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Local Weather Radar

By: dravenst (community developer)

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This app displays animated United States local radar images from the National Weather Service. Tap the screen to set the location, zoom level, and radar type. Touch and drag the radar image to see other areas of the map. App saves pan location between reloads and caches images appropriately.

Radar Types:
N0R: Base Reflectivity
N0V: Base Velocity
N1P: One-Hour Precipitation
NCR: Composite Reflectivity
NTP: Storm Total Precipitation
N0Z: Base Reflectivity - Long Range

Please log issues (and find the source code) here: http://code.google.com/p/chumby-local-weather-radar


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  • dravenst

    November 4, 2011

    I fixed a possible memory leak and did some cleanup on the image loading. The configuration dialogue box can now be closed/cancelled by touching the map. Please report any issues you find (or request additional features) on the Google code site mentioned above. Thank you.

  • dravenst

    October 25, 2011

    @wicksken - I only updated the description, not the code on 10/24. Could you elaborate on what "it no longer works" means? I'm currently running the app on the Dash and it works fine. Please log more details of the issue on the google code site I have in the description above. One suggestion is delete the app and re-add it to your channel (the Sony device has issues periodically with having apps get corrupted.)

  • wicksken

    October 25, 2011

    You updated it on 10/24/11 and it no longer works. It was one of the best apps for me.

  • dravenst

    October 7, 2011

    My understanding is that the I8 with C8 firmware is not an officially supported config. However, I'm not sure why it wouldn't work. I use a standard MovieClipLoader to grab the images and a timer to automatically get the latest images after 4 minutes of continuous play. As a work around, you may want to setup your channel to change apps regularly to force a reload.

  • sultnwoz

    September 30, 2011

    Now on my Insignia Infocast with the Chumby 8 firmware...the image seems to get "stuck", like Friday morning it is still playing some image it grabbed from the day before. The radar image is being cached somewhere. Restarting the Infocast makes it pick up a new one, but about 18 hours later it stops refreshing the image! Can fix?

  • cjmc1

    August 21, 2011

    Love this app. I live In Florida where there are almost allways scattered showers and so an animated weather radar is the only effective way to know if it might rain. This app has been what my chumby has been missing so thanks alot. Also great job on coverage of West Florida. I also must say it looks fine on my 3.5in screen.

  • dravenst

    August 6, 2011

    Added mention of United States to clarify the description.

  • Mithos

    August 6, 2011

    Even if it's perceptible at a glance like in this case that an app is only working as intended for the US of A, it would be nice to add this information to the description of any respective app.

  • spunk_

    July 31, 2011

    what is to do for display it in germany?

  • sultnwoz

    July 28, 2011

    Thanks, eventually it appeared on my Chumby One. Today 7/28 though it seems to have disappeared from the Chumby site! But it is on the Insignia site (I have both devices), hence I had to reply from there (@cdrmrsr). It works well, hope it's going to stay around.

  • chumzter

    July 27, 2011

    @cdrmrsr - I just tested this app on our chumby one devices here at this app is showing up fine. Have you tried a channel refresh or reboot? If you need further assistance with this come see us in support (http://www.chumby.com/pages/help). -chumby support

  • cdrmrsr

    July 27, 2011

    I put this on my Chumby One channel and it doesn't even show up! If this is not available on Chumby One, you need to flag it or something so we don't try to use these widgets if they're not going to work.

  • dravenst

    July 26, 2011

    Thanks for the feedback. I will see what I can do about remembering the panned position between reloads. I will also adjust the zooming control to allow < 100% zoom levels. And I agree a decent radar app has been long overdue...enough for someone who would never be mistaken for a 'developer' to take a crack at writing it! :)

  • Plank

    July 26, 2011

    Finally, after all these years, a wise developer writes a decent radar app! It looks great on the big screen chumbys. On the small screen, I have to pan too much to find my city even at 100% zoom. The next time the app reloads, it doesn't remember where I left and I have to start over.