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02-23-2008, 09:16 PM (This post was last modified: 02-05-2011 03:33 PM by Champion1.)
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This Thread should help people looking for products that are weather related. Below is a list of programs you can purchase or use for free (Depending on the software). I just took the text from the websites to give you a idea about what they say about their software. I will edit this post from time to time, either to add, change, or remove the products.

ROLL if you could please sticky this, you can edit it anyway you choose, took me about 10-15 mins. If you have any questions feel free to post it in this thread or pm me.

Baron Services Inc. Software: (Highly advanced radar system)

Mobile Threat Net - Voted Product of the Year by the National Storm Chaser Conference, Mobile Threat Net is for those whose careers or pastimes make mobile weather information essential.
Capable of receiving data signals anywhere in the continental United States, this system is a unique portable solution that can help those charged with protecting the public perform their roles with acute weather awareness.

Access to the most comprehensive weather data suite available
Free plug-in to send data back to FasTrac
Flexible software package that runs on a variety of computing devices
Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
Optional GPS moving map technology and City Streets mapping
Exclusive and patented AutoTrac dangerous weather alerts
Portable receiver technology
($99.99 per month + Expensive equipment)
Mobile Threat Net Cliff Wrote:Mobile Threat Net PLUS uses XM Satellite Radio delivery of various continuously updated weather products and Threat Net PLUS is our product with data delivered via the internet.

Threat Net products are used by many storm chasers, emergency management agencies, other public safety agencies, schools, etc. across the U.S.

You can read more about both product at http://www.mobilethreatnet.com and contact me at [email protected] or 256-881-8811 for more information including pricing and customer testimonials, to order a Threat Net Product, and/or to schedule a free live on-line demonstration.


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GrLevelX Software: (Radar)

GRLevel2 - GRLevel2 is a Windows viewer for live and archived NEXRAD Level II data. Base reflectivity, base velocity, storm relative velocity, and spectrum width sweeps for all radar tilts are available. High speed zooming and panning allows you to quickly focus in on the area of interest.

GRLevel3 - GRLevel3 is a Windows viewer for live NEXRAD Level III data from the NWS Radar Product Central Collection Dissemination Service. (I suggest this for Storm Chasers)

GR2Analyst - GRLevel2 Analyst Edition is an advanced Nexrad Level II analysis application. It features a high quality volumetric display and several high resolution reflectivity-derived graphical products in addition to the standard Level II data products. (Has great 3-D Images)

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Interwarn/StormLab Software: (Storm Warnings And Local Area Client/Radar)

Storm Lab 4.1 - StormLab is the FIRST publicly available software to take advantage of the full National Weather Service Doppler radar imagery suite. StormLab turns any internet connection into a unique and comprehensive display system for National Weather Service Doppler radars. With access to over 150 radar sites across the entire US, you will have instant access to nearly 2 dozen products including reflectivity, velocity, storm relative velocity, VAD Wind Profiles, precipitation estimates, storm cell data, and MUCH more. (Suggested for storm chasers)

Interwarn 4 - InterWARN is a state-of-the-art weather information program for Windows 9x/2000/Me/NT/XP/Vista. InterWARN turns your regular internet connection into your own automated personal wire service for National Weather Service watches, warnings and statements including Storm Prediction Center watches and outlooks, and advisories from the National Hurricane Center. (Good for home/on the road)

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Swift WX software (Now called Weather Defender): (Radar)

Weather Defender - Originally designed to help storm chasers track tornadoes, Weather Defender is now the most versatile weather radar and storm tracking tool available to consumers. Weather Defender integrates street-level mapping with live weather radar to provide you with an unprecedented level of storm-tracking detail. Track Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Flash Floods and other weather threats. Predict storm arrivals to the nearest minute. Set up Perimeter Alerts and be automatically alerted to approaching severe weather. (Subscription Based) (Good for all users)

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Hurricane Tracking Software:

Global Tracks - World-wide tracking of tropical cyclones

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Data:

AllisonHouse - AllisonHouse is a data aggregation and integration company that specializes in weather and weather related data. When you do not have the time, expertise, or the interest in doing it yourself, we are there to help! We provide commercial and non-commercial data packages at reasonable prices. (Subscription Based)

Weather Tap - WeatherTAP is divided into six major components: Local Weather, NEXRAD Doppler Radar, Satellite, Lightning, Aviation, and Severe Weather. No more weather surprises with WeatherTAP, the fastest weather on the web. With weatherTAP, you get the quickest, most current NEXRAD radar and a complete aviation weather package. There's detailed lightning data as well as high-resolution East (GOES-12) and West (GOES-10) satellite images. Plus, you get forums, up-to-date forecasts, surface data, and colorized, animated maps: local, state, regional, and national coverage. Over 9,000 graphic products. (Subscription Based)

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Weather Chatting:

IEMBot - IEMBot consists of two programs that run on the Iowa Mesonet server. The first is a parser that ingests text products issued by the NWS. The parser picks out the important information regarding the product and sends it via a Jabber instant message to the bot logged in on the chat server. The bot then routes the incoming message to a WFO chatroom from which the product was issued. The entire process takes much less than a second.

