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Old 07-01-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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Where do you get your weather?

Sounds like a good Sunday AM topic

What online weather site do you prefer? I used to use weather.com, but have recently began to use wunderground.com. I like the Nexrad radar and the clean graphics on that site.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good Sunday AM topic

What online weather site do you prefer? I used to use weather.com, but have recently began to use wunderground.com. I like the Nexrad radar and the clean graphics on that site.
Have used wunderground for the past ten years or so. I also use a local TV station radar loop, because it is more zoomed in than wunderground's and has the streets and such. I like wunderground's local amateur weather station data for a look at what's happening on the OTHER side of my suburb. I only use weather.com for information on climate for possible future retirement spots.

For hurricanes, I rely on the National Hurricane Center primarily and also read certain message boards and blogs.

Intellicast is nice, too, though to be honest I don't use it very often at all. I am not sure why not!
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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NOAA is my favorite. Lots to read and the graphics are top notch.

Be sure and check out the full res radar.

NOAA's National Weather Service

Just click on the map for your local forecast and radar.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good Sunday AM topic

What online weather site do you prefer? I used to use weather.com, but have recently began to use wunderground.com. I like the Nexrad radar and the clean graphics on that site.
thanks I like it!

I also have 2 weather Stations like these
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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Weather Underground, Accur Weather, Weather Channel Site, and Road Runner Weather with incursions to the NHC when interesting weather develops down in the Florida area.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:42 PM   #6
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I am another weather underground user from way back. On occassion I will check NOAA.

My informal observations have shown me that winter forecasting is far more accurate than summer forecasting.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:46 PM   #8
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I use the NWS forecasts, but I do a lot of sailing, so my favorite weather site is the NOAA marine forecast. Here is our local one:
NDBC - NWS Forecast

The National Data Buoy Center has great real time winds and water data. Here is a popular one on the Chesapeake:
NDBC - Station TPLM2

This is a commercial wind site for windsurfers, but great for anyone needing real time winds:
iWindsurf.com - MD - chesapeake Wind Data

Then, this time of year, it's always good to check this one:
National Hurricane Center
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I'm shocked ....you mean you guys don't listen for your local Super-Duper, Triple/Quadruple Doppler weather radar!!??...or your local weather on the 8's...or 3's....

...all that $$$ and hype and the poor guys can hardly tell if it's raining outside WHILE their on the air
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wunderground.com

local TV (with weather icon that flashes warnings, and a temperature display from the airport on the task bar) and TV website

weather.com
(has earthquake reports)
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right here: NWS radar image loop of Composite Reflectivity from Miami, FL

in fact i'm looking at that big red blob come over my house right now. isn't technology wonderful. i don't even have to look out the window anymore.
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I just look outside. Sometimes I get really fancy and stick my hand outside.

However, my wife is terrified of tornados so we also pay the weather channel to call us if there are any severe weather alerts
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I just look outside. Sometimes I get really fancy and stick my hand outside.

However, my wife is terrified of tornados so we also pay the weather channel to call us if there are any severe weather alerts
The local TV station just put up a new state-of-art-radar.

WHIO-TV Unveils New Live Doppler 7 Radar! - Weather News Story - WHIO Dayton

They also have several weathercams atop very high towers.
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Where do you get your weather?

Mostly from above here in Oregon - do other places have some new-fangled place from which they get weather? We're so provincial and behind the times!
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I just look outside. Sometimes I get really fancy and stick my hand outside.

However, my wife is terrified of tornados so we also pay the weather channel to call us if there are any severe weather alerts
we got a Red Cross Weather Radio as a MPR gift - has automatic Alert system that goes off when a Weather Alert is issued - provides 7 NOAA weather bands, AM/FM radio, TV audio, light, siren and cell phone battery charger. You can also crank it to power it.
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:24 PM   #16
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The weather forecasts are really inaccurate here in far northern California. I'm sure it's worse here than elsewhere.

The stupid thing is that even though they have trouble forecasting the next morning's weather, the TV station always shows the Five-day Outlook chart as if it's gospel.
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I ask my wife. If she isn't available I stick my head outside.
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Does anyone really hate the Weather Channel as much as I do? I would go back to work if I could be Marshall Seese's boss. I would switch his and Jim Cantorie's jobs, just to see if the hurricane winds could move his hair. Now thats entertainment. Die weather bastard!

Perhaps I'd better cap the Bushmill's.
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