• Always-on Threat Monitoring

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    Be the first to know when severe weather threatens your home, business, or community with time to prepare before its too late.

  • Customizable, Location-specific "Safe Zones"

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    Weather Defender’s Alert Perimeters can be easily customized to target your specified locations, as well as the types of weather that interest you.

  • Real-time Weather Graphics

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    Only Weather Defender combines remote alerting with unique 1st-person visuals all in one software application.

  • National Surveillance, Local Protection

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    Weather Defender connects your home computer to a powerful national network of radar stations and weather satellites. You’ll have access to the latest technology to protect you and your family from hazardous weather.

  • Custom Locations

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    Add the precise locations of friends and family all over the country to your Weather Defender surveillance area.

  • Winter Weather

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    A map designed for tracking winter-time weather threats including combined rain/sleet/snow radar imagery, blizzard and ice warnings, snowfall measurements and more.

  • Summer Weather

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    Default standard map with radar, satellite, lightning, severe storm warnings, and other layers designed to keep you in-tune with rapidly changing summer-time weather threats.

  • Pilot Weather

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    A map with aviation-oriented layers such as airports, METARs, flight rules, visibility and weather fronts

  • Marine Weather

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    A map with nautical layers like sea buoy stations, wind speeds, wave height and water temperature

  • Ranger Weather

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    A map with unique layers such as national parks, wildfires and forest fire detections, and earthquakes

  • Radio Weather

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    For the radio hobbyist or professional, this map integrates weather with Amateur Radio data like repeater towers, APRS positions and local storm reports

  • High Contrast Maps

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    An alternate version of the default Summer Weather map, but in high-contrast colors for easier viewing

  • Custom Map-making

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    Build your own map from scratch using the Layer Browser to select from hundreds of weather and geographic layers and create the ultimate weather monitoring solution.

  • Customizable User Interface

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    The Weather Defender interface can be fully customized to suit your viewing preference. There are hundreds of options to ensure you can view what matters most to you.

  • Always-On Threat Monitoring

    With Weather Defender’s innovative Alert Perimeter technology, you’ll be the first to know when severe weather threatens your home, business, or community, giving you time to prepare before its too late. 
  • Customizable, Location-specific "Safe Zones"

    Weather Defender’s Alert Perimeters can be easily customized to target your specified locations, as well as the types of weather that interest you, from heavy rain and lightning to tornadoes and winter storms.
  • Receive threat notifications instantly, automatically

    You also control whether you’ll receive your customized weather alerts through an on-screen display on your computer monitor, or with an audible alarm, e-mail message, or SMS text to your PDA or cell phone. Weather Defender delivers the precise information you need wherever you need it. It’s that simple.
  • Real-time Weather Graphics

    Only Weather Defender combines remote alerting with unique first-person visuals all in one software application. Log in any time of day or night to see the weather situation for yourself with detailed weather graphics and state-of-the-art tracking features.
  • National Surveillance, Local Protection

    Weather Defender connects your home computer to a powerful national network of radar stations and weather satellites. You’ll have access to the latest technology to protect you and your family from hazardous weather.
Only Weather Defender® combines vast libraries of weather data into a single point-and-click interface that is easy to use:
  • Temperature
  • Dewpoint
  • Wind Speeds
  • Peak Wind Gusts
  • Relative Humidity
  • Wind Chill
  • Heat Index
  • Current Conditions
  • Surface Fronts
  • Surface Pressure (Isobars)
  • METAR Plots
  • Wind Vectors
  • Cloud Cover
  • Visibility
  • Visual Flight Rules
  • Ceiling
  • Cell Tops & Movement
  • Sea Temperature
  • Wave Height
  • Buoy Stations
  • MODIS Fire Detections
  • Wild Fire Incidents
  • Earthquakes
 
