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Frank

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Hey guys,

I work for Eastern PA Weather Authority, LLC and about a couple weeks ago we have affiliated ourselves with WeatherBell, LLC. Due to the affiliation, WeatherBell is giving members a discounted subscription if you use EPAWA as a referral code. Here is how it works:

1. If you choose to buy monthly (most people do this just for the winter months) you will receive $7.00 off your first month and the remaining months you pay regular price. So say you do 3 months, it would be $9.99, $16.99, and $16.99

2. If you choose to buy yearly, it will simply be $20.00 off your entire subscription. So it will go from $160.00 down to just $140.00

Please note with the subscription to WeatherBell, it is not just the WeatherBell Models (Which are currently free but will become paid only on October 1st). You will also have access to Joe Bastardi's and Joe D'Aleo's video plus Ryan Maue.

If you are interested in this deal, please click the link below and scroll down and click where it says "Click here to register for WeatherBell through EPAWA" it is in a big red font.

http://www.epawa.net...rdiscorner.html

"EPAWA" should already be in the referral code section, so you do not have to do anything as long as you click on the click from our website.

Please do not think I am trying to promote the website or anything like that. I am just passing along this information for enthusiasts who enjoy to forecast and look at models that are unavailable to the general public (EURO for example). I know many other people use StormVista, but WeatherBell is cheaper, they have advanced maps, and you get to see JB's videos!

Thanks everyone.

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ctsnowstorm628

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Hey guys,

I work for Eastern PA Weather Authority, LLC and about a couple weeks ago we have affiliated ourselves with WeatherBell, LLC. Due to the affiliation, WeatherBell is giving members a discounted subscription if you use EPAWA as a referral code. Here is how it works:

1. If you choose to buy monthly (most people do this just for the winter months) you will receive $7.00 off your first month and the remaining months you pay regular price. So say you do 3 months, it would be $9.99, $16.99, and $16.99

2. If you choose to buy yearly, it will simply be $20.00 off your entire subscription. So it will go from $160.00 down to just $140.00

Please note with the subscription to WeatherBell, it is not just the WeatherBell Models (Which are currently free but will become paid only on October 1st). You will also have access to Joe Bastardi's and Joe D'Aleo's video plus Ryan Maue.

If you are interested in this deal, please click the link below and scroll down and click where it says "Click here to register for WeatherBell through EPAWA" it is in a big red font.

http://www.epawa.net...rdiscorner.html

"EPAWA" should already be in the referral code section, so you do not have to do anything as long as you click on the click from our website.

Please do not think I am trying to promote the website or anything like that. I am just passing along this information for enthusiasts who enjoy to forecast and look at models that are unavailable to the general public (EURO for example). I know many other people use StormVista, but WeatherBell is cheaper, they have advanced maps, and you get to see JB's videos!

Thanks everyone.

Great stuff! Do you know if they will offer all premium EURO data with this package? This is a big part of me subscribing to wx data services because I usually go with stormvista. Thanks!

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Frank

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Great stuff! Do you know if they will offer all premium EURO data with this package? This is a big part of me subscribing to wx data services because I usually go with stormvista. Thanks!


Hey Ed!

I talked to my boss who spoke with the CEO of WeatherBell and unfortunately it looks like the EURO will remain the same as is for now. I was also wondering the same thing but the CEO said "The EURO is a work in progress and the additional precip maps and 6-hour increments are something we will include in the future." He said something along those lines.

So...my guess is they will roll with what they have for now and maybe update the models in mid to late winter, or just wait till next summer.

Only thing I can say is WB is still pretty cheap compared to StormVista ($30/month) and you also get access to the daily videos from JB, JD, and RM plus the their models.

I for one, only want a winter subscription so I am going to wait until November to make my decision. Any further questions please do not hesitate to ask!

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WXeastern

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I'll probably be buying the yearly plan come October..but I have noticed the models are very slow to update. For example..most sites have already updated 18zGFS runs.. but wxbell has not!! Aside from the slow updates im very impressed!

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ctsnowstorm628

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Hey Ed!

I talked to my boss who spoke with the CEO of WeatherBell and unfortunately it looks like the EURO will remain the same as is for now. I was also wondering the same thing but the CEO said "The EURO is a work in progress and the additional precip maps and 6-hour increments are something we will include in the future." He said something along those lines.

So...my guess is they will roll with what they have for now and maybe update the models in mid to late winter, or just wait till next summer.

Only thing I can say is WB is still pretty cheap compared to StormVista ($30/month) and you also get access to the daily videos from JB, JD, and RM plus the their models.

I for one, only want a winter subscription so I am going to wait until November to make my decision. Any further questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Thanks!
Yeah it's much cheaper for sure. As a growing MET student and forecaster for VT DOT, I think the EURO will be a huge asset for me, so the $30 at SV may be the way I lean. But I do love WB's resolution and precip scale (.05 increments). So, I will definitely think about it before I purchase in October!

