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Scale of cloud tops overlay at low altitudes


Congratulations (and thanks) in general for a great job with the site.

Adding the cloud tops overlay is a very good idea in general, but at the moment it is not very useful for me: I only fly piston-powered planes, so in non-convective weather I will be stuck in the thick far below FL300. What I would like to know is if the tops are at 10, 15, 20 or 25000ft.

So could you:

1. add a more detailed scale below 30,000ft, or

2. tell us the altitude of the 3 shades of grey before the yellow, or

3. change the "Hide below 26000ft" button into a toggle "below/above 26000ft". So liners and jets can still see what's going on up high and convective wather is still easy to spot, and GA pilots get a use for the feature at their more normal altitudes


Also if you could get the northern european radars working again that would be great.


Thank you.

Not possible

The cloud top height product is primarly a space-based observation. It only works for high-altitude (very cold) clouds, so it is deliberately limited to 26000 ft.