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Offline McQ

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Satellite Imagery in WeatherCat
« on: July 10, 2013, 03:01:00 PM »
I am a brand new user of any weather software with a month-old Davis Vantage Vue station.  I am using WeatherCat on an old MacMini with 1 Gb of Ram, it may be slow but it was collecting dust in the garage...

Among many questions I am trying to work through, one I haven't found addressed in the manual is changing the satellite imagery from Europe to North America, or even zeroing in more closely.  I see many options stacked up in list of available choices, but nothing but Europe and I don't see any way to change from one of the pre-loaded choices.

There must be something I'm missing, but darned if I can figure it out. ](*,)  I'd appreciate any help at all.

Thanks,
Fran McHugh
Winslow,AZ
Winslow, AZ
CWOP: EW3031
WU:     KAZWINSL3
Davis Vantage Vue
WeatherSnoop V. 2.2.5



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Re: Satellite Imagery in WeatherCat
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 06:36:47 PM »
Fran,

Enter this link into Preferences --> Imagery --> Channel 1 URL and see if it is what you are looking for.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/satsfc.gif

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Re: Satellite Imagery in WeatherCat
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 07:08:55 PM »
Thanks Steve!  That worked.  I have a full picture of the U.S.
Now the follow up question, why do #s 2 and 3 only display a test pattern?

Thanks again,
Fran
Winslow, AZ
CWOP: EW3031
WU:     KAZWINSL3
Davis Vantage Vue
WeatherSnoop V. 2.2.5



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Re: Satellite Imagery in WeatherCat
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 07:52:56 PM »
I don't know. Mine came with these links in them

#2 http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GIFS/WCIR.JPG
#3 http://www.usatoday.com/weather/twc_images/aussiesat_440x297.jpg

Of course those may be left over from the LWC preferences.
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Re: Satellite Imagery in WeatherCat
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 02:42:24 PM »
After I entered the all-U.S. weather map I found the WCIR.JPG file in #2 and it displays a nicely updating cloud-cover map of the western U.S.
Winslow, AZ
CWOP: EW3031
WU:     KAZWINSL3
Davis Vantage Vue
WeatherSnoop V. 2.2.5