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 daknife » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:39 am

As to the original complaint. Last Friday I had the opportunity to make a Rain report. It was a partly cloudy day, I came around a mountain point and into a down pour resulting in a rapid drop in traffic speeds from near 80 to around 65. I couldn't see that it was raining until I was into the rain. Reporting Rain has a very legitimate use. Maybe not in the Pacific Northwest, but in other areas it most certainly does.

p.s. I like the High cross winds option. With the mountains, Twisters are very rare, Hurricanes don't happen here and just mean we get badly needed rain when one floats around near the gulf of California. But we do have a phenomena call east winds where we get a high pressure to the east and a low pressure to the west and Hurricane speed winds come rushing down the canyons into the valley. These are a mostly spring time occurrence but will often result in multiple Big-rigs getting blown over as they try to traverse I-15 north or southward. So a very good thing to report when they are going on.
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Remove the reporting of weather

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:23 pm

I have never experienced a problem with weather reports and I can see their usefulness. The devs should spend time on needed features unless the need screen or app space.
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:18 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
pihentagy wrote:I also would like to report cross-wind. Any progress on that?

I think the current "tornado" and "hurricane" types could be replaced by a more generic "high winds" option.

I agree, but I can just see the local Wazers on their client app see the alert of "High Winds" ahead and suddenly an F-5 tornado is tossing cows and mobile homes toward them. :o
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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 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 par129 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:23 pm

Appears “Weather” is one of those emotional topics (got to love it). My list was just a conversional starter. Daknife – yes, these are the same and are better covered by “High Cross-Wind”. So here is my updated all inclusive prioritize list. What did I miss?
    Dense Fog
    High Cross-Wind
    Downpour, Rain
    Road Flooded
    Snow/Hail
    Black Ice
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby par129 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:29 pm

So what does everybody think?
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby pihentagy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:33 pm

I also would like to report cross-wind. Any progress on that?
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Re: Remove the reporting of weather

Postby thefoxbox » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:38 pm

par129 wrote:Appears “Weather” is one of those emotional topics (got to love it). My list was just a conversional starter. Daknife – yes, these are the same and are better covered by “High Cross-Wind”. So here is my updated all inclusive prioritize list. What did I miss?
    Dense Fog
    High Cross-Wind
    Downpour, Rain
    Road Flooded
    Snow/Hail
    Black Ice

This would be an amazing set of Weather options.
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