Full screen weather map
August 27, 2011 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Want to view weather fullscreen? Check out Weather Underground's Full Screen Weather Map. found via /r/boston

And for those of you tracking Hurricane Irene, there's this.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts (20 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Ze link is broken.
posted by IvoShandor at 1:13 PM on August 27, 2011

Yeah..I already mailed the mods. The proper link is http://www.fullscreenweather.com
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:17 PM on August 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

[Fixed. ]
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:17 PM on August 27, 2011

I'm watching this. Click the "Map" tab, zoom out, and hit the "Play" button at the bottom. It's going to be quite a ride.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:18 PM on August 27, 2011

Hey, benito, I'm a big Weatherspark fan, too! the combination of detailed charts and a super-long-duration animated map is nifty.
posted by underthehat at 1:22 PM on August 27, 2011

And for those of you tracking Hurricane Irene, there's this.

I like the way that RI has to have a line pointing to it. Yeah, the state is tiny, we know!
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:24 PM on August 27, 2011


Weather Underground fans may also be interested in Weather Underground Lite, at wund.com, which is optimized for fast loading and whatnot.
posted by box at 1:27 PM on August 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Betcha Bill Ayers never saw this one coming.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:29 PM on August 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

This is my current wundermap configuration, I like seeing the individual storm model tracks as well as current conditions.
posted by Skorgu at 1:30 PM on August 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh and WeatherSpark is pretty awesome too.
posted by Skorgu at 1:32 PM on August 27, 2011

Yeah, the Weatherspark charts really speak to the nerd in me. (I'm pretty sure I found Weatherspark through MeFi). I just used the animated chart to figure it was a good time to dash to the Symphony Whole Foods to top off the larder.

I had jumped from wunderground to WeatherSpark, but it looks like wunderground is competitive. If I can customize my configuration like yours, Skorgu, I'll have to look back at it. Having the configuration sharable through URLs, as opposed to hidden behind Flash, would be a nice feature. Does anyone know if wunderground has anything like Weatherspark's charts?
posted by benito.strauss at 1:36 PM on August 27, 2011

great site thank you for sharing. better than any maps from weather.com I like how the site loads quickly
posted by metafus at 1:51 PM on August 27, 2011

This exists for persons with projectors and kind-humored acquaintances to pretend weatherpersonship.
posted by Anything at 1:58 PM on August 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

Wow. Thanks! As we sit waiting for darkness to fall and the wind to rise...

(It is that big old tree that worries me.)
posted by R. Mutt at 3:07 PM on August 27, 2011

This is a great map, thanks! Now I can watch this anxiously instead of watching Intellicast anxiously. The rain is picking up...
posted by pemberkins at 4:00 PM on August 27, 2011

Also at Wunderground, I think the Wundermap UI is nicer than the full screen site. Same data though, not that big a different.
posted by Nelson at 4:39 PM on August 27, 2011

This thing seems to keep zooming in and moving around on my iMac. It is essentially unusable. Sometimes the Apple mouse causes trouble with Google maps but this is a whole order of magnitude worse and I am not even sure it is the mouse as the zooming occurred sometimes when no one was touching the mouse. It happened in both Chrome and Safari so it is not just the browser. It otherwise looks beautiful, but frustrating that something is going screwy.
posted by caddis at 4:50 PM on August 27, 2011

Why doesn't Google Maps have a weather radar overlay yet? That's what I want to know. They've got live traffic congestion maps, fer crissake, but you're telling me they can't work something out with the National Weather Service to overlay some damned weather maps? It's baffling. It's scandalous.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:04 PM on August 27, 2011

Google Earth does have weather overlays.

One site I've taken a shine to is myweather, which is by one of the companies that makes map machines and graphics for television.
posted by evilcolonel at 5:34 PM on August 27, 2011

storm advisory is a dead simple site for tracking the history of hurricanes.

I find it's useful as we hit the peak season and there's more than one storm a brewin'
posted by eustatic at 7:52 PM on August 27, 2011

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