Now available to all members--a weather watcher that will alert you of any warnings for your area.
Once set up, any warnings will make a "bug" appear on your browser:
This should provide vital information to folks not watching TV or listening to a radio.
To set it up, click on your User Control Panel link:
Click on the Profile Tab:
Click on the "Click HERE to edit location/turn on or off" link.
This will make a popup box appear (make sure if you use a popup blocker that ETRT has permission to open popups.)
On the top of the popup will be shown the location you have currently selected ("None Selected" will be shown to people first setting it up) and if it is turned ON or Off (ON gives alerts, OFF ignores them.)
Below that, there is first a dropbox that has all available U.S. counties/parishes/islands/major city blocks. Click on the list scroll bar or button (depending on your browser), and find the area you wish to monitor. Click it, and the list should shrink back to a single line showing your selection.
Next, below the dropbox is a couple of radio buttons that turn the watcher on or off. It defaults to "ON", so just leave it alone.
Press the "Submit" button.
If all has gone well, you should get a new display inside the popup box that looks like this:
If you should get an error message instead, please send me a PM with the error number it gives you.
Otherwise, click on the "Close this window" link, and the popup will go away.
At this point, the server is watching the weather for you!
One other note: When the bug appears on your screen, it has a link on it that will open a new browser window to the National Alert Map at the National Weather Service. This will let you go immediately to find what is happening in your area.
If you have any questions or problems, please let me know.
P.S. Remember--this is checked/updated with each refresh of the page. If it is just sitting there, it won't check for warnings. So, if you are just sitting idle on the site, be sure to click the "Index" link now and then, just to keep the watcher updated.