As a massive winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP Barb Bowman wants residents to know they can stay informed.
“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) makes their Doppler animations available but no one, as far as I know, had put together anything comprehensive to access them all as a Windows 8 app. app,” said Bowman. Until now.
Meet “NOAA Doppler Radar Mosaic Imagery.” A new and improved Windows 8 app that allows users to get a complete view of the weather, snow, rain and all.
“I’d had the idea for this app for a long time,” said Bowman, “But never got to the point of sitting down with Visual Studio and putting anything together.” With the launch of Project Sienna, Bowman realized she could easily develop the app. She reported her first experiment with the functionality of Project Sienna on her blog before designing the first of two weather tracking apps. Bowman, who has been recognized as an MVP 13 times, received encouragement from fellow MVPs to proceed to phase two of the app by including 155+ individual Doppler stations.
“Finding the animated images and creating the Excel workbooks was actually the most time consuming part of the project.”
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