How to use Interactive Radar
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The Interactive Radar, sponsored by Dial One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, is a powerful tool to track rain, snow, even severe weather from a wide view or right down to your neighborhood.
The radar is chock full of tools to ensure you stay ahead of the storm. When severe weather threatens, you’re in control of a powerful system that puts the same tools RTV6 meteorologists use for their coverage at your fingertips.
You can use the animation button beneath the map to get a sense of where the precipitation is and how quickly it is moving. The map controls allow you to zoom in or out as you wish, and dragging your mouse from within the map lets you customize the look.
From the main toolbar beneath the map, you can turn on the national radar view or one tailored for just the local area. You can view cloud formations by enabling the satellite view. Current temperatures are available by clicking the current conditions checkbox, and you can get a five-day forecast for any spot on the map by checking that box and clicking on a location.
The severe weather tab gives you access to tools that will let you see which storms have hail, heavy rain, rotation or even a tornado.
You can turn on watch and warning data, lightning tracker, and storm details. The details checkbox is particularly helpful. That will show you which storms have severe attributes clicking on a storm will tell you what the severe weather is and how quickly the storm is moving.
The storm reports checkbox shows you where severe weather reports have been received, and the severe weather risk tab overlays the storm threat for the area you are viewing, breaking it down by storm, tornado, hail and damaging wind potential.
The winter weather tab is useful during the ice and snow season. It features detailed snow and ice forecasts, along with skiing reports.
During hurricane season, the hurricane center tab has storm tracks, wind and hurricane hunter flight data.
The interactive radar is an invaluable tool for severe weather season or just when some rain or snow is moving in.
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