The snowstorm that pummeled much of the United States on February 1st and 2nd leaves a wake of records in its path. Eight interesting facts about this week's weather:
- Oklahoma City had 10"+ inches for only the third time since they began keeping records in 1893.
- Blowing snow in Oklahoma City reduced visibility to 30 yards in places
- Interstate 70 in Missouri was closed from mile marker 5 to mile marker 218. This is basically from Kansas City to St. Louis
- Warrensburg, Missouri had 21" of snow
- Chicago schools closed for the first time in 12 years!
- Snowfall in Chicago was over 20" (as recorded at both Midway and O'Hare airports)
- Official totals in Wisconsin - Milwaukee 19.8", Madison 18.7" and a whopping 26.5" near Racine
- At one point, over 100 million Americans were being impacted by the storm
This was one of those storms that will leave a mark on many lives. We here at SWIFT Weather will continue to work hard to provide products that will keep you ahead of the storms!
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:
- Log in to your 'My Account' page
- Click the Download Link next to "High Detail Map"
- Run the installation file
- Start Weather Defender and open the map (Shield Menu > Open Map)
In this latest tutorial, learn how to track real-time weather down to the street-level by adding county and neighborhood streets to your map in Weather Defender:
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This is one of the most powerful -- and popular -- features in Weather Defender because it significantly enhances your ability to make smart decisions when it comes to severe weather.