August 25, 2008
That's right. We're hitting the beach for the next week, and will return after Labor Day. Enjoy your last week of Summer, and we'll see you soon.
- Weather Snob
August 22, 2008
That's right - there doesn't have to be a doomsday on the horizon if you know how to prepare. This book is the definitive text on preparing for any disaster, be it man made of natural. No Such Thing as Doomsday covers water, food, heating, lighting, communications, power generation, fuel storage, emergency medical, underground shelters, nuclear threats, biological threats, disaster psychology, successfully working with groups, air filtration, radiological monitoring, E.M.P. protection, resource directory and much, much more. This is a big book; 8 1/2" X 11" and has 356 pictures, charts and illustrations. This is not a research book but a how to book based on experience. Our motto is some people worry others prepare.
At No Such Thing As Doomsday : How to Prepare for Earth Changes, Power Outages, Wars & Other Threats
August 20, 2008
Be prepared - that's our motto. And who else is better to help you do it than Bob Arnot. That's right - Bob Arnot from TV fame has an entire book and dvid set on how to protect you and your family from fires. floods. blizzards, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
Dr. Bob Arnot, America's most trusted medical correspondent, and Mark Cohen, present Your Survival, a practical handbook that makes planning for a disaster so simple, easy, and inexpensive that there's no longer an excuse to put it off. Complete with checklists to help you stock an emergency food closet, vet your insurance policy, improve the chances your S.O.S. calls and emails will get through when no one else's can, and protect your home and your family against earthquakes, tornadoes, mudslides, terrorist attacks, bird flu, or any other crisis you might face.
In addition, the book includes:
- A 90-minute DVD including storm footage and interviews with the nations foremost disaster experts
- Gripping tales from survivors who know first-hand the most common mistakes people make
- Additional resources online at www.yoursurvival.com such as signups for weather alerts, interactive checklists, and a virtual meeting place to find your loved ones after a disaster
At Your Survival: Protect Your Family and Your Home from Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Wildfires, Earthquakes and other Natural and Man-Made Disasters
August 18, 2008
It's that time of the year again, and we want to remind all of our Weather Snob readers about the National Hurricane Center. Founded in 1870 (okay the National Weather Center), it provides you with more data on hurricanes like "Fay" and others to come this Fall. We find going right to the source of the best weather often provides the best insights, and you can't go wrong with the National Hurricane Center.
At National Hurricane Center
August 15, 2008
This weather book is perfect for weather obsessed kids. What causes the earth’s weather? How do twisters form? What are the deadliest storms on earth? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms, Jack and Annie’s guide to nature’s wildest weather. Includes photographs, definitions, an index, information on twisters, hurricanes, blizzards, forecasting the weather, storm chasers, and much more!
At Twisters and Other Terrible Storms
August 13, 2008
We just found this really interesting article on a coating that makes electronic devices weather proof. Well - splash proof is a more accurate description, but none the less - your iPhone may soon be safe at the beach.
A team of scientists from the Northeast Maritime Institute have invented a unique coating substance which protects gadgets against whatever perils which might be a result of contact with liquids. The coating, which the inventors say is ideal for application in the electronics industry, effectively shields the operational equipment in a way that prevents all damages otherwise caused by exposure to severe weather conditions including acute rain, moisture, and humid environments.
In the developed coating process, a vacuum deposited film is produced – a nonflammable, low toxicity material, which according to the scientists, has the ability to make electronic devices and other surfaces” splash-proof”. This uniform film, which was given the nickname “Golden Shellback”, is clear in appearance, almost non-detectable, and insoluble in solvents. Once applied to clean, moisture-free surfaces it provides them an impenetrable covering with sound weather proofing and anti-corrosion properties, allowing them to withstand contact with more than just water.
August 11, 2008
Keeping a baby's room at the right temperature can mean the difference between life and death of an infant. Room temperature is vital in creating a safe sleeping environment for your baby and should be maintained at 61-67°F to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
The grobag® egg™ glows yellow if the room temperature is within recommended guidelines (61-67°F). If the room temperature is outside this range, the grobag® egg™ acts as a visual reminder for you to take action to cool or heat the room, or to adjust the baby's bedding or clothing.
Grobag Egg is available from Keen Distribution for USD $29.99.
August 8, 2008
We have to admit it - this is one weird, but familiar looking weather forecaster for you home. It looks more like the dashboard to a car, but we're pretty sure we get the idea. You get a temperature display, clock, and forecaster icons all in one package. VROOM!
- Weather forecast display
- Snooze button
- Temperature display
- Alarm display
- 4 alarm sounds: V8 muscle car, V-Twin motorcycle, Turbo, and Door ajar alarm
- Dimmer button
- Alarm selection/off switchWireless temperature sensor
- Backup battery - F/C temperature select - wireless channel select
- Requires 9V backup battery (not included)
At Atomic Cherry Red Motor Clock w/ Outdoor Sensor from Bellacor
August 6, 2008
We're always fascinated with weather on other planets, and now we're really fascinated with tracking the weather on Mars daily. You can get the latest weather (Maximum and Minimum temperatures per Sol or Martian Solar Day) on Mars from the Phoenix Mars Lander delivered to your desktop from the Phoenix lander currently on Mars. The Phoenix Mars Weather Gadget is updated regularly - meaning as soon as the weather data is downloaded from the Phoenix Mars Lander.
At Track the Weather on Mars with the Phoenix Mars Weather Gadget
August 4, 2008
The scientific instrument uses solunar influences, barometric pressure and temperature in a patented formula to predict animal activity. Animal activity would be how hot and how "busy" animals in your neck of the weather woods might be. The unit is also combined with an accurate weather forecast, audible storm alarm, digital compass, altimeter and almanac thru 2099.
- Temperature & barometric pressure
- Altimeter to 30,000 feet (9,000 meters)
- Digital Compass
- 16-hr pressure history bar graph
- Accurate 12-24 hour weather forecast
- Severe Weather audio alarm
- Precise sun rise/set times and position making solunar tables obsolete
- Animal activity scale
- Time alarm
- Backlit display
At Eco Edge Nature and Weather Predictor --- Speedtech Instruments
August 1, 2008
Home Weather Forecasters
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