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September 1, 2011

Weather Snob Monthly Round-Up -- August 2011

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It's September -- summer flew by! We are looking forward to finding lots of weather-related gear and news as fall weather sets in. Here's a look back at the weather-related tips, news, gadgets and ways to stay super cool we covered this past August.

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August 31, 2011

Our Amazing Planet Infographic -- North Atlantic Basin Major Hurricanes 1851 - 2010

Major hurricanes tend to form in the Atlantic Ocean, the Carribean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico anywhere from June 1 to November 30. This infographic Storm Season! How, When & Where Hurricanes Form | Our Amazing Planet tells the tale of major hurricanes in the region from 1851 - 2010:

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More info at Our Amazing Planet

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August 30, 2011

Power Out? Stock Up on Essential Items and Stay Sane

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It doesn't take a Hurricane Irene to create a power outage, but the recent storm scare on the US eastern coast has reminded many of us of the misery of being instantly transported back to the 19th century. Coffee, entertainment, connectivity--all our toys are dependent upon electricity.

Hurricane season is far from over and the weather seems to have gone a little crazy these days. 20 Things to Have on Hand for Power Outages | WiseBread has created an affordable list of items that will help make recovery from a weather disaster a little more comfortable the next time the power goes out. To keep our spirits up and stay connected, must-haves are:

What's on your list?

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August 29, 2011

Etón American Red Cross Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio

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During weather emergencies it is easy to feel cut off from the world due to power outages. Stay connected with this Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with flashlight, solar power and cell phone charger.

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This ultra portable unit is perfect for your car or home and a necessity for any weather emergency.

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When you buy an American Red Cross by Etón product, a portion of your purchase goes to help rebuild communities that have been hit by natural disasters.


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August 25, 2011

WeatherWear: Lightweight Pro Guide Soft Shell Jacket and Vest for Wet Weather

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Lightweight and functional, this men's Pro Guide Soft Shell Jacket and Vest offers excellent water repellency to keep you dry when wet weather threatens.

The three-layer waterproof stretch fabric breathes so you stay comfortable and the box-fleece interior adds a touch of warmth with three convenient zip-closed exterior pockets. In Black and Leaf.

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August 24, 2011

Try Spicy Foods To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

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You may still be trying to stay cool this summer, but are maxed out on AC bills for the season. Hot weather can last well into Indian summer.

Have you ever noticed that spicy food is a staple in the warmer climates? Spicy foods make you perspire, and sweating cools you down. Also spicy foods make you want to drink water, which lowers your body temp as well. So kick it up a notch and pour on the hot sauce!

via Re-Nest

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August 23, 2011

WeatherWise: Extreme Temperature May Affect Your Medications

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How does extreme heat affect your prescription and over-the-counter health care products? According to Dr. McKennon in Mistakes in Storage May Alter Medication | NYTimes "during heat waves and cold spells, storage locations can go above or below those ranges, causing medicines to physically change, lose potency or even threaten your health."

Optimally, pharmaceutical manufacturers generally recommend you store your meds in room temps ranging from 68 to 77 degrees, but anywhere from 58 to 86 degrees should still be okay.

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August 22, 2011

Rain Girl Birdfeeder Keeps Your Bird Seed Dry

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Rain in the forecast? This little weather girl holds her wide-top umbrella high over a deep basin to keep your bird seed nice and dry. The Rain Girl Birdfeeder is made of metal with a bright, hand painted finish.

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August 19, 2011

Google Adds Weather Layer to Google Maps

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Now when you are checking out Google Maps for directions, you can get an instant weather report too. The Official Google Blog has announced they have just added a weather layer on Google Maps that displays current temps and conditions around the globe:

To add the weather layer, hover over the widget in the upper right corner of Google Maps and select the weather layer from the list of options. When zoomed out, you'll see a map with current weather conditions from weather.com for various locations, with icons to denote sun, clouds, rain and so on. You can also see cloud coverage, thanks to our partners at the U.S. Naval Research Lab. And, if you look closely, you can also tell if it's day or night around the world by sun and moon icons.

Here's the one-minute tutorial:

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August 18, 2011

GOP US Presidential Contender Gov Rick Perry -- Scientists Manipulated Climate Change Data for Money

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As you know, Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently declared his candidacy for President of the United States, campaigning as a conservative Republican who does not believe climate change is human-induced. On the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire Wednesday, he kicked the rhetoric up a notch claiming "a substantial number of scientists [have] manipulated data to keep the money rolling in ":

Fielding audience questions after brief remarks that dwelled largely on fiscal and economic issues, Perry encountered one skeptic who said he was quoting from Perry's 2010 book, Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington , then asked whether misgivings about climate science fueled distrust of federal research in general.

"I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized," Perry answered. "I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. I think we're seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. Yes, our climates change. They've been changing ever since the earth was formed."

In the video below, Perry comes in at around the :53 mark:

via Rick Perry: Climate Change Is A Hoax Drummed Up By Scientists Looking To Make Money | TPMDC and Perry Tells N.H. Audience He's a Global-Warming Skeptic | National Journal

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