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ThorntonWeather.com enhances radar system and satellite imagery

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 6:01pm MDT
ThorntonWeather.com's new satellite imagery allows a close in, bird's eye view of the weather.

ThorntonWeather.com's new satellite imagery allows a close in, bird's eye view of the weather.

For more than four years ThorntonWeather.com has been the one and only source for truly local weather for Thornton, Colorado.  We are continually improving the site to provide more information and now we have greatly enhanced two of our most popular features.

First up and arguably the most exciting is the satellite imagery.  Using imagery provided by NOAA you begin by selecting a region – northeastern Colorado for a look close to home or perhaps a look at the entire United States.  Once you go there, you are given an animated display powered by Adobe Flash. 

Best of all with the new satellite system is a series of overlays that you can select using the boxes above the satellite image.  You can add the county outlines, major highways, and even weather conditions (the selections vary depending on the region).  For each region you can also select an enhancement.  These different color palettes are useful for spotting wildfires, the most significant areas of a storm and more.

You can access the satellite imagery by going to Radar & Maps on the menu on the left then select “Satellite Imagery.”

Last but not least is a revamped radar display system.  The radar is now fully animated like the new satellite which gives you much greater control.  You can speed up the animation, slow it down and pause the display, all of which are useful to seeing where the weather is headed.  You can even zoom in on a spot on the display. 

ThorntonWeather.com Super Doppler RadarTo access the radar go to Radar & Maps on the menu on the left and select “TW Super Doppler Radar.”

These are but two of a number of features added in recent months.  Be sure to check out our website change log for all the details.  For all the latest you can also follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook.

Take a look and if you have any comments, questions or ideas for future enhancements to the site leave them below or contact us.

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