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Storm Chasing Tracker:

Spotter Network - The SpotterNetwork brings storm spotters, storm chasers, coordinators and public servants together in a seamless network of information. It provides accurate position data of spotters and chasers for coordination/reporting and provides ground truth to public servants engaged in the protection of life and property. (FREE)

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Misc Software:

F5Data - See for yourself Smile (FREE/Subscription for more features)

WxMesg - Weather Message represents the latest software development for the Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN). Using weather products transmitted by the National Weather Service, Weather Message provides desktop weather alerts for the computers on your network. You can also see a visual map of the alarms in your state or region. (30 Day Free Trial)

RealEMWIN - Keep informed of the latest watches, warnings, forecasts and more for your area -- the rest of the country -- and even globally!
RealEMWIN monitors the EMWIN weather wire -- broadcast via GOES satellite or local radio directly from the National Weather Service. It can also connect to a number of Internet servers set up across the United States to allow anyone with an online connection to get live data. (Free Trial, Then 69.95 to buy)
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Mobile Apps:

Android:
1. Storm Chaser Location App - Upload your current GPS location to Share with The National Weather Service / Spotters and chasers. This app uploads your location to your Spotternetwork.org account. You can now also issue severe weather reports direct to the National Weather Service direct from your android device. ($2.00 One time fee)

2. Storm Chaser Hurricane Outlook - Get access to all of the National Hurricane Center Outlooks from this fast simple app. Big Buttons for Quick access to the NHC Outlooks without having to fumble through pages of junk. This is a BETA Version. Better Updated version with more features and in app maps coming soon. It will be worth the wait. (FREE)

3. Storm Chaser SPC Outlook App - Get access to all of the Storm Prediction Center Outlooks from this fast simple app. Big Buttons for Quick access to the SPC Outlooks without having to fumble through pages of junk. (FREE)

iPhone:
1. Weather Geek - WeatherGeek Pro is an application made for WeatherGeeks by WeatherGeeks. Unlike most other weather apps on the market, this one is specifically designed for professional users, serious weather hobbyists and meteorology students.
Choose weather maps for the continental United States, Canada and Alaska from the GFS (Global Forecasting System) model, the NAM (North American Mesoscale) model, the WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) model, the SREF (Short Range Ensemble Forecast) model and the RUC (Rapid Update Cycle) model. You also have access to MOS (Model Output Statistics) tables. ($4.99 One time fee)


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Other Helpful Links:

Level 2 Data - For weather software that requires LVL2 Data.

Your Local Radar (free) - Click the dot closest to your location to get the latest radar image.

Storm Prediction Center - This website will show you the areas that may have severe weather, it shows todays outlook and days to come.

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If you have any questions/comments, post below...

Happy Chasing,
Champion1

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02-26-2008, 04:22 AM
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Great job !!! Thanks

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02-26-2008, 11:30 AM
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Great Resources!! Thanks for the nice work, I know peolpe on HCW have been wanting to know how to get radar images that are a little more up to date that local Tv Staions Websites. /champ
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05-01-2008, 10:49 AM
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Might want to add WxMesg to that list of weather warning/mapping software. Completely customizeable and the guy that built it lives in Alexander City, Alabama!
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05-03-2008, 11:53 AM
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Brett Adair Wrote:Might want to add WxMesg to that list of weather warning/mapping software. Completely customizeable and the guy that built it lives in Alexander City, Alabama!
Thanks for that, sorry i came a bit late on this, but I'll add this and RealEMWIN as well.

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06-24-2008, 08:46 AM
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any software out there for macs? OSX and newer?

i'm like a tornado on a quiet summers eve
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07-18-2008, 02:53 PM
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Thank you
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07-29-2008, 11:37 PM
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you forgot baron softwares LOL
Mobile Threat Net-XM (for in the field)
Threat Net Plus-Internet (for base tracking)
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07-30-2008, 01:03 AM
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well I didn't start the thread so Smile

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12-09-2008, 12:11 PM
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super_cell56 Wrote:you forgot baron softwares LOL
Mobile Threat Net-XM (for in the field)
Threat Net Plus-Internet (for base tracking)

Thanks for mentioning us. I'm Cliff Windham, Baron Services Manager of our Threat Net product line. Mobile Threat Net PLUS uses XM Satellite Radio delivery of various continuously updated weather products and Threat Net PLUS is our product with data delivered via the internet.

Threat Net products are used by many storm chasers, emergency management agencies, other public safety agencies, schools, etc. across the U.S.

You can read more about both product at http://www.mobilethreatnet.com and contact me at [email protected] or 256-881-8811 for more information including pricing and customer testimonials, to order a Threat Net Product, and/or to schedule a free live on-line demonstration.

Best regards,
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