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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




Winter Tips: How to Create A Freezing Line

by Rory Groves        November 24, 2010  |  10:15 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

From the Tips & Tricks section of our video tutorials, this video will teach you 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.


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Winter Weather Tracking in Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        November 13, 2010  |  10:40 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

Track Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain in real-time with the Winter Weather map in Weather Defender:

  • How to open and use the Winter Weather tracking map in Weather Defender
  • View Snow Reports
  • Winter Watches & Warnings
  • Winterized Radar with Rain/Sleet/Snow


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