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Heavy Snow Affecting I-70 Corridor in Missouri

by Jamie Robinson        January 20, 2011  |  8:27 am  |  Category: Latest News

Winter storm warnings are in place across the entire I-70 corridor


A major winter storm is beginning to create travel problems across a majority of Missouri this evening and through the overnight hours.  Many areas of the state are expecting 6" - 8" of new snow.  The I-70 corridor is already experiencing snow rates of 1 inch per hour. 

For those travelers in Missouri, be sure to check road conditions on the MoDot webiste at:

Use the "Winter Weather" map in Weather Defender to keep an eye on winter-time advisories, watches and warnings along with where the snow is on the Winterized Radar layer.



Super High-Res Graphics in Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        January 19, 2011  |  9:09 am  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

(Originally Captured: 12/11/2010)

The Screen Capture function in Weather Defender allows you to capture significant weather events in real-time and archive them on your computer for future reference. Screen Captures can be taken at any dimension, provided your computer has enough horsepower to generate them. The above image was captured at 3200 x 2400 pixels (72in x 33in).

How to take Screen Captures


  1. Position (pan/zoom) your map and turn on weather/geographic layers you want visible
  2. Click the Map toolbar, then click Screenshot (or press F10)

  3. A Settings window will pop-up which allows you to modify some basic settings before saving

  4. Modify the settings as desired and click Save


Capturing at Timed-Intervals


If you wish to take screen captures at regular intervals so you may archive weather imagery while away from your computer, you may do so using the Screen Capture advanced settings:

  1. Click the Map toolbar, then click the drop-down arrow under the Screenshot button
  2. Click Capture Settings

  3. On the Settings panel, click the Timed Captures tab:

  4. Here you will find a complete menu of options for capturing screenshots on a timed-interval, including:
    • Interval in minutes
    • Location
    • Image size
    • Save-to folder
    • Filename and format
  5. Modify settings as desired
  6. Click OK
  7. Finally, click Map > Screenshot Drop-down menu > Start Timed Captures


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New Bulletins Feature in Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        December 16, 2010  |  12:08 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

Some of you may have noticed a new feature show up in Weather Defender this week. We are now providing the Full Bulletin Text Summaries of Watches, Warnings, and Advisories right inside the Weather Defender interface.

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How it Works

Bulletin Text is accessible via a new icon that appears over top of Watches, Warnings, or Advisories layers, found in the Winter Weather map (or you can add them to any other map from the Layer Browser). The icon looks like this:



When you move your mouse over the icon, you will get a description of the active bulletin, along with valid start-end times:


Finally, clicking on the icon will bring up the full bulletin summary:


What's in a Bulletin?

Bulletin Summaries are written by NWS forecasters and contain a lot of useful information about the details of a particular watch/warning/advisory.  They will tell you:

  • The synoptic pattern (general weather situation) that is causing a particular hazard
  • The exact times when weather will be most threatening
  • Specific locations which are most threatened
  • In some cases, like flooding or snow-related hazards, the amount of water or snowfall expected




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