Windy launches Satellite layer
With your satellite enhancements, is your team accessing these from Eumetsat?
If so, at some stage down the track, would you consider including the "Ash - volcanic activity" and "Fog/Low cloud" enhancements the present satellite options?
gpobernardo last edited by
Nice addition! Now with worldwide radar, lightning strikes, and then satellite imagery, Windy is probably the most complete weather information provider available worldwide! Keep them coming!
Now that I recall, for iOS, it would be nice to have the option to also display (in a separate widget) any of the current weather map layers from the Windy app. Would love to see the latest radar image in a widget, or even IR+!
NQ0A last edited by
You guys at Windy are top notch, this program just keeps getting better all the time. As a long time Skywarn weather watcher this is my goto weather web site. Thanks for all the hard work and the best site on the net period!
Mark in Moab Utah...
jmds last edited by
Excellent idea.Please let me know when it is available.
Oreca last edited by
Very nice and useful add on.
DAVEMatthews last edited by
EXCELLENT works well on Mac Book Pro. Keep up the great work. Thanks, Dave Matthews, PhD
mgeigert last edited by
I am impressed that you actually installed your own dish. I am very interested in smoke plumes but your current visible image does not display it like the web site that I currently use.
Any chance of adding this type of visible display?
Michael from CT DEEP
bdiddydog1 last edited by
Love it! I'm a weather nerd and honestly, you guys have the best app out there.
What do the brownish tones stand for? Dry air? There is a lot of smoke coming from the Canadien Wild Fires.
HomoTelepathicus last edited by
Huge thanks to the Windy Team for such a totally awesome site. Do not stop what you are doing. Youre doing it right. Cant wait to see the satellite layer. Been using this site for over 2 years now. Wouldn't use anything else.
Ivanovskiy last edited by
The nephogram is good, but I need more borders, such as province, counties...
Have you tried to zoom-in?
@bdiddydog1 Hi! I hope we both are talking about satellite layer :-) The yellow colour is for low clouds/fog while white/blue colours are for high clouds. It is handy to distinguish between these two layers. You can often see how these layers move separately at different speed and in different direction. Also you can observe evolution of the storms (from cumulus to cumulonimbus)
I understood this difference in color based on clouds altitude, but could we know at which altitude the color changes?
vernonro last edited by
Great tool. Used this to warn wildland firefighters of incoming cold front with thunderstorms yesterday in northern Ontario, CA. Our location is outside of radar so also used it to advise division supervisors when it was going to be clear enough for them to get out with the helicopters and check on the fire crews.
Ontario Fire Behaviour Analyst
@idefix37 Unfortunately not, the color is based on temperature. So from this imagery it is not possible to determine clouds altitude. Also it is not possible to distinguish between snow and low clouds. It could be possible with some cloud mask products. To sum it up: this is challenge for future ;-)
Thank you for your answer.
mwvanderwalt last edited by
As a short note, this was a marriage made in heaven! Thank you again, Windy.com, for delivering an innovative package that can easily display multiple real-time and near real-time content! You are an amateur meteorologist's dream.
don72 last edited by
i cant wait to see the full roll out ... love this app !
In INFRA+, cloud top temperature given in Kelvin scale (K).
240K - 273.15 = -33.15°C
200K - 273.15 = -73.15°C