Thank you! That’s clear.
On iPad I don’t have this label shown when I click on a weather station.
Agronomist (Ret.), born in the French Alps near the Swizz border. I love skiing, mountaineering, but my hobby is sailing on European coasts. Used to teaching marine meteorology in some yacht clubs.
Posts made by idefix37
RE: Layer with PWS
You are right ! I’ve noted several PWS showing wrong data in particular for the wind speed. They are often in towns, in the middle of buildings...
Each weather station on Windy is identified as:
- (wmo) official weather station certified by WMO
- (ad) seems to be weather station on air base? But I’m not sure. Do you know what (ad) means?
- (madis) PWS which are in the MADIS network from the NOAA. Good data are not assured.
- (ship) most of them are not ships but
I wonder how to see the PWS which are logged on Windy.
All of them are not in the MADIS network? How to see them?
RE: Sync wind speed on ribbon with altitude slider
The forecast diagram shows the speed and direction of wind at different altitude. You just need to select Airgram.
RE: Inaccurate forecast issues
Windy shows data from 2 wave models: WAM from ECMWF and WAVEWATCH3 from NOAA. Do you check both of them?
These models have a medium resolution. So some local conditions of wind may give a worse sea state.
Depending where is your boating zone, Windy offers higher resolution Wind models which give you a better idea of expected waves height locally.
At the end, you must always crosscheck with official weather advisories at sea when you plan your trip.
RE: Swell v Marine Forecast
Right, significant waves height is more important for boating than Swell itself.
If you compare NOAA wave charts with Windy using the NOAA model, Wavewatch3, the maps are quite similar for significant waves heights, which is reassuring:
RE: Synoptic chart
The synoptic charts show action centers Lows and Highs, isobars, sometime zones of rain and thunderstorm...
All of this is available on Windy. The only missing information is fronts. The reason why Windy cannot show frontal boundaries is :
RE: Wind speed values on map
On Windy, you can customize the color palette for wind and gusts and use, for example, these modified colors:
With several advantages:
No similar colors for different wind speeds.
Light winds are displayed by light colors while strong winds are shown by denser, darker colours for an intuitive approach. However beyond 64 kt (120 km/h or 12 Bf or Hurricane force), rather than being darker, the colors become very clear « like LED lights ».
Up to 64 kt, colors match the Beaufort scale.
Beyond 64 kt, colors are chosen according to degrees used by NHC (Cat.1, Cat.2...).
Each wind range is represented by a uniform colour without shading or smoothing, with only a small mixing transition
How to apply these colour settings ?
Go to Settings
Choose Customize color cale
Select overlay: Wind
At bottom of page find the line Import/export
Click on [view code] to open a window pop up
Delete the text code in this window
Select and copy all lines of code here below and paste them in the window
Press [Import Gradient]
Note that you must be logged in to apply these settings in your Windy cloud. These new settings will be applied on all your devices.
Then you can use the wind speed units that you like ...kt...km/h...mph...m/s... bft
Try to use these new colours during at least one week. If you like them, keep them. If you don’t like, you can come back to the default Windy settings by pressing Load default