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Last Update: Monday, Feb. 10, 2003.

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

Basics of El Nino and El Nina

SnowStats.com
Latest snow conditions for all major North American ski and snowboard areas. Just click on the state or area of Canada you want.


HURRICANES, TROPICAL STORMS AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEATHER

IRE: Covering Weather Disasters
There, you'll find information about the IRE and NICAR Database Library Storm Events database, the official U.S. government record of storm events around the country since 1950. The IRE Resource Center has a collection of investigative stories about storms and natural disasters, plus tipsheets and archived Uplink and The IRE Journal articles to assist journalists in covering disaster.

National Hurricane Center

Weather Center's Hurricane guide

NOAA: Historical Hurricane Tracks
This new geographic information systems-(GIS)-based tool allows you to query the entire Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone data record from 1851 to the present.

Hurricane History

Poynter.org: Breakthroughs in Weather Sites

Tropical Storm Prediction Center

NOAA: Satellite Hurricane Shots

HurricaneTrack
Track storms online.

Hurricane Hunters

Storm Name List

NOAA's Hurricane Page
Photos,latest tracking data, etc.

Hurricane 2001
The site features updated forecasts on the latest storms in every region of the United States. Also an archive of past storms.

Sun-Sentinel Hurricane Builder
A great Flash presentation.

Florida Weather Center -- Tampa Bay Online
Always has current hurricane info.

FEMA Storm Watch
The Federal Emergency Management Agency tracks hurricanes. Watch site that provides backgrounders on preparedness, satellite images and weather outlook.

UNISYS Hurricane/Tropical Data

Climate Prediction Center

Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies

How Hurricanes Work

Cox Media Storm Warning Center

Hurricane Hunters

Red Cross Hurricane Safety Information

Hurricane Watch 2001

St. Petersburg Times

Central Florida Hurricane Center

CNN.com: El Nino 2002 Fact Sheet

The 1980 Grand Island (Neb.) Tornadoes
This remains one of the strangest storms ever tracked. Tornadoes rotated and moved backward and stayed on the ground for hours at a time.

National Weather Service for Several Northeastern Cities
Unofficial historical weather data for the region.

National Climactic Data Center: Drought
Several graphics and other research.

University of Nebraska Drought Monitor
Focuses on the southwestern part of the state and some of the Midwest.

NOAA Drought Page

Poynter.org's Drought/Brushfire Links

Firehouse.com Wildfire Coverage

BankRate.com: Recovering from a Natural Disaster
Report in the wake of North Carolina's Hurricane Floyd about the difficulties people can expect to face when natural disaster strike.

Weather.com: Tornado!
Extensive look at this force of nature, teaching readers about the power of tornadoes and how to protect themselves from their wrath.

ClimatePrediction.com

ClimatePrediction.com
State-of-the-art models from scientists attempt to explain changes in climate.

Lightning Stalker
David Stallings' site has some cool photos and video of lightning strikes. Includes some storm facts.

HazardMaps.gov
Type in a zip code to see what natural disasters are threatening the area.


WINTER WEATHER

National Weather Service
Maps, terms, forecasts, links to dozens of other sites.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather History
From this page you can find out what the weather was like for any of 1,500 locations around the United States or Canada on any date from 1994 to the present.

Weather Underground Severe Weather Map
Just enter your zip code or click on the image map to get the conditions and forecast.

Weather.com
The Weather Channel's site. Weather and cool stuff from every part of the world.

Snocountry.com
As the name implies, weather reports for skiers and mountain areas.

Florida Winter Freeze Forecast

2002 Winter Olympics Weather Support
Headed to the Games? Check out these forecasts.

CNN: Winter Weather

FEMA Winter Storm Update Center

FEMA Winter Fact Sheet

University of Illinois Winter Storm Resource Center

Winter Weather Awareness

Accuweather Winter Storm Center

SnowStats.com
Latest snow conditions for all major North American ski and snowboard areas. Just click on the state or area of Canada you want.

Natural Gas Supply Association
Projections for 2002 rates and supply. After the 2000-2001 rate hikes, this makes for good reference.

FEMA Winter Safety Tips

Safety Tips for Snow Shoveling
Laugh all you want. This is good material.

Snow Shoveling Hazards
Hey, stop laughing. This is good material too.

FEMA's Winter Driving Tips

Holiday Driving: Road Closures

Cars.com: Winter Driving Tips

Accuweather: Winter Driving

OutdoorPlaces.com: Frostbite Treatments
A great checklist of treatments.

Basics of El Nino and El Nina

Mid-Atlantic Weather Station
A nice set of links to mid-Atlantic weather sites. Some global weather sites as well.

USA Today Ski Guide
Weather forecasts for key ski areas.

SkiMaps.com

Intellicast
Regular weather updates, including maps.

Intellicast's U.S. satellite photo

Automated Weather Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Magazine
Several stories on trends and the science of weather.

Weatherunderground.com
Weather data from 1994-present.

Accuweather.com
Many cool stories, databases and research.

The Weather Network

Washington Post Weather Page
Posts world weather news, images, historical data and an outlook for the beaches. Type in a city for an instant forecast.

RainorShine.com
Simpler than Weatherchannel site with many helpful links.

CNN Weather

National Climatic Data Center
Up-to-date weather data.

Weather24.com

Marineweather.com
In-depth coastal forecasts.

Aviation Weather Center
Upper-level wind speeds and more. Could be helpful when investigating small plane crashes.


OTHER WEATHER SITES

American Meteorological Society
Research, announcements, news releases, etc.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather History
From this page you can find out what the weather was like for any of 1,500 locations around the United States or Canada on any date from 1994 to the present.

Earthwatch Weather on Demand
Headlines, radar forecasts for national and international locations, warnings, advisories on blizzard, flood, storm and high winds.

Weather Center's Heat index

Emol.com
You can see a map with Flash animation showing flooded areas, and a gallery of images about the rainfall.

Yesterday's Weather
Enter your zip code and get the facts from the previous day. A fun parody site.

Weather Center's U.S. links

Weather Images

Automated Weather Source Neighborhood WeatherNet
Covers the United States, UK, Canada and New Zealand.

UK Weather

New Jersey Online - Weather
A good weather site that covers 800-plus U.S. and International cities.

Interactive Weather Info. Network

Spaceweather.com
Many cool stories, databases and research.

Doppler Radar Sites
Links to radar shots in all 50 states.

Gannett's Science and Weather Page
Dozens of links to hurricane and tornado sites.

Aws Inc.
Provides software to subscribers with weather updates and alerts of local weather conditions delivered to the PC desktop. It also provides sport statistics for individual high schools and recreation leagues.

Washington Post's Weather Page
A cool site about using oceans to generate electricity.

Air Weather Association

Snow Crystal Growth
Informative background information on the physics of snow.


SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK LINKS

National Weather Service: Severe Weather Awareness Week

National Geographic's Nature's Fury
Words, images and video on wildfires, hurricanes, etc.

National Weather Service, Oklahoma: Severe Weather Links

Weather.com: Severe Weather Page

The 1980 Grand Island (Neb.) Tornadoes
This remains one of the strangest storms ever tracked. Tornadoes rotated and moved backward and stayed on the ground for hours at a time.

Weather Center's Heat index

Doppler Radar Sites
Links to radar shots in all 50 states.

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