November 24, 2008
It's been an amazing two years here at Weather Snob, but it's time to sign off.
We want to thank everyone who has supplied us products for review, feedback from our readers, and anyone else we've missed. The Weather Snob may return in the future, but for now enjoy our vast archives of weather related fun and news.
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November 19, 2008
We use this free service just about everyday, and thought we'd share it with you. The tabbed interface gives you all kinds of weather data, but the main page is stunning. It shows you precipitation for the entire US.
This shows the most recent image of the United States, taken from a NOAA satellite. This image is taken in the infrared band of light and show relative warmth of objects. Colder objects are brighter and warmer objects are darker. Lower layers of clouds, generally warmer and lower in altitude, are colored gray. Colder and generally higher clouds tops are highlighted in colors. IR imagery is useful for determining cloud features both at day and night.
At Satellite Images - NOAA's National Weather Service
November 17, 2008
This little setup from Timex of all companies is pretty smart. The wireless sensor also includes the temperature on it's LCD display. It transmits temperature data up to 80 feet. The alarm clock has a snooze alarm feature, and the Base Station requires 2 AAA batteries. Remote Sensor requires 2 AAA batteries.
At Timex TX6000 Wireless Electronic Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer with Clock and Calendar
November 14, 2008
Always a top seller we really like the features of this indoor weather projection clock. With the Oregon Scientific BAR338PA ExactSet Projection Alarm Clock you can keep your pretty little head on the pillow in the morning. Just tap the snooze button & the clock will momentarily project the time on the wall or ceiling in soft red light. You can even rotate the projector forward 90 degrees if needed. And being an ExactSet clock, it automatically sets it's own time, day, & date via the US Atomic Clock in Boulder, Colorado. It automatically connects to the Atomic Clock 6 times a day via it's built-in radio receiver. It even adjusts for Daylight Savings Time & Leap Year. Day-of-week in one of 3 languages - English, French, Spanish Alarm - Crescendo Battery Type - 2 AAA
At Oregon Scientific BAR338PA ExactSet Projection Clock with Cable-Free Weather Forecaster
November 12, 2008
We found this rather interesting article on weather delays and what airports don't want you to know. They mostly use any weather excuse to get out of paying you, telling you why you're late, or just to delay you.
1. If there is a hint of bad weather anywhere, that will be used as the excuse
2 .Weather is considered an "Act of God" and it basically means the carrier owes passengers nothing.
3. When an airline says a flight is affected by weather we have to take it at its word.
4.'Our definition of a weather delay is absurdly loose.
5. 'We're even confused by the way we report weather delays.
Via Consumerist at Elliot.org
November 10, 2008
This is a really cool weather station and emergency alert radio from Oregon Scientific. We love the fact it combines the two features into one smart unit, and has a bright easy to read display.
- Monitors all US Hazards and Emergency Alert System (EAS) bulletins, warnings and watches.
- Receives all NOAA reports, which include advisories on severe weather conditions, civil emergencies, hazards, and evacuation details.
- SAME technology alerts users to emergencies in their area, and describes the type and duration of the event.
- Audible and visual alert signals notify you of all levels of messages (Advisories, Watches, Warnings).
- Large dot-matrix LCD display with backlight displays weather forecast 12 to 24 hour in advance, barometric pressure and ice warnings.
At Oregon Scientific WR606 NOAA Desktop Weather Station
November 7, 2008
We haven't featured this weather station from La Crosse before, and for $99 it looks pretty solid. We like the WWVB radio integration, and the three remote sensors are wireless.
- Displays extensive weather data, in all cases with programmable alarm functions for certain weather conditions as well as records of all minimum and maximum values along with time and date of their recordings
- Monitors all types of weather conditions, including indoor temperature/humidity, remote temperature/humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, wind chill, dew point, and barometric pressure
- Receives and displays the WWVB radio controlled time and date
- 0ptional PC interface included
- Three remote sensors are wired together and use two AA batteries total, with wireless transmission back to display unit
At La Crosse Technology WS-2317 Professional Weather Station: Home & Garden
November 5, 2008
Try out some weather puzzles and other fun at NOAA.gov. This page is filled with things sure to keep you and your kids engaged with weather.
At Weather Fun
November 3, 2008
Home Weather Stations
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