An Interactive Weather Display System


AccuWeather.com® is pleased to announce that its latest product, AccuWeather.com RadarPlus™, is now available. Never before have weather enthusiasts and businesses been able to customize and interact with weather data like this. Replace dozens of sources of weather data with RadarPlus and see the weather around you in a whole new way.

Simply Put...
It's Radar, Plus...

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Users Love RadarPlus!

NOW EVEN BETTER!
6-HOUR PredictiveRadar!
3-MONTH Radar Archive!
REAL-TIME LIGHTNING
Now Available With Our LightningPlus™ Add-On!

Radar Plus Benefits...

Increase Efficiency When You Analyze Weather Data :
You no longer have to estimate your position on a weather map and use the "finger method" to estimate the arrival of hazardous weather. RadarPlus forecasts the radar for you, down to street-level, and maps clearly show your location along with other local landmarks. Leave it up and running at full screen and get back to what you do best!

Make Weather Risk Management Decisions Faster, Farther in Advance:
The Internet has made regular weather data universal. With RadarPlus, you'll have access to things that other people don't! React faster and stay "in the know."

Turn Your Questions into Answers :

Without RadarPlus...

  • "Where am I on the map?"
  • "Is the storm going to approach my location within an hour?"

With RadarPlus...

  • "With my location and local landmarks on the map, it's easy to see that the storm will pass to my south in 30 minutes."

Who Uses RadarPlus?

Businesses That Do Outside Work:
With PredictiveRadar and pinpointed locations, your operations director will know exactly when to pull crews out of dangerous weather.

Weather Enthusiasts:
RadarPlus is the ultimate weather enthusiast's tool - just check our complete features list and ask yourself where else you can get that many features at our low price? Why have several Windows® applications open on your computer when you can use your web browser to get everything you need inside RadarPlus? Monitor weather nationwide on a regional or local level while customizing geographic and weather layers and colors.

Meteorologists:
Get your hands on data no one else has - PredictiveRadar, forecast lightning, hail, and rain - and beat the other guys to the punch.

Users Love RadarPlus!

"Very accurate, very timely, works great, easy to pick up severe weather features... it's a big hit down here! RadarPlus keeps us at least ten minutes ahead of the NWS advisories."
--M.J. (EMA), Missouri

"Your site really helps with safety concerns for our golfers."
--B.V. (Golf Club Professional), Wisconsin

"FANTASTIC package! The company looks to me for answers and remedies. RadarPlus makes my job easier."
--J.C. (Chief Engineer for a Fortune 500 Company), New York

"It's amusing how you can think the technology you have is good enough, until something better comes along. Keep up the good work!"
--M.W., Virginia

"This service is a giant step forward in real time display of meaningful meteorological data."
--B.W., Ohio

Radar Plus Features...

Interactivity:
It's time to stop just looking at the radar screen and start analyzing it. Start out with a U.S. or state view showing major roads and borders. See a storm of interest? As you zoom in, more detailed layers of geographical data appear, including county names, airports, highways, and streets. Turn on storm tracks to see where severe storms will move. Zoom back out, pan around, or automatically center on a severe storm. With this revolutionary web technology, it all happens immediately with no waiting for pages to load!

Customization:
AccuWeather.com RadarPlus gives you total control of your weather data and display. While you're interacting with the radar, you can choose whether you want to see raw or "cleaned up" radar data. Change the colors and customize which levels of data you want to show up. Your actual location is pinpointed on the map and you can add additional pinpointed locations. Choose your level of detail; specify which layers of geographical data you want turned on and off, and control them on-the-fly. You can even integrate your own GIS shape files!

PredictiveRadarTM:
Our competitors often use estimated precipitation from a computer forecast model to show you what will happen in the future - but AccuWeather.com RadarPlus starts the forecast with the current radar data, then projects movement, path, growth and decay of the storms into the future. This isn't just for storms tagged as "severe" by the National Weather Service - our predictive radar shows all significant precipitation. Additional products are available, including predicted rainfall amounts, areas with hail and areas with heavy storms. NEW! Predictive Radar has now been extended to SIX hours into the future for RadarPlus Platinum users.

More Weather Data:
Radar is a great tool, but why not integrate other data to get a clearer picture of your weather? AccuWeather.com RadarPlus can also show you satellite data, lightning strikes, surface observations, and government weather advisories - all integrated into the same interactive application and viewable at a national, regional or local level. You choose which you want to see.

Monitoring Capability:
Open any RadarPlus map to full-screen and leave it there to monitor incoming hazardous weather. The weather data will automatically update in the background at your zoom level.

Archives:
Miss a storm? Wonder what happened yesterday? RadarPlus features archived radar images for the last three months.

Now Available: Lightning Strikes! AccuWeather.com RadarPlus delivers crucial information to a wider audience by offering inexpensive consumer and business access to lightning strike data for the first time ever. Through the United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN™), RadarPlus users can now see the locations of lightning strikes. Strikes are of a limited resolution and are not real-time. Our LightningPlus service offers services plotting real-time street-level lightning strikes with 100 meter accuracy at street-level, as well as forecast lightning email or wireless alerts and lightning threat maps.

Email and Wireless Weather Alerts!
Users of RadarPlus Platinum can now receive alerts for severe weather that will affect them. These are not the typical government-controlled weather warnings but rather alerts to specific weather at a specific location, for example the approach of heavy rain, strong storms, small hail, and large hail. These alerts, delivered to an email or cell phone address, will enable them to make better decisions about work, travel, and leisure plans.

Complete Feature List Below...

