Realistic map topography for all NEXRAD sites is included as standard, long and short range.
9 NEXRAD radar products - including Reflectivity, Precip totals, Velocity, Echo Tops, and VIL
Multiple overlay layers - lightning strikes, roads, county borders, state/national borders, rivers/lakes, city names, and weather warnings, all instantly and independently selectable. A custom layer can be added.
Instantly selectable user interfaces- Traditional round radar scope or Windows rectangular style
SP3 fetches all 24 loop images available on startup. No more waiting to collect additional images
SP3 can now save and playback thousands of history files, allowing for tracking entire days of storm events
SP3 is now GIS accurate! Plotting lat/lon position and distances are even more accurate
Show weather warnings overlaid on the radar map as they are issued by the NWS
The "analyze" tool has been updated to support all new radar products in SP3, making it even more useful. It now works with single stepped images in the loop to analyze older images.
Looping can now play back radar loops at real-time speeds if the graphics card/CPU supports it
Custom color palettes can be loaded - such as a "winter pallete" for snow/ice
SP3 now has a selectable "drop shadow" feature to make the radar echoes more visible, especially when used with TV displays that use S-Video or NTSC output
Send Radar Images to Cell Phones! Sends JPEG or PNG images on Scan Zone Alerts Email, and/or Picture Cellphones, Plain text based email and pager alerts are also available.
New markers Place Markers on the map along with descriptive text, over 70 to choose from, even a mobile home! Plus you can create your own markers or icons for on-screen plotting
FTP to Web Pages Radar Images are automatically saved to disk for using an external FTP uploader program to send SP images to your web page. FTP program is included free in the CD ROM version
Image processing and image smoothing - provides a better radar presentation
Full-screen mode shows radar images in static, rotating beam, or loop mode without the user interface
EXCLUSIVE Storm Tracker Tool plots speed, direction, distance, and ETA!
FASTER THAN NOAA WEATHER RADIO!
Free radar imagery - No subscription fees! Uses public domain NWS data
Latitude and Longitude position reporting with a single mouse click!
Personal Weather Radar with "Always On" Live Display Mode
Personal Storm Alarm - settable for your area where you live or work - simply draw on the map
Create custom Overlays for road symbols, towns, landmarks
Mini-Mode provides updated display in small format on your desktop
Pop-up storm alerts with or without audio alert, customizable .WAV file
Stunning user interface with custom skins and buttons
Looping/Animation with variable speed and single step mode
Save radar loops to disk, load them again for history playback of severe weather
Distance Measuring Tool- measure how far away storms are from you! - Statute or Nautical Miles
Zoom Control - movable and sizable window, variable magnification
Storm Cell Analyzer- determine strength of storm cells - your own personal storm lab !
Automatic Ground Clutter blanking when in Clear Air Mode, eases interpretation - selectable on/off
Background or Foreground Operation, plus compact operational modes
Full USA coverage for the entire 155 site NEXRAD Weather Radar Network, including Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, & Puerto Rico
Auto radar sweep beam with variable color, width, and speed
Auto radar image refresh and update, short and long range, plus base and composite modes
Auto radar image history download, gets image loop automatically, no waiting!
Alert Sensitivity and Threshold controls
Personal 24/7 Forecaster built in for over 60,000 USA and Worldwide locations
Interactive Weather Warnings Map, national & state levels- plus radar & satellite overlays & full text of weather bulletins