Windy Customized Graphics - Version 3



  • I doubled the display sensitivity of the Rain Accumulation overlay and increased the display range by 20%, to 2,500 mm.

    Description:

    This has the same overlay colors as the prior version (up to 1,000 mm) except the increment used has been reduced from 2.5 mm increment steps, to 1.25 mm steps in rainfall. This means that a color which was prior used to depict 300 mm of rainfall, will now show 150 mm of rainfall instead. Thus I've also had to add a new shading above 1,000 mm up to 2,500 mm. The result shows much more detail and contrast compared to the last version. The lower rainfall events are displayed with double the contrast and detail, while the highest values and their associated structures, development and movement are depicted more clearly than before as well - more detail everywhere.

    Rain accumulation [rainAccu]

    The setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19252

    Example:
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    Note that if the data gradient becomes very steep during intense events this produces a blocky display when zoomed-out but smooths-out once zoomed-in. In this case the forecast is for extremely intense rainfall (1,910 mm).

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    With the standard Windy overlay there's literally no visible detail being displayed. It's hard to believe these are showing the same area, time and event.

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    NOTE: I've mildly edited the upper-end shading since I posted these images and have updated the setting but not these example images (the colors are only slightly changed to improve visual smoothness).



  • Rain overlays have now been updated with expanded ranges for rainfall in extreme events with improved sensitivity to small changes as well.

    Rain, thunder [rainClouds]

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19256

    Rain accumulation [rainAccu]

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19252

    Rain, thunder [rain] (This one controls the rainfall seen within the “Clouds” overlay)

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19251

    Examples:

    Rain, thunder [rainClouds]
    1.png
    2.png
    9.png

    Rain accumulation [rainAccu]
    6.png
    7.png

    Rain, thunder [rain]
    3.png
    4.png
    5.png



  • Revised temperature overlay between +15C and -10C.

    Temperature [temp]

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19257

    Examples:
    1.png
    2.png
    3.png



  • Animation of the new Temperature overlay setting in between -10C and +15C.

    10 fps
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  • Revised temperature overlay setting between -40C and -70C, to make it less dark in the -55C area.

    Temperature [temp]

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19257

    Examples:
    1.png
    2.png



  • Revised temperature overlay shading color between 0C and -40C due to colors which were too similar at –10C and –30 C.

    Temperature [temp]

    Setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19257

    Examples:
    4.png
    5.png
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  • I've doubled the visible detail of the cloud base overlay between ground level and 10,000 ft via adding the color pink to designate cloud bases at 5,000 ft, as per this legend.

    Cloud Base Legend.png

    I've also included the same colors as used in the Cloud Tops overlay for the Cloud bases occurring above 18,000 ft.

    Cloud base [cbase]

    This new setting is here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19263

    Examples

    1.png2.png

    3.png4.png

    As you can see the setting presents a much more detailed and useful picture of cloud base altitude details and their locations to pilots - at all civil flyable altitude levels.

    I'll be altering the Cloud Tops overlay soon to properly match the new Cloud base shading colors, so there's almost no difference between them.



  • I've now altered the Cloud tops overlay's colors and shading to match the Cloud bases overlay except below 2,500 ft, where the tops gradually become shades of grey below 1,700 ft.

    Legend
    Cloud tops [levels] Legend.png

    Cloud tops [levels]

    The setting is available here:
    https://community.windy.com/post/19262

    Examples: the level of useful visual detail is through the roof compared to the standard overlay. The color shades are accurate to +/-100 ft of altitude increments. This is a fully linear overlay.

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