New precipitation forecast layers in Weather Defender give you the ability to predict rainfall up to 7 days out. Quantitative Precipitation Forecast predicts the total amount of expected liquid precipitation in a given forecast period.
The following periods are now available:
- Day 1: 0-24 hours from present
- Day 2: 24-48 hours
- Day 3: 48-72 hours
- Days 4-5: Multi-day forecast covering 72-120 hours from present
- Days 6-7: Multi-day forecast covering 120-168 hours
- Days 1-7: Multi-day forecast covering 0-168 hours (the entire next week)
Here is a screenshot of Day 1-7 Forecast taken today (looks like it will be very wet in New England):
Using the new layers is simple. Just navigate to the Forecast section of the Layer Browser and scroll until you see the Precipitation layers listed (see below).
Click Add to Map under the layer(s) you wish to add. As with all layer functionality in Weather Defender, the Precipitation Forecast layers will automatically update at regular intervals.
Residents as far north as Minneapolis are experiencing heat indexes of 115°F for the third day in a row.
Weather Defender basemap with Heat Index Contours enabled
The rest of the country is experiencing significant above-average heat:
Remember that extreme temperatures are the #1 weather killer, more than tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning combined. If you must be outside, look for shade and avoid unnecessary physical exertion during peak heat hours (noon-5PM). Infants and elderly are especially at risk during extreme heat, and should be monitored closely. Finally, drinking lots of water (16-32oz per hour) is a must to avoid dehydration.
Read more weather survival tips at SurvivalCache.com.
Commercial Client & South Dakota Resident Patrick Callahan uses Weather Defender Commercial Edition to predict where weather will strike and stay ahead of the storm.
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