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Scott Jenkins 5 months ago

I have noticed that the wind direction compass on reflects the current condition however if you go to forecast a future date the forecasted direction is not indicated.

Mark Totzke 5 months ago

Hi Scott,

Thank you for the suggestion. I was thinking about how to do this.
My problem is that when you select a future date then we have the wind prediction in 3 hourly steps for that day starting at 12am midnight.

You can see this on the 7 day weather charts, below the current condition. All the predictions there are in 3 hour steps for the next 7 days.

But for the gauges in the current condition section we have, well the current condition.

So when selecting another date up top, which time of the day should we choose for the predictions in the current condition part?
The wind direction, temperature will probably change during the course of the day.

I hope I could explain my dilemma. Do you have any suggestions on how we could do this so that the current condition section makes more sense on a future day?

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 5 months ago

That is a tricky one...Have you tried turning the arrow to point in the correct direction, as in point to where the wind is coming from?? hahaha

Can you use any particular 3 hour block? What I am thinking is. Would it be possible to use the 3 hour that covers the major time? I know that would also cause a problem when the major is not fully within a 3 hour block.

It might take some tricky coding. But it might be possible to use the major 3 hour block that is largest. Then use the coming block when the current block is less than 50%.

eg. The block is 3 hours and the major is 2 hours. So the major will always have a larger part in one block UNTIL it is exactly half way between 2 blocks. At this half way point it will have 1 hour in each block and at that point start using the coming block.

If it is possible. You would also need to include a note explaining that the predicted wind is just for the major time.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 5 months ago

hmm, I can see that linking this to a major time could be getting a bit confusing. Who is gonna read the description, right? LOL

How about adding a slider or buttons with the 7 time slots above the current condition.
Then we can basically just scroll or click through the day's forecast by those 3 hour slots.
And maybe set the default display to midday on future days - or to the first major time.

Thinking about it and what you said itsaboat. I like the idea of displaying the weather for each major and minor time. Maybe have a slider for all the time slots and then 4 buttons for each solunar time to check the weather quickly at a major/minor.

A little tricky to design as I don't want to make the interface too convoluted.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Scott Jenkins 5 months ago


itsaboat 5 months ago

Yeah. You are right. I didn't think that through properly...There is usually 2 major times.

The slider idea sounds good. But then again all you are doing is having the same thing twice just looking different. One as a line and one as a compass.

Unless the slider just showed times. A little bit more coding but it could also be linked to tides, rain, temp etc.

What ever system is used it means the person needs to select the day and then select the time. Which brings us back to a preset time such as major.

Hang on. What am I thinking?...A slider that just shows time and is preset to current time. So on the current day you can select past and future for the whole day. Then future days you can select any time.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 5 months ago

yeah, I'll play around with a slider. Will set the time-preset for future days maybe to midday and for current day to current time.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away