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hm8

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$160 for weather models available for free elsewhere and videos from Bastardi and Maue....lol

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WXeastern

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$160 for weather models available for free elsewhere and videos from Bastardi and Maue....lol


Maue's model graphics..resolution and paramaters are superior to anything on the web availble for free. If you want to analyze ****ty graphics be my guest :arrowhead:

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hm8

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I'll give him the credit for best looking graphics I've seen...they are mighty smexy. As far as resolution and paramters go, I'll keep money and deal with missing a millibar or two and not being able to see the GFS's 200mb graphics
If you want to pay for phresh looking graphics, be my guest

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Maue's model graphics..resolution and paramaters are superior to anything on the web availble for free. If you want to analyze ****ty graphics be my guest :arrowhead:


All it is is fancy color maps in grads... you can produce higher quality images in ncl.

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I'll give him the credit for best looking graphics I've seen...they are mighty smexy. As far as resolution and paramters go, I'll keep money and deal with missing a millibar or two and not being able to see the GFS's 200mb graphics
If you want to pay for phresh looking graphics, be my guest


http://www.instantwe...com/maplist.php

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Hey guys,

I work for Eastern PA Weather Authority, LLC and about a couple weeks ago we have affiliated ourselves with WeatherBell, LLC. Due to the affiliation, WeatherBell is giving members a discounted subscription if you use EPAWA as a referral code. Here is how it works:

1. If you choose to buy monthly (most people do this just for the winter months) you will receive $7.00 off your first month and the remaining months you pay regular price. So say you do 3 months, it would be $9.99, $16.99, and $16.99

2. If you choose to buy yearly, it will simply be $20.00 off your entire subscription. So it will go from $160.00 down to just $140.00

Please note with the subscription to WeatherBell, it is not just the WeatherBell Models (Which are currently free but will become paid only on October 1st). You will also have access to Joe Bastardi's and Joe D'Aleo's video plus Ryan Maue.

If you are interested in this deal, please click the link below and scroll down and click where it says "Click here to register for WeatherBell through EPAWA" it is in a big red font.

http://www.epawa.net...rdiscorner.html

"EPAWA" should already be in the referral code section, so you do not have to do anything as long as you click on the click from our website.

Please do not think I am trying to promote the website or anything like that. I am just passing along this information for enthusiasts who enjoy to forecast and look at models that are unavailable to the general public (EURO for example). I know many other people use StormVista, but WeatherBell is cheaper, they have advanced maps, and you get to see JB's videos!

Thanks everyone.


If i just bought a yearly weatherbell subscription in mid august can i still get the 20 dollar discount through EPAWA. If so how can i do that? Thanks a lot.

#12
Frank

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If i just bought a yearly weatherbell subscription in mid august can i still get the 20 dollar discount through EPAWA. If so how can i do that? Thanks a lot.


Hey blizzard,

I am not sure to be honest with you. Is there a way you can cancel your current subscription (isn't the first month free or something?) and then re-subscribe with the EPAWA referral code?

Or you can trying emailing or calling the guys over at WB and maybe they will credit you $20. I'm sure one of those two things will work

#13
earthlight

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The colors are pretty and the resolution is nice, but the parameters/options are limited for the price..and the update time is slow. I'm not sure paying 160 (or 140) bucks a year for pretty colors and Joe Bastardis daily musings is worth it.

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Disc

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The colors are pretty and the resolution is nice, but the parameters/options are limited for the price..and the update time is slow. I'm not sure paying 160 (or 140) bucks a year for pretty colors and Joe Bastardis daily musings is worth it.


I pretty much agree with this. I don't see myself forking out that kinda money for these models when I can essentially see most of these for free on other various sites.

#15
phlwx

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The colors are pretty and the resolution is nice, but the parameters/options are limited for the price..and the update time is slow. I'm not sure paying 160 (or 140) bucks a year for pretty colors and Joe Bastardis daily musings is worth it.


This.

#16
hm8

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All the models are still available for me...thought Sept. 12 was supposed to be the cutoff date?

#17
Disc

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All the models are still available for me...thought Sept. 12 was supposed to be the cutoff date?


A note on their site:

"News (Sept 12): These model pages will soon require a subscription to the WeatherBELL Premium service .
This change will occur no earlier than Friday, September 14th"

#18
Frank

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UPDATE: The WB models now run in real time. So there is no more delay between them and say NCEP ones. Last I heard, they become paid on October 1st.

#19
Chinook

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Dang. So much for my 0-8 day 2m temperature anomaly. Now you gotta pay.

#20
earthlight

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Models are now pay only. Time to remove that bookmark.

#21
Frank

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Yup went to paid...quicker then I expected. Oh well, the referral opportunity is still up though if anyone is interested.

