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Update USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.01 for changes in radar.weather.gov

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Update USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.01 for changes in radar.weather.gov

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I've done an update to USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.01 - 17-Dec-2020 to use the available images at https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/lite/

Sadly, only Alaska and Hawaii regional images are now being produced (along with individual NEXRAD sites 10 images and loop), so the script now defaults to using your local radar (specified in $SITE['GR3radar']) for the 'regional' image selected. Best I could do with what little they now offer.

Update from the update tool using query Base-USA, Plugin-*, 17-Dec-2020

It looks MUCH more bleak for the wxnwsradar.php set of scripts .. while there are images available, all the overlays are now not available, so I'd recommend you comment out a link to wxnwsradar.php (which stopped working 17-Dec-2020) in your flyout-menu.xml for now. Maybe Jerry and I can resurrect that script (or replace it with some others using map software instead).
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Re: Update USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.01 for changes in radar.weather.gov

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The update to USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.03 is now available. If your Settings.php uses

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$SITE['NWSregion'] = 'sw'; // NOAA/NWS regional radar maps
// 'ak' = Alaska,
// 'nw' = Northwest, 'nr' = Northern Rockies, 'nm' = North Mississippi Valley, 
// 'nc' = Central Great Lakes,  'ne' = Northeast,
// 'hi' = Hawaii,
// 'sw' = Southwest, 'sr' = Southern Rockies, 'sc' = Southern Plains,
// 'sm' = South Mississippi Valley, 'se' = Southeast
and one of the listed entries above, then the regional radar will be displayed from radar.weather.gov/ridge/lite/ (and load faster),
If you used one of the optional ones

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	'us' => 'Contiguous US|useradar',
	'lws' => 'LWS: Lewiston, ID sector|useradar',
	'wmc' => 'WMC: Winnemucca, NV sector|useradar',
	'las' => 'LAS: Las Vegas, NV sector|useradar',
	'cod' => 'COD: Cody, WY sector|useradar',
	'den' => 'DEN: Denver, CO sector|useradar',
	'abq' => 'ABQ: Albuquerque, NM sector|useradar',
	'pir' => 'PIR: Pierre, SD sector|useradar',
	'ict' => 'ICT: Wichita, KS sector|useradar',
	'aus' => 'AUS: Austin, TX sector|useradar',
	'msp' => 'MSP: Minneapolis, MN sector|useradar',
	'dtw' => 'DTW: Detroit, MI sector|useradar',
	'evv' => 'EVV: Evansville, IN sector|useradar',
	'lit' => 'LIT: Little Rock, AR sector|useradar',
	'alb' => 'ALB: Albany, NY sector|useradar',
	'bwi' => 'BWI: Baltimore, MD sector|useradar',
	'clt' => 'CLT: Charlotte, NC sector|useradar',
	'mgm' => 'MGM: Mongomery, AL sector|useradar',
	'tpa' => 'TPA: Tampa, FL sector|useradar',
then those images will be produced by NWS-regional-radar-animate.php script and may take 2-6 seconds to load that image instead.

Also included is a rework of Jerry's wxnwsradar* script set to use radar.weather.gov/ridge/lite/ radar images with HAniS animation.
My thanks to Jerry for letting me hack away at his script to repurpose his original script to use the new images instead.
For AK, HI, Guam, Puerto Rico radars as defaults, in Settings.php set $SITE['noaaradar'] to the 4 character Pxxx/Txxx radar id, otherwise
continue to use the last 3 characters of Kxxx radar ids.


Use the Saratoga template update tool with query for Base-USA, Plugin-*, 06-Apr-2021

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