A small suggestion:
The "donation symbol" is not a wise decision.
You use the same symbol for "fullscreen mode".
I think those symbols are better
Many thanks to Ivo and the windy team! Aim High!
Description needed https://community.windy.com/topic/3361/description-of-weather-overlays
Q: the color overlay in INFRA+ has to do with
cloud top temperature,
precipitation estimate or
instantaneous precipitation rate ?
Sounding is a diagram that shows the vertical distribution
of temperature, humidity and wind into the atmosphere.
Usually the observations are made by radiosondes
(instruments carried into the atmosphere by a weather balloon).
Weather models can give us forecast data of the same parameters
so we can prepare "forecast soundings".
Soundings are used by (glider) pilots to know thermals, winds aloft, icing forecast etc
and by meteorologists (and weather enthusiasts) for rain/snow forecast,
fog forecasting, turbulence, cloud bases/tops, thunderstorms etc
Another use of sounding forecast.
Today's diagram shows a small spread between temp. and dew point
from FL300 to FL390.
That indicates high humidity at those heights.
High humidity in combination with low temps are favorable conditions
for condensation trails formation.
Foto. confirms that!
Today (Sep. 7) both models (GFS and ECMWF) forecast similar paths.
The center of IRMA is approaching Miami, Florida on Sunday morning.
the winds aloft are amsl.
Actually (and more precisely) are the winds on standard isobaric surfaces.
For example the wind at 5000ft is actually the wind in a "surface" of the atmosphere where the pressure is 850 hPa.
Over mountains those "isobaric surfaces" may intersect* (cut) the orography (land surface).
Thus, if you point on Everest and chose wind at diferent altitudes you'll find out that wind "stays the same" at all the levels from Om (msl) up to 8.000m.
On the airgram you'll see no wind at low levels.
"*" Actually, models isobaric surfaces "touch" models land surface.
Hope the following image will help.
The combination of the deep low (993 hPa) in the Ionian Sea with the high (1024 hPa) over Romania results significant snowfall over the central-north parts of the Balkans. At the same time, strong southerly winds bring warm air from Africa to Greece and the temp. over Crete island is expected to reach 28 C.
(1) There is no GLOBAL model with 1 km resolution. Windy provides ICON at 7km. Sites which claim providing 1km resolution, actualy are interpolating data from lower resolution models.
(2) 9 saved forecast Locations?
Is not provided by windy? Why 9? why not 10, 12, 15, 100 ???
(3) Isobar Maps: are already provided by windy !
(4) Wind observations: are already provided by windy !
(5) Forecast Alerts accurate: are already provided by windy !
(6) 25km global resolution “GFS” : is already provided by windy !
(7) 50km/8km/1km resolution “PWG”.
What is the need for 50km resolution as you have already better resolution maps?
(8) Compare GFS & ECMWF Gust Forecast at 50km & 8km resolution .
GFS and ECMWF gust forecasts are already provided by windy!
(9) Animate Gust Forecast over time to see changes in Gust speed.
are already provided by windy !
(10) Using the world s leading weather models .
Windy already uses world's leading weather models!
ECMWF is the leader in the field
I think that your "new ideas" are not so new. Almost all are already provided by windy.
Yes, here in windy we need new ideas .... not copy-paste from other sites.
btw are you a meteorologist as you claim in your profile?
Hmm. I'm not sure about this "mix".
See the following screenshots for today afternoon.
At the left image, someone may think that Czechia will face more intense tstms
than Moldova and Ukraine.
But... lightning forecast (right image) predicts more tstms over Ukraine!
I'm afraid this will be more obvious during the winter,
when a full 3 hrs of moderate rain (greenish colours) with a very low lightning density
will interpreted as moderate (or heavy) thunderstorms.
A good way to overcome that problem is to show bigger lightning symbols
over areas of high lightning density.
The same with "snow".
P.S. how about to leave "rain/snow" feature as it was in the past
and to announce this new layer as "all-in-one" ?
Blitzortung is already known to windy!
I have to mention that blitzortung provides observations (real time data)
while windy provides forecast data.
I hope (someday) blitzortung will share their data with windy.
Even better wind forecasts expected in the near future
thanks to satellites (ESA's Aeolus mission).
ECMWF's news highlights (January to July 2018)
ECMWF makes more data freely available to WMO Members