StormPredator Technical Support

StormPredator is no longer supported.
This page is left as a reference for folks still using the program and who might find it useful


Radar Images Not Loading Fix:

If you are getting a screen that says in red "radar image temporarily unavailable" or remains black please note that NWS/NOAA has made a change to the source image websites, and this requires you to make a simple change in your StormPredator settings to get the correct images.

  1. Run StormPredator
  2. Click on the "Locations" button
  3. Change the "Current Server" dropdown selector box in the lower right hand corner so that it displays as shown below:
  4. Click "OK" and exit and restart StormPredator.

Forecasts Not Working Fix:

StormPredator Forecast Fix - 4/23/18

The advantage of the manual fix is that license key and other settings changed by the end user are not affected.

For Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

  1. Go to C:\ProgramData\StormPredator\data\database
    (ProgramData is normally a hidden folder. You will need to make hidden folders visible.
  2. Open spoptions.ini for editing
  3. In the "[Sites]" Section of the ini file:
    • Change the old URL:
      ForecastURL=http://www.intelliweather.com/scripts/weather3/iwx.pl?config=&forecast=zandh&pands=PERCENT_CHARs&Submit=GO
    • To the New URL:
      ForecastURL=https://www.intelliweather.com/iwx/hw3.php?config=&forecast=zandh&pands=PERCENT_CHARs&Submit=GO
  4. Save and exit
  5. Restart StormPredator

For Windows XP

  1. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\StormPredator\data\database
    (Application Data is normally a hidden folder. You will need to make hidden folders visible.)
  2. Open spoptions.ini for editing
  3. In the "[Sites]" Section of the ini file:
    • Change the old URL:
      ForecastURL=http://www.intelliweather.com/scripts/weather3/iwx.pl?config=&forecast=zandh&pands=PERCENT_CHARs&Submit=GO
    • To the New URL:
      ForecastURL=https://www.intelliweather.com/iwx/hw3.php?config=&forecast=zandh&pands=PERCENT_CHARs&Submit=GO
  4. Save and exit
  5. Restart StormPredator