Ice Predicting Application Idea – Looking for Input
I don’t know about you guys, but I check the weather pretty much every single day in the winter, hoping the ice will get thick enough (I’m all the way down in Maryland 🙁 ). I’m assuming a lot of you are familiar with the “Freezing Degree Days” (FDDs) formula, and that’s what I’ve been using to guess the thickness of the ice for the days ahead.
I was thinking that if I could even put something as simple as this formula in a website, it would be so much easier and more fun to predict the thickness of the ice. My idea is that you would plug in a location and the site would tell you how thick the ice is expected to be on each day for the next week based on weather data, as well as indicate which days the ice will be “safe.”
How do you currently predict when it’ll be worth going out and testing the ice? Could you see value in a site like this or are you content with your current method? I may or may not have already bought the domain ([skateorswim.com](https://skateorswim.com/)) and I would love to hear any thoughts or suggestions (positive or negative).