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Retirement of RCM Radar Images – May 29, 2015

Unisys Weather will be retiring the 10km RCM Radar regional and national mosaics from online production on or about May 29, 2015. The Radar Coded Message (RCM) imagery is a legacy product developed for the old NWS WEFAX/DIFAX service. This product will be retired in favor of the High-Res National Reflectivity Mosaics.

New Hi-Res Radar Mosaics Online

Unisys Weather is now publishing the high resolution (“Hi-Res”) radar base reflectivity mosaics on the Unisys Weather web page. These mosaics are generated using Product 94 base reflectivity from all NWS WSR-88D sites with some basic AP and ground clutter filters applied. The National mosaic is displayed along with Regional mosaics, with NWS Watch boxes overlaid on the image. Each National and Regional mosaics are updated every 6 minutes.


Additional National and Regional radar mosaics such as EETs, DVIL, and other radar products are available as data subscriptions. Web users may link to the Hi-Res mosaics for non-commercial use and credit is given to Unisys.

Unisys Weather at 95th Annual AMS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

95th AMS Annual Meeting

Unisys Weather will be attending the 95th Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) meetings, January 4-8 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center. As a corporate member of the AMS as well as a member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA), Unisys Weather provides IT solutions for the Weather Enterprise including weather data and product processing, software and systems engineering, research to operations, and the Unisys NOAAPort Gateway fully capable to receive the expanded NOAAPort satellite broadcast.


Get acquainted with Unisys Weather and Unisys commercial IT Service Management capabilities by visiting booth #326 at the Phoenix Convention Center or send a quick note to Brian Hughes, Unisys Weather Program Manager and Deputy Director, at brian.hughes@unisys.com

Update on Forecasts for Maryland and Northern Virginia

Update 12/9: Unisys has made the necessary changes to enable the forecasts for the new zones in Maryland and Virginia.

Unisys weather is aware of issues with obtaining forecasts from some places and zip codes in Maryland and Northern Virginia. This is due to a recent change by NWS to break up several counties into separate forecast “zones”. Unisys is working to restore the forecasts.

Unisys Weather Enthusiast App Updates

Unisys has temporarily pulled the Unisys Weather Enthusiast App from the iOS App Store to perform an update. The current app is not compatible with iOS8 and above, and we want to use this time to update several links that have broken due to updates to Unisys Weather.

An alternative option in iOS8 and above is to create an app bookmark from Safari. To do this, simply use Safari to navigate to Unisys Weather main site or your favorite Unisys Weather product:

Select the “Share To” button at the bottom bar, center.

Select “Add to Home Screen” to set the app bookmark to your iOS home screen. You can create as many app bookmarks as you want. If you choose to bookmark an individual image or loop instead of the web page, be sure to include a descriptive title such as “Unisys Vis Satellite Image”.