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October 31, 2011

Mini Hygro-Thermometer Fits Anywhere

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Our food, wine cellars, plants, medications require specific climates to retain their quality. Temperature and humidity are important factors for our general comfort and health as well.

This amazingly small Mini Hygro-Thermometericon will fit anywhere you want to monitor the temperature and humidity, with an easy-to-read LCD display. With a size of 1-1/2" L x 2" W, this little gadget makes a great stocking stuffer!

Use code: LNK499WW at checkout to receive $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping.

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October 28, 2011

Crossbow Snowball Launcher

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Never dread a winter blizzard again. Armed with this super cool Crossbow Snowball Launcher, you can shoot snowballs up to 60 feet. Load a snowball into the front of the Launcher, pull back the lever, aim and fire at the target (provided) or your victim.

via DVICE

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October 26, 2011

Save Up to $200 Annually on Energy Costs -- Seal Your Windows and Doors

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Soon daylight savings time ends, and it's time to batten down the hatches. Leave your high heating and cooling costs out in the cold and seal your windows and doors. Heed this tip from Bargaineering:

A $5 tube of caulk could save you as much as $200 annually. The average homeowner pays 10% more than they should for heat and air conditioning because of leaky windows. Take a stick of incense and move it around the perimeter of all windows and doors looking for air that's sneaking in. On the windows, go to work with the caulk. For the doors, purchase a weather sealing kit or other one of those infomercial contraptions that slide on to the bottom of your door.

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The double-sided Draft Guard is easy to install under the door and stays in place, no need to reposition it each time like a towel. It works on all floor surfaces even carpet.

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October 24, 2011

Use Kitty LItter for Road Traction in Mud and Ice

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We all know that sinking feeling when the car wheels spin out on ice, in the mud or slushy snow and you realize you are stuck.

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To get back on the road again, some kitty litter poured under the tire will provide the necessary traction to free your car. Keep a supply in the trunk all winter along.

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October 21, 2011

Cloud Lamp by Chinese Designer Zhao Liping

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Chinese designer Zhao Liping has created this charming Cloud Lamp, inspired by the poem Fortuitousness by Xu Zhimo.

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She designed two versions of the cloud lamp--a floor lamp with a raindrop shaped pull switch hanging from the cloud and a ceiling lamp.

via Like Cool

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October 19, 2011

Now is the Time to Prepare Your Home for the Fall Season

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We all know about spring cleaning, but what about the fall? It's actually an excellent time to get your home in shape and to save money on upcoming heating expenses. How to Prepare Your Home for the Fall Season | Main St has some tips on maintaining your roof, windows, garage, landscaping and trees, outdoor furniture, chimney, heating system and thermostat.

Some recommendations are protecting your lawn chairs and tables with waterproof outdoor furniture covers, installing a chimney cap and upgrading to a programmable thermostat which should trim about $180 off your energy bills.

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October 17, 2011

Backpack Umbrella Provides Rain and Sun Protection While Keeping Your Hands Free

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Keep your hands free for packages, child and pet management or any other activity requiring both hands, while still protecting yourself from the rain or blistering sunshine. This Backpack Umbrella will keep you dry while leaving your hands free. It fits into a pack strapped to your back and has a collapsible 40 inch canopy.

via WhollysBlog.com

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October 14, 2011

Flu Symptoms? Salt Does the Body Good

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Raw weather brings on cold and flu season. The expense of OTC meds can add up. Many of our mothers and grandmothers were brought up to fashion DIY remedies out of cheaper and more wholesome items generally found around the house. One is salt.

Gargling. Gargling with salt water is an age-old remedy for sore throat and helps get rid of the thick mucus that can collect at the back of the throat, especially after you've been lying down. It can also help ease stuffy ears by opening clogged eustachian tubes.

Nasal irrigation. To ease stuffiness and post-nasal drip and hopefully cut down on sinus infections, some doctors recommend nasal irrigation. You can pick up a neti pot with salt packets or choose a saline squeeze bottle. You pour salt water into one nostril and let it run out the other, clearing out your nasal passages. You can also pick up some pre-made saline solution or make your own by mixing salt and warm water.

