What happened to all the BEST features of Wundermap????

  • 17
  • Question
  • Updated 1 week ago
Remember the days when you clicked radar and could see the storm tracks and echo top?
Remember the days Wundermap just worked as expected :)  Do we have any plans to bring back the storm track feature?  This was the best way to see predicted direction and size of storms as well the hail size and percentage.  Please bring this back!
Photo of Ben D

Ben D

  • 19 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 17
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
Yes I playing with Windy. According to Wunderground they working on their new site. HaHa it still just comes up with a blue screen. They say it is better. Whatever.
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
https://www.weathertap.com/ This one really looks promising but you have to sign up and after so long you have to pay, Try it out I can't pay for anything on a retired budget SMH. If I really like it it will make me ill when I have to pay.
Photo of Tom Frasier

Tom Frasier

  • 12 Posts
  • 13 Reply Likes
I can certainly understand the need for Wundermap, especially where there are many severe storms.  Thank goodness I don't live in an area like that.  I have a PWS and the information from it use to be uploaded about every minute and now it's uploaded about every 30 minutes.  A lot can happen within 30 minutes, especially with spring and summer severe storms  popping up.  They also down graded their format for PWS.
Photo of Ben D

Ben D

  • 19 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes
Yeah it's Dope!
Photo of Zobva

Zobva

  • 5 Posts
  • 12 Reply Likes
$7.95/month for weathertap?  Wow.  No thanks, I have enough corporations already bleeding me with this latest way they've discovered of squeezing more blood out of my Social Security turnip by charging monthly "subscription" fees for everything.  I had to ditch Amazon Prime and Microsoft Office when they started doing this.
The well is dry.  I'll have to stick with a free weather service... or one I already pay for that's included with my cable TV or internet provider fees.
Photo of James Anding

James Anding

  • 60 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes

Just a comment.

If any of you are not familiar with ZoomRadar.

You should take a look. Good stuff. Great radar and many features for us who like weather.

http://zoomradar.com/

Spread the word on different channels here if you like it.

There's actually a storm chaser right not posting live video from his auto.


Photo of guy

guy

  • 11 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
That map is nice and sharp, great design.
Photo of Tom Frasier

Tom Frasier

  • 12 Posts
  • 13 Reply Likes
Sad, but it seems WU and The Weather Channel have ignored our continuing request for some type of communication.
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
Yes they have not responded anywhere even on their page on Facebook.
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
I did check out zoomradar. Looks like during a hurricane or something it would be good. They also want you to pay.
Photo of jmh2002

jmh2002

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
As other people have mentioned, check out www.windy.com

Apart from being very good, it is also totally free.
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
I did try it and liked it but then it locked up on me
Photo of jmh2002

jmh2002

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Probably this is a technical problem on your side, rather than the windy site.
Photo of Terry Forshee

Terry Forshee

  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
I really wanted to like Windy.  I downloaded the app, created an account, everything.  The map just wasn't accurate.  There I was, staring out my window at a downpour.  Wunderground showed yellow radar of the rain right over my street, Windy just displayed a light blue haze, 8 mins old, and not over my street yet.  I kept refreshing hoping it would catch up, but too late, the weather had already moved on.

Photo of Ben D

Ben D

  • 19 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes
unfortunately I've noticed much of the same. 'Intellicast' seems to be working great so far.
Photo of Tom Frasier

Tom Frasier

  • 12 Posts
  • 13 Reply Likes
I switched to the Weather Channel tonight and was totally surprised by what I saw.  There are probably many others that know this, but Weather Channel is now Weather Underground.  Hmm!
(Edited)
Photo of jmh2002

jmh2002

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
@Terry Forshee

Did you report this on the Windy community?

https://community.windy.com/topic/3746/radar-data-needed-help-us-with-the-data-gathering?page=1

Radar layers are still heavily in development. Help them make improvements.
Photo of Terry Forshee

Terry Forshee

  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Just reported it.
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
http://www.intellicast.com/ is about the best you can get for now. I use it but you can only do like 24 hour, but 90% of the time it is right on. Just had a large rain her and it was right on.
 
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
Also try http://www.livewxradar.com/ when it comes up on firat page scroll down for options of more maps. Playing with this one and during a Hurricane should be a good one.
Photo of Paula Thompson Hendrix

Paula Thompson Hendrix

  • 28 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
Yes Tom that why Wunderground stopped working
Photo of Ben D

Ben D

  • 19 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes
Wow cool. Thanks Paula
Photo of Zobva

Zobva

  • 5 Posts
  • 12 Reply Likes
Another  free weather site suggestion I've been using that's excellent!  It has all the storm information that wunderground used to have -- and more: 
(It's supported by ads, but they're not too bad and it's worth it IMO)
https://www.weatherforyou.com/reports/index.php?config=&forecast=zandh&pands=thompsonville%2...




(Edited)
Photo of Brian Aust

Brian Aust

  • 1 Post
  • 2 Reply Likes
Wunderground is DEAD. Broken. The best weather forecasting website that ever existed is now pretty much so useless that it won't even load on either Chrome, Safari or Firefox, in my home, let alone at the state park where I work and have minimal internet connection.  Wunderground Classic was the sleekest designed weather website. I guess weather.gov is where I'll reset all of my homepage settings.  The Weather Channel is nothing if not exasperatingly predictable!!

Photo of James Anding

James Anding

  • 60 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes
Yep. I experienced the same thing last night.
They don't tell anyone accurate updates on what's going on.
Most of their software developers quit months ago.

My I recommend to not put all your weather eggs in this failing company.
Start uploading your data from your weather station's to here:

https://www.pwsweather.com

At least your data will be preserved and they have some really great API's at
Aeris Weather to get your data into your apps.
https://www.aerisweather.com/support/docs/api/



Photo of Paula Hendrix

Paula Hendrix

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
I have come to really love windy.com once I found all the tricks on how to use it.
Photo of walid walid

walid walid

  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
It's my understanding that the 'New WunderMap' utilizes JavaScript. Firefox,which I use on my ol VISTA work area never again bolsters NAPI which was the API to JavaScript Plugins . My IE V9 doesn't work any longer either
Photo of Pepperjet

Pepperjet

  • 11 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
May want to try Google Chrome.  I'm still using it on one of my WinXP machines.  Seems to work fine, ...when WU is properly functioning.
Photo of Ben D

Ben D

  • 19 Posts
  • 24 Reply Likes
May want to try win 3.11 too on the ol 386. You two serious about still using those operating systems? That's really cool not to be a smartass about it. Upload an image if possible of WU map on the XP O/S I'd love to see that. Maybe it's what the WU developers are using.
Photo of Pepperjet

Pepperjet

  • 11 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Haha!  Even I don't have the time and patience to try those old OS's.  Been tricky at times to keep WinXP Pro working well, ...certainly doesn't break any speed records bringing up the graphics.  Perhaps the WU folks are using an Altair or Commodore.  Their NEXRAD page still doesn't show the storm tracks grid, ...getting close to two years now.
Photo of Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill

  • 16 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
Actually they are just dumbed down to phone tablet crap. On a PC it sucks.
Photo of walid walid

walid walid

  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
that exactly what i say I think all and clear
'' It's my understanding that the 'New WunderMap' utilizes JavaScript. Firefox,which I use on my ol VISTA work area never again bolsters NAPI which was the API to JavaScript Plugins . My IE V9 doesn't work any longer either''
https://inro.in/hola-vpn/ , https://inro.in/private-internet-access/ , https://inro.in/tunnelbear/
(Edited)