New weather hazard for high winds
I use the Severn bridges which suffer as a result of high winds, so would be useful to be able to report this to other Waze users.
Great thinking! We’ll share with the team; they’re always interested in new feature ideas.
Weather warnings are often announced by county/parish and when you are traveling - you are not aware what county/parish you are in. I would suggest you add that to the map---- so you would know exactly how it affects you.
During Hurricane Matthew - watches & warnings would come over the radio (some tornado warnings as well with hurricane Herimene) and we would never know if we were in the effected area.
We have similar location in Hrhov - Slovakia.
Several times per year it is so strong side wind that police have to stop truck´s because they are blown away from road.
But few of them are already crashed.
In that situation I miss icon for WEATHER HAZARD : STRONG SIDE WIND, to warn truck drivers.
Article in local newspaper: http://gemer.korzar.sme.sk/c/8114614/vietor-prevracal-kamiony.html
Randy Flockton commented
Renaming the "Fog" button to "Reduced Visibility" would cover both.
We went through a valley on Rt 70 just west of South Mt & were taken off guard. Wanted to warn others but wind is not an option.
Ajouter 3 signalements au niveau météo. Neige
Cela peut être utile pour adapter sa conduite et ne pas être surpris.
I live near and cross a very tall suspension bridge that can be dangerous during high winds
Jan-Jonas Sämann commented
Strong winds appear not only in California. Yesterday we had them in Harz (Germany) too and I couldn't share it...
Theresa Whisenhunt commented
along with the rain, snow, fog, hail there should be a "high winds" option. when my small sedan is being blown around it would be a good idea to report it.
Where I live in the area we call the Inland Empire, CA. We experience Santa Ana winds which can reach such force that high profile vehicles have been known to tip over.
I agree. This should have been added long ago. I suggest a "blowing dust/smoke" warning to cover both.
Encountered these conditions while driving the Central Valley region of California. I also routinely deal with windy/gusty conditions on transbay bridges. Definitely would be helpful when traversing mountainous regions, flat deserts, and other areas subject to high winds. Especially helpful to those driving high-profile vehicles (truckers, campers, RV's, etc.).
Also actualy in Arab Emirates
Uriah Sterling Moss commented
I-15 several other major roads often have high winds and/or blizzards that can affect traffic/safe driving and closures.
Can high winds be added to the hazards button for weather Option? California has very high winds in some areas.
High Wind on bridges in the SF Bay area. Definitely need an option to report.
Joachim Schillinger commented
A few days ago there were very strong winds on the A71 in Germany. The whole motorway was closed, cars were blown to a side! It would be awesome if you added strong winds to the weather hazard section!!! Greetings from Germany, Joachim
Can you please look at including strong winds as a weather option?
Juvescent Joys commented
waze ought provide a block of buttons for reporting
• typical hazards for locality
as I'll never need to report a tornado or snow whereas you might never report fog or hail
Dennis Pidduck commented
I would like "high winds" as an option...they are frequently a problem in my area. Sometimes the gusts will push your car into the next lane! And they can be a real problem if you have a high profile vehicle or a motorcycle.