Remove the reporting of weather

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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby Daknife » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:59 am

Living in the land of mountains where one valley can experience blizzard like conditions while the next one over is enjoying the sun, Snow must be on the list but making it a Snow/Ice report would be more comprehensive.

To be honest I wouldn't change the current selection of weather conditions. Any more and we're going to have to start scrolling through the options and that isn't something you want people dealing with adverse weather to be doing. Yes rain gets reported when it really isn't necessary but in some areas reports of rain are important. Similar with Fog, Snow, and Hail, one more I would add if we have any say as it can really affect commuters (at least in my area) is strong winds.(which can cover cross winds, tornadoes and the like) In my area I don't need the hail reports but can certainly understand how critical it can be in other areas of the country.
p.s. par129 correct me if I'm wrong but in your list you have Tornado and Twister, are those not the same thing?
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby Borgholio » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:56 am

par129 wrote:I like weather reports and believe there should be more, like:
    Flood
    Black Ice
    Downpour
    Tornado
    Twister
    Windstorm
    Excessively Hot


Can you think of any others?



Tornado? Are you kidding? Why not be able to report hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions too? Asteroid impact, perhaps?

I agree with a few previous posters, too much info already. I get bombarded with "car on shoulder ahead" reports where the car is easily so far off to the right that it would only be a danger if I was actually driving on the shoulder. I don't need a play by play weather report along the route. I just need to know about certain weather conditions that make life extremely hazardous. Fog? Sure. Excessive wind? Yeah that can be dangerous, especially in a high profile vehicle. High heat? Umm...that's only a problem if you drive a car with a cruddy cooling system. Black ice? How many people in the southern 1/3 of the country even know what black ice is?

Personally I think we should trim down the kinds of reports available on Waze. We should only have (by default) accident, traffic, and objects on the road. If you want to include weather on the default reporting screen then limit it to the most hazardous kinds such as high wind or dense fog. If we want to start adding every kind of weather known to man, we should be allowed to customize the report screen to show the ones we want...otherwise it can get very cluttered and dangerous to use while we're driving.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby par129 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:55 pm

I like weather reports and believe there should be more, like:
    Flood
    Black Ice
    Downpour
    Tornado
    Twister
    Windstorm
    Excessively Hot


Can you think of any others?
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby Boschett » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:52 pm

Bozwell wrote:People suggest lots of things to add to the in app notifications but they can't all be added otherwise it would become unwieldy with too many options. There are however suggestions that could be added that are much better than weather reports that are useless 99% of the time.

I saw a rain report this morning after it had been raining all night. That's a useless report. Ironically it had actually stopped raining when I saw it too! To find out what the warning was for I had to tap the screen to read the description momentarily taking my eye off the road, and it was for no good reason.

The only weather report I can see being the slightest bit useful is fog.


I totally agree.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby amiga6 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:20 am

There should be conditions reports instead
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby bozwell » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:26 am

People suggest lots of things to add to the in app notifications but they can't all be added otherwise it would become unwieldy with too many options. There are however suggestions that could be added that are much better than weather reports that are useless 99% of the time.

I saw a rain report this morning after it had been raining all night. That's a useless report. Ironically it had actually stopped raining when I saw it too! To find out what the warning was for I had to tap the screen to read the description momentarily taking my eye off the road, and it was for no good reason.

The only weather report I can see being the slightest bit useful is fog.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby Bigbear3764 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:57 pm

I like the report of weather. I got an alert for fog ahead and thought what are they talking about? Turned the corner and there it was. It is information that got my attention and made me more alert. Isn't that what it is for? I don't see it abused in my area.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby Boschett » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:29 pm

I see a lot of car on shoulder reports too. Most of the time it doesn't effect traffic though, you're right. But the car is an isolated incident. Things like fog or rain are not localized and by the time you get the alert, you already know it's raining and/or foggy so what's the point.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby mapcat » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:18 pm

If reports are reserved for heavy rain that causes traffic to slow and cars to pull over, then it's worth having the option. Is it really abused that often? I see far more unhelpful "car on shoulder" reports.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby bozwell » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:33 pm

This was probably intended more for things like Fog rather than rain but even then it has limited value, particularly when a weather event could be over in a matter of minutes.
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