Windy App for chasing

Dec 19, 2007
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I've been playing with the Windy app (Android) for a few months now and am really looking forward to trying it for chasing. You can view pressure, dews, CAPE, radar (with lightning from Blitzortung), skewT, and soundings from your current location. There's also the option to view data through different layers of the atmosphere, from the surface to 150 mb. You can also view model data from the NAM, GFS, and even some ECMWF. Anyone else use it for chasing?
 
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Apr 6, 2019
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Pittsburgh
It's pretty good for seeing atmospheric conditions, wind speed, etc. I don't really like it because the radar is too smoothed out and doesn't show a lot of the intricate features of the storm, plus it only has pseudo-reflectivity, and nothing else.
 

James K

EF3
Mar 26, 2019
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Colorado
Sounds interesting.. but which 'windy' app?
I see a "Windy.com" by Windyty SE, and a "Windy.app" by Windy Weather World Inc...
 

James K

EF3
Mar 26, 2019
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Colorado
Warren Faidley said:
Have they corrected the update issue? If I remember right, it took hours to update, making it useless for chasing.
I've been looking at it on occasion, and did find where it shows "last updated"
You can select from 3 different models, and depending on which one its updated every 6-7 hours, or 12-13 hours....
Also seems to be a bit of a battery hog.

Seeing a visual of the wind patterns is pretty cool though.