#22
Superstorm93

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Bit the bullet for y'all and signed up.

6-hour ECMWF plots are pretty decent. Ensembles are supposed to be coming up soon...

(And I used the referral code)

#23
Frank

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I just got word that Ryan Maue will be putting the EURO in 6-hour increments along with other types of maps. I think now between the nice resolutions of the models and the daily videos, that $140 for a year is definitely worth it. The EURO will even have the regions separated and at the 12KM level.

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ctsnowstorm628

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I just got word that Ryan Maue will be putting the EURO in 6-hour increments along with other types of maps. I think now between the nice resolutions of the models and the daily videos, that $140 for a year is definitely worth it. The EURO will even have the regions separated and at the 12KM level.

Will it update as fast as StormVista? Has anyone used them yet?

#25
jdrenken

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I just got word that Ryan Maue will be putting the EURO in 6-hour increments along with other types of maps. I think now between the nice resolutions of the models and the daily videos, that $140 for a year is definitely worth it. The EURO will even have the regions separated and at the 12KM level.


Obviously you don't get it that people don't care about the daily videos unless it's for comic relief.

#26
ctsnowstorm628

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Obviously you don't get it that people don't care about the daily videos unless it's for comic relief.

I think he was stressing the EURO products. SV charges $30/month for EURO stuff so if its decent, its def worth the price.

#27
jdrenken

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Please note with the subscription to WeatherBell, it is not just the WeatherBell Models (Which are currently free but will become paid only on October 1st). You will also have access to Joe Bastardi's and Joe D'Aleo's video plus Ryan Maue.


Look no farther than their pro-JB stance on the various FB groups.

#28
ctsnowstorm628

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Look no farther than their pro-JB stance on the various FB groups.

Well yeah, obviously having JB on their team is HUGE for pulling in customers, especially ones that were loyal to him at AccuWx. But, I think with the resolution of their data, and possible EURO products, $140/yr is cheaper than the 5 months I'd for SV...that's why I want a review of the Euro products before I bite the bullet.

#29
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Well yeah, obviously having JB on their team is HUGE for pulling in customers, especially ones that were loyal to him at AccuWx. But, I think with the resolution of their data, and possible EURO products, $140/yr is cheaper than the 5 months I'd for SV...that's why I want a review of the Euro products before I bite the bullet.


Actually...it will be the other way around. More ppl depend on Maue's maps then the video rants.

#30
ctsnowstorm628

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Just registered for the free trial...not impressed at all with the EURO products available...only CONUS is available and it's 2m MAX/MIN and total QPF...hopefully it gets better. I used the referral code so if it gets better, I'll probably at least keep it for the first month for $9.99. After that month, if there are no improvements, I'm definitely switching back to StormVista.

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Does anybody have an update on how this site is performing? I've heard various things -- but mainly interested in how quickly the graphics are available and what the options are especially for the Euro.

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Does anybody have an update on how this site is performing? I've heard various things -- but mainly interested in how quickly the graphics are available and what the options are especially for the Euro.

Speaking in terms of the euro only

The Euro is a little slower to update than ewall by about 15min. There are products that wxbell's version of the Euro dont have too.. such as precip combined with 850temps or precip combined with 1000-500hPa thickness..they do have precip combined with 2m temps there. That said.. there are other euro paramaters there that nobody else seems to have. They have recently added paramaters from the Euro ensemble mean also and I hope they continue to add more paramaters.

After using their products for the last few months there is no way I could do without them. Im sure they are making good money off these because I see alot of people using them..especially on Facebook. Im really happy with them! If there is something else specific you want to know about their model graphics..just ask and I will try to answer.

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Not sure what is wrong with the free Wunderground ECMWF in 3 hour increments and full zooms for whatever locations you are interested in. Sure, it is clunky and lacking multi-panel maps, but it is free.

#34
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Not sure what is wrong with the free Wunderground ECMWF in 3 hour increments and full zooms for whatever locations you are interested in. Sure, it is clunky and lacking multi-panel maps, but it is free.


I know, it's got all that you need for most people.

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ctsnowstorm628

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Speaking in terms of the euro only

The Euro is a little slower to update than ewall by about 15min. There are products that wxbell's version of the Euro dont have too.. such as precip combined with 850temps or precip combined with 1000-500hPa thickness..they do have precip combined with 2m temps there. That said.. there are other euro paramaters there that nobody else seems to have. They have recently added paramaters from the Euro ensemble mean also and I hope they continue to add more paramaters.

After using their products for the last few months there is no way I could do without them. Im sure they are making good money off these because I see alot of people using them..especially on Facebook. Im really happy with them! If there is something else specific you want to know about their model graphics..just ask and I will try to answer.

With regards to how fast the data is available, SV is way faster.



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