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Posts made by mgfrye
Please Add Freezing Altitude ASL for GFS
I live in the mountains (the Sierra Nevada in California), and currently there is no easy way in Windy to determine the snow level for an upcoming storm - a very important piece of information!
What would really help is to see the freezing altitude above sea level. I gather that the ECMWF doesn’t provide this - only the freezing altitude above the terrain, which is usually quite inaccurate in the mountains due to the ECMWF’s relatively coarse resolution. (For example, while the actual elevation for Yosemite Valley is 3970 feet, the ECMWF uses a model elevation of 7229 feet!)
However, the GFS does apparently provide the freezing altitude above sea level. I know this because the Ventusky app shows the freezing altitude above sea level for the GFS and HRRR models. The Ventusky app is pretty crappy overall, but it does provide this one useful piece of information that Windy does not. If they can do it you can do it! Please add this feature to Windy, and make the best weather app and website in the world even better!
And while you’re at it, please see if some other models provide the freezing altitude above sea level. Maybe the NAM?
Thanks so much!
RE: UPDATE Your latest update on weather map was done over 22 hours ago?
I’m seeing the same thing. ECMWF hasn’t updated in over 24 hours. What’s up?
RE: Please add freezing level in elevation above sea level
Thanks for the tip @stitch. I had to look up how to see the sounding forecast (just right-click on a spot). I just need to click on a nearby spot, but someplace where the model altitude is lower than the actual elevation I'm interested in. Then I can slide the little bar up and see the forecasted temp for the right elevation. Works great. It would be better if there was a more straightforward way to get this information, but that's still helpful.
Please add freezing level in elevation above sea level
I live in the mountains - the Sierra Nevada in California. Surprisingly, one of the hardest pieces of weather information to obtain is the predicted snow level for upcoming winter storms. The NWS sometimes mentions this in a Winter Storm Watch or Warning, or their Forecast Discussion, but not always, and the information they give is rudimentary.
Windy has the option to show the freezing level, which is great, but it shows the freezing level for the altitude above the land, not the altitude above sea level. Showing the altitude above the land might work if the forecast models had, maybe, less than 1km resolution, but they don't. They average the elevation for a large area, so in the mountains it's very hard to determine what the freezing level above sea level, or the land, actually is.
In the Airgram I can see temperatures related to air pressure, and I can make the conversion to convert this to altitude, but that's a bit painstaking. It would be so much easier if we could just see the freezing level in elevation above sea level. We mountain dwellers would really appreciate that feature!
Tide Forecasts not visible
As of this morning I can't see tide forecasts on the website or app. I click (or tap in the app) on the tide forecast icon, wait, and wait, and no tide stations appear. At first, since I was looking on my phone, I tried deleting and reinstalling the app, but that didn't solve the problem. Then I looked at the website on my laptop and couldn't see tide stations there either. I don't know where you get your tide information from, but I'm wondering if their server might be down? Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?