Google Earth Tutorial
This tutorial highlights the basic navigating features to view the Virtual Globe Archived Severe Weather Warnings in Google Earth. Google Earth's features are described in detail at: http://earth.google.com/tour/index.html
After you have downloaded your file. Open it in Google Earth.
Once Google Earth loads, the screen should look like this but you may need to adjust the time slider (details below).
The time span slider is one of the most important elements to view this data.To adjust the time slider:
There are two ways to view more information about the polygon
However you selected more information, it will look like this on your screen.
The first line gives the warning type, the National Weather Service office that issued the warning by their 4 letter identifier. A list of 4 letter identifiers and their corresponding offices is available from the National Weather Service.
The next line tells when the warning starts and when it ends given in UTC date and Z time. There are several places on the internet to convert UTC to your local time zone, the Google Earth time span will be changed to your currently viewing time zone or to one you specify.
Following the header and our severe weather data inventory logo is the actual text of the issued warning.