I agree with Rishi.
What we really need is a much larger range or distance from the towers weather station to the cell phone's current capabilities to see the rain coming with it's doplar radar which extends about 200 miles in radius.
To boost the signal we would only need to transfer the doplar radar to the towers, but that's obvious.
We all ready have live real time visually active doplar radar read outs as you watch on the phones, but what Steve is saying is slightly different than a general read out of rain coming at you.
What Steve is saying is too create a new version that tells you when it comes to you within seconds or minutes with out guessing the time on the doplar radar.
We have the option of the radar or GPS systems with the GPS tracking you too within 3 yards.
My only answer to the cheapest route would be to have the GPS configured to calculate rain to with in 3 yards of you.
A digital and voice activated screen that shows and tells you exactly when your particular camp site is about to be hit.
There is the option of tools (Unrefined) like barometers and materials that react to weather like Bear fatty tissue but what Steve is saying is new and quit genius too have the rain down to with in yards and seconds of the rain hitting you.
It could be possible to use GPS systems and satalites that are weather stations then you set up a small reciever center like Dish TV (A three foot Dish) that can locate you and the weather and remotely tell you down to the second when the rain is about too hit you.
So, my suggestion would be too combine a new satellite technology to solve Steve's mystery.
Make a Live Real Time GPS/Weather satellite that would be used strictly to pin point your location by the small dish reciever (The Dish at the camp site) and let you know that way.
You could also watch satellite TV in the woods.
Hard one to solve Steve but vastly necessary.
We need to shrink the Technology and scrap any idea of weather stations on towers and modify existing technology simply for the practical reasoning of cost.
If you subscribe to the service then some company would see an open market niche and produce your idea for sure.
Sorry about the tower idea Rishi, but I think that would be in the Billions to produce and no one company would produce new tower equipment strictly for weather, but also think of more ways.
This idea is a great one and if we work together with Steve I will be one of the first (When the price comes down! Ha!) to buy in to this product for personal use.
So far no one on the planet has the ability to tell in yards, feet, or seconds when rain or bad weather will hit.
A completely original idea which should continue to work on
Please let me know how we can combine our ideas to make this work.