I submitted this issue months ago, and no one seems to care.
Posts made by MeteoMike686
Anyone know if the marker URL is ever coming back?
That was a feature I really liked. You'd be able to save a URL and jump straight to a zoomed in region, with the marker pin already in place (or in my case, create a URL with VBA in an excel file). Like this: https://www.windy.com/?40.250,-110.830,8,marker. As you can see, the zoom/region works, but their is no marker until you place it yourself, which kind of defeats the purpose.
This has been broken for about 2 months, I think, and I've submitted a bug report and been totally ignored. I can't find anywhere if the syntax has changed, hence why I'm making a post about it.
RE: Windy brings new Waves-radar and additional isolines
Wind wave = wave generated by wind
Swell = wave that has moved outside its area of generation
At any given state, there may be multiple series of waves at your location. The wind could be blowing very hard at your location, creating wind waves. A strong cold front could be moving across the ocean, generating waves that will later arrive at your location and in the opposite direction of the wind waves. A third, or fourth swell could also be present.
Bug Report - URL Format for automatically placing markers no longer works
I wrote a routine that automatically generates a windy view from a lat lon, zooming into a certain area and automatically places a marker at the location. With the latest update, the previously supported method of:
no longer functions. The map zooms in to the correct coordinates, and with the correct zoom level, but a marker is not displayed.
The only way I can get a marker to display is if I use the URL to open up the forecast panel, which I'd like to avoid.
RE: Help us to test Windy version 13.00
This killed the URL formatting to automatically bring up a marker:
Just zooms into the region defined by the coordinates, but no marker pin is displayed on the map. This was an EXTREMELY useful feature that I hope has not been removed. I'll submit a separate bug report.
RE: Is there any way to build a route and import it to windy.com?
Bumping this, as it's been a while. Has there been any thought to add this to the API?
Like ingest a delimitted text file containing points, then have the windy route/distance tool automatically place the points based on the data in the file.
Is there any way to build a route and import it to windy.com?
I developed a simple VBA routine to open up windy.com to a specific point and zoom using the URL.
Is there any way to build a route in the distance and planning tool from an external source and have it load automatically into Windy? We occasionally deal with a forecast that moves, whether it be a vessel or a tropical cyclone, and often have a list of lat/lon to work from. It would be nice if we could pre-load coordinates from a list and have it automatically build in Windy without having to construct it by hand every time.
RE: Why is Wind speed in hurricanes so wrong?
@Siff Where do you get the real data from for everywhere on the planet? It's easy to say you have real data in somewhere like the USA, which is covered by hundreds of observation points, along with upper air measurements taken twice daily. What about everywhere else?
How do you verify a forecast for a location which there is no credible observation data? Remote sensing can help, but it only goes so far.
Lat/Lon on marker pin vanished?
Was lat/lon ever displayed on the marker pin? When you click the map, the pin appears that shows the forecast conditions, as well as a link to pull up the table forecast.
Someone I know swears they saw latitude and longitude info on this pin that would update when you dragged it to a new location, but now this appears to be missing. I myself can't recall if this was ever true, because I don't use it the same way he does. The only way I can view the pin's new coordinates is to have the forecast table open so that it updates in the search bar, but this isn't optimal because then the interface only moves in increments of 12hrs.
Bug Report - incorrect time on the red time bar
I've noticed this for several days now, and I think it's only limited to 'Wednesdays'.
I've attached a screenshot. The UTC date in the URL is clearly listed as 12/29/2016 valid for 00z, but the time bar is reading 12am Wednesday.
My work computer is set to UTC time, so 12am should be 00z. This works correctly for other days of the week, but I only seem to notice it on Wednesdays. It goes from Wednesday 9pm to Wednesday 12am, then Tuesday 3am. This is using both GFS and ECMWF. ![0_1482507681801_2016-12-23_15-26-41.png](Uploading 100%)
Map borders and land not showing up.
I recently implemented WindyTy into some of our forecast excel sheets. You simply press a button, and the excel sheet makes a URL based off of coordinates in the sheet, which then opens WindyTy. It works fine, but in the past week, we suddenly can no longer see geographical or international boundaries. US States, country lines, land masses, shore lines, etc. It's just a map with weather data and nothing else.
Stranger still is that we have one computer in our office that the website works fine on and loads all the map features, but all of the other computers will not load any map features. Even if I just type in windyty.com and go to the website without using our excel sheet, the features do not load.
I can replicate this on Chrome or IE, which are the browsers we use in our office. Is this an issue with having an outdated version of a web browser? I know on Chrome, our office blocks the windyty forum if you click 'About' from the map, but I can access it if I do a Google search. The map pin on the screen shot should be the US East Coast, alongshore New York.
EDIT: Just checked, it works fine from my home PC. Is it possible the map layer is being blocked by my company's firewall?