WRAL WeatherCenter Blog

You're in charge of the weather (display)

Posted May 2, 2008 11:09 a.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2008 1:54 p.m. EDT

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!