Finally the weather forecast App which shows what science knows - and what it doesn't know: Compare the best weather models for Central Europe for every place and see the leading SuperHD model on detailed maps with all the important parameters - the forecast sister for the severe weather App Pflotsh Storm.


App for Android and iOS

Apple Watch app

The Watch app shows the weather forecasts for the current location. Turning the crown allows you to travel up to a week into the future for weather forecasts.

Pflotsh SuperHD provides more than twenty weather parameters in a 1x1-km resolution:

General, Visibility, Humidity

Degree of coverage of the sky as a whole and in different cloud levels. Visibility, relative humidity, dew point, and zero degree limit.

Temperatures

Air temperature 2m above ground, freezing level and water temperature.

Precipitation

precipitation total one our, accumulated precipitation, snow depth, snowfall limit.

Wind

Wind means and direction, wind gusts.

Air Pollution

Index for air pollution.

Q&A

1. Why do I need Pflotsh SuperHD?

Pflotsh SuperHD supplies you with high-resolution weather forecasts in central europe.

2. Why there are several Pflotsh apps and not just one?

The various apps are focussed on specific purposes. They have slightly different functions, but mostly different contents. If all apps were combined to one single app, that one would be rather confusing with too many options getting into the user's way. The individual apps each show exactly what is required for a specific purpose. See all Pflotsh apps at a glance.

3. What is so special about the SuperHD weather model?

It is a Swiss weather model provided by the model experts of Kachelmann GmbH. It covers Switzerland, Germany, Austria as well as neighboring areas. It uses the unparalleled high resolution of 1x1 km, which is clearly percievable in areas such as valleys in the mountains.

4. What is the forecast period of the app?

SuperHD allows predictions of up to three days. In the forecast view, other models may cover a longer period.

5. Why are maps always the main view in the all Pflotsh apps?

A weather map provides a lot more information than weather data for just one location. E.g: If you want to take a picture of a mountain, it is not important if the sky above you is cloudless, you want to know if the subject is hidden in fog. And anyone who is on the move wants to know how the weather is developing along the way.

6. How do I choose which weather parameter is displayed?

Tap the button bar at the top center of the screen. Select the desired parameter (see also select in the Tips and Tricks section). It may take a moment for the data to load.

7. What does "significant weather" mean?

Significant weather shows those things that may be dangerous or annoying in the forecast – mostly precipitation, but also storms or fog.

8. While I am panning or zooming, the data is not shown. Why?

In order to see the map. Data is drawn with little transparency, so that it is visible well and without interference with the map. However, in some cases, you won’t see the map well enough. In those cases, just pan.

9. Why do I sometimes only see a map?

Either there is no significant weather in your area or there is the unlikely possibility that one of our servers is down. Try an other parameter or check back past events via the archive function (heart icon).

10. How do I toggle between map and satellite view?

Go to the menu and touch "Settings". You can then customize the map type.

11. What do the dots at the bottom of the screen mean?

They help with the orientation in time (see also Timeline in Tips and Tricks). You can swipe your finger or tap to select a point in time. Or you can set a date by date, even if it is in the past.

12. How do I choose the date and time which I need information for?

Please tap on the date display in the center and choose date and time and confirm your choice via check mark. You can also tap the arrows to the left (to the past) or right (to the future).

13. How do I get immediately to the present time and my place?

Shake your phone! Alternatively, select the corresponding item from the menu.

14. How do I update the data for the place I am currently seeing?

Long press the date display. Alternatively, select the corresponding item from the menu.

15. How do I get a weather forecast?

To show the prediction for the current location, select the corresponding entry in the menu or press the prediction-icon at the right of the date field. To see the forecast for any location, move the map and then long press on the desired point.

16. Why does the forecast show several lines with sometimes totally different weather?

Each line shows a different weather model. So you can compare them and see uncertainties in the forecast. For more information, tap the i in the app's forecast view.

17. What to do if I cannot see my own position or something else on the map clearly?

Move two fingers to the left or right on the time display at the bottom of the screen. This changes the transparency (see also Transparency) in Tips and Tricks.

18. Why is there no legend to the colours and icons?

You won’t need that, just get all your info by tapping on the screen (see also Information about Colors).

19. How do I add the Pflotsh SuperHD forecast widget on my iPhone?

Swipe to your Lock screen and tap "Edit." (see also Widgets for the iPhone in Tipps und Tricks)

20. Why does the Apple Watch App show a different time than the current time when starting?

The app displays forecasts rather than readings. What you see at startup may be the forecast for the past or the coming hour, whichever is closer to the current time.

21. Why does the Apple Watch sometimes show no weekday in the time display?

Only if the forecast is more than one day in the future, a weekday is displayed.

22. Which weather models are used in the Watch App?

The same models as in the app for iOS. Initially, these are mostly SuperHD, COSMO and ECMWF for the weather icons.

23. Does the Watch app show forecasts for any location?

For that, take the app. The Watch app can only show the forecast for the current location. Your watch detects its location with GPS.

24. Which operating systems work with Pflotsh Super HD?

It works from iPhone 5 or iPad from iOS 10.0 or higher, Android from version 4.4 (KitKat). Apple Watch with watchOS 5 or later.

25. Why do I have to pay for the app?

In order to cover the cost for the data and further development of the app there is yearly amount to be paid via subscription. The first month is free and you can cancel the subscription without being charged during the first month of use. Buying a Pflotsh ECMWF subscription also unlocks to all other Pflotsh apps, if they are installed on the same device.

26. What can't the app do for you?

This app is not intended to replace official warnings by the National Weather Services of the countries involved, but it is a perfect supplement if you want to assess the weather situation for yourself.

 

 

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