ShareWeather predicts the local weather conditions on ground surface including realistic visualizations of the actual appearance of the road and its surroundings, 16 days ahead. While meteorological services usually predict what is happening in the air, ShareWeather will also calculate and visualize the direct effects on ground. We gathered the best expertise, leading research, and professional experience from road maintenance and micro climate forecasting, in order to present the special variables and features included this app. The complexity of weather is condensed into smart graphics and animations giving great support for professionals within road maintenance, construction, logistics, and traffic planning, but also car drivers who demand something more than an ordinary wether forecast.
ShareWeather predicts and visualizes the variables that are crucial to professional users: ice (local, moderate, black ice), frost, water on road surface, evaporation, dew point, road surface temperature, snow depth (old), new snow, precipitation classification, melting snow on ground due to surface temperature, water from melting snow cover, evaporation and run-off. More conventional meteorological variables such as wind speed, wind gusts, precipitation amounts, pressure, humidity and visibility, are also presented.
This app was created for quick access of crucial information, yet maintaining a large area.
Some of the greatest challenges of road maintenance are the microclimate and the variability of local conditions in the environment such as terrain profile and characteristics. With a simple click, advanced algorithms, meteorology, physics, and positioning, ShareWeather performs an improvement and quickly recalculates the local forecast. In this way, the user gets an overview on the conditions over a larger area, and, at the same time, very accurate data for a particular position. Another feature introduced by ShareWeather is improvement by user input. Local data on road conditions is converted from user observations into useful data that will immediately improve the forecast for a particular spot.
As a provider of advanced weather services, ShareWeather is particularly focused on how to simplify large amounts of complicated data. In this app, the capabilities of modern forecasting systems are merged with some unique features and variables specially designed to describe and visualize the road conditions, and innovative design that pictures the road and the weather just as it looks. Here is a short summary presenting some of the features and content:
-Animation of the sky with the actual cloud type and shape; time steps are also accessed by swiping right or left, or tapping forward/back (3h) or fast forward/back (24h)
-16 day Summary including max and min values: Warmest, Coldest, Rainiest, Snowiest, Windiest, Sunniest, Cloudiest, and wind summary compass
-16 day forecast condensed in diagrams and curves: New snow, snow cover, water on ground, pictured as up-side-down diagram to reflect amounts in mm. The variables presented as curves (eg. wind, evaporation, surface temperature, dew point and deficit), the limit between Air and Ground being at the freezing point
-Text prognosis including a full list of variables (Air+ and Ground+ )
-Sky View overlaying Diagram: When in 3h mode, the diagram will display a 24h forecast. If the mode is switched to 24h, the coming 4 days are shown
-The 16 day Diagram View displays all 16 days in a Scrollable Diagram from which a time step can be enlarged; variables are manageable under settings
-Wind arrow length (single time steps) reflect wind speed, while their color imply the temperature trend (blue/red symbolizing cold/warm air masses)
-Alerts illustrated by red triangles are triggered by threshold values, some of which can be managed
-Latest forecast is available offline
-Choosing places from a map and place search by name
-Fahrenheit / Mph or Celsius / m/s conversion (settings)