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Old 06-15-19, 02:06 PM
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Seeking new interactive radar map

For a good number of years, I used the Intellicast Interactive Map to track storms, precipitation, and other weather events that might impact my outdoor cycling plans. It was darned good...in several different regions of the US, I successfully used it to predict storm comings and goings with ~5-10 minutes accuracy.

Intellicast apparently got absorbed by WUnderground, and I cannot find the old map to save my life. If anyone knows where to find it, or has info on a similarly accurate weather prediction map, I'd be interested to hear about it.
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Old 06-15-19, 03:36 PM
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I use Raindar, it's strictly radar. But very accurate. It will give a storm track, that I don't use but I can read when a thunderstorm is producing hail from it by the color of the image. And like your old app this one you can predict storms within a couple minutes also.

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Old 06-15-19, 05:12 PM
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https://darksky.net/app

It will tell you, to the minute, when rain will start. (It has occasionally been off by a minute or two, but it's damned accurate!)
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Accuweather.com
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
For a good number of years, I used the Intellicast Interactive Map to track storms, precipitation, and other weather events that might impact my outdoor cycling plans. It was darned good...in several different regions of the US, I successfully used it to predict storm comings and goings with ~5-10 minutes accuracy.

Intellicast apparently got absorbed by WUnderground, and I cannot find the old map to save my life. If anyone knows where to find it, or has info on a similarly accurate weather prediction map, I'd be interested to hear about it.
WeatherUnderground AKA TheWeatherChannel. But yes.

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https://darksky.net/app

It will tell you, to the minute, when rain will start. (It has occasionally been off by a minute or two, but it's damned accurate!)
Darksy's app is quite good--now available for both Android and iOS. Even has vectors indicating cell-direction.
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Another droid Raindar user. Very close to real time doppler radar with google traffic (within settings). It's small, fast and non-invasive.
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Old 06-16-19, 09:46 AM
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I use "my radar". https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myrada...ar/id322439990
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Originally Posted by 308jerry View Post
I use Raindar, it's strictly radar. But very accurate. It will give a storm track, that I don't use but I can read when a thunderstorm is producing hail from it by the color of the image. And like your old app this one you can predict storms within a couple minutes also.
I just installed that, it looks great. Thanks for the tip.
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
https://darksky.net/app

It will tell you, to the minute, when rain will start. (It has occasionally been off by a minute or two, but it's damned accurate!)
This one looks good too, thanks.
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Old 06-16-19, 09:54 AM
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Looks good, but the first thing it did was crash my iPhone.
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weather.gov

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Weather.ec.gc.ca - ditto, only for Canada.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
WeatherUnderground AKA TheWeatherChannel. But yes.


I refuse to call it Weather Underground since it got sullied by The Weather Company. It was so good back in the day...
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https://www.wunderground.com/maps/radar/current

scroll down!
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Old 06-17-19, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Accuweather.com
This.

The app is insanely good.

It will give you weather based on your street address and say "The rain will continue for 4 minutes" then 4 minutes later...poof...rain is gone.

It's that accurate.

Now it's all done with algorithms making estimates based on variables. And with a storm system sometimes variables changed unexpectedly. So the app can't be perfect. But it's about as close to perfect as you're going to get.

It has radar views too. So you can make your own predictions of when a storm will pass if you prefer.
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Old 06-17-19, 02:12 PM
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I still like Weather Underground, perhaps I'm used to it. It shows percentage chance of rain next to amount expected. A 60% chance of .0" or even 0" is no cause for alarm.
The radar seems accurate. On my Android, I like the small desktop widget that shows current Temp plus expected Hi and Loplus current conditions, all in a 1x1 square.

I did check out darksky and liked the wind vector map, but wonder how useful that is.

But as my bike has fenders and since I started riding with rain gear in my commute bag, I don't care about sprinkles or moderate rain...only big storms.

All in all, I like this thread and am checking out other apps which have all been updated since I last checked.

Thanks@wipekitty
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