Weather radar

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Does anyone use RiseVision with a weather radar? I have a 70" Smart Display setup in a large office environment that I have info/stats scrolling on, and one of my gadgets I have embedded the URL to weather.gov for a live radar of our region. The problem is, it doesn't refresh itself. Anyone have a work around for this, or even simpler have a good radar website (that is ad free)?
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Hi Josh,

Are you using the Web Page Widget to show the weather? If so, have you set the Refresh rate to an appropriate value? If it is set to Do Not Refresh, then I could see it not updating.

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Thanks! Didn't even see the widget for a webpage, got that resolved. Now I am going to ask another question, since I can't seem to find the solution. Thanks!!
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or have a good radar website (that is ad free)?
This is admittedly a hack, but it does work - 

I was able to use weather undergrounds full screen map to create a map of the location I wanted (keep the location a slightly further to the right and bottom than center).  Select 'Radar' and make sure its playing, move the ad to the left and choose any other appropriate settings.  Then click on the 'link to' button for the raw link to the map.

In Rise, create a presentation with a place holder for the map that is 345 px longer than you need (for a full screen, this would be 1920+345=2265px).  Place a webpage widget into this placeholder and tell it to crop 70px vertically and 345px horizontally.  Preview to see if it works for you.  

This gives me a full screen weather map with motion radar and storm tracks with no ads.

I also add the weather.io embeded gadget similarly to include a one-week forcast to my display.
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Good Morning!

I know this is an old post but do you have an example of this?  I'm having trouble getting the zoom and location working correctly using the links.

Thank You!

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I had a post here with an example image posted below-  https://community.risevision.com/rise_vision_inc/topics/free-weather-widget



The zoom and location will be off due to the offset of the 'hidden area' shown off screen.  Play it by ear on the Lat-Long coordinates and it'll work
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Maybe a simple question, but if the address I've entered in the URL field of the webpage widget is http://forecast.io/embed/#lat=30.263951&lon=-97.740898&name=Austin,Texas
how would one increase the opacity of the forecast's white background like you've done above?

Also, what checkboxes besides Radar and Satellite do you check to get the 'earthy' terrain view that you have?

Here's my first test:
http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=1b2dd2aa-5a57-4580-a6ab-b0a0d2c7edda

Thanks,
Robert
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I think I just set the placeholder background to white in rise for the forecast area.

For the map, on the far left side beside 'settings' there is a button that says 'map', change that to satellite.  That is different than the satellite button next to radar that gives the weather satellite view.  My map is the satellite style with the radar overlay.

I also turned on storm tracks to better see the likelihood and time of a storm hitting our location.
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Thanks for the quick response, Biologyben! I'll try those two tips.

Do you mind  a followup? I'm having an issue with the cropping.

When I set the weather radar webpage widget to a 345px horizontal scroll and 80px vertical scroll, the presentation shows the big sidebar on the right with the checkboxes:
http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=cbe138ed-fb07-4562-bb7c-b0967fd00468

So instead,  I set the horizontal scroll to 0, but left the vertical scroll at 80px:
http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=1b2dd2aa-5a57-4580-a6ab-b0a0d2c7edda

That works better, but a question: is there a way to hide the two little Radar and Satellite grey boxes at the top right, near the "Austin,TX Weather" text?

Thanks,
Robert
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Okay. I fixed it myself.  The dimensions of the radar map placeholder was already at 2265px in width, and the height was set at 1080px.

So I increased the height of the radar map placeholder to 1150px instead. This got rid of the radar progress bar at the bottom of the screen.

Then inside the webpage widget properties for the radar map placeholder, I increased the vertical scroll to 120px.  Now that little grey box that gave the radar update time at the top right of the screen is gone, as well as the + and - scale button on the top left of the screen.

And now that there is color on the radar map, I think it looks pretty good staying with the low opacity of the forecast.io placeholder after all.

http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=1b2dd2aa-5a57-4580-a6ab-b0a0d2c7edda

Thanks!
Robert
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