Windy launches Satellite layer
MCOCHLAR last edited by
WONDERFULL !!! GREAT RESOLUTION !! CONGRATULATIONS !!
Cofresi last edited by
Excellent idea..It can only get better...
hungrywolf 0 last edited by
I love it.
The moar data the better! Thanks, Windy! Best “weather” app ever!
AKDamselfly last edited by
This is amazing! Thank you! I just learned about windy.com in August from a visitor to Alaska from Oregon. Thanks to windy.com we were able to organize our adventures according to where the forest fire smoke was minimal to none using the Air Quality PM setting. When we took a water taxi to an island out of Seward, AK the business owner commented on how lucky we were to get a smoke-free day. I told him it wasn't luck and wrote down windy.com for him.
@ivo & the Windy team....... Thank you :-):-) All... The best !
Daniel Hayward last edited by
Hi Windy Team,
Love the new satellite, but only issue would be the K Index and if this could be switched by clicking the legend to Celsius to Fahrenheit to Kelvin etc. This would then make it easier for those around the world to understand what the cloud tops are in there region metric units rather then International Standard Only.
Apart from that loving the satellite and update.
@TZ I have a suggestion. Consider switching the satellite provider to the GOES -16 AND GOES-17 satellites instead of the current European one. Those satellites can distinguish between snow and clouds. You would also still have the ability to see clouds in IR at night, plus IR +. Also, 5-minute time steps are available with the GOES satellites.
@hidp123 Windy already has the ability to see the clouds at night. That's what the blue clouds are at night. It's simply the satellite's interpretation of what clouds would look like at night if they could be seen from space by astronauts, which they cannot, but with all these microwave sensors and doodads onboard, now we CAN see clouds at night. Also, just go to IR and IR +. Only thing is IR + will not update as often as visible and IR.
Daniel Hayward last edited by
@weatherfan also would consider Himiawari-8 for the Australian region with 10-minute time stamps.
Tomsp85 last edited by
Weather radar covers just a fraction of the World. But what is happening outside radar range can play sometimes a crucial role for human safety.
That is why we have decided to add worldwide Satellite layer to Windy.
Huge satellite dish, expensive equipment and a half year of development. Our last addition was not simple at all, but we have worked hard.
So far we have a few issues with Satellite layer and we are working hard to fix them.
Nice bonus can be easy to use the animate tool at www.windy.com/animate, that will create a shareable video for your news server or a social account (works only on a desktop computer). Use the video as you wish, just do not forget to add a clickable link to Windy.com.
A lot of people worked on this big feature: I, personally, have bootstrapped CSS classes, Milan, our webGL guru created front end player. But most of the work (approx 80%) was done on the backend. Importing, transformations, delivery. Tomas, Martin, Jakub a Jindra did the job.
Enjoy satellite and stay safe.
agalope last edited by
Excellent and Helpfull
@Daniel-Hayward Both this European and that Japanese one have the 10-minute time steps. I think that Japanese one, like our GOES, has a Global Lightning Mapper, too.
aussieinasia last edited by aussieinasia
Bloody Amazing.. I watched a rain shower approach my apartment in real time and accurately replicated what I saw from my balcony...I am assuming the infrared+ represents cloud thickness = rain intensity?
PS shared your link to this new capability to my local FB expat community.. we are heading into Typhoon season
INFRA + represents the altitude of top of clouds. That’s useful information about convective storm especially in tropical region. Pls find further information by this link:
david_lexicon last edited by
Great layer. Keep it up. If I were a rich man, I would support you financially in a big way but I am supporting you the best I can.
fmall last edited by
Best overall free meteorological info site on the web. period.
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Warren B last edited by
Fantastic addition to an already awesome service. Windy has pretty much taken over the home screen of my computer. Great insight to worldwide weather patterns and great value to marine interests.. Thank you and best wishes for continued success!
dashdot last edited by
It's amazing I love it! Thanks so much!