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