Company Blog  |  Support  |  My Account  |  RSS Subscribe

2010 Hurricane Upgrade now on sale

by Rory Groves        June 25, 2010  |  2:50 pm  |  Category: Latest News

The 2010 Hurricane Season has begun! Already two named hurricanes approach in the Pacific, and the first storm has been named in the Atlantic.

Don't get caught unprepared! Sign up for the 2010 Hurricane Upgrade today and save $70 off the regular price.

  • The 2010 Hurricane Upgrade is an add-on for current Weather Defender subscribers that allows you to track Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones in unprecedented detail:
  • Imagine being able to track hurricanes in real time, with street-level resolution. That is precisely what the Hurricane Upgrade can do for you.

2010 Hurricane Upgrade
reg $199.95 only $129.95
Sale runs from June 25 to July 15

Click Here for details and pricing


2 New Storm Tracking Layers

by Rory Groves        June 23, 2010  |  8:35 am  |  Category: Latest News

A new layer Cell Tops and an upgrade to Warning Polygons was released today.

The new Cell Tops layer displays large-scale storm movements, both direction and speed, and height in 100's of feet. If present, threat attributes HAIL, MESO, or TVS are also displayed. This layer is commonly seen in Radar Summary weather graphics used by pilots.

Cell Tops layer provides an overview of large-storm movements

If present, threat attributes are displayed alongside each cell

Warning Polygons (a.k.a Storm Warnings) has also received an upgrade:

 Direction, speed, and projected path are now displayed
with convective warnings (Severe, Tornado, and Marine Warnings).

Similar to the Storm Tracks layer, mousing over the track icon
will display a projected path out to 1 hour


Both layers are FREE UPDATES for existing susbscribers:

Warning Polygons

  • First remove Warning Polygons from your map (or Storm Warnings if you are using Summer Weather map). 
  • On the Map toolbar, click Add Layers > (Browse All Layers) > Severe Weather category.
  • Find Warning Polygons and click Add To Map.

Cell Tops

  • On the Map toolbar, click Add Layers > (Browse All Layers) > Severe Weather category.
  • Find Cell Tops and click Add To Map.

If you need help re-arranging layers on your map, see:



New "High Detail" Map for Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        June 11, 2010  |  1:11 pm  |  Category: Latest News

A new map has been released for use with Weather Defender v1.1. It is a free download for all registered users. The new "High Detail" map increases the visual reference points for storm-tracking in the following geographic datasets:

  • County names
  • Secondary roads and highways
  • Cities and towns

The High Detail map is different from the default retail maps, which try to minimize geographic clutter. Compare the following:

The new map is a FREE DOWNLOAD for all current subscribers. To install:

  1. Log in to your 'My Account' page
  2. Click the Download Link next to "High Detail Map"
  3. Run the installation file
  4. Start Weather Defender and open the map (Shield Menu > Open Map)


Our Blog

Weather Defender® is the award-winning desktop weather software designed to protect your organization from Severe Weather.
To learn more about Weather Defender, including screenshots and a free 7-day trial, click here.

For Commercial Edition inquiries, including command-center features, please contact a rep.