Top Online Resources
The Weather Channel -The Weather Channel has been online for over 20 years and can be easily be added to your favorites for one click navigation. In addition to local storm tracking and warning, you can program a list of locations that you can then check for advisories whenever you wish. The Weather Channel also offers its status as being the source of storm information for many of the country’s transportation providers.
Local Emergency Management - Many local government emergency management services have sites detailing weather radar, conditions, and forecasts; many times from the local airport. Most local television stations also carry weather pages on their sites which not only provide local information, but will cover major storms in other parts of the world.
National Weather Service - The NWS offers real time satellite imagery, radar, and text advisories for any part of the country. They also provide forecast models for storm tracking and archival records. They provide first hand data from any number of their thousands of weather recording stations nationwide.
Finding storm information is very simple and easy, checking around will help locate a site or a program that will present the data you need in a format that is easy to read and comprehend. All the information about the storm will be of little use unless you plan for a storm to hit your area. Emergency food, water, clothing and power needs should be planned for and developed; evacuation routes planned and the location of shelters mapped out, especially if you have animals or family members with special needs.
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