Windy is experimenting with CAP Alerts (weather warnings)
Windy started to display the so called CAP Alerts as a new layer "Weather warnings".
Unfortunately it covers only some areas like Europe, US, Russie etc
A lot of backend work was done by @kekert, a long time Windy friend and now our team member.
All your suggestions will be considered in this thread, or you can use the already running discussion: https://community.windy.com/topic/7086/weather-warnings-new-layer
I really like this feature. I guess the only complaint I would have is that it doesn't update the alerts very frequently. (As shown by the screenshot I took just now) But other than that I love it. I understand this feature is still new so I know there is still lots of room for improvement. Just thought you should be aware.
ToonEugen6812 last edited by
A dream come true for me!
At least it's actually accurate, but there are a few non-accurate stuff. For like, Today in Hungary (for example), it shows the wrong region where the warning should be (should've been the Northern Great Plain instead of Central Hungary).
(I don't live in Hungary btw, I was just saying an example).
For real though, thank you so much for making this dream I had come true! :D
Pumabär1a last edited by
Good information directly on the screen that shows you that weather can change fast and you need not search in any menue! It's well done and I like it!
AERO56 last edited by
bravo très belle initiative qui pourrait sauver des vies et des biens JPS
marcopolo2 last edited by
merci beaucoup je devais prendre la mer
bosley7 last edited by
I do a lot of work with Prescribed and Wildland fire. Would it be possible to tap into the NWS red and yellow flag warning system? Love the site and use it all the time for work.
KieranOc last edited by
@ivo I think the weather warnings are a very good addition, anything that keeps us updated about what is happening now can only be good, and as or if it continues then I'm sure it will be greatly improved. Keep up the good work.
BCosme last edited by
@ivo Very nice app, very useful. weather warnings is a great addition.
Seems that this layer has problems with german warnings, example
warnings by windy layer:
and here the warnings by german weather service for the same area
fabiomanzetti last edited by
Thank you! I believe it is an interesting feature.
weatherfan last edited by
I am not crazy about this feature. Some warnings it does not show. Today when one of the tornado warnings had just gone into effect in Florida, the warnings layer did not show it. Plus I already know that when warnings expire, they don't disappear for some time after expiration. This is why I won't use that layer. I will stick to the Weather Service Enhanced Digital Database or other sites for real time watches and warnings.
@tomber42 these warnings are of minor severity. we are not showing those in Windy. Check https://www.dwd.de/DWD/warnungen/cap-feed/de/22.214.171.124.276.0.DWD.PVW.1545364440000.260d9396-db21-42e4-ad71-44169e7e6e4b.DEU.xml for example
@weatherfan we are not showing minor severity alerts by default. we had an issue with wrong expiration of US warnings, but that should be fixed now. could you please provide exact example at the time when you see some discrepancy? The layer is experimental, help us to improve it!
@kekert Just wanted to point you toward a specific instance where CAP Alerts aren't updating properly in the US, leading to misleading situation on the map: https://community.windy.com/topic/7784/missing-cap-alerts
@kekert Also, here's an instance where the "type of danger" is incorrectly displayed: