January 17, 2008
It's cold here in the Northeast, and we're pretty sure the Day After Tomorrow is right around the corner. Okay - well maybe not, but if you want to see a movie that has both amazing weather and global warming all in one package - the The Day After Tomorrow
is for you.
The movie centers on global warming triggering the onset of a new Ice Age. Tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Then, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature!
Come on - admit it - it's a much watch for weather snobs.
At The Day After Tomorrow DVD
January 3, 2008
You too can buy the Weather Channel for a cool $5 billion+. Cable TV network The Weather Channel is on the market for a reported $5 billion or more, according to the NY Times.
As well as providing the leading cable weather channel, the company also has a big web presence, with Weather.com the 25th most popular site in the United States, according to Alexa. The Weather Channel provides data to a range of leading online destinations including MySpace, Yahoo and AOL and started offering mobile video forecasts with technology from Vantrix in October.
Potential buyers are said to include NBC, Comcast and News Corp.
Via Tech Crunch
November 27, 2007
Okay - we're not big fans of smooth jazz, but we do enjoy a little taste when watching our favorite television channel - The Weatehr Channel. The 12-song collection features the Channel's most requested music by such known artists as Dave Koz, Najee, Chick Corea, Pieces of a Dream, Joyce Cooling, Jeff Lorber, Four 80 East, 3rd Force and Paprika Soul. The CD also includes 3 most-requested songs heard only on The Weather Channel by Jeanne Ricks, Ryan Farish and Mark Krumowski.
Now where did we put that all-weather cd player? Hmmm...
November 6, 2007
Okay - this is a great idea. Use the Wii weather channel (a feature of the Nintendo Game console), and then display the weather in the game Nights that's like the weather where you are. Nuts.
As previously reported, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams on the Wii will take real-time weather information from the Wii's forecast channel. Instead of using this feature in story mode, however, NiGHTS will only make use of real-time weather in the "My Dream" mode, a virtual pet environment separate from the main game.
1UP details the new "My Dream" mode, which will feature the same "A-Life" virtual pet system that's been featured in many Sonic Team games, from the original NiGHTS to the Sonic Adventure series. Now, however, the A-Life environment will pull data from the Wii's forecast channel, allowing you to raise adorable creatures in spaces that mimic the actual weather on your area. Pretty cool, right?
Less cool are the screenshots CVG presents along with this information, which "show off" the weather effects in action. All screens look pulled out of the N64 generation, with low-res textures, a sparse spattering of low-poly trees, and very little else.
1UP's preview states that the "My Dream" space starts out sparse, but becomes more robust as players progress. Still, things aren't looking so pretty in general, and the lack of objects certainly doesn't explain away the "low-def" feel of it all. With the US release of the title a little over a month away, here's hoping the special mode looks a lot better in action.
October 15, 2007
We love finding sites designed by TV meteorologists. This site designed by Crystal Wicker is makde just for kids - Weather Wiz Kids. There's actually quite a bit of info on all things weather on the stie, and we give Crystal a big thumbs up from the Weather Snob.
Hi everybody! I’m Meteorologist Crystal Wicker and welcome to Weather Wiz Kids®. I'm a television meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. I designed this website especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents that gives them the right tools they need to explain the different types of weather to children.
At Weather Wiz Kids
September 17, 2007
Want a Weather Badge for your blog? This really cool site generates weather badges based on zip code.
This widget helps you personalize your blog by displaying the real-time weather conditions where you live. Research shows that blogs that are more personal have larger followings. Readers need to feel connected to the writer on a personal level. Sharing details about yourself, even things as mundane as the weather right now where you live, will help you build and maintain this connection. Try it - It's free!
At Register your blog with blogskinny.com and get readers
August 30, 2007
Science of Hurricanes will answer the most basic and profound questions about hurricanes and in one DVD set. We love just about anything we can learn about hurricanes and hurricane survival techniques, and think a behind the scenes hurricane viewing extravaganza is in the making for this fall.
At Hurricane Force: Forecasting a Storm DVDs
August 6, 2007
We just happened upon a company that specializes in weather movies and creates stock footage you can buy. They've got some pretty amazing little clips of weather troubles on the site to view so check it out.
Storm Video is a stock footage company specializing in footage of Tornados, Hurricanes and other severe weather for TV, Corporate and Movie production or multimedia projects.
At Storm Video
May 23, 2007
Weather movies are making a come back - can you say BALDWIN! Hehehe...premiering this Saturday, Dark Storm takes us to an all new low for weather sci-fi movies.
On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, thereby eradicating it. But when the Eruptor malfunctions and a leading scientist on the project is blasted with Dark Matter, he receives incredible abilities that allow him to control the weather, as the same device now threatens the world!
At Dark Storm
March 1, 2007
Who could forget the 1992 super storm that rocked the US. We were in college (yes college) at the time, and were on a trip to Boston. Fortunately for us, we parked our car outside the city at a commuter rail station and never had to dig out car out. We were however, stranded for 2 days in the city watching people ski down the streets in Boston. Well, if you missed the Super Storm of 1992, you can now watch it.
The Weather Channel Blizzard/Tornado DVD 2 Disc Set offers a first hand look at blizzards and tornadoes that made U.S. history. Relive video of storms that caused billions of dollars in damage. The Blizzard DVD focuses on two historic blizzards - the 1982 blizzard that caused the Air Florida jet to crash into the Potomac 34 seconds after take off, and the 1992 Superstorm that covered over one-third of the East Coast. The Tornado DVD recaps the powerful F5 tornado that hit Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999.
At The Weather Channel Blizzard/Tornado DVD Set