It was an exciting day yesterday in Weather Watch 12. We unveiled our new weather graphics. Most of you probably are saying who cares, but it is a big upgrade for us in the way we present the weather shows and especially during severe weather events.
One of my favorite features of the new system is the addition of dozens of new weather stations across the area. We often hear from our viewers about being closer to their home town and I hope the new system allows for that.
You can see with the image above all the additional stations that are now included in the metro area. We have also added many more to our surrounding counties as well.
Hopefully, our weather shows will also be a little more visually appealing.
There are many new ways of presenting the weather where we pull graphics from different parts of the screen. Makes my job a little more enjoyable finding new ways to tell a weather story.
The most important features involve severe weather. We have a much faster system that allows for automatic storm tracking on the strongest cells. This is an example from southern Minnesota.
You will also see new animating symbols representing damaging winds, tornadoes, or hail. (See above image.)
I hope you enjoy the new system. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see added or changed in the comments section below.
After a couple of beautiful days, the rain returns to our forecast. Look for a wet Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms likely off and on throughout the day. Here is the RPM forecast from late afternoon tomorrow.
Here is the accumulated precipitation product for the rain that will last into Thursday with scattered showers.
Most areas will receive at least a half-inch of rain and some totals could exceed one inch. I hope you got your grass cut today. The weekend is shaping up warmer, but we still have some isolated storms in the forecast. Stay tuned to weather watch 12 for the latest.
Thanks for reading.