With the new parameter precip_type:idx you can query whether the precipitation is expected to come down
as rain, rain and snow mixed, snow, sleet or freezing rain. This is particularly helpful in forecasting certain dangerous situations
such as slippery roads caused by freezing rain.
The parameter precip_layer_5min:idx combines the precipitation type with the intensity for visualization purposes.
Together with the accompanying colormap, it allows you to get an overview over the nature and amount of precipitation at a single glance.
- Freezing rain (red) over parts of Upper Austria on the 30th of November 2018: