@idefix37 thank you for clarifying those points. I did try to understand the situation before posting but am just a layperson who is used to simply googling “the forecast”.
I only recently realized that I was using Windy “wrong” by not comparing between different models (forecasts) and weather stations (actual observations). I knew all this information was available and the help articles do explain these facts — but actually understanding how to use it all together to answer day-to-day questions takes practice.
Please help me check if I understand the following correctly:
Right now I am in a valley. The nearest station is 13km North and 500m higher. The next-closest one is 26km South and 300m lower. No other stations nearby. NAM (5km) is a good match for both stations, and that model’s resolution is smaller than my distance from both. So I think the NAM forecast is best for my current location. Is that correct?