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Weather Report Setup with custom Radar Map

You'll need to make sure two packages are installed, libgweather & libgweather1. Many Linux distributions come with these packages pre-installed, so you may be able to skip package installation. If you are using Ubuntu or any other distribution that has the Software Center you can install them by using it. The hyperlinks below can be used to setup custom radar maps depending on your location.

Radar  …provided by NOAA

National
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/NatLoop.gif (3400x1600)
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/NatLoop_Small.gif (600x282)

Alaska Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/alaskaLoop.gif (600x571)

Hawaii Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/hawaiiLoop.gif (600x571)

Pacific Northwest Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/pacnorthwest_loop.gif (600x571)

Northern Rockies Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/northrockies_loop.gif (600x571)

Upper Mississippi Valley Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/uppermissvly_loop.gif (600x571)

Central Great Lakes Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/centgrtlakes_loop.gif(600x571)

Northeast Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/northeast_loop.gif (600x571)

Pacific Southwest Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/pacsouthwest_loop.gif (600x571)

Southern Rockies Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/southrockies_loop.gif (600x571)

South Plains Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/southplains_loop.gif (600x571)

Southern Mississippi Valley Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/southmissvly_loop.gif (600x571)

Southeast Sector
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/southeast_loop.gif (600x571)

You can also use other maps, not just these from NOAA, if their copyrights or terms of use allow you to do so. Look for a link to the animated gif of the map and copy and paste the link into Weather Report as shown above.

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