No more historical data on Windytv (maybe in 4Q/2017)



  • @ivo Hey, How long will it take?


  • Global Moderator

    @mocandrey Just like the headline says: "maybe in 4Q/2017". Sorry for the inconvenience.



  • historical data was one of the best features of previous version... hope we can get them again ASAP :)



  • @Pavel-Neuman What year would you start the historical forecasts, if it would return 4Q of 2017?


  • Global Moderator

    @Siony-Mario We will see, too early to even think about it.



  • I recently completed a 5 week westbound summer sailing cruise around the Great Australian Bight. This was planned last year using the historical data on Windy TV, which is much more relevant than the traditional alternative - Pilot Charts, which are based on the averaged noon reports of mariners going back hundreds of years. Pilot charts are at best issued averaging a whole month, over 5 degree squares. GRIB based data at 3 or 6 hour intervals, day by day, at 1/4 degree resolution provides a far far better tool for understanding how wind systems progress in past seasons. I'm a yachting writer, and reported this beneficial use of Windy TV, but had to add that the restrospective review of data was no longer supported by the site. I'd encourage WindyTV to restore historical data as soon as practical, and to progressively extend it to earlier years. It will become an important resource, not otherwise available to the ordinary sailor.



  • Thank you for this excellent site. I look forward to be able to evaluate our pollen forecasts, which benefit allergy sufferers, with reference to historical data!



  • Historical Data! Cmon!



  • Dear Sirs,
    As a new member of the 'windytv community', I appreciate what you say about not having enough staff to upkeep historical data.

    However, surely it doesn't need that many people to upkeep what amounts to Weather Records? Have you thought about outsourcing the work?

    My concern is that you will lose out to such Weather Sites as Metcheck and Weather Underground, who not only have accurate, localised forecasts, like yourselves, but also maintain historical data on a daily or even hourly basis.



  • There is a way to get global historical data from the GFS model.
    It's from NOAA Archives: http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/data/gfsanl/
    And they are visualized with: http://www.zygrib.org/


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Windytv Community was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.