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Old 23-05-2019, 15:06   #1
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Weather app - map with fronts?

Can anybody recommend a weather app that shows the classic map view with pressure and cold / warm fronts? Our region is characterized by fast cold fronts with squall lines that move through and cause nasty localized storms - it's nice to see where they are and anticipate.

The weather apps I currently use (Windy, WindFinder, Weather Network) show everything but that. It used to be available on Weather Underground, but their map of NA fronts hasn't been updated in at least six months (not to mention their user tracking and data marketing habits) so I've dropped them.

The app developers are all trying to do something new and different; sometimes it's helpful to stick with the old basics.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Re: Weather app - map with fronts?

In the case of Windy:

Windy does not create any forecast data itself but instead only visualises forecast and actual data sourced from various third party providers.

Also, Fronts are NOT drawn automatically by the weather forecast models, but are instead normally added manually by the meteorologists.

https://community.windy.com/topic/56...on-of-fronts/5

That being said there are several methods by which you can determine the front locations - search https://community.windy.com/ to find multiple threads on this subject.
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Re: Weather app - map with fronts?

Try ocean prediction center. But you will need to learn how to read those maps.
https://ocean.weather.gov/shtml/A_48hrsfc.gif
You can see on this map that you will be under a high presure systeme in 48 hours.
But no wind.....
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Re: Weather app - map with fronts?

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Try ocean prediction center. But you will need to learn how to read those maps.
https://ocean.weather.gov/shtml/A_48hrsfc.gif
You can see on this map that you will be under a high presure systeme in 48 hours.
But no wind.....

Thanks, that's exactly the kind of high level view I'm looking for. I'm not a weather expert but have a pretty good idea what to look for to anticipate squall lines coming down the Great Lakes.



(And re the previous comment: the forums on Windy are indeed very helpful, and I'll no doubt learn more as I explore those options.)
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Anything bleu is bad. Cold front
Red is a warm front.
Bleu and red is unstable rainy sunny windy no wind shitty weather.
Thats very general
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