated the modeled graphics (see the seven images immediately above) with the new setting's current appearance. Note the shading changes around the freezing point as there's much less white or brightness near to 0 deg C.



  • This Temperature [temp] setting has been removed and an updated setting posted below at this link:

    https://community.windy.com/post/17046

    The graphics have been retained for visual comparison.

    ECMWF
    0_1542354477900_ECMWF.png
    0_1542354488021_ECMWF2.png

    NAM
    0_1542354503530_NAM1.png
    0_1542354518075_NAM2.png
    0_1542354526246_NAM3.png

    ICON
    0_1542354534962_ICON.png
    0_1542354944539_ICON2.png



  • NOTE: This setting has been removed and replaced with a new Pressure overlay setting that is found at this link, the graphics have been kept for comparison purposes.

    https://community.windy.com/post/18497

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    I reworked the pressure overlay to show better detail and contrast while also reducing its brightness.

    0_1542375710161_Pressure1.png
    0_1542375723049_Pressure2.png
    0_1542375735130_Pressure3.png

    Pressure [pressure]

    NAM
    0_1542376359940_NAM Pressure.png

    ICON
    0_1542376375127_ICON Pressure.png


  • Sailor

    @wxcycles
    I have tried your new settings for Rain. They are better but need further improvements.

    1- The background is not dark enough to see correctly snow, lightnings and towns. Your new setting is 200,200,200, I personally use 170,170,170 and Windy settings are 111,111,111

    2- The shading for small rainfall gives wrong information. See red arrow

    0_1542475869690_4B348261-21CE-48B4-9036-7A66FB100F4D.jpeg

    This is because you have a light blue colour below 10mm which becomes darker between 10 and 20 mm and then lighter beyond 20mm.

    0_1542476230768_949E0AC8-AA20-4FC0-A01F-F4AAB1E2E163.jpeg


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