NOAA Strikes Again

Posted in Dashboard at 10:43 pm by Kamal

As noted by Trance in a comment, NOAA has changed formats again. Or rather, I should say, NOAA has decided that certain places should follow a different format than others. This brings the total of different NOAA page formats that Radar In Motion must deal with to three. So with that comes new versions:

The Yahoo! Widgets version also has fixes for retrieving weather alerts from NOAA.



  1. Trance said,

    February 27, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    That was really quick, thanks!

  2. Steve Webster said,

    February 28, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    I just upgraded to v 2.3.2 and tried out NOAA maps for my area (zipcode 94945) for the first time. Weather.com maps work fine, but when I select NOAA maps all I get is a blue ? instead of a map picture.

  3. Kamal said,

    February 28, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    You should probably make sure you have actually installed the latest version. I just tried it with the zip code 94945 and the NOAA map did in fact work correctly.

  4. tim marlow said,

    March 2, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    great job kamal love the bounce from map to map

  5. Greg said,

    March 8, 2006 at 11:16 pm

    Love this widget! I see you’ve been having issues with NOAA; have you looked into a feed from intellicast.com?

  6. thegreentrilby said,

    March 15, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    I upgraded to this version, and now borders flash on and off when zoomed in to 100M (I use Weather.com). I was using Weather.com with an older version not five minutes ago, and the borders weren’t flashing. Thoughts?

  7. Kamal said,

    March 15, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    The issue thegreentrilby is seeing is an error with the weather.com map. If you go to the weather.com website and look at the animated map he is trying access, http://www.weather.com/weather/map/32836?name=dopplerradar100mile_large_animated&day=1 , you will notice the same behavior. This happens from time to time with their maps. In general, if you see something wrong with the map image itself (other than it won’t appear at all), it is something wrong on weather.com’s side, not a problem with the widget itself.

  8. P Gandhi said,

    March 27, 2006 at 1:57 pm

    What happened to the European satellites?
    Can’t seem to get them in this version - only options are “Central America” or “Caribbean” sats when choosing “Europe” region.

  9. Kamal said,

    March 27, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    I believe the problem should be fixed now. Try downloading it again.

  10. P Gandhi said,

    March 27, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks, working perfectly now!

  11. MacUser said,

    March 30, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    i uninstalled your widget and it is STILL running from somewhere….It is soaking up CPU power and i would imagine bandwidth also. I downloaded the new version, but the old one is still running. They are on seperate ports and i am sure i uninstalled version 2.0 the proper way can you please help me. I have done searches for Radar in Motion on the HD, but the only files there are the v.2.3.2 files.

  12. mike may said,

    April 26, 2006 at 6:01 am

    I love the widget since it allows me to visualize the weather patterns. I just updated to a new Dell 820 with a Centrino Duo processor, Windows XP, and the widget is not working. I’m using widget engin 3.1.1 build 96.

    When the widget loads, the screen is black, waits for a period of time and then posts a message at the top of the widget stating “Warning: Map could not be loaded” The Yahoo Widget Engine sends a dialogue box telling me that “RadarInMotion was unable to load itself successfully” and then offers an exit button, which causes the widget to go away.

    I have deleted the widget and xml file from my system and deleted all cookies from my system but can’t get the widget to work. I wonder if there is a problem with the windows firewall or some other application that is preventing the widget from talking to the web site, but now I’m stuck. Do you have any diagnostic suggestions?



  13. Bob Murray said,

    May 15, 2006 at 12:17 am

    Radar in Motion is a very useful widget, I rely on it every day. Thanks for all of your hard work on this well-done intelligent project. I wish you success and fine wine!

  14. Mason said,

    July 5, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    Congrats on a wonderful product. I live in Florida and work in a windowless office, so I use it daily. But I’m visiting Canada for a while, and notice that you don’t have local maps in Canada, just the national one. How about enabling a feed that contains local Canadian maps?

  15. Frances Aronson said,

    August 10, 2006 at 8:30 am

    I have v.2.3.2 which was working perfectly until a few days ago after installing the latest security update from Apple. Help? Thanks.