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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 in order of the time range they can be used.

Step 1
3 to 7 Days

Your event is 7 days away. Lets start by checking out the 7-day forecast.
First, center your home location on screen.

Next, 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 before, 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.

The Forecast tool works on any location in the United States, except Alaska.



Step 2
1 to 3 Days

Your event is just a few days away and there is a chance of thunderstorms according to the forecast. Lets find out what the experts are predicting.
Open the Layer Browser (Add Layers > Browse All Layers).

  • day 1, day 2, day 3
  • group off, single click behavior
  • read details

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