From: Bob Rankin
Subject: TOURBUS - 13 Nov 03 - Weather on the Web
True enough, it never rains in southern California. In fact, they don't even bother to have weather there at all. But back east where your OTHER fearless busdriver lives, we experienced high winds and show squalls today. If you've ever gone out without your umbrella then you need to read today's TOURBUS. We'll visit an array of weather-related websites and equip you for whatever Mother Nature decides to serve up.
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In addition to local weather maps and forecasts for thousands of cities around the world, The Weather Channel website offers many other useful features:
Weather forecasts for the UK and cities around the world. You can also check out the World Skiing Guide, the Weather Quiz, Fact Of The Day, and (for serious weather nerds) the Weather Chatrooms.
Worth visiting just for the photo of the World Trade Center being struck by a massive lightning bolt. There are also cool pictures of hurricanes, tornados, cloud formations, rainbows, sunrise/sunsets, and other weather phenomena. You can also get the Weather Picture Of The Day delivered to your email inbox each day, free of charge.
The National Severe Storms Laboratory is an internationally known research laboratory, leading the way in investigations of all aspects of severe weather. NSSL's Weather Room provides information for kids and adults. Learn the what, where, whys, and hows on tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, and thunderstorms. There are also resources for teachers to print and use for weather education in the classroom.
Got a boring website? You can add free weather info from a variety of weather sites by pasting in a snippet of HTML code. Try these to see which one works best for your site:
* Weather Underground offers many options, colors, shapes, transparent backgrounds, sun & moon info.
* Weather Channel offers the Weather Magnet plugin.
AccuWeather offers local forecasts for cities worldwide, and a wide range of weather information. Want weather info delivered to your wireless device? Check it out here.
Intellicast is yet another weather infomation site, but their radar and satellite maps are excellent.
Weather Underground is noteworthy because it offers historical weather data, astronomical info, and links to personal weather stations operated by individuals in your area.
The Information Please Almanac has tons of weather facts, including Climate, Weather Extremes, Weather Disasters and Meteorology.
That's all for now, I'll see you next time! --Bob Rankin