WeatherStudio is an advanced GIS weather tracking and radar application that helps you stay up-to-date with the critical atmospheric and geophysical data for any location in the world.
The GUI looks a bit overwhelming and intimidating at a first glance but this is only because the utility comes packed with a wide range of data viewing options.
You are allowed to zoom in or out of the map and get the current weather conditions/forecasts for the selected point on the map, namely details about the temperature, dew point, humidity, pressure, wind direction, wind gusts and speed.
In addition, the app is able to generate thorough hourly forecasts and display the information with the aid of graphs. You may include or exclude certain items in/from the graph, such as temperature, rain, snow, thunder, and sky coverage, and export the graphs to PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, ICO, or other image format.
There’s no support for a help manual, only a quick tour that presents some of the key features of the program.
WeatherStudio gives you the possibility to turn on a full screen display, reveal orthoimagery, set the screen width, and make the main window remain on top of other utilities. You may add markers on the map and set the home location.
There’s support for a comprehensive package of layers that can revealed or hidden on/from the map. The layers are grouped into categories, such as Basic Layers, Current Radar, Watches & Warnings, Severe Weather, Miscellaneous, Marine & Ocean, Tropical Systems & Hurricanes, Satellite, Surface Observations, Loops & Animations, as well as Model Data & Forecasts.
What’s more, you can take screenshots of the map and export the photos to BMP, JPG or PNG file format, import placefiles and shapefiles, enable the night mode, upload files via FTP connections, and render animated graphics into video files from a map layer file or sequence file, which can be exported to MPEG or GIF file format.
WeatherStudio allows you to show or hide various items on the map (e.g. city labels, home location, logo, states, counties, roads), change the background color, modify the city labels font, and set up political boundary colors, just to name some of the settings available.
All in all, WeatherStudio comes with a professional suite of features for helping you track hurricanes, storms, weather changes, and other modifications made to the atmosphere or ocean, and is suitable especially for advanced users.