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You're in charge of the weather (display)

Posted May 2, 2008
Updated May 7, 2008

Radar reflectivity 27 July 07

Want to see what's happening in your neck of the woods, anytime?

Now you can!

We've just rolled out a beta of our newest weather feature here on WRAL.com: iControl Interactive Doppler.  iControl will allow you to take control of the radar display.  It's built upon Microsoft's Virtual Earth mapping, so you can zoom in -- all the way to your back yard!  Satellite data can show you where the clouds are, and radar data from HD Doppler Network can pinpoint storms in your neighborhood.  You also have the ability to animate the satellite or radar data -- or both -- showing you how the weather's moving around.

Of course, you're not limited to just our area.

Got relatives outside of the Triangle?  You can focus in on any place in the country and zoom into their back yard!

There's also a "spotlight" feature.  This will allow us to focus in on places where there's exciting weather, giving you one-click access to stormy hot spots.

Check it out by clicking the link to the right -- and let us know what you think!


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  • Fuquay Resident May 2, 2008

    I've often wished I could "play with the doppler" like Greg and the others do....now I can. BTW, I checked and it's not raining at my house at this time.

  • Broker - Back from Lurking May 2, 2008

    btw... I love that you can also see the Caribbean Islands the same way!

  • Broker - Back from Lurking May 2, 2008

    Very nice!!! I second solly93 about a favorites.

  • nsj May 2, 2008

    solly93: Thanks for the suggestion. That sounds like a great idea -- one for you and a few for out of town friends or relatives!

  • solly93 May 2, 2008

    It would be nice to able to save a favorite locations list!

  • rrgreennc May 2, 2008

    Very cool. I often wished for just this capability of moving around and zooming