Thanks for all the hints. I'm trying everything out. I'll post back here what I find in next couple days, and/or make a new update post.
TL, DR: So, now that old fast NWS is gone, and new NWS is basically useless & too slow, is there any weather radar for PC that's any good??? Fast and zoomable and has precipitation and velocity. Wundermap sucks.
HI, this might have been asked before but I did search and didn't find much in the sub.
The new NWS radar is terrible. I used the old NWS (flash) every day to manage my delicate item delivery schedule. With the old NWS, I could rapidly pull up local radar WITH precipitation and wind, etc. It was a little pixellated but I don't care... it was fast and as current-data as could be.
Now, the replaced NWS site is basically useless. It takes forever to load, isn't local (I don't need the whole f*&n usa), and super slow. There is NO precipitation!! or hardly any other data. It is blurry when I zoom in!
I've tried several other 'popular' radars and can't even get close. WunderMap is super slow and has NO precipitation. NextRad is ok, at least it has rain/snow, but the interface is tiny and zooming is almost completely broken. Zoom in on one area, and it jumps to a different area! Accuweather is crap, sometimes loads, no options, sometimes just hangs.
•In real life, precipitation does not go above the clouds, it will be a great addition to updating the height of the world.
Of course, whether mist or vast rain, off, coarse weather missed her fast reign.
I noticed that the author doesn't cite any data sources, but I still think it's interesting.
Accompanying article: https://pcttrailsidereader.com/post/641125422652932096/the-snow-report-is-always-worth-studying-as-one#
>At 37% of normal we are not the driest on record but we are not far above that mark. While California can receive substantial precipitation in single ‘atmospheric river’ events, current weather patterns suggest the possibility of a 12-month fire season (e.g., record Santa Ana winds in January!).
Are there any bands on the GOES satellites that do a good job of acting as a proxy for precipitation? I've heard clean window IR thrown around, anything else? Thanks!
With this week bringing exceptional snowfall, it's time for a theme that encompasses not just rain and snow but the full range of precipitation, including things that don't usually fall from the sky outside of song such as men or meatballs.
I've already tried with ImageJ via filter and threshhold to capture the perimeter and to calculate with this data the diameter from the data set. The problem is that many reflections of the SEM and other non precipitations are also included in the threshold.
Does anyone have any tips or other programs they can recommend?