A collection of weather and storm tracking tools for Google Earth

A few years ago, Frank collected a variety of weather-related tools for Google Earth and put them into a nice package. Since then, a few of those tools have disappeared and a few new ones have been added, so I’ve rebuilt the collection with those changes made.


Two of the big contributors to the old file were GUIweather and WeatherBonk, and both sites are now completely gone. They both provided some excellent data, so it’s quite a shame that they’re gone. However, we’ve now added data from the World-Wide Lightning Location Network and NASA Goddard’s TRMM Project.
If you already have a copy of the old network link, it should automatically refresh with the new information. Either way, you can download the KMZ file here.
If you have other valuable data that you think should be included, please leave a comment and include a link to their KML/KMZ data that we can include. Thanks!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. How about a weather layer for Google Earth mobile.

  2. guiweather morphed into imapweather.com with a parent of weather decision technologies (wdtinc.com). I started digging through their site last night trying to decide if anythng could be made to work. It seems likely since they overlay onto google maps in live products on their website.

  3. Q — Good info, thanks! I’ll dig around their site a bit too. If you find anything good, please let me know.

  4. Well, I went through my weather kml last night only to discover that 2/3rds of the links were rotten. There were so many useful visualizations there. Time to rebuild I guess. 🙁
    Here’s a link to start with (if any of these are still active). http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/?r=products

  5. Thanks! I love this, especially the lightning overlays that i’ve added to our company file of our lightning prevention/protection sites around the world.

  6. What happened to the hurricane tracker? That was the best part of the weather tools.

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