The Weather layer displays current weather conditions and is expandable to view the following:
- Clouds - Allows you to view the Earth’s current cloud pattern. If you cannot see the cloud coverage, try zooming out.
- Radar - Displays radar images of rain, snow and ice conditions per the following key:
- Conditions and Forecasts - Shows the current temperature in Farenheit and Celsius along with a weather icon in the 3D viewer. Select this icon and a pop-up balloon will appear with a detailed forecast.
- Information - Provides detail regarding the Weather layer including the current cloud and current radar image times.
Viewing Rain and Snow
For some areas of North America and Europe, Google Earth can project images of rain and snow over the areas with those weather patterns, as it’s actually happening. You can determine if your area of interest is covered by activating the radar layer.
Image Provided from the Google LatLong Blog (Hurricane Alex 2010)
Once you've determined your area of interest has precipitation coverage, you can view the precipitation by following these steps:
- Enable the Cloud Layer within Google Earth.
- Zoom in close to an area that you're interested in(or if you'd just like to try the feature, try cities like Seattle or London).