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With your personalized map, with custom geography layers for reference, we can start making forecasts and predicting when severe weather will approach your site.

This tutorial assumes you have completed the Getting Started tutorial. It is recommended that you have also completed the Personalizing Your Map tutorial.

Because the weather is always changing, we are not able to practice forecasting a real severe weather event. So instead we will show you the forecasting tools and layers that are available in Weather Defender, so you can use them the next time severe weather is expected.



Step 1 - The 7-day Forecast
Center your home location on screen.

Select the Forecast Tool from the toolbar.

Tip
You can also press CTRL+SHIFT+F on the keyboard to activate the Forecast Tool.


Now click on your home location.

An small window will pop-up with the 7-day Forecast for your location:

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We've all seen 7-day forecasts, that is nothing special. What is unique about this feature in Weather Defender is that the forecast is based on the exact position (latitude & longitude) of your mouse click:

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This means that you are not getting the forecast of the nearest major city. You are getting the pinpoint forecast for your exact site.

You may use the Forecast tool for any location in the United States (except Alaska).



Step 2


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