It would be awesome if Windy could link to the National Weather Service forecast discussion pages for US locations. That discussion is almost always the most accurate source of detailed information about the upcoming weather and the uncertainties in the forecast. The data is freely available via a simple HTTP API from weather.gov, for example: https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=PBZ&issuedby=PBZ&product=AFD&format=txt&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off
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Feature request: Link to forecast discussion
RE: How to view probability of preciptation?
Almost all weather apps and websites, including those that run the models like the National Weather Service, provide a probability number with their forecasts. They must use some method to come up with this number. If the models don't generate it, then how is it done? There must be some method beyond a random guess haha
How to view probability of preciptation?
First of all, Windy is awesome! Thanks for creating it!
I may be missing something obvious, so apologies if I am, but how do I see the probability of precipitation in the forecast?
All I see in Windy are forecast amounts of precipitation but as far as I can tell that doesn't inform me about the likelihood of precip. Most of the time it doesn't matter to me if it's going to rain 0.1" or 2". What matters more is whether or not it is going to rain at all so I can plan my day.
I can't tell what the amount on a Windy forecast is supposed to mean. Does 0.5" mean the model indicates it will 100% certainly rain 0.5" at that time? Does it mean that there's some chance between 0-100% that 0.5" of rain will fall at that time? The data seems of limited usefulness without an indication of probability.