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Getting the most out of Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        February 27, 2010  |  11:20 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

At first glance, many of our users don't realize the degree to which Weather Defender can be customized. But this is one of the software's greatest strengths, so we thought you should know about it.

Here's a recap of the tutorial videos we have recently released:

Street-Level Weather Tracking
Learn how to add local county and neighborhood streets to your map and track real-time weather down to the street-level. (2:59) 

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Create a 'Freezing Line'
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. (8:01) 

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Receive Weather Alerts by E-mail or Cellphone
Weather Defender can be configured to deliver weather alerts in a variety of ways. Learn how to send weather alerts to an e-mail address or cell phone text message. (7:32) 

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Import a List of Custom Locations
The Add Point tool is the easiest way to add custom locations to your map -- and keep tab on family or friends. But what if you have a long list of locations? This tutorial shows how you to import a table of locations to your map in one fell swoop. (9:26) 

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 Do you have a tutorial suggestion? We'd love to hear about it!

 

"...an absolutely reliable product."

by Emily Belden        February 22, 2010  |  9:28 am  |  Category: Testimonials
OaheTV / City of Pierre, South Dakota

"Weather Defender brings advanced warnings, accurate and reliable reporting right to my desk. With its advanced features, it provides the edge we need. And if you can get an edge like this, you need to take it. Winter weather is really hard to call.

"Winter weather is a life and death scenario. People make travel plans based on what they see and hear on radio & TV. We use Weather Defender because we need an absolutely reliable product. There are many alternatives which are not as reliable.

"In the case of winter weather for city government, we need predictive capabilities to be as accurate as possible because they use this information to make vital decisions, such as when and where to deploy snow plows, how many staff to allocate, pretty much everything on the decision side requires as much accuracy as possible. Having the edge on knowing when to plow, or how much snow to expect that can be a significant factor, making tens of thousands of dollars of difference.

"Finally, probably the most significant advantage is Weather Defender's e-mail based alerting. Being able to automatically e-mail people at various levels of the decision chain with specific threat information is crucial. Weather Defender keeps everyone on same page by bringing uniform information to all of us simultaneously."

Patrick Callahan
General Manager of OaheTV and Webmaster for City of Pierre
Pierre, South Dakota

 

New Weather Resources Section

by Rory Groves        February 18, 2010  |  6:23 pm  |  Category: Weather Resources

WeatherDefender.com Weather Resources Section

Welcome to the Weather Resources section!

We have established this section of our website to provide useful weather and preparedness-related resources for our clients.

As of this writing, we are just getting started. Be sure to check back regularly as more content is always being added.

 
 


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