Internet - Obtaining And What You Get With WeatherBug


WeatherBug is a great desktop application for getting detailed, instantaneous reports on local weather conditions. Go to www.weatherbug.com.


As you can see the live conditions that are reported through WeatherBug include current temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, wind chill, and barometric pressure. However, there's a lot more included in WeatherBug besides the current weather statistics.


For example, click the Alerts button to see if any impending weather warnings have been issued for your area. Click the Cameras button to se recent views of the weather from affiliated Web cameras (often located at nearby schools). If you're traveling in the near future, click the Travel button to access a Traveler's Forecast, including airport delays, for most major U.S. cities. You can also click the Radar button to access satellite imagery and weather maps, which you can zoom in and out of, enlarge, or animate.


Beyond the local weather: Although WeatherBug has built-in Traveler's Forecasts, its strength is clearly in reporting local conditions. For other Web sites that focus on weather across the United States, international weather, and even weather in outer space, be sure to check out the sidebar "Weather on the Web."


Catch the weather bug


WeatherBug is packed with tools you'll return to day after day to monitor your local weather. It's a great digital instrument to help weather enthusiasts keep up their hobby without breaking the bank. It can also help you educate students (or your own children) about meteorology by keeping the focus on weather localized and by making the experience interactive and engaging. But whatever your reasons are, a few pop-up ads is a small price to pay for this feature-packed, Internet-enabled weather station.

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