• Members 8 posts
    Nov. 28, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

    Currenly data sources comes from USA and Canada. It seems natural to have a European source, and Asian one. Perhaps users can suggest some weather service to be added, and if there are enough of them that can be added (or for less common weather service if they are willing to pay a fee, or...) ? If some service do not supply certain data, those will be excluded, naturally.

  • Nov. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

    I keep a list of data sources to look into adding:

    Global data sources:
    - ECMWF (Europe) costs over $100,000 Euro per year so it's out of our range.
    - UKMet - not for commercial use

    Regional, high resolution data sources:
    - NAM (NOAA/USA)
    - RDPS - Canada region weather.gc.ca
    - yr.no - Norway
    - HIRLAM - Nordic countries hirlam.org/
    - opendata.smhi.se - Swedish weather service
    - www.dwd.de - Germany and surrounding regions

    There is a few of considerations for the data:
    1. it must be is a usable format, for weather this is typically GRIB or netCDF.
    2. must be downloadable and updated regularly

    Let me know if you find any and I'll add it to the list. I cannot read weather websites in foreign languages so I find it difficult to find the data.

    Cheers, Duane.

  • Members 8 posts
    Dec. 1, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

    I am from Serbia, Europe. The National service here offer two sets of data, according to their site: WRF-NMM and ETA.
    Interesting point about ETA model is our National service seems to be the author i.e. creator of the model itself! Even more interestingly is that model is reported to be accepted in many countries: Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Turkey, Peru, Philippines, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

  • Dec. 7, 2017, 8:31 a.m.

    A lot of websites render their data on top of maps. This prevents me merging data from different sources because if I show this snow data on top of GFS data, the map block out the other data. This is the most common limitation with data sources. But I think the France website has the GRIB data, I just can't read French to work it out so the other way is to download the data and test it out which takes time.

    In summary, the France data is on the list but I have to download and test it to see if it works.

    Thanks Bastiaan. Nice profile too, it remind me of playing games and miss them days.

  • Members 3 posts
    Dec. 7, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

    You can download the GRIB2 file under "Téléchargement direct" (click on + sign).
    "Télécharger" means "Download" in French ;-)

  • Dec. 7, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

    Yes, I can see "GRIB" and think "cool" I understand that, but nothing else. When the time comes I'll download the GRID and see what is in the file, i.e. the size of the region, resolution and how many days. I think I'm within a year to start looking at regional data. Fun times.

  • Dec. 8, 2017, 12:44 a.m.

    Yes, HRRR is on the secret list since there is a lot of unknowns about this data so I don't want to get peoples hopes up. For example, can my workers process the data fast enough and can my servers handle serving the data.

    HRRR is like the bonus points question on an exam, and I have other questions (NAM, DWD, yr.no) to answer first :-)