SOLVED windy-plugin-skewt now running with ECMWF data
in addition to my post above, I have just noticed that when running the mouse cursor across the SkewT image, the layer wind/temp/press details are not consistent with the cursor location. It seems like the cursor is offset by about 2cm below the data point it is displaying.
Hi @stitch ,
Thanks for the comments and the in-depth look into this. I've actually had this reported to me by another user, and the issue should be fixed. Is the plugin loading as version 0.2.6? The isobar labels should be green in this version.
I've got in touch with a developer who's going to help out with some of the coding, and plan to have a robust plugin by version 1.0. As a meteorologist, I'm learning the dev side of things as I go, so patience is appreciated; as are the bug reports. I'll look into your comments in more detail when I have the chance, but for now please make sure you're using version 0.2.6, as the specific issues you mention should have been fixed.
It is possible that you are referring to me in your last comment ?
I have released
windy-plugin-soundinga few days ago.
I took inspiration from your plugin for the computation of the adiabatic lines - thanks :)
You can check the code at https://github.com/vicb/windy-plugin-sounding
It's still an early version.
My plan is to make the code more modular. Maybe we could work on some common components.
Let me know when you have time for pairing on that.
@vicb yes I was referring to you. Definitely let's chat soon, it would be good to avoid overlap. How do I load the plugin? I can't find it anywhere in the menu (Same problem you had haha).
I was using 0.2.5 and will now switch over 0.2.6.
Thx for your work from a fellow meteorologist!
@johnckealy right click anywhere on the map and select (the bottom most item) "Better sounding"
Is it possible for you to change the positioning of the Skewt window? In the current setup, the far bottom section of the Skewt window is covered by the meteogram display (as shown below).
Are you able to shift the Skewt window up so it fits just below the station search window? I am hoping this will uncovered the base of the Skewt plot when also displaying the meteogram plot.
Hey @stitch, sorry to be so neglectful of updates! I'm super busy with a research job at the New Zealand MetService right now, but that'll be over in 2 weeks and I plan to get back to some dev work. I can see the issue you mention when I use chrome, but hadn't noticed it before since I use firefox for dev. I'll see what I can do, gotta learn about cross-browser compatibility sometime :) I want to add an option to zoom the skewT near the surface too. Thanks for the heads up, I'll post here when I push the next version.
Thx John, when you get some time....no urgency
@stitch sorry it took so long, but I've added that fix you asked for, the one relating to the forecast obscuring the skewt. It wasn't as elegant as I'd hoped, I just made it smaller! However, I've now also added a zoom function for the lower part of the sounding. :)
Thx John....I have been using your plugin today at work and utilised the Zoom function (worked well for analysing the boundary layer etc) and also how the mouse over the SkewT now represents the right hpa level (and T/Td/wind data).
Well done on being included into the development team. Windy has really taken a big leap forward all thanks to yours and the other guys development.
PS: If you are looking at any further additions to the SkewT plugin....is it possible to add a manually manipulated parcel trace (like the feature in your tephigram program)? That is, being able to slide the sfc temp point to give a projected parcel trace overlay on the forecast SkewT trace.
Again, well done. Thx
@stitch It would've been cool to make a parcel ascent... the issue was that the skewt is transparent, so I'm not sure how to make parts of it clickable. Hopefully I'll figure it out someday!
what you have in place works fine (happy days!!!).....just need to go back to old school and picture that parcel ascent.