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Highway, Road and Weather Forecast and Radar Conditions Sometimes as we travel throughout the country it may help to know what the current Highway, Road and Weather conditions are. Here is a good place to list current conditions and also good and bad roads that you have found in your travels You will also find here links to all of the USA road conditions and Weather Forecast and Radar condition web sites.

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Old 07-20-2008
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Default Weather Forecast and Radar Conditions Web Sites

With all of the different weather conditions throughout the country that occur almost every year, I thought that I would add some links here that you can use to access the latest information on the weather near you. These should keep you busy for a while. If you have any additional web sites with information that our members can use, please add them as a reply to this thread.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
In the Weather.gov Forecast box enter the name of the city and state that you want to see the forecast and local radar for.
http://www.noaa.gov/

National Weather Service Radar Image - National Mosaic - Full Resolution, you can also view a LOOP VERSION of this map.
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_lite.php

PDF ATLANTIC HURRICANE TRACKING CHART
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/AT_Track_chart2.pdf

PDF ALL ATLANTIC BASIN TRACKING CHART
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/AT_Track_chart.pdf

NOAA GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE SERVER
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

Tropical Atlantic Satellite Imagery
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/trop-atl.html

HURRICANEWATCH.NET
http://www.hwn.org/

HURRICANETRACK.COM
http://hurricanetrack.com/index.html

NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER
http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm

OES INTERACTIVE FIRE MAP
http://www.oes.ca.gov/WebPage/oesweb...tsXML?readForm

Statements Issued by National Weather Service Forecast Offices Addressing Flood Conditions
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/WFOs/FLOOD/index.shtml

NOAA's All Hazard Monitor
http://www.noaawatch.gov/index.php
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Thanks, John,
When you live in FL you have several of these on your favorites list but I have added a couple more. I hope anybody heading towards south Texas is paying attention. Terry
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Default MIDLAND WR-300 All Weather/Hazards alert radio

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Thanks, John,
When you live in FL you have several of these on your favorites list but I have added a couple more. I hope anybody heading towards south Texas is paying attention. Terry
Terry,

After experiencing three different tornadoes, Mississippi River floods and then to top it off I stayed here in the middle of South Carolina during Hurricane Hugo, thinking that my being 100 miles from the coast would be out of harms way and then I experienced the somewhat weakened 103mph eye passing three miles from my home, I now am a lot more aware of the weather conditions around me wherever I am at.

A while back on the old forum there was a good discussion on the use of weather radios and I along with some of the other forum members purchased the MIDLAND WR-300 All Weather/Hazards alert radio and it has performed for me exactly as advertised. While the radio comes with a battery operated backup feature, I chose to plug it into one of the outlets that is powered by the inverter, so I don't have to worry about the backup battery going dead after an extended period without power resulting in having to reset the time, date and other features, that are lost if the backup battery goes dead.


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One of the things that I decided to do to mine was add the optional external through the glass mount antenna after experiencing a weak signal from the closest National Weather Service broadcasting station, while I am here at my homebase in South Carolina. The biggest problem I had was finding a place to mount the THROUGH THE GLASS MOUNT ANTENNA, but after trying a few places by just using duct tape to hold the external antenna in place, I decided that mounting it at the rear of the drivers side salon window was the best place, where it would also clear the awning when it was lowered.


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A tip about using this antenna, DO NOT coil up the excess length of the antennas coaxial cable, but extend it out to its full length this will affect the performance of the radio's reception. I chose to place the radio on the galley counter behind my non working NUTONE blender mount and then extend the antenna cable out by routing it behind the sofa up to the area directly behind the drivers seat and then looping it back to where the antenna is mounted, the radio performs best for me this way.

The MIDLAND WR-300 All Weather/Hazards alert radio is not the only one available, but after other forum members had already used it and were pleased with its performance that is why I chose to use it myself. I have the county settings set for ALL COUNTIES that way when I'm traveling. it will alert any where that I'm traveling, unfortunately when traveling in states that have very flat terrain the signals from the weather stations travel a lot further, so the radio will alert to severe weather in counties that are not located in the area that I am traveling through, but I always leave it that way, I would rather have an alert like that other than no alert at all, it is only a mild inconvenience.
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