Rain accumulation map scale remains hard to read
I'm sure this is an Old Topic, but one that's really hard to figure out. Why is the Accumulated Precipitation map color and scale still hard to read and (I assume) inaccurate? Hard to read because where is the "yellow-gold" color on that scale, and inaccurate because surely it is not intended to go from 1.5 inches to 3 feet. (The displayed scale increases by these amounts: .2", .2", .6", .7", and 34.5" !)
Radek M last edited by Radek M
Hello @rwhtx, thank you for your feedback. We'll look at it.
You can click on the map and get more accurate information.
I'm agreeing with this Radek-M, the legend scale needs to be linear, or at least a lot less radically non-linear, and to cover a wider display range for most of the current overlays, as they're all fairly poorly served by the legend's nonlinear compression, and incapacity to show a full spectrum of colors in the overlay (i.e their shading is not equal). Hoping this can be remedied.
@radek-m, I agree that the legend's scale needs revisited. Much of the scale is spent distinguishing from 0 to 1.5 inches. It gets very difficult to distinguish between something a little over 1.5 inches and 36 inches. Is there a particular reason this was chosen? Windy's chosen scale may be useful to decide if I'll need to water my garden, but it is not very useful to help me decide if flooding will be an issue where I am. For that application, I need to see clearly where we may get 6", 12", 18", or 24".
The reason for using a logarithmic scale is because in tropical areas, with a 10 raining days accumulation, you can get a great amount of rain. Then a linear scale would not be precise in extra tropical region after only one day of rain for light quantities.
What needs improvement is the uniform pink color above 10in. But you can customise it as I did here