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Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:33:31 PM »

What sites do you use for tracking the weather?  Are there radar sources that you prefer over others?  I'm going to kick off this thread with a really cool real-time map showing lightning strikes across America.  These white rings appear around the strikes and expand outward, showing the time when people at a certain radius from a strike will hear its thunder.  I've followed the strikes that occurred near me and the timing of the thunder according to the map is strikingly accurate!  *gags as a result of his own pun*  :eyebrow:

http://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 05:49:40 PM »

Wunderground gas gone down hill since weather channel too over.. i deleted the app because it has had so many issues. I use a local TV channels weather app
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 10:17:53 PM »

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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 09:09:25 AM »

RadarScope is by far the best radar app out there.  I still keep Wunderground because it's useful to look up the stations.
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 09:21:24 AM »

I tend to use Levi Cowan's Tropical Tidbits for viewing model data.
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 12:58:13 AM »

On my Android phone, I use (and love) Radarscope.
On the PC, I use GRLevel 3 and GRanalyst.
I demoed WSV3 and while I like its features, it's a bit buggy (at least on my system).
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2016, 10:43:13 AM »

What sites do you use for tracking the weather?  Are there radar sources that you prefer over others?  I'm going to kick off this thread with a really cool real-time map showing lightning strikes across America.  These white rings appear around the strikes and expand outward, showing the time when people at a certain radius from a strike will hear its thunder.  I've followed the strikes that occurred near me and the timing of the thunder according to the map is strikingly accurate!  *gags as a result of his own pun*  :eyebrow:

http://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en

Thanks for posting this! I'm using it for the first time this morning. Our family was wondering if we were hearing thunder, and the map suggests that there is lots of lighting in Parry Sound this morning. Too bad the hotel wifi is so slow, so the rings have a bad delay.
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 01:55:42 PM »

I just use the NWS one, weather.gov.
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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2016, 12:03:17 AM »

I follow incoming storms using Intellicast. More often than not, their 2-hour storm outlook is more accurate than everyone else. (Multiple times, I've watched the track and determined I'm out of the path. People are going around saying a storm's about to hit. I wait. No storm.)

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Re: Best maps and radars for tracking storms?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2016, 10:04:06 AM »

Yep, I like Intellicast's radars too.
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