Turn Back Time on WunderMap!

By: Toby Skinner , 4:36 AM GMT on February 02, 2012

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We're really excited to announce that we have added a new time control component to WunderMap so our users can look back at past weather events and view radar, weather station readings, photos, webcams and storm reports.

The best way to understand the new product is to see it in action so please check out this brief video:



You can also move forward in time to see forecasted weather - radar goes forward 7 days and we provide local forecasts for our personal weather stations as far out as 10 days.

The WunderMap weather layers that have the time control option are marked with a clock icon on the main map controls. Hover over the icons to see the date range that each layer can go back and forward to. The radar layer can only go back in time for the US right now and the satellite layer only shows the present and future. As always we will keep enhancing the map's capabilities with more data and layers!

My personal favorite use of the time controls is for looking at Historically Significant Tornadoes - by clicking on a past tornado you can "Sync Layers to this date" - this will show you the radar image when the tornado touched down, as as well as user-uploaded photographs and weather station data. Click here to see this example of the March 2007 tornado that touched down in Greensburg, Kansas.

Read our official press release here

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29. Lobos1
1:29 AM GMT on July 04, 2014
Is there a reason for the long wait times to get some results, up to 1+ minutes
Member Since: October 11, 2007 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
28. overlooked
2:55 AM GMT on May 18, 2014
This has nothing to do with this but how do you contact WU?
My radar has been frozen for a day or so, any ideas how to make it refresh? I've poked all around the site and there's no contact us button that I can find any where?
Member Since: February 16, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 21
27. cr250rider
1:40 AM GMT on April 04, 2014
Loads SUPER slow. I just open up Chrome and it loads in 3 seconds. 30 for firefox ver. 28
Member Since: February 7, 2013 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
26. Gussuk
6:41 AM GMT on November 11, 2013
the classic site is better. go back to it!
Member Since: March 3, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
25. 54935
10:18 PM GMT on June 16, 2013
How do I delete a city from "my favorites"????> Bob Pahute19@yahoo.com
Member Since: August 28, 2004 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
24. ChrisSann
1:40 AM GMT on March 04, 2013
New to the use of Wundermap, but can't find a instructions on how to use the features. Slogging thru each capability is not particularly helpful, so is there a How to Use function that I can't find?
Member Since: July 30, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
23. DaddyJas
3:37 PM GMT on December 19, 2012
I just started using the "new" Wundermap a few weeks ago and find it nearly useless. The radar will frequently not show any rain when I look outside and am in the middle of a major storm. The futures do not show storms even when the weather is predicted by Weather Underground to be an 80% chance within 12 hours. The user interface is less than intuitive, particularly the animation. Why fix what isn't broken. I enjoyed the old system for some years now but feel that I will have to search for a better replacement. Sorry guys. No sale on this one.
Member Since: March 8, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
22. baiss2
4:36 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
“Install Unity Player.pkg” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.
Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.
“Install Unity Player.pkg” is on the disk image “webplayer-i386.dmg”. Safari downloaded this disk image today at 8:29 AM from classic.wunderground.com.

"identified developers" and you're not?
Member Since: February 25, 2003 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
21. Aryugaetu
12:19 PM GMT on December 07, 2012
Time issues:

1. Is there anyway to show local time in the timeline, not GMT?

2. The timeline is about 30 mins off (too slow) from actual GMT.

3. Trying to simply set the radar for the past 2 hours (the rest is irrelevant, and anything longer takes forever to load and is very choppy). I don’t need the future or anything else. I tried “Custom Time Select” but I must know GMT. It was so difficult, I gave up! It’s the WORST user interface. Daily, I visit a small local café with a 90% farming clientele, sharing gossip and forecasts over donuts and coffee. Of the people that liked your radar last month, none like it now. Is there a way to go back to the old one?

Terrible, slow, and choppy display.
All of the new features would be a boon for farmers, but they all have very slow internet, and these updates make the radar nearly useless unless they start it before breakfast and then watch it after lunch.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Member Since: December 7, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
20. istaines
10:06 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
What are the default RADAR settings? No matter what I try I get this error. I cannot seem to reset my preferences back to 'default'

"layer: the image-load encountered an error signal after 2 retries."
Member Since: April 17, 2011 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
19. bone1957
5:38 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
Any luck with this error yet?

Error while loading the "Radar" layer: the image-load encountered an error signal after 2 retries
Member Since: April 25, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
18. johnr3728
4:27 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Why is it so difficult to find an answer for the following error: "Error while loading the "Radar" layer: failed to load marker data: error". I am having this issue with Firefox but not Chrome. It occurs when I turn on "Storm Tracks".
Member Since: April 3, 2007 Posts: 3 Comments: 1
17. JaguarOT
4:32 PM GMT on August 23, 2012
If it helps troubleshooting, I'm having the same problem with IE9.

It seems to happen more when

1. There's a lot of active weather in the area
2. I try to use longer range or multiple radars, e.g. TZL + N0R
3. When I try to use the "wayback machine" which, when it does work, displays every weather station in the view. (Bug, methinks.)

To me, all three and the attempts to reload a couple times points to overloaded servers and/or a time-out condition somewhere between Wunderground and my PC.