Hurricane Tracking Upgrade
data layers include:
  • Global Hurricane Summary
  • Complete Datasets for:
    • Tropical Depressions
    • Named Storms
    • Hurricanes
  • Current Wind Speeds
  • Forecast Points w/ Dates
  • Forecast Line
  • Forecast Winds
  • Error Swath
  • Wind Probabilities
    • 39 MPH
    • 58 MPH
    • 74 MPH
  • Past Points
  • Past Track
  • Past Wind Speeds
  • Watches & Warnings
  • Rainfall Estimates
    • 24-hours
    • 48-hours
    • 72-hours
  • Flood Outlook
 
Commercial Edition
weather data include:
  • 3-Hour Storm Tracks
  • Lightning Strikes (300mi)
  • Hail Swath (Avg Hail Size)
  • Hail Density by Location
  • Hail Forecast 24-hours
  • Hail Forecast 48-hours
  • Hail Forecast 72-hours
  • Hail Damage Last 6-hr
  • Hail Damage Last 24-hr
  • Hail Damage Last 48-hr
  • Hail Damage Custom Date
  • Wind Damage by Location
  • Wind Forecast 24-hours
  • Wind Forecast 48-hours
  • Wind Forecast 72-hours
  • Wind Damage Last 6-hr
  • Wind Damage Last 24-hr
  • WInd Damage Last 48-hr
  • Wind Damage Custom Date
Load alternate weather maps to monitor different kinds of weather for different activities. Weather Defender comes pre-packaged with Summer Weather and Winter Weather maps:

Summer Weather

Default standard map with radar, satellite, lightning, severe storm warnings, and other layers designed to keep you in-tune with rapidly changing summer-time weather threats.

Winter Weather

A map designed for tracking winter-time weather threats including combined rain/sleet/snow radar imagery, blizzard and ice warnings, snowfall measurements and more.
Additional maps may be downloaded after purchasing, including these:

Pilot Weather

A map with aviation-oriented layers such as airports, METARs, flight rules, visibility and weather fronts

Marine Weather

A map with nautical layers like sea buoy stations, wind speeds, wave height and water temperature

Ranger Weather

A map with unique layers such as national parks, wildfires and forest fire detections, and earthquakes

High Contrast Weather

An alternate version of the default Summer Weather map, but in high-contrast colors for easier viewing

Radio Weather

For the radio hobbyist or professional, this map integrates weather with Amateur Radio data like repeater towers, APRS positions and local storm reports

Custom Map-making

Don’t see a map that fits? With Weather Defender, you can build your own map from scratch using the Layer Browser to select from hundreds of weather and geographic layers and create the ultimate weather monitoring solution.

Custom Locations

Add the precise locations of friends and family all over the country to your Weather Defender surveillance area. Provide them with advanced warning even when they don't live in your neighborhood.

Animated History

Time-lapse movies of weather activity in your area will tell you where storms have been, where they are going and when it is safe to sound the all-clear.

Collaboration Tools

When you use Weather Defender, you are joining a community of thousands of individuals who share similar interests and concerns. “Team Tools” in Weather Defender enable you to chat and interact with other users in real-time. With Team Tools, you can learn more about an approaching storm system than raw weather data will tell you.

Customizable User Interface

The Weather Defender interface can be fully customized to suit your viewing preference. There are hundreds of options to ensure you can view what matters most to you.

GPS Integration

For frequent travelers, Weather Defender integrates with GPS and plots your real-time position as you move, giving you precise weather information in relation to your exact location.

GIS Import

GIS professionals will appreciate the ability to import external GIS data into your Weather Defender map, customizing the appearance with landmarks and other features to aid in weather-tracking and decision making.

Performance Integrity

Our system administrators are monitoring weather data feeds and server performance every hour of every day, making every effort to provide you with the most up-to-date weather information.

Premium Support

From online documention and tutorial videos to e-mail and phone numbers, we offer numerous support options to ensure your questions are resolved and satisfaction guaranteed.

Free Upgrades

We have been improving this product for nearly a decade and will continue to do so. When you become a customer, you gain the benefits of our experience and may upgrade to every new release free of charge for as long as you remain our customer.