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  1. hurld's Avatar
    Here is the one I use for NY, after it loads hit the BB button then full image to make it bigger.
    http://sirocco.accuweather.com/sat_m...rs/isarNY_.gif

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    05-28-09 03:27 PM
  2. hurld's Avatar
    One more for NY
    http://images.intellicast.com/WxImag..._None_anim.gif

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    05-28-09 03:31 PM
  3. Trooper's Avatar
    Totally AWESOME!!!!!
    Way better than stupid Weatherbug (aka memory leak central)
    05-28-09 04:40 PM
  4. Slothzilla618's Avatar
    By far the best weather "App" for me, thanks a lot!
    05-28-09 06:09 PM
  5. AgTitan06's Avatar
    One more for NY
    http://images.intellicast.com/WxImag..._None_anim.gif

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    ooh, i like that one too..i may add a shortcut for that one too. what are the steps to find the url for my city (houston)
    05-28-09 06:30 PM
  6. tjs83's Avatar
    http://www.accuweather.com/m/US/wigs...64&anim=1&af=5

    This what I use. Works great and its animated! I also resized it to 360x480 so it looks perfect in portrait.

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    05-28-09 10:04 PM
  7. tjs83's Avatar
    Also one more. I like this one to its more detail if you get click full image but sometimes its hard to read cause it picks up any precipitation like fog or anything.

    http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/lite/N0R/GSP_loop.gif

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    05-28-09 10:07 PM
  8. hurld's Avatar
    What I do to find the radar image I like, is search and find one I like on my PC. Right click on the image, click properties then copy the link and email it to my self. Then open the email on my storm and save as a bookmark or in QL.
    05-28-09 10:31 PM
  9. CheetahAce's Avatar
    this is a great thread. thanks!
    05-29-09 12:58 AM
  10. jhendrickson's Avatar
    Thank you very much for this idea. I haven't found a weather app that meets my needs yet, until this.

    I went a bit further and set up all the animated maps for radar, satellite, cloud cover etc on my QL and it works great.

    So great, that I trashed WeatherBug. But wait a minute, WB gave me severe weather alerts!

    I went searching for something to do this and this is what I came across: Welcome to interactiveNWS

    This website allows you to configure alerts for a variety of locations, which options for each location that are emailed to you or sent via SMS.

    Screenshot:
    06-04-09 01:05 PM
  11. hurld's Avatar
    Just signed up for this really cool. I had to go with email alerts because their text alerts are more than they can handle at this point. Thanks for the INFO !
    06-04-09 05:12 PM
  12. StingRay's Avatar
    Great idea AgTitan!.....takes an Aggie to come up with a super weather "app"...

    also thanks to Stoner for the resizing of the animated maps....look awesome on my Storm....although I'm not getting near as much rain here in north Texas as you are in SC.....
    06-04-09 10:47 PM
  13. Mr.YoungMoneyEnt.'s Avatar
    :-) :-) :-)

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    06-04-09 11:26 PM
  14. bearcat237's Avatar
    You stole my idea and expounded upon it!!! JK, I had two shortcuts similar to this with NWS, but I just had the main page summary and the accuweather radar map...

    Your setup is a lot more "eye-pleasing"!
    06-05-09 01:35 AM
  15. tjs83's Avatar
    Lol Yea its ben raining like crazy here all day. Lord knows we need it though. Did you have any problem getting your local radar to show up? And I guess the resizing thing worked? I guess I didn't go into much detail. Let me know if you need any help.

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    06-05-09 02:41 AM
  16. StingRay's Avatar
    Lol Yea its ben raining like crazy here all day. Lord knows we need it though. Did you have any problem getting your local radar to show up? And I guess the resizing thing worked? I guess I didn't go into much detail. Let me know if you need any help.

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    I couldn't figure out how to get to that radar thru the accuweather site, or how you resized the radar, so what I ended up doing was simply changing the URL info to apply to Dallas rather than SC....changed city & state in the url, along with longitude & latitude....also altered the zoom (miles) on a couple of the radars....turned out pretty nice....

    haven't found a 5 day forecast page that I like yet.....
    06-05-09 02:13 PM
  17. jhendrickson's Avatar
    Here's some info I found yesterday on how to format the URL.

    There is a URL that points to an image file that is updated in realtime. If you set some parameters of the URL to be a variable, then you can populate those variables using the location you want the radar for. The image URL can be manipulated to change the city, state, image size, animation (0, 1). You will also have to have some way to look up the approximate latitude and longitude of the city/state, as it uses the latitude and longitude to look up the image. For example, the following would be the link to view the Humble, TX radar to fit perfectly in PORTRAIT MODE:

    Code:
    http://www.accuweather.com/m/US/wigs.axd?city=HUMBLE&state=TX&w=360&h=480&type=_SIR&geoWidth=200&lat=29.99&lon=-95.18&anim=0&af=5
    For anim=, set it to 0 for current radar, set it to 1 for animated radar
    For af=, set it any value. A value of 5 animates the image to show the last 5 images.

