How to use the Interactive Map

This map has been designed to give you the best weather information and the most control over what you see.

Search for a Location View Weather (Quick Picks) Map Settings Timeline Zoom Legends Opacity Slider

Search for a Location

At any point, you can enter a city, state or zip code into the Location field to find a specific location on the map and be moved to and zoomed to that location. Locations can be saved so they are available the next time you come to the map. When saving a location, you are also saving the state of the map, so any active layers, and your current zoom level will also be stored. Any saved location can be set as the map’s starting location by clicking the star next to any saved location in the saved location dialog.


View Weather (Quick Picks)

Use the Quick Picks to choose what weather you wish to see. You can set up which items are quick picks by going into the Quick Picks dialog and choosing and ordering the weather that matters to you most. You can set more than 5 Quick Picks and use the arrows on the right and left of the Quick Picks toolbar to navigate through them. When using the map on a computer, move your mouse over any Quick Pick icon to get a tooltip that tells you what each icon represents.


Map Settings

To see a full list of available weather, go to Map Settings. We have a full array of options to choose from, from high resolution Radar and Satellite data to Weather Alerts, Tropical, Road Weather and Wildfire information. (See the full list below) Also within Map Settings is the ability to change the underlying map color.



For most weather data, data spans a range of time. The time frame available is indicated in the timeline area. Click the play button to watch the weather animate or drag the marker on the timeline to a specific time. For most weather data, only past information is available. Radar data provides the ability to see both past and future.



Use the Zoom buttons to zoom in or zoom out on the map. When using a mouse, the center mouse wheel can be scrolled to zoom in or out.



If you would like more information about what the colors of each weather layer mean, click on the Legend button. Legends are not available for all weather types.


Opacity Slider

Use the opacity slider to adjust the transparency of the selected weather layer. This allows you to see the map's details through the weather.

If you ever get a message that the map has timed out, simply right click on the page and choose refresh.

Map Layers

Map Overlays

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