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New Severe Weather Tracking Layer

by Rory Groves        April 30, 2010  |  9:33 am  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

A new layer based on the Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm (MDA) was released today. Mesocyclones indicate areas of rotation inside a thunderstorm, which can be precursors to Wall Clouds and Tornadoes.


This freely available layer to all registered Weather Defender customers provides the following benefits:

  • More accurate and frequent updates concerning rotation inside thunderstorms (precursors to tornadoes)
  • Detailed information about the strength, dimension, and movement of each circulation
  • Historical and future tracks of the circulation for long-lived mesocyclones

Here's how to add this new layer to your map:

1.   Unlock your map by clicking the padlock icon in the upper-right of the Map Layers window
2.   On the main toolbar, click Map > Add Layer
3.   In the Layer Browser, click the Severe Weather category
4.   Find the layer labeled "Meso (MDA)" and click Add To Map



Hail Forecasting in Weather Defender (Part 3)

by Rory Groves        April 16, 2010  |  9:56 am  |  Category: Tips & Tricks

In this latest Hail Tracking tutorial, we'll show you how to predict what regions will be impacted by severe (damaging) hail using Probabilistic Layers in Weather Defender:

  • Plot Severe (Damaging) Hail Estimates on your Map
  • View 24, 48, and 72-Hour Hail Forecasts



Pre-Season Super Sale!

by Rory Groves        March 14, 2010  |  4:43 pm  |  Category: Latest News

Severe Weather Season is just around the corner... Don't miss out on our lowest prices of the season!

 Sale ends this Thursday, March 18!


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