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RadarPlus Gallery


Street-Level Radar


Lightning Strikes


Radar +
Heavy Storm Forecast



Radar + Satellite + Advisories


PredictiveRadar Loop


Radar + Satellite + Winds


Hi-Res Visible Satellite


Custom Radar + Advisories + Hail Forecast


Visibility + Advisories


Radar + Satellite + Advisories


Storm Tracking At City Level


Pressure + Winds


Radar + IR Sat + Winds


Radar + Temps


Custom Radar + Advisories + Hail Forecast


The RadarPlus Website

"I am impressed and excited at the AWIPS3 feel the interface has. Accuweather continues to do a great job with the meteorological community. Keep up the good work."
--A.O., Tennessee


"As a weather spotter in Oklahoma, your new service is definitely appreciated, keep up the good work!"
--D.H., Oklahoma


RadarPlus Is Now Available -- Try It For 30 Days Free


SILVER GOLD PLATINUM
Features all the interactivity and custom-ization you are looking for. Weather data includes local and regional, radar, satellite and surface weather plots. Everything in Silver PLUS PredictiveRadar, longer loops and more points of interest, color gradients, topography, and NWS advisories. Everything in Gold PLUS longer PredictiveRadar, forecast lightning, forecast hail areas, forecast rainfall, and a local and regional radar archive.
As Low As $6.66/mo* As Low As $18.33/mo* As Low As $41.66/mo*
 + 30-Day Free Trial
 + Local & Regional Views
 + Zoom, Pan, Print, Save
 + Full-Screen Monitoring
 + Auto-Update
 + 3 Points Of Interest
 + 20-Frame Loops
 + Real-time2 Radar Data
 + Raw & Cleaned-Up Data
 + Storm Attributes
 + Forecast Storm Tracks
 + Regional Lightning
 + NWS Advisory Plots
 + 9 Sets Of Radar Colors
 + All Reflectivity Tilts
 + All Velocity Tilts
 + 1Hr & StormTotal Precip
 + Echo Tops
 + Vertically Int. Liquid
 + Visible & IR Satellite
 + Temperature Plots
 + Dew Point Plots
 + Pressure Plots
 + Wind Speed / Dir Plots
 + Visibility Plots
 + Station Plots
 + Highways & Interstates
 + County Names
 + Airport Dots & Names
 + Range Rings
 + Major & Minor Cities
  + 72-Hour Local Radar Archive
  + 3-Month Regional Radar Archive
 + 30-Day Free Trial
 + Local & Regional Views
 + Zoom, Pan, Print, Save
 + Full-Screen Monitoring
 + Auto-Update
 + 10 Points Of Interest
 + 50-Frame Loops
 + Real-time2 Radar Data
 + Raw & Cleaned-Up Data
 + Storm Attributes
 + Forecast Storm Tracks
 + Regional Lightning
 + NWS Advisory Plots
 + 9 Sets Of Radar Colors
 + All Reflectivity Tilts
 + All Velocity Tilts
 + 1Hr & StormTotal Precip
 + Echo Tops
 + Vertically Int. Liquid
 + Visible & IR Satellite
 + Temperature Gradients
 + Dew Point Gradients
 + Pressure Gradients
 + Wind Speed Gradients
 + Visibility Gradients
 + Station Plots
 + Highways & Interstates
 + County Names
 + Airport Dots & Names
 + Range Rings
 + Major & Minor Cities
 + County Roads4
 + Regional Topography
 + 1-Hour PredictiveRadar
  + 72-Hour Local Radar Archive
  + 3-Month Regional Radar Archive
 + 30-Day Free Trial
 + Local & Regional Views
 + Zoom, Pan, Print, Save
 + Full-Screen Monitoring
  + Auto-Update 
 + 25 Points Of Interest
 + 100-Frame Loops
 + Real-time2 Radar Data
 + Raw & Cleaned-Up Data
 + Storm Attributes
 + Forecast Storm Tracks
 + Regional Lightning
 + NWS Advisory Plots
 + 9 Sets Of Radar Colors
 + All Reflectivity Tilts
 + All Velocity Tilts
 + 1Hr & StormTotal Precip
 + Echo Tops
 + Vertically Int. Liquid
 + Visible & IR Satellite
 + Temperature Gradients
 + Dew Point Gradients
 + Pressure Gradients
 + Wind Speed Gradients
 + Visibility Gradients
 + Station Plots
 + Highways & Interstates
 + County Names
 + Airport Dots & Names
 + Range Rings
 + Major & Minor Cities
 + County Roads4
 + Regional Topography
 + NWS Advisory Plots
 + 6-Hour PredictiveRadar
 + 1-Hour Forecast Storms
 + 1-Hour Forecast Hail
 + 1-Hour Forecast Rainfall
 + Heavy Rain Email Alerts
 + Strong Storm Alerts
 + Small Hail Email Alerts
 + Large Hail Email Alerts
 + GIS Shapefile Integration
  + 72-Hour Local Radar Archive
  + 3-Month Regional Radar Archive
2When we get the data, you get the data. U.S. government radars, which are used by all commercial weather vendors, update every 4, 5, 6 or 10 minutes depending on what mode the government radar operator has the radar in.
3AWIPS is the premiere meteorological workstation used by government (NWS) employees to warn the public of inclement weather.
4A limited number of counties can be displayed at once, depending on level or service and operating system.
   
 

*For personal users when pre-paying for one year of service (an Annual Personal account). See the Signup Page for complete pricing.

 
   

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
The interactivity of RadarPlus requires that a web browser "plugin" be installed to function. The plugin has certain system requirements including a mininum requirement of a 200mhz Windows 2000/XP/Vista computer with a C:/ drive, Internet Explorer 5 or Firefox 1, and 64mb or RAM.

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