Animated Weather Radar Loops as a Blue Iris camera


(I’m using Firefox, similar can be done with other browsers.)

  1. Go to this Link,
  2. Select the Region you want displayed.
  3. Click “Play Animation”
  4. Right Click on the image and choose “Copy Image Location”. (In Chrome it would be Copy Image Address”.
  1. Paste this link into a new tab, if you only see the animated image you have the correct link.
  2. For my example, my link is

Blue Iris Setup


  1. Add a new camera like the following:
  2. Change address to https://.
  3. Copy and paste the address from above into the address line, remove everything except what is shown in the picture.
  4. Change Model to JPEG/GIF/etc. image requests.
  5. Copy and paste the address from above into the path line, remove everything except what is shown in the picture.
  1. There’s no need to click “Find/Inspect”.
  2. Click “OK”.

On the Video Tab of the new camera.

  1. Select the “Max rate” as shown.
  2. If you want to add Overlays, do so here.
  3. I also selected “Limit decoding unless required”
  4. Click “OK”.
  1. You should now see your new Doppler camera.

NOTE: You may want to disable all motion detection, alerts, triggers, etc.


Adding Blue Iris to IFTTT

Step 1: Log in to IFTTT.

Step 2: Add the ‘WebHooks’ service.

Step 3:

1)Open Blue Iris

2) Right-click the camera you want to receive and alert for.

3) Choose “Camera Properties”

4) Click the “Alerts” tab

5) Check the box next to “Request from a web service”

6) Click the “Configure” button for “Request from a web service”

7) Under “When Triggered” choose “https://”

8) enter “<camera-name>/with/key/<Your-Maker-channel-key>”

8a) Replace <camera-name> (and remove the < & >) with the name of the camera in question. “BlueIrisFrontPorch”, “BlueIrisBasementDoor”, etc…. USE THIS AS YOUR EVENT NAME IN THE TRIGGER

8b) Replace <Your-Maker-channel-key> (and remove the < & >) with your unique Maker channel ID. “FHY834hTg893kkls24FHt” or whatever.

9) Click “OK”s until you are out of camera properties.

Step 4: Go back to IFTTT and create your applet using WebHooks for ‘this” and then your choice for ‘that’.

1) Click on the Webhooks Tile


2) Click on the Tile on the left ‘Receive a Web Request’


3) Remember step 8a above? Put the name here. Then click ‘Create Trigger’.


4) Once ‘This’ was added, click on ‘That’.Capture.PNG

5) Search for the action you want.


6) Finalize and create your Applet.