Wondering… is it going to rain today? And if so… what time is it going to rain today? There’s a website that literally tells you YES or NO – based on where you are. Here are the best rain forecast sites and smart phone apps.
Weather Tools & Forecasts
I’m a weather bug living in Hurricane Alley, and I recently bought a Midland WR-120 weather radio. Here’s why I think it’s one of the best weather radios.
Looking for a great fall foliage map, so you can track autumn colors near you or in places where you might be traveling? Here are the best fall leaf maps.
Want to get the latest fall outlook? Here’s where to find it, and how to make your own fall weather report.
Want to know what the wind chill is outside? Or how close you are to lightning? These online weather calculators are FREE! There are even some FUN ones in here — like the Crickets Chirping Calculator. Did you know that you can tell the temperature by entering the number of cricket chirps you hear, and the season? Simply plug in the numbers you know and these weather calculators do the rest to help you discover the information you need.
Here are 5 tips to help you install and use a home weather station.
An anemometer is used for measuring wind speed.
Finding a good online hurricane tracker is simple with these tips. You’ll know where the next hurricane is forming, and where it’s headed by using one of these storm trackers or hurricane trackers.
Find out the air quality index in your area with AirNow.
What’s a chance of rain really mean? Find out more about what a chance of rain means in a local forecast.
Let me share with you why I’m the very happy owner of a Davis Wireless Weather Station…
On July 11, 2010, those living in parts of the South Pacific will be able to see an amazing solar eclipse. Be sure to check it out on the news!
A lightning detector can detect lighting within several miles and may just help save your life.
Measuring distance in the sky will help you find all kinds of cool weather and astronomical things, including sun dogs, how much time you have before sunset, and even stars and constellations.
Getting a good temperature forecast is easy with this great online weather tool…
The National Weather Service satellite radar allows you to view cool images of the weather affecting your region. Plus, thanks to NASA satellite photos on the Internet, everybody now has the chance to understand more about our weather and take a look at some pretty cool images!
A weather model is one of the most important tools in making a weather forecast. Now you can make your own weather forecasts using weather models from the National Weather Service!
As seen in the often-inaccurate 7-day forecasts and off-the-mark hurricane predictions, weather forecasting is still an imperfect science. Meteorologists, however, will keep on trying to do a better job as our understanding of the weather and improvements in technology make weather forecasting more accurate.
Wonder about the likelihood of your home encountering flood waters should a flood occur at some point in the future? Use these 2 online tools to determine if your home is in a flood zone or not. It’s quick, easy… and FREE!
Weather gifts are great for those who love the weather. But if you’re not sure what to give the meteorologists you know and love, check out these awesome weather gift ideas sure to light up the weather bug in your life!
Barometers are a highly important tool in forecasting weather. Barometers measure air pressure, and the effects of air pressure can create all kinds of weather — from violent storms to pleasant cool days.
Want to know more about how space weather affects you? The Space Weather Phone and Space Weather Alerts inform you when events like meteor showers, the Northern Lights, and solar flares will be visible for you to see and enjoy from your own backyard!
Getting a weather forecast that is accurate to 9 days out can be difficult. Getting a 6-month or year-long weather forecast leaves even more room for error. Yet, meteorologists are trying to make these types of long range weather forecasts and predictions anyhow.
Watching a meteor shower is one of the most exciting and even awe-inspiring celestial events to watch. Meteors can almost always be seen streaking across the sky somewhere. They happen rather frequently. Here’s when to see the next meteor shower.
If you see a prism effect of colors in the sky, is it a rainbow, a sundog, or a parhelion? Here’s how to tell the difference, plus tips for viewing sun dogs in the sky.