December 24, 2007
We want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday from the entire staff here at Weather Snob. We'll have a full set of reviews when we return in the New Year. Thanks for all your support in 2007, and we know 2008 is going to be even bigger and better here at Weather Snob.
December 21, 2007
WEATHER WARFARE: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature is not "conspiracy theory." This book has almost no theory and very little speculation. All the conclusions reached are the logical ones based on the presented facts. This is not "tabloid journalism." This is straight scientific reporting at a layman's level. Jerry Smith presents solid evidence from military and scientific sources that intentional environmental modification (EnMod) is the 600-pound gorilla at the global warming debate that everyone is pretending isn't there. Is it? Read on...
At Weather Warfare
December 19, 2007
I always wanted one of these winter weather weapons. Instead, I had frozen mittens and cold hands from packing snowballs over and over. It'll cost you $8.95, to get sno-ballin this winter, but we think you'll like the results. We picked one up and so far we haven't lost any snow wars.
Via Gizmodo at Plow & Hearth
December 18, 2007
The Bushnell Onix400 GPS XM Receiver is the world's first handheld GPS to combine navigational aids, satellite photography and XM weather on a single screen. It shows you the perfect pinchpoint for the wind, and how you should dress for the day. NEXRAD weather data downlinked via XM Weather, layered over a georeferenced satellite map of your location keeps you prepared. It's all housed in a rubberized defensive armor built to XPX7 waterproof standards, with a high gain SIRF GPS receiver. In your palm.
- Layer a satellite photo, topo map, compass, navigational aids and XM services on a single screen with TruView Navigation
- Extra-large 3.5' full color LCD
- Downloads and displays georeferenced satellite photography
- Displays XM weather data on the GPS map
- XM Satellite radio entertainment including XM sports
- SafeTrack battery conservation mode
- SiRF® GPS receiver Digital compass
- Embedded 128 micro SD card
- Rugged rubber armor Waterproof (IPX7 rated)
At Bushnell Onix400 GPS XM Receiver
December 16, 2007
It's regularly $50 - but you can get it today for $19.99. This sleek, brushed aluminum digital wall clock keeps the perfect time by setting to the U.S. atomic clock. It also monitors weather conditions including indoor temperature and humidity, outdoor temperature, and displays a forecast icon on the bottom portion.
At La Crosse Technology WS-8256U-AL Radio Controlled Digital Wall Clock with Weather Forecast
December 14, 2007
Though we have several weather stations
here at Weather Snob - nothing beats old school weather gauges for collecting the amount of snow and rainfall. This weather gauge collects and measures all precipitation types, and is easy to install and read. The mounting hardware is included, and the gauge is graduated to nearest inch with .01" intervals. The funnel top catches rain and delivers it to one-inch measuring tube (lets you instantly measure commonly occurring amounts of rain).
At Stratus RG202 Long Term Professional Rain and Snow Gauge
December 13, 2007
Looking for a weather filled 2008? This 52 page wall calendar has phenomenal weather events for each day, and features a ton of weather trivia. You can also expect articles, photos, and more.
At Weather Guide With Phenomenal Weather Events Wall Calendar
December 12, 2007
With over 1,000 in use by the Swiss Army, the SW-4 Skywatch Weather-Pro has more information than any other handheld instrument when it comes to measuring the weather. The Swiss-Made Weather-Pro is a high precision, professional weather station suitable for the most demanding scientific and field requirements.
This instrument includes:
- A wind vane, compass, clock, barometer, and altimeter
- Atmospheric pressure with historygramm for the last 12 hours.
- All electronic parts are protected in a metal case, for professional heavy-duty.
- Windspeed and Windchill Temperature displayed on a bargraph, with minimum, maximum and wind chill factor. Current, average, maximum windspeed up to 125 MPH.
At SW-4 Skywatch Weather-Pro
December 11, 2007
Compact voice link AM/FM radio provides invaluable two-way communication, and offers two-way talk via any Family Radio Service-enabled device. The Eton Voice Link receives General Mobile Radio Service transmissions, handy when stranded in extreme weather conditions, and receives weather advisories from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Features also include a super-bright 7-LED flashlight, cell phone charger, siren, hand-crank charger and digital clock It can also be powered by four AA batteries (not included).
Via acquire at Restoration Hardware
December 10, 2007
Press the button and over 200 fiber optic lights begin to sparkle in blue, green, purple and red. The perfect umbrella to shed a little light on a rainy day, and perfect to make people notice you're there in bad conditions. The push-button umbrella has a waterproof lining and require 3 AAA batteries. Available for $39 USD.
Via Gear Live at Otherland
December 6, 2007
The Stormglass is a bottle full of liquid designed to forecast the weather. The changes in the atmosphere ahead of on-coming weather fronts cause different crystals to grow in the liquid. Each type of crystal predicts a different type of weather – on average, two days in advance. Discovered hundreds of years ago by the early alchemists, the Stormglass was soon adopted by seafarers in particular because of its uncanny ability to predict storms.
You may choose to monitor your Weather In A Bottle Stormglass and let it bring you a new awareness of our everchanging environment, or you may choose just to admire it for the sheer beauty of its constantly evolving crystal formations. We think the former is the way to go - better be on top of the weather than underneath it.
At Weather In A Bottle - Weather predicting instruments
December 5, 2007
We all lead busy lives, and require real-time (and immediate), nonintrusive weather information (meaning: no pop-up ads on the internet or commercials). Melitta’s Smart Mill & Brew 10-cup programmable coffeemaker
with MSN Direct region-specific weather information is a revolution in the coffee and kitchen world. It brings together the kitchen, the nucleus of the household, with up-to-date weather information, the information you demand in your recreational and work lives. Whether you’re brewing a cup of coffee for your morning ritual, or entertaining, or heading to the beach, gardening, playing tennis or golf, deciding whether or not to put sunblock on the kids, or walking out the door to work, you can access the weather information you need while brewing a cup of high-quality coffee. It’s your grind, redefined.
At Melitta ME1MSB Smart Mill & Brew 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
December 4, 2007
PC Magazine has a pretty good article on wacky weather gadgets. We think their choices are pretty good - given they aren't weather obsessed and more PC focused. They feature a weather fridge, weather station, and yes even the Melitta weather station coffee center.
The big thing to remember - if you want to know the temperature, the general weather conditions, and other weather info - you're going to need to get your weather info in a variety of places throughout your house. We have weather gadgets near the front door - in our bedroom, and in places where we want to know temperature and humidity. Many of the devices in the article will fit those places quite nicely.
December 3, 2007
Stylish Forecasting and Timing!! Forecasts the weather 12-24 hours in advance with three levels of pressure and temperature indicators: Rising, Steady or Falling. Displays indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, and provides comfort level and heat index indicators. Sets itself to the US Atomic Clock signal resulting in no need to ever adjust for Daylight Saving Time.
At Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station with Temperature/Humidity Display and Self-Setting Atomic Clock