The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has posted many of their aerial images on their site.
In this article they outline much of what NOAA has been up to durring the cleanup process. It is interesting to see how involved they are, especially considering how little you hear about them. Don’t miss out on the “higher resolution version” links. They’re incredible!
Click here to view the full article from NOAA.
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So I, like most people tend to default to the easiest, most memorable sites on the web. As such, www.weather.com had been my preferred site for local weather for quite a while. At first the site was great, but as time passed, weather.com displayed more ads, then animated ads, then popup ads, then animated popup ads, then more animated popup ads. At the time of this writing weather.com is showing nine ads on the local forecast page which additionally pushes the actual forecast so far down the page I have to scroll to see it.
While working at Boston University I stumbled upon a much better alternative. While checking some background information on a NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) grant I stumbled across the site for the National Weather Serviceâ€™s site.
nws.noaa.gov offers the same kind of localized forecast as weather.com with no (none, nada, zilch) ads. Check it out. Enter your zip code in the box on the left of the page and click go. You will be taken to a 7 day forecast with current conditions, satellite images, a graphical â€œForecast at a Glanceâ€ and a detailed 7-day forecast all free of commercial intrusion.
Since weâ€™re already paying for this through our taxes I think itâ€™s about time we start taking full advantage of it. I think you’ll agree this is a much better site to get your weather from.
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