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2 New Storm Tracking Layers

by Rory Groves        June 23, 2010  |  8:35 am  |  Category: Latest News

A new layer Cell Tops and an upgrade to Warning Polygons was released today.

The new Cell Tops layer displays large-scale storm movements, both direction and speed, and height in 100's of feet. If present, threat attributes HAIL, MESO, or TVS are also displayed. This layer is commonly seen in Radar Summary weather graphics used by pilots.


Cell Tops layer provides an overview of large-storm movements


If present, threat attributes are displayed alongside each cell

Warning Polygons (a.k.a Storm Warnings) has also received an upgrade:


 Direction, speed, and projected path are now displayed
with convective warnings (Severe, Tornado, and Marine Warnings).


Similar to the Storm Tracks layer, mousing over the track icon
will display a projected path out to 1 hour

 

Both layers are FREE UPDATES for existing susbscribers:

Warning Polygons

  • First remove Warning Polygons from your map (or Storm Warnings if you are using Summer Weather map). 
  • On the Map toolbar, click Add Layers > (Browse All Layers) > Severe Weather category.
  • Find Warning Polygons and click Add To Map.

Cell Tops

  • On the Map toolbar, click Add Layers > (Browse All Layers) > Severe Weather category.
  • Find Cell Tops and click Add To Map.

If you need help re-arranging layers on your map, see:

 

 

New "High Detail" Map for Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        June 11, 2010  |  1:11 pm  |  Category: Latest News

A new map has been released for use with Weather Defender v1.1. It is a free download for all registered users. The new "High Detail" map increases the visual reference points for storm-tracking in the following geographic datasets:

  • County names
  • Secondary roads and highways
  • Cities and towns

The High Detail map is different from the default retail maps, which try to minimize geographic clutter. Compare the following:

The new map is a FREE DOWNLOAD for all current subscribers. To install:

  1. Log in to your 'My Account' page
  2. Click the Download Link next to "High Detail Map"
  3. Run the installation file
  4. Start Weather Defender and open the map (Shield Menu > Open Map)

 

Getting the most out of Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        February 27, 2010  |  11:20 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

At first glance, many of our users don't realize the degree to which Weather Defender can be customized. But this is one of the software's greatest strengths, so we thought you should know about it.

Here's a recap of the tutorial videos we have recently released:

Street-Level Weather Tracking
Learn how to add local county and neighborhood streets to your map and track real-time weather down to the street-level. (2:59) 

Watch Now »

Create a 'Freezing Line'
Learn how to use the Palette Editor to customize contour layers in Weather Defender. In this tutorial, we create a Freezine Line on the Temperature layer, indicating the precise location of freezing temperatures. (8:01) 

Watch Now »

Receive Weather Alerts by E-mail or Cellphone
Weather Defender can be configured to deliver weather alerts in a variety of ways. Learn how to send weather alerts to an e-mail address or cell phone text message. (7:32) 

Watch Now »

Import a List of Custom Locations
The Add Point tool is the easiest way to add custom locations to your map -- and keep tab on family or friends. But what if you have a long list of locations? This tutorial shows how you to import a table of locations to your map in one fell swoop. (9:26) 

Watch Now »

 

 Do you have a tutorial suggestion? We'd love to hear about it!

 

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