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How to get Snowfall Forecast Alerts in Weather Defender Commercial Edition

by Rory Groves        February 23, 2015  |  2:39 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

Weather Defender Commercial Edition is a powerful piece of software, and one that can benefit many industries which are reliant on snowfall forecasting. For example, snow plowing companies will find this technology extremely useful, and ski resorts all over the world are greatly reliant on snowfall for their skiing conditions and ultimately trade and income.

This is thus a critical piece of information for many companies, and it is fortunate that Weather Defender Commercial Edition makes accessing the latest snowfall forecast alerts extremely easy and user-friendly.

Accessing snowfall forecast alerts is as simple as the following process. Firstly, access the Perimeter tool and draw a circle around the area which requires monitoring.  At this point a settings panel will appear on the screen. Within this panel, locate the Snowfall Forecast options by simply scrolling down to the Winter Weather option.

Weather Defender Commercial Edition has a nifty feature which enables you to customize the amount of snowfall which you wish to be alerted about, so at this stage you should enter the appropriate amount of snowfall.  There are a raft of other customizable settings as well, so these should be all completed. Among the options at this stage is the ability to name a particular perimeter, and a raft of options regarding how you may particularly wish to be alerted.  Once you have completed all of the options in the window, select OK, and the settings you have specified will be updated automatically. The Weather Defender Commercial Edition will then update your map with appropriate snowfall forecast maps in real-time, ensuring that they are always up to date

Weather Defender Commercial Edition is a robust, intuitive piece of software designed to provide public agencies and organizations with state of the art weather information at an affordable price.

 

Click here to request a free demo of Weather Defender Commercial Edition

 

New Rainfall Forecast Layers in Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        May 8, 2013  |  10:19 am  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

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.


 

Heat Wave Setting Records

by Rory Groves        July 20, 2011  |  12:12 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

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.

 

 

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