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Welcome, Emily!

by Rory Groves        December 21, 2009  |  1:14 pm  |  Category: Company | Latest News

Emily Belden

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the SWIFT Weather team: Emily Belden.

Emily brings several years of advertising experience and will be assisting with various marketing initiatives around here, as well as helping to launch new products currently under development.

We are very excited about Emily joining our company and the creativity and enthusiasm she brings.

Welcome, Emily!


Importing a List (or table) of Custom Locations

by Rory Groves        December 18, 2009  |  11:50 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

The Add Point tool is the easiest way to add custom locations to your map -- and keep tabs 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.


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Download CSV sample file used in tutorial: (424.00 bytes)


Extend your storm-tracking abilities as you take advantage of Weather Defender's more powerful features by learning tips & tricks from our Video Tutorials section.

Upper Midwest Slammed by Snowstorm, Frigid Cold

by Rory Groves        December 10, 2009  |  10:33 am  |  Category: Latest News

"15 Inches In Some Areas; State Of Emergency In Wisconsin"

Chicago (CBS) - "The first major winter snowstorm of the season made life miserable throughout much of the Upper Midwest and the governor of Wisconsin has already declared a state of emergency.

"Winter Weather" Map in Weather Defender keeps track of Winter Hazards & Snow Reports

"Five deaths are reported and hundreds of flights canceled, as the same storm that clobbered us is now moving north and towards the East Coast. In Wisconsin, the situation was far worse. The snow slammed the state so severely that Gov. Jim Doyle declared a preemptive state of emergency."


"Frigid temperatures to follow heavy snow..."

Des Moines (AP) - "Commuters from Des Moines to Chicago were warned of morning temperatures reaching 10 degrees at best and icy roads. Wind chill values could dip to as low as minus 25 in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperature Layer activated in Weather Defender to show regions of extreme cold

"Wind gusts that reached more than 50 mph and built snow drifts between 8 and 15 feet tall had died down by Thursday, but officials still warned of blowing snow and treacherous driving conditions.

"Take some extra time because the roads are gonna be slick," said Lori Getter, spokeswoman at the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center."



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