    So, the URL above will be for portrait version. When the phone switches to landscape mode, the image would have to be refreshed with an updated w= and h= value. For landscape mode, update the values from w=360&h=480 to w=480&h=360...Now it will show perfectly in landscape.
    Last edited by jhendrickson; 06-05-09 at 02:37 PM.
    06-05-09 02:34 PM
  18. tjs83's Avatar
    It looks like they may have changed there radar images. I just went to accuweather and I can't get the same radar image either. Good call on just changing the url though. Glad everything worked out. Also thanks for the info about the code. I changed it to show the last 10 images to get a better view of the path of the storms. And I guess it would be nice to have it look perfect in either portrait or landscape. My try to see which one looks better.

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    06-05-09 03:19 PM
  19. Bob61's Avatar
    I couldn't figure out how to get to that radar thru the accuweather site, or how you resized the radar, so what I ended up doing was simply changing the URL info to apply to Dallas rather than SC....changed city & state in the url, along with longitude & latitude....also altered the zoom (miles) on a couple of the radars....turned out pretty nice....

    haven't found a 5 day forecast page that I like yet.....
    I ran into same issue, did same as you and just edited the URL. Great looking map, resizing it makes it even more practical. Thanks stoner99 for posting your URL.
    06-05-09 03:20 PM
  20. jhendrickson's Avatar
    I came across a bunch more images that some of you may find useful. I'm still hunting for more animated radar/satellite/IR imagery urls that we can use with QL. Until then...

    Weather Underground

    Satellite http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_ir.gif
    Radar http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_rd.gif
    Visible Satellite http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_vi.gif
    Fronts http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_sf.gif
    Temperature http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_st.gif
    Jet Stream http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_jt.gif
    Humidity http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_rh.gif
    Dew Point http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_dp.gif
    Heat Index http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_hi.gif
    Wind http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_ws.gif
    Wind Chill http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_wc.gif
    UV Forecast http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_uv.gif
    Air Quality http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_ozone.gif
    Visibility http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_vs.gif
    Snow Depth http://maps.wunderground.com/data/640x480/us_snow.gif


    NOAA National
    Satelite http://www.nws.noaa.gov/satellite_images/national.jpg
    Radar http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...atest_Small.gif
    National Forecast http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/national_forecast.jpg
    Graphical Forecast http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical...MaxT1_conus.png
    Tempature http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical...us/T2_conus.png
    Wind & Wind Speed http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical...dSpd2_conus.png
    Chance of Precipitation http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical...oP121_conus.png
    Precipitation Amount http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical.../QPF1_conus.png
    Weather Type http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical...s/Wx2_conus.png
    Sky Cover http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical.../Sky2_conus.png
    Severe Weather Warnings http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/wwa/wwa_new.gif


    NOAA Regional

    North East http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus.../northeast.gif
    Central Great Lakes http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...entgrtlakes.gif
    Northern Mississippi Valley http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...ppermissvly.gif
    Northern Rockies http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...orthrockies.gif
    Pacific Northwest http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...acnorthwest.gif
    Alaska http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus...Img/alaska.gif
    Southeast http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus.../southeast.gif
    Southern Mississippi Valley http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...outhmissvly.gif
    South Plains http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...southplains.gif
    Southern Rockies http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...outhrockies.gif
    Pacific Southwest http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Radar...acsouthwest.gif
    Hawaii http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus...Img/hawaii.gif

    Animated:
    US Visible Satellite: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_vi_anim.gif
    US Satellite: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_ir_anim.gif
    US Fronts: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_sf_anim.gif
    US Jet Stream: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_jt_anim.gif
    US UV Forecast: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_uv_anim.gif
    US Air Quality: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/im...ozone_anim.gif
    US Humidity: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/us_rh_anim.gif
    US Radar: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_rd_anim.gif
    US Dew Point: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_dp_anim.gif
    US Temperature: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_st_anim.gif
    US Heat Indix: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_hi_anim.gif
    US Wind Chill: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_wc_anim.gif
    US Wind: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_ws_anim.gif
    US Visibility: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64...us_vs_anim.gif
    US Snow Depth: http://maps.wunderground.com/data/64..._snow_anim.gif

