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FReeper Help on Live Weather Websites
27 AUG 2012 | Yours Truly

Posted on 08/27/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge

Okay, Folks, here's the situation: In light of the developing weather situation this hurricane season, I need some expertise I can only find here.

Since I deployed to Iraq in 2005, I have been using WeatherUndergound.com for updated weather reports, radar shots, and alerts. They were VERY faithful in the past, and the technical data available on the site was easily translated into what I needed and when.

But this year, it's getting ridiculous. Wundergound is now spamming every screen with Obama's face and money-begging, and Shelly-O's mug is getting hideous exposure on every page.

So, let me ask the general populace: what sites do you use for meteorological data? Specifically, I'm looking for radar rollups, alerts/updates, and raw data and reports when available. And I'm tired of having to scroll through Leftist spam to get it.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Local News; Weather
KEYWORDS: stormalerts; weather
Any suggestions will be entertained.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: Joe Brower

Joe, could you ping the Florida Freepers on your list over here? Somebody has a good answer to what I got.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 11:25:02 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

Paying Weatherunderground $10.00 a year stops the ads.

Might try adblock plus.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 11:25:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Old Sarge

Well, for one, it appears that you are using the free operation of Weather Underground that is advertising supported. You could join by paying the annual membership and skip the adverts. Or you could (if you are into local weather like me) put up your own Personal Weather Station (PWS) and then publish your data to Weather Underground and get your membership for free. Of course the cost of the setup means my payback is sometime around death plus 20 years or so. Still watching Isaac’s antics here provides some degree of fun.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Old Sarge
Weather.gov is still the best. The other weather sites rely on Gov't for their main information.
5 posted on 08/27/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Old Sarge

This is a good aggregate site with lots of links:

http://spaghettimodels.com/

It is a little busy graphically but has lots of good links to raw data.

Also if you do Twitter, @bigjoe Bastardi is a big weather twitter user.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Old Sarge

Adblock Plus (Firefox add-on) is a must regardless of the site visited. Other FF add-ons include NoScript which is powerful indeed but can actually hinder useful content since it can block all JavaScript. Naturally you can enable what you wish to see on a per-site basis, by keyword, etc. etc.

Intellicast.com is a better site in my opinion, especially the zoomable radar map.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Old Sarge

Here are some good alternatives:

http://www.weatherforyou.com/
and
http://www.noaa.gov/
and
http://www.weather.gov/


8 posted on 08/27/2012 11:33:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Old Sarge

Wunderground.com was recently purchased by The Weather Channel which is very Leftist and big on AGW/Climate Change and Obama.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 11:35:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Old Sarge

Also:

http://www.accuweather.com/


10 posted on 08/27/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Old Sarge

Even with all of the “Ground Clutter” in my opinion it is still the site with the best analyticals available and I treat that “Ground Clutter” just the same as I do the real stuff. From my experience the others have the same (Intellicast, AccuWeather) in regards to ads and somebody has to pay for all the neat toys for us who find the weather intersting.

Accuweather was good when Joe Bastardi was there but something happened (I think it had something to do with Glowbull Whining and he went out on his own at Weather Bell. The only problem is that it is a subscription site and unless you can afford the $160/yr price tag, wunderground is still by far the best.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 11:35:28 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Old Sarge
Joe Bastardi, formerly of Accuweather, started his own site called WeatherBell.com. There are two levels of information, one for serious geeks and one for businesses who depend on accurate reports to make decisions. The geek side is $16 a month, with a two week free trial.
12 posted on 08/27/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Old Sarge
Try these:

www.hurricanealley.net

skeetobiteweather.com

www.crownweather.com

13 posted on 08/27/2012 11:38:48 AM PDT by Florida native
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To: Old Sarge

We used NOAA during past hurricane missions.

http://www.noaa.gov/


Here is the link we used to find barometric pressure, wind speeds, wave height, etc., on the various bouys in the gulf. Click on any box and find a bouy close to your location.
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rmd.shtml


14 posted on 08/27/2012 11:39:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Old Sarge

Weather Underground seems to use an AdChoices service. This puts customized ads on the page based on cookies on your computer from searches or websites visited.

IE, this isn’t Weather Underground’s fault but Obama buying a lot of AdChoices time.

You may be able to fix this by dumping all your cookies, doing some innocent searches (search coffee, watches, etc) and then use the site.

Right now, Weather Underground is showing ads for travel services and New Orleans for me which matches recent searches I completed.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 11:47:12 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Florida FReeper ping for Old Sarge, although he may have his answers already.

I also recommend use of Adblock Plus.

Florida Freeper


16 posted on 08/27/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Old Sarge
Most USAF Pilots use www.intellicast.com.
17 posted on 08/27/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: relictele

I have used Intellicast exclusively for years for daily weather stuff. On their zoom radar, I can even see my home if I wish.

On hurricanes, I use the National Hurricane Center from the National Weather service.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 11:52:07 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Dan Cathy, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker, and November is drawing close!.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Wunderground.com was recently purchased by The Weather Channel.”

#%##$$**!! cr_p! That didn’t appear on my radar at all. Pun intended. I had no idea.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/us/as-weather-channel-buys-weather-underground-fans-fear-change.html


19 posted on 08/27/2012 11:52:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Old Sarge
Try weather underground's free WIDGET, there is no spam, and yes it has radar, albeit a small screen ( I know there's one for the Mac, you'll have to check their site if there's one for Windows).

It's the fastest Weather display on my computer that I can find that also includes radar and humidity (under "conditions").

(there's a Photos' button on there that might have pics you don't like but I never click on it).

Here are 2 screen shots of it:


20 posted on 08/27/2012 12:22:34 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: listenhillary

Doesn’t anyone remember what the Bill Ayers group called themselves at Michigan in the 60’s? They called themselves “Weather Underground”. That’s why I steer clear of them. I don’t trust them.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: Old Sarge

One of my favorites....

REAL TIME IMAGERY AND DATA http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/

Has links to just about everything you want to know, and more.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 12:29:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Old Sarge

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Obama ad on Wunderground.I use it every day for my local and regional radar. I also use the hourly forecasts. I use the free version.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 12:30:29 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Old Sarge

I have become immune to ads over the years. I don’t even see them.

Wonderground is great. I hope you don’t abandom them over this. It’s how they pay the bills.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 12:31:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Old Sarge

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=IWA&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no

http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/85283:4:US


25 posted on 08/27/2012 12:50:05 PM PDT by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: MondoQueen

YUP!


26 posted on 08/27/2012 1:30:21 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Old Sarge

Weatherunderground is no longer underground. The Weather Channel bought them out.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 1:36:01 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Old Sarge

Try accuweather.com or NOAA which has the national weother service in it. I also did not like O’s mug.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: listenhillary

Ahh yes.

I use WU all the time and was wondering what the OP was talking about since I’ve never seen any ads.

I’ve run Firefox with ABP and Flashblock for so long now that I tend to forget all the garbage they keep me from seeing.

:-)


29 posted on 08/27/2012 2:24:15 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: Old Sarge

I still like Weather Underground. They cover all of the Tropical Cyclone basins and give a map of all storms not just the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 3:37:12 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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