RAIN?

Teegate

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Accuweather is the same way. They changed things and it is horrible.
 

Boyd

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Another example of low-contast designs, ugh. This started a number of years ago, I believe Google was the first to change to low-contrast maps. Very difficult to read, the small roads tend to vanish into the background. Tom Tom has a very nice app with maps of the whole world for a reasonable price. I would have bought it, but the small roads are almost invisible. Or look at the USGS National Map, really hard to read, in my new app the screen looks almost blank at times. I just don't get the whole thing.


I will be adding radar to the boydsmaps app eventually, but I need to make my own high-contrast map overlay for it. I have been using the RadarScope app for about 10 years now, best purchase I ever made. It shows the *real* radar data from each NWS site, without any of the terrible filtering and smoothing you find on other sites. Runs on Android, iOS, Windows and MacOS.
 

Teegate

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Since midnight we have had .57 inches of rain. It is 4:22AM.
 

imkms

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Another example of low-contast designs, ugh. This started a number of years ago, I believe Google was the first to change to low-contrast maps. Very difficult to read, the small roads tend to vanish into the background. Tom Tom has a very nice app with maps of the whole world for a reasonable price. I would have bought it, but the small roads are almost invisible. Or look at the USGS National Map, really hard to read, in my new app the screen looks almost blank at times. I just don't get the whole thing.


I will be adding radar to the boydsmaps app eventually, but I need to make my own high-contrast map overlay for it. I have been using the RadarScope app for about 10 years now, best purchase I ever made. It shows the *real* radar data from each NWS site, without any of the terrible filtering and smoothing you find on other sites. Runs on Android, iOS, Windows and MacOS.
I don’t know what the resolution details are, but I’ve been using the “My Radar” app on an IPhone and it works very well. It does look better than what’s offered on Accuweather and the NWS.
 

Boyd

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Very basic, but you can also see the US NEXRAD composite in my app. :)

https://mobile.boydsmaps.com/#9.00/39.991500/-74.494405/conus/0.00/0.00

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Teegate

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So far this year we have had 4.86 inches of rain. That does include snow that melted in the gage.
 

Teegate

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We will be paying for the better weather this weekend and next week :D
 
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Teegate

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Just had a storm hit with a gust to 25MPH. Raining hard.
 

bobpbx

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The National Weather Service needs to get their money back. When you put it in motion, it often zooms in by itself and also goes back in time.

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Teegate

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I just looked at it. It was working fine but it took a long time to start.
 

Teegate

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So far today we have already received .4 inches of rain. I was working on my brakes yesterday so I won't get out this weekend.
 

Boyd

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Quite a storm moved through here last night, woke me up about 2:00AM with thunder, lightning and pounding rain. Got around an inch of new rain during a short period.
 
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