Learn 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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"We've had 2 tornadoes near Perryville in the last 3-4 years that have impacted many people we've known. This includes killing 2 people that my wife and I both worked with for many years.... [in another situation] the grandmother of a friend of mine was living in a town that I could see was in the path of a tornado I was tracking in the Weather Defender (confirmed by Local Storm Reports). She lived in a trailer and was not in an area where sirens were sounded or could be heard. I called my friend and told her that a tornado was headed for the area in which her grandmother lived and she called her grandmother. She was able to get out of the trailer and to a safer location. Fortunately, the tornado was not on the ground long enough to get to her place, but my call was 15-20 minutes before it would've gotten there. Fifteen to twenty minutes may not sound like much, but it can mean the difference between life and death when a tornado is in the area. They were very grateful for my call.
"All I can say about the new Weather Defender by SWIFT Weather is WOW! Finally a weather software application that meets the needs of public safety and Skywarn spotters. I was shocked at the ease of the program and the timeliness of the data displayed on our computer monitor. I was also happy to see us get nice timely data at such a competitive price point especially during these times when our budgets are limited for new operational tools. No Emergency Manager or Skywarn spotter should do without the new Weather Defender."
Tony Mondaro - N2HWC
Hudson County Emergency Management
Harrison, New Jersey