Does this software exist??

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I'm trying to find software that can work over the top of a weather site so i can see how far out lightning strikes are. I was hoping to have a circle 10k/ms in diameter from a selected point on the screen.

Can anyone help???
 
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I believe you are talking about a software that works over say a weather website's lighting strike map. Correct?
If so than there is an easy way to do this using iframes and html.
Let me know if that is the case and I can whip up something fast for it.
 
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Many local tv stations have weather guys or girls who have email addresses or facebook accounts. Contact one of them and see if they can help you.
 
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Where are lightning strikes being recorded by anyone, how would it be done, and why? You would need a source of data for your project, data that most likely cannot possibly exist.
 
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Whenever there is severe weather in this area the local weather people drag out computer generated maps that show the location of lightning strikes, the total amount of lightning strikes and even the ratio of cloud to ground lightning strikes as opposed to those which do not touch the ground. This is live weather data and upates as the weather system passes. They are very proud of their equipment and seem to be very delighted to hear from the public. That is why I suggested that Tom2tom contact a local tv station.
 
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Ive got most of the coding done. As of now I would need to find out your zip. Mine would only work for a stationary location. The limitations would be as follows. You shouldn't clink the links for the other maps as that might skew the view. You can change zips. You can also animate the map.
 
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requires software & subscription:
http://www.weathertap.com/landing/Lightning/lightning.html


these are for FREE:
http://www.accuweather.com/maps-severe.asp

http://www.accuweather.com/severe-weather.asp


with winter on the way, and ALREADY here in some places, this is a good page:
http://www.accuweather.com/winter-weather.asp


this is a good site to explore also,
http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Severe/Lightning.aspx


just an example from one tv weather station, [a very good one, i might add], with a LOT of info and links, even tells you the softwares they use, :) :
http://www.roanokevalleyweather.com/lightningpage.php


amount of info and links here is great:
http://www.csmfoundation.org/div_lightning.html



this page is almost unbelievable with the amount of info available - you can just about get lost exploring it :D
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/ghwo/?type=lightning


and, IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL, this page is most interesting - something to seriously consider:
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/success.htm


continue here for more info on software and hardware from above:
http://www.schoolsafetypartners.org/communications/781-Outdoor-Lightning-Alerting-System.html
 
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