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WeatherSTAR 4000 Simulator

Page updated: September 17, 2014

For those of you who have always wanted your own WeatherSTAR 4000, this is your chance! Since a real WeatherSTAR 4000 costs thousands of dollars and requires equipment that cannot work outside of a cable company, Bill has spent countless hours putting together a PC program that simulates the WeatherSTAR 4000. Using his programming skills, as well as some fonts and graphics created by Charles Abel and Nick Smith, he not only created a program that looks like the WeatherSTAR 4000, but is fully functional!

You can customize it by adding cities to a regional map that you select, pick your current conditions location, and so on. It will also download accurate and timely weather conditions, forecasts, and local radar data right to your desktop from the National Weather Service. Other features include animated WeatherSTAR 4000 icons, a scrolling Travel Cities Forecast (with editable cities), editable flavors, editable music playlists (play songs from your collection), and more! It even has narration from Dan Chandler, who did the narration for the real WeatherSTAR 4000 on The Weather Channel. Every WeatherSTAR 4000 screen is available, except for the marine forecast and tides.

Visit the official message board at http://www.taiganet.com/forum/ to download it. If you're curious what this program looks like in action, check out the video clips below. These clips were created by me using various city configurations. Note: These video clips were created several years ago, so screens will look rather different from the current version of the program. I plan to replace these with clips from the current version soon.

Milwaukee, WI (J flavor) Milwaukee, WI (J flavor)
December 23, 2006
Burns, OR (M flavor) Burns, OR (M flavor)
December 23, 2006
Niagara Falls, NY (D flavor) Niagara Falls, NY (D flavor)
December 23, 2006
El Paso, TX (K flavor) El Paso, TX (K flavor)
December 23, 2006
Honolulu, HI (M flavor) Honolulu, HI (M flavor)
December 23, 2006
Omaha, NE (K flavor) Omaha, NE (K flavor)
December 23, 2006
Wilmington, DE (L flavor) Wilmington, DE (L flavor)
December 23, 2006
Norfolk, VA (J flavor) Norfolk, VA (J flavor)
December 23, 2006
San Francisco, CA (L flavor) San Francisco, CA (L flavor)
December 23, 2006
Tampa, FL (E flavor) Tampa, FL (E flavor)
December 23, 2006
Omaha, NE (D flavor) Omaha, NE (D flavor)
January 7, 2007
Green Bay, WI (K flavor) Green Bay, WI (K flavor)
January 7, 2007
Newark, NJ (E flavor) Newark, NJ (E flavor)
January 7, 2007
Omaha, NE (E flavor) Omaha, NE (E flavor)
January 7, 2007
Newark, NJ (L flavor) Newark, NJ (L flavor)
January 7, 2007
Green Bay, WI (M flavor) Green Bay, WI (M flavor)
January 7, 2007
Milwaukee, WI (K flavor) Milwaukee, WI (K flavor)
March 1, 2007
Atlanta, GA (J flavor) Atlanta, GA (J flavor)
March 1, 2007
Charleston, SC (J flavor) Charleston, SC (J flavor)
March 1, 2007
Minneapolis, MN (J flavor) Minneapolis, MN (J flavor)
March 1, 2007
Omaha, NE (M flavor) Omaha, NE (M flavor)
March 1, 2007
Rochester, NY (J flavor) Rochester, NY (J flavor)
April 1, 2007
Topeka, KS (E flavor) Topeka, KS (E flavor)
April 1, 2007
San Francisco, CA (M flavor) San Francisco, CA (M flavor)
April 1, 2007
New Orleans, LA (K flavor) New Orleans, LA (K flavor)
April 1, 2007
Omaha, NE (J flavor) Omaha, NE (J flavor)
April 1, 2007
Omaha, NE (J flavor) Omaha, NE (J flavor)
December 1, 2007
Omaha, NE (M flavor) Omaha, NE (M flavor)
December 1, 2007
Omaha, NE (J flavor) Omaha, NE (J flavor)
December 21, 2007