@mrandall overlays are available directly from nhc and other specialized websites. Feel free as well to add them when necessary! :) there also a live aircraft recon overlay available at tropicalatlantic website.
I am originally from the Caribbean, now working in Europe as an Airbus A320 pilot.
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Posts made by Gabou971
RE: Dorian wind speed and pressure
@stanard Well 29mph is not that ridiculous because the wind at the very center of it should be equal to zero :)
Just read the post above.
No models can depict the real conditions in that kind of storms except very specialized ones which are used by scientists, running only in the area of the storm. Can you imagine? The wind changes 360 degrees in an area of 10km, from 0 to 180 mph and with a huge pressure drop... That is insane. No super computer can modelize this. We still need planes to investigate storms like that to really know what's happening.
Moreover windy is not intended to predict wind in such phenomenom and I swear it's very accurate in your normal people life.
Pray for the Bahamas... I was in the eye of hurricane Irma and I know that cat 5 hurricanes are some kind of monsters which haunt you forever, especially if experienced on a small island that is flat and not big enough to reduce wind speed and stop the convection... And on top of that extremely vulnerable to waves and storm surge... It's definitely a life threatening hurricane and some people are going to die there because of it. It's terrible to know it and having nowhere to run like on the "mainland" where you can follow evacuation routes.
RE: Fed up with catastrophism and your site !
Like you said, past wasn't that good. We've improved a lot our life condition over the years. Does it mean we have to stop thinking and stop improving it? I don't think so.
It's true, some ecologists are more or less extreme in their visions. But there are some important facts however, among others: Climate is changing too quickly for a lot of species to survive, and we are killing the oceans with plastic and overfishing. And this comes from scientists from all over the world. I saw with my own eyes a part of the north atlantic plastic vortex last year while sailing from Europe to the Caribbean and we got stuck in that thing for three days. This isn't catastrophism but something real. So yeah we might have some technology "ready for it" and somehow some of us will cope with all that shit... By the way, please send scientific articles about this because so far i've never heard of anything (coming from serious researches, I'm like you and try not to make assumptions) that could clean up that mess or regulate effectively global temperatures...
But anyway, you can't blame people because they try to awake consciences, even if you sometimes don't agree with them. You can't blame them because they fight for a better future. Because this is precisely what you wrote : "Before it was shit actually". So yeah, it means that one day some people thought that sewage you were talking about, going directly into rivers, was a bad idea in the past and you agreed with it obviously. And for sure at that time some people were like "I'm fed up with your waste of money. This river is flowing to the ocean anyway". I think you contradict yourself in a way.
Moreover, regarding the app... It won't be possible to find a weather app / website not talking about global warming and the fact that we should change certain things. Because climatologits see the real crap with their own eyes as well through their studies and data. They're on the front line and they're actually the ones who first sounded the alarm. So trying to find good weather info and data without the catastrophic or realistic part is kind of contradictory as well in my opinion.
RE: Atlantic - Tropical depression threatens Dominica
Yes it's a storm now! But a it's a very small one at least. Its convection area is very small and thunderstorms appear to be quite small compared to other typical tropical storms. However at this moment thunderstorms tops are reaching FL450. That represents a lot of water that could surely cause flash floods and mudslides...
People from Guadeloupe to Grenada should be extremely careful regarding floodings, wind gusts and also waves caused by this little storm.
And ahah yes I didn't notice that about island names :)
Windshear Layer + AROME update
Hello, here are some suggestions to you guys:
Would it be interesting to have a windshear layer on Windy? Basically a map displaying intensity of wind speed and wind direction changes with altitude, and shear direction. We could thing of one layer from surface up to upper levels, and 3 sublayers : low level shear, mid level shear, upper level windshear.
AROME model has been available on windy for a while now. However, it covers more areas than a part of Europe. In fact, it's also working in the Caribbean, Indian ocean and Pacific ocean. It is possible to add those covered areas to Windy?
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Stay safe :)
Atlantic - Tropical depression threatens Dominica
A low pressure (99L) area is moving westwards over the Atlantic and a tropical depression or storm is likely to form during the coming days. Although models don't predict a powerful phenomena, the storm could triggers intense rainfall over the Lesser Antilles and most particularly Dominica which is still recovering from hurricane Maria (Cat5, Sept. 2017).
Dominica is very sensitive to rain, especially after the aftermath of hurricane Maria. In 2015, tropical storm Erika brought intense rainfalls over the tiny island. The resulting floodings and mudslides killed at least 25 people.
As some local media and officials already advised, I think people living in the area of Lesser Antilles/windward islands should monitor carefully this low pressure area.
The 2019 hurricane season has been very quiet so far, at least in the Atlantic bassin! Let's hope it stays like this until October!
RE: WIND DIRECTION
I see only one explaination to this...
He considers the entire greyflag picker as a wind vector... ???
You have to read what's inside the picker. For exemple on the pictures above : Wind is blowing FROM the east (E / 90° from north) and windspeed is 36 knots.
Can you see this info in the picker, or it is empty ? If it's empy, it doesn't work properly.