Friday, February 08, 2013
Snowstorm Tracking on Google Map
A heavy snowstorm affecting the north-east of the US could lead to the the heaviest snowfall for some cities a century. WNYC has created a Google Map to track Storm Nemo.
The Storm Tracking Map displays a radar mosaic over a map of the north-east. Snow bands are shown on the map in gray and rain bands are colored according to intensity. The radar imagery updates every two minutes.
The National Weather Services new Enhanced Data Display is another Google Maps based weather map that is also useful for tracking the snowstorm. This isn't just your average weather map but a full GIS-centic interface with hundreds of weather related layers that can be viewed on the map.
Users can add a number of NWS data layers to the map, including radar, cloud cover and webcams. Forecasts for any location can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere on the map. Hundreds of other weather data layers can be accessed by clicking on the 'more layers' link in the map sidebar.