    Current and Alerts
    Current Weather: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/curre...rwx_600x405.jpg
    Current Temperatures: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/curre...emp_600x405.jpg
    Temperature Change: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/speci...chg_600x405.jpg
    Frost and Freeze Advisories: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/winte...ost_600x405.jpg
    Lightening Strikes: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/sever...nus_600x405.jpg
    Sever Weather Alerts: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/speci..._us_600x405.jpg
    Sever Watches: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/speci...ch1_600x405.jpg
    Earthquake Reports: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/speci...rth_720x486.jpg
    National Doppler Radar: http://image.weather.com/web/radar/u..._plus_usen.jpg
    Atlantic Ocean Satellite: http://image.weather.com/images/sat/...at_720x486.jpg
    Gulf of Mexico Satellite: http://image.weather.com/images/sat/...at_720x486.jpg
    Snow Quality: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/winte...ual_600x405.jpg
    Snow Cover: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/winte...sen_600x405.jpg
    Current UV Index: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...map_720x486.jpg
    Current Winds and Gusts: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/boat-...cur_600x405.jpg
    Current Heat Index: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/curre...eat_600x405.jpg
    Storm Track Atlantic: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/pt_BR...ack_720x486.jpg
    2004 Atlantic Storm Tracks: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/tropi...op8_720x486.jpg
    Sea Surface Temperature and Tropical Cyclone Activity http://maps.wunderground.com/data/images/tropical.gif

    Forecasted
    Todays Forecast: http://image.weather.com/web/forecast/us_w...ge_usen_600.jpg
    Tonights Forecast: http://image.weather.com/web/forecast/us_w...ge_usen_600.jpg
    Snowfall Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...cst_600x405.jpg
    Rainy travel: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/trave...ain_720x486.jpg
    UV Index Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...nus_600x405.jpg
    Interstate Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...fcst_600_en.jpg
    Fall Foliage: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/speci...cur_720x486.jpg
    Cloud Cover Todays Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...nus_600x405.jpg
    Cloud Cover Tonights Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...nus_600x405.jpg
    Cloud Cover Tomorrows Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...nus_600x405.jpg
    Radar Estimated Precipitation: http://image.weather.com/web/maps/radar/re...rday_600_en.jpg
    Precipitation Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...cst_600x405.jpg
    Forecasted Winds: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/boat-...cst_720x486.jpg
    Wind Chill Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...ill_600x405.jpg
    Morning Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/boat-...cst_720x486.jpg
    Midday Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...cst_600x405.jpg
    Evening Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...cst_600x405.jpg
    Schoolday Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/schoo..._wx_720x486.jpg
    Forecast Heat Index: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/forec...ind_600x405.jpg
    Thunderstorm Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/trave...hun_600x405.jpg

    History
    Hurricane Strike Frequency: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/tropi...req_720x486.jpg
    Snow History: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/speci...st1_600x405.jpg

    Health
    Aches and Pains Index: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...hes_720x486.jpg
    Ozone Levels: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...nus_600x405.jpg
    Air Quality Forecast: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...day1_600_en.jpg
    Respiratory Index: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...esp_720x486.jpg
    Tree Pollen: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...pol_720x486.jpg
    Grass Pollen: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...pol_720x486.jpg
    Weed Pollen: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...pol_720x486.jpg
    Mold Spores: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...ore_720x486.jpg
    Influenza Reports: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/seaso...nal3_600_en.jpg
    Fitness Index: http://image.weather.com/images/maps/healt...nus_600x405.jpg
    06-05-09 04:05 PM
  21. jennpren's Avatar
    What am I doing wrong...I go to the link, put my zip in but don't see any option for original radar?? I am very very new so please forgive my ignorance.
    NEVERMIND figured it out.
    Last edited by jennpren; 06-05-09 at 05:58 PM.
    06-05-09 05:51 PM
  22. AgTitan06's Avatar
    What am I doing wrong...I go to the link, put my zip in but don't see any option for original radar?? I am very very new so please forgive my ignorance.
    NEVERMIND figured it out.
    u have to do it from a real computer in order to get the links.
    06-05-09 08:19 PM
  23. AgTitan06's Avatar
    Here's some info I found yesterday on how to format the URL.
    Yea, that was my post too from a long time ago
    06-05-09 08:21 PM
  24. Slingbox's Avatar
    Customise your Radar View
    Radar link below fills entire Blackberry screen with Animated local radar.You make some simple changes to link below and such radar can be yours.

    -http://www.accuweather.com/m/US/wigs.axd?city=VIRGINIA+BEACH&state=VA&w=320&h=240&type=_SIR&geoWidth=175&lat=36.80&lon=-76.05&anim=3&af=5

    Location
    Virginia+Beach =City
    VA =State

    BB Screen size
    320 =screen width
    240 =screen Height

    Zoom in & out of radar view
    175 = Lowering number zooms in /Higher number zooms out

    Location Coordinates
    36.80 =latitude
    76.05 =longitude


    The above need to be changed in link to your - Location ,BB Screen size and your Location Coordinates.
    Coordinate look up
    Address Map Coordinate (Longitude/Latitude) Finder

    When those changes are made you will have customized local animated radar that fits your BB screen like a glove.

    local Radar on my 8330




    My favorite surfboarding spots down the coast.
    Hatteras Island NC - Rodanthe & Buxton
    Last edited by Slingbox; 06-06-09 at 08:16 PM.
    06-05-09 09:22 PM
  25. BerryNick's Avatar
    This thread is one of the best and most informative threads. I love playing with all the radar images and QL. I now have two layers of submenus for Weather and radars.

    Keep it up.
    06-06-09 01:21 PM
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