It could be something flaky in my equipment, so I'm going to reboot my router and network switches to see if that makes any difference. If it does, I'll report back.

-Mark

P.S. For the suggestion box: I agree with Supertyphoon. Setting a default station that would always appear no matter the zoom would be a great option.
Member Since: March 22, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
16. SmoknKynd
7:55 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
I have been having the same problem described by bsn & bart. I can no longer use Wundermap in Chrome.
Member Since: July 24, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
15. bartsim
3:38 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
I can't use the WunderMap at all now, getting the same error in Chrome all the time. Thought clearing the cache fixed it, but turns out it does not. Up until about a month ago WunderMap worked just fine in Chrome.
I should mention, the error only occurs when pressing the "play" button to view animation.

Quoting bsn321:
I absolutely love WunderMaps and I do like the new feature to roll back time - very cool.

However - I am sporadically (although more often than not, lately) getting an error:

Error while loading the "Radar" layer: the image-load encountered an error signal after 2 retries

I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 7 - I have not noticed the error in other browsers, but I don't use them often enough to know if this error is limited to Chrome. I've read others experiencing this problem with Internet Explorer and iPad.

I've communicated with Wunderground support but their suggestions of disabling particular Chrome extensions, etc did not apply as I don't have any extensions installed.

Anyone else experiencing this error? It worked for a long time and only recently (the past 2 months or so) has it been buggy.

Many thanks
Member Since: July 13, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
14. bsn321
8:02 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
I absolutely love WunderMaps and I do like the new feature to roll back time - very cool.

However - I am sporadically (although more often than not, lately) getting an error:

Error while loading the "Radar" layer: the image-load encountered an error signal after 2 retries

I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 7 - I have not noticed the error in other browsers, but I don't use them often enough to know if this error is limited to Chrome. I've read others experiencing this problem with Internet Explorer and iPad.

I've communicated with Wunderground support but their suggestions of disabling particular Chrome extensions, etc did not apply as I don't have any extensions installed.

Anyone else experiencing this error? It worked for a long time and only recently (the past 2 months or so) has it been buggy.

Many thanks
Member Since: July 10, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
13. kawkaw
11:14 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Any updates on why the wundermap doesn't auto refresh anymore. Does this work on anyone's computer and if so how did you get it to work? Running win7 and firefox. Thanks
Member Since: July 28, 2006 Posts: 0 Comments: 1
11. concerrned
6:24 PM GMT on April 08, 2012
Your glitch was a bit concerning during the tornado outbreak in Dallas on Tuesday, April 3rd. Couldn't track tornado pathway....
Member Since: April 8, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
10. Supertyphoon
2:29 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Any action yet on the Wundermap non-refresh problem? Seems like it took a step backward with the historical time capability. Saw the original comment logged on the 3rd, and it's still happening. Makes weathermap much less desireable to use.

Another idea (don't know where to submit this on this site...no "contact us" references available.)

Would be nice if members who broadcast their weather station data to weatherunderground could select to have their station always show up on their display, regardless of what scaling/zooming has been selected. I like to see what my station reports compared to my neighbors...but have to constantly shift the map until my station appears. Is there a setting to select what stations you want to see? If not, could we at least do the members's personal station?

ST
Member Since: December 5, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
9. BaltimoreBrian
5:46 PM GMT on February 06, 2012
I was looking at the radar for the Jan 24-25 2000 record North Carolina snowstorm. Radar came through fine, but depicted everything as rain. I wanted to see how the rain/snow line moved during the storm. Will rain/snow differentiation on old radars be offered soon?
Member Since: August 9, 2011 Posts: 26 Comments: 8850
8. DanInStLouis
9:39 PM GMT on February 04, 2012
I also miss the radar animation refreshing when new data is available. I can go back to a browser tab 2 hours later and the old imagery is still there.
Member Since: February 4, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
7. Zachary Labe
3:02 PM GMT on February 04, 2012
Great new tool! I will have to check it out! Thanks!
Member Since: December 14, 2007 Posts: 285 Comments: 15140
6. SKINNT (Admin)
10:21 PM GMT on February 03, 2012

There are certainly a few bugs that we are ironing out - keep checking back and thanks for your feedback and patience!
4. nojobro
5:14 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
I get the same error with the radar: 11:13:05 AM.089 Error while loading the "Radar" layer: the image-load encountered an error signal after 2 retries.

I get it on internet explorer and got it on my iPad, too.
Member Since: August 18, 2006 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
3. MariettaMoon
4:44 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
This is a really cool feature. Only problem is the historical radar images won't load for me. Can you help?

I keep getting this message: Error while loading the "Radar" layer: the image-load encountered an error signal after 2 retries.
Member Since: June 11, 2011 Posts: 36 Comments: 677
2. jfprieur
3:46 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
I may be missing something obvious but the map does not seem to auto-refresh anymore eg. you have to click the "now" button to update the map. Before it used to auto-update at a set interval. This is on Chrome.
Member Since: November 26, 2011 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
1. originalLT
5:30 AM GMT on February 03, 2012
Thanks for the up-date, will check it out.
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