Epsom Salt. Many people, including some physicians, recommend a healing soak in Epsom Salt to relieve stress, improve circulation and soften the skin. Epsom salts are also used as a laxative, so there may be some undesired consequences if your child likes to drink bath water. We are not physicians here at Weather Snob, so as always, consult with your own physician about any remedies for yourself and your family.

[via 10 Home Remedies for the Flu | WebMD]

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October 12, 2011

Automatic Power Failure Interior Lights

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Don't let yourself and your family be suddenly plunged into the dark during a power failure. It's scary and a good way to get hurt. These Automatic Power Failure Lights provide illumination inside your home during a power outage.

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The included power detector plugs into a wall outlet and constantly monitors the house's electricity. When power is lost, it instantly turns on up to 30 lights (two included, more available) from up to 100' away via a wireless signal. Each light's LED produces crisp, white light to illuminate hallways, stairs, and rooms.

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You can remove the power detector from the outlet and use it to manually control the lights and as a handheld flashlight as well. The system runs on batteries to provide 40 hours of illumination, so no need for hard-wiring. The LEDs are rated for 50,000 hours.

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October 10, 2011

Blustery Day Weathervane

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A quick glance at a weather vane will tell you the direction of the wind and thus what weather conditions will be headed your way. While weather vanes are functional, they are decorative as well, and are mounted through the roof of a house or garage. This Blustery Day Weathervaneicon is crafted of copper and comes complete with ornament, directionals, spacer globes, and masts.

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October 7, 2011

Hand-crafted Wood Fat Cat Thermometer

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This hand-crafted Albesia wood Fat Cat Thermometer makes checking the weather fun. Attach this mercury-free black and white cat thermometer to your outside window with suction cups. It displays Fahrenheit and Celsius readings, is handpainted with non-toxic paints and then lightly coated with polyurethane for weather resistance.

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October 6, 2011

Waterproof Reversible Dog Jacket

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Rain, snow, wind, and cold--no matter what the weather, many dogs still need and want their walks. Dress your dog in this waterproof Reversible Dog Jacket and head outside.

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It's constructed with water-resistant polyester on one side, pure wool on the reverse. In Burgundy/Navy, Herringbone, Black Watch.

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October 5, 2011

Animated Color Forecast Station by La Crosse

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Check out the weather in living color with this Color Forecast Station by La Crosse. The station features animated color graphs with an indoors/outdoors thermometer and humidity percentage, plus minimum/maximum records. It also indicates the heat index and dew point, with accurate atomic time and date and a perpetual calendar.


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October 4, 2011

WeatherWear -- Echo Touch Gloves with Touch Screen Compatibility

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It's completely frustrating to try to work a smart phone with gloves on, but the alternative is frozen fingers and raw knuckles. During this cold season, get yourself a couple pairs of Echo Touch Gloves.

Echo Touch gloves are fitted with silicone on the index finger and thumb to let you work your iPod, iPhone, iPad and other touch sensitive digital devices with ease. The elastic, thermal-fleece fabric is tight, warm, and stylish--great gift.

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October 3, 2011

Shrub Covers -- Protect Your Landscaping from Winter Damage

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Now is the time to be getting the hacienda ready for winter. Your landscaping plants are painful to lose and expensive to replace. These Shrub Covers can help yours to survive the winter. Get them staked into place before the ground freezes over.

A sturdy shrub cover protects plants from the weather--snow damage, winter burn--as well as animals and pests, while letting air, water and sun to penetrate. These are preferred over burlap as burlap wicks moisture away from plants. Easy to use. Clean and fold flat for storage.

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October 1, 2011

Weather Snob Monthly Round-Up -- September 2011

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Don't look now--it's October! We are looking forward to finding lots of weather-related gear and tips as fall sets in--the weather affects us all. Here's a look back at what we covered this past month.

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Emergency Supplies

General News

Global Warming/Climate Change

Holiday Weather

Home Weather Stations

Humidifiers

Indoor Outdoor Thermometers

Indoor Weather

Monthly Round-Ups

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