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Old 01-31-2008, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's a good weather website?

i am trying to find a good website that i can see national radar and forecasts and easily "zoom" in to particular regions. weather.com will give the national, but i haven't been able to figure out how to zoom it if possible. a route planner would also be nice. does anybody know if this exists? thanks in advance!
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Intellicast.com The local radar with highway and county overlays is pretty good.
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if you use firefox you can get the "ForecastFox" plugin, it is thru accuweather.com

It seems to do a decent Job.
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thanks guys. i'm waiting for the pages to load now, we'll see what happens. Mr. C is headed to Dallas from the St. Louis area...we have snow through the middle and rain/fog to the south. this should be interesting.
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if you use firefox you can get the "ForecastFox" plugin, it is thru accuweather.com

It seems to do a decent Job.
I use this too. I'm not sure if accuweather is more or less accurate but it's pretty handy to have right there. If you press control and click on it, it opens the forecast in a new tab. I use it all the time.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i went to the noaa site and they linked me to the nat'l weather service. they have a radar map that i can choose zones and that helped out a LOT. accuweather had the same thing, but i'm going to have to play with it some more to see what i can get the zoom function to do. thanks for all the ideas!
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Try Weather.com again and type in Rolla, MO for the location.

Once it loads that page, click on Radar Map and it will load a zoomable map that is basically a Google Map with the weather superimposed over the top. Very cool setup.


Here... Did it for you. I am assuming he is driving I44 west right now...

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/i...nav_undeclared

Click on the Play button to see it in motion. You can also zoom using your mouse scroll button, or using the one on screen at the upper left.
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Try Weather.com again and type in Rolla, MO for the location.

Once it loads that page, click on Radar Map and it will load a zoomable map that is basically a Google Map with the weather superimposed over the top. Very cool setup.


Here... Did it for you. I am assuming he is driving I44 west right now...

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/i...nav_undeclared

Click on the Play button to see it in motion. You can also zoom using your mouse scroll button, or using the one on screen at the upper left.

he's headed the southern route, figured rain would be easier to deal with than snow/ice. but i'll try your formula with little rock and see what it comes up with. thanks.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I like weather underground.

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Cool zoomy satellite page: Click

More weather info than I could ever comprehend: http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~gadomski/ewall.html

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Cool zoomy satellite page: Click

More weather info than I could ever comprehend: http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~gadomski/ewall.html

This post guaranteed 100% rick roll free...
ok...the weather wall made me dizzy. and i did check the properties before i clicked on it, just to be sure.
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Cool zoomy satellite page: Click...
Wow, exactly what I've ALWAYS been looking for! Thanks!
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Wow, exactly what I've ALWAYS been looking for! Thanks!
That's pretty cool. It shows snow (pink) on either side of the mountain I have to go over to get home. For scale, The lake that's shown is about 1 mile wide.
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maps.google.com will do it too if you select "My Maps" then select weather.com from the lower left.
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That's pretty cool. It shows snow (pink) on either side of the mountain I have to go over to get home. For scale, The lake that's shown is about 1 mile wide.
Actually pink is a mix. White is snow.

Was nice to see that I could zoom in close enough to plant the x and then zoom out to see rain.
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