Weather Map Now Has More Useful Data and Overlays

This is for the weather geeks.

The weather map on the weather page has been updated and you now have access to nearly 40 different animated, real-time overlays, including:

  • weather radar
  • satellite view
  • solar power
  • wind
  • rain/thunder
  • temperature
  • clouds
  • waves
  • rain accumulation
  • wind gusts
  • wind accumulation
  • clear air turbulence
  • icing severity
  • new snow
  • snow depth
  • precipitation type
  • thunderstorms
  • dew point
  • humidity
  • freezing altitude
  • wet bulb temperature
  • UV index
  • high clouds
  • medium clouds
  • low clouds
  • fog
  • cloud tops
  • cloud base
  • visibility
  • CAPE index
  • thermals
  • swell 1, 2, 3
  • wind waves
  • sea temperature
  • currents
  • tidal currents
  • NO2
  • PM2.5
  • Aerosol
  • Ozone layer
  • SO2
  • Surface Ozone
  • CO Concentration
  • Dust mass
  • pressure
  • extreme forecast
  • weather warnings
  • drought monitoring
  • fire danger

I put a few in bold that might be of special interest, but it is worth exploring on your own.  Head over to the weather page, scroll down to the map, then click in the upper right where is says “weather radar” and there is a little round yellow-ish symbol with wind blowing.


Comments | 5

  • Fronts

    Weather is endlessly fascinating to me, always has been. One thing I’ve noticed lately, for all the fancy filters, we rarely see a weather map with lines depicting cold and warm fronts, with the corresponding symbols of triangles and half-moons. I wonder why?

    • under presha

      You can get the lines using the Pressure overlay, and also the Extreme Weather overlay has them.

      I’m still poking around looking for the triangles and half moons. (They have them on their “official” Windy app.) Note that some of the overlays have additional functions once chosen.

  • On the surface…

    Just spitballing here, but my suspicion is that we don’t see those triangles and half moons so much anymore because they were used in print media, not easy to interpret, and digital data now offers a dazzling array of other renderings for the screen.

    I may be way off, but my point is the mix of fronts and pressures are a complex interplay as it effects weather, and it’s one of those rabbit holes that the more you go down it- counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere- the more elusive the picture is.

    Talk about stuff we take for granted…extreme weather gets the viral attention, but everyday swirling masses that shape our atmosphere with each unique variation, forces that most people have little conscious clue about, are the real elephants in the room

    • There's an app for that...

      I was thinking that they might not be common anymore because other methods are more precise. We can zoom in our own backyards now. But, the Windy app that our map is based on has them. So maybe they are making a comeback?

      I went down on of those rabbit holes playing with this new map… I was looking at winds and then started to play with the levels, watching winds at the surface, then jumping up layers to the middle, then the upper atmosphere. I had the map zoomed out to see the entire northern hemisphere, too. Watching jet streams and swirls everywhere at once. Wheee!

      I’m anticipating extreme accuweather at some point. A robot comes on a screen and says, “Anne, at 123 ABC Street, you are about to be hit by a tornado. Go next door.” : )

  • No doubt forecasting tools now are amazing. I’m a lon

    No doubt forecasting tools now are amazing. I’m a longtime WINDY customer, the premium package offers even more chills and thrills. As a sailor, being a weather freak is part of the deal. If you really want to blow your mind, check out PredictWind. Their granular details allow for course mapping based on various routes and departure times.

    Not quite “Anne, if you’re beating from Woods Hole to the Vineyard in the next hour you’ll want your foulies on, and double reef that main,” but almost.

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