Since I’m an aviation freak, I’m also a weather freak. I remember committing to getting my first color TV, back in the mid-70s, because I wanted to see color radar, which at that time was carried by only one TV station we could get from Chapel Hill: WFMY/Channel 2 in Greensboro. These days TV stations get their radar from elsewhere, and have mothballed their old radar facilities. (Here’s one mothballed TV radar tower, at the WLNE/Channel 6 transmitter, which is istself doomed to get mothballed after the nationwide February 17 switchover to digital TV — marking the end of TV’s Mainframe Era.)
Online I’ve been a devoted watcher of both Weather.com and Weather Underground. Both those last two links go to local (Cambridge, MA) maps. They’re good, but they don’t quite match Intellicast, source of the map above. Play around witht the pan & zoom, the animation and the rest of it. It’s a nice distraction from weather as ugly as we’re getting right now here: sleet and then rain atop enough snow to cancel school today,.
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Concur on your choice, intellicast is my default
Hurricane season (property and friends in Fla) I pull up some Navy sources – really blowout, will forward if I can find the links
Maybe start here http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html
Use to get up early, watch “Aviation Weather” on PBS
any idea where weather.com receives it’s data from?
You probably know about this, but just in case: the National Weather Service forecast discussions get a little more technical than the standard forecasts. I find them pretty useful (I use the Extreme Southern California discussion since I’m in San Diego). For the Santa Barbara area, the Ventura/Oxnard discussion is closest to you. Here’s the address:
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