The Extended Tab is a view within Highway Weather that allows travelers to view and interpret information-rich weather reports at each Forecast Point of their upcoming trip.
This article is a deep dive into the Extended Tab's features and functionality.
In this article, you'll learn about:
- Where to find the Extended Tab
- Best time to leave / Departure Time (Map & Details Tab) v.s. Daily summaries (Extended Tab)
- Breakdown of each Forecast Point
How do I get to the Extended Tab?
In order to reach the Extended Tab, you'll need to input your starting location, destination(s), set your trip's settings (optional but highly recommended), choose a route, tap "Plan Ahead", and from the Maps Tab, tap the Extended Tab (see screenshot below).
Upon tapping "Extended", you'll be directed to the Extended Tab shown below:
Now, let's break down each component of the Extended Tab!
Time Slider Functionality - Departure Time v.s. Daily Summaries
(Map/Details Tab v.s. Extended Tab)
While the Time Slider operates as tool to plan and adjust journey departure times on the Map and Details Tabs, the Time Slider has a little different function in the Extended Tab.
Adjusting the Time Slider in the Extended Tab gives you a daily view of the weather at each Forecast Point in your journey. This view is tied entirely to the day to which you have the Time Slider set (rather than the time you'll cross the Forecast Point along your journey based on your departure time, speed, and rest stops).
In other words, the Extended Tab's Time Slider adjusts by the day, whereas the Map and Details Tabs' Time Slider adjusts by the hour. Both have a seven-day forecast range.
While the Time Slider on the Map and Details Tabs will adjust your departure time (and corresponding Forecast Point data) in lockstep, adjustments made to departure time will not reflect in the daily summaries displayed in the Extended Tab, and visa versa.
Check out the screenshots below for clarification:
Map Tab "Departure Time" Time Slider
Details Tab "Departure Time" Time Slider
Extended Tab "Daily Summaries" Time Slider
Adjustments are Daily in the Extended Tab
Daily Forecast Points
Each Forecast Point in the Extended Tab shows the high / low temperature, amount of precipitation, average windspeed and direction, and a brief text summary of the weather for each location based on the selected day. Below are a couple of examples:
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