Weather forecasting apparatus
Storm alert for emergencies
Software system for collecting and displaying weather information
System and method providing for real-time weather tracking and storm movement prediction
Home weather emergency warning system Patent #: 5949851
ApplicationNo. 245652 filed on 02/08/1999
US Classes:340/601, Meteorological condition342/26R, RADAR FOR METEOROLOGICAL USE (EPO)702/3Weather
ExaminersPrimary: Hofsass, Jeffery
Assistant: Tweel, John Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG01W 001/00
AbstractA weather warning apparatus and associated method notifies a user when weather alerts are issued according to geographical areas of interest and weather notification parameters that are set by the user. The weather warning apparatus includes a communication link for receiving transmitted alerts, such as weather warnings, watches and statements, civil emergencies, and the like. The weather warning apparatus also includes a user interface for selecting geographic areas of interest and weather notification parameters, such as weather events that may be of interest to a user at a desired time of day or time interval. The user's selection of geographic area and weather notification parameters allows the weather warning apparatus to filter out unwanted weather alerts that are outside of the desired geographic area, type of weather event notification, time or time interval. In addition, the user can independently select whether the events of interest in the geographic region of interest at the appropriate times create an audible warning, a visual warning, or both.