Weather


WINTER WEATHER

National Weather Service: Snow and Blizzards
Survival tips, weather terms, etc.

Popular Science: What is a Cyclone Bomb?

Earther: What is the Bomb Cyclone About to Hit the East Coast?

Scientific American: What is a Bomb Cyclone?

AllWeatherSports.com
Cool tips on how to winterize your bike in the snow, etc.

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

Consumerist: Winter Storm Checklist

Wisebread: Winter Driving Safety Kit

Weather.com: Winter Central
Forecasts, safety resources and more.

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.

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Stats, terms and resources galore!

SnowStats
Snowfall statistics for the U.S. and Canada. Just click on the interactive map or menu.

Weather.com: What Is a Blizzard?

GuiWeather
Uses Google Earth to map and track storm warnings, etc.

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

University of Illinois Winter Storm Resource Center

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

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

Basics of El Nino and El Nina

MedlinePlus: Winter Weather Emergencies

USA Today Ski Guide
Weather forecasts for key ski areas.

SkiMaps.com

Intellicast
Regular weather updates, including maps.

Intellicast’s U.S. Satellite Photo

The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Long-term and daily weather forecasts, daily weather history, etc.

Automated Weather Service

Weatherunderground.com
Weather data from 1994-present.

The Weather Network

Chronological Listing of Early Weather Events
Provides a weather resource for years 0 A.D. to 1900 A.D. This weather chronology is now in its third revision. It is 580 pages long and the pdf file is 9.4 MB, so be a little patient in downloading file.

Centers for Disease Control: Extreme Heat
Tips for dealing with dangerous heat conditions.

National Research Council: America’s Climate Choices

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

Marineweather.com
In-depth coastal forecasts.


HURRICANES, TORNADOES, HEAVY RAIN AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEATHER

RTDNA: Hurricane Reporter’s Checklist

Poynter: Nine Tips to Avoid Spreading Rumors About Hurricanes

Poynter: What Journalists Need to Know When Covering Hurricanes

Gannett Florida’s Archived Database of FEMA Hurricane Aid

Dart Center for Journalism: Tips for Covering Spring Storm Season

CDC: Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

DisasterAssistance.gov
Resources for help after natural and other disasters. Helpful news feed at the bottom of the page as well as links to federal offices and sources for stories.

Google Person Finder

Google Crisis Map
Defaults to the most recent crisis.

IJNET: How Journalists Can Better Approach Victims of Disaster

Emergency Journalism
Tools for better, accurate reporting.

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.

National Lightning Detection Network Database
This site consists of more than 100 remote, ground-based sensing stations located across the United States that instantaneously detect the electromagnetic signals given off when lightning strikes earth. These remote sensors send the raw data via a satellite-based communications network to a network control center. The site also has information on land surface, atmosphere, oceans, locations and other databases.

Climate Central
The site describes itself as “an independent, non-profit journalism and research organization…helping mainstream Americans understand how climate change connects to them.”

Des Moines Register: Iowa Tornadoes Database
List of tornadoes, path, damage and rating. Uses Google Maps to identify locations on Iowa map.

National Weather Service: National Tornado Fatality Map
This image map allows you to click on states/cities where deaths occurred.

The Front Page
The blog for the American Meteorological Society.

TornadoVideos.net
This site is run by storm chasers who also give tours. It’s promotional, but it has some incredible storm video and facts about severe weather.

BreakingNews.com
Track curated tweets of Hurricane Irene. A lot of video, links, etc.

BreakingNews.com: Curated Tweets of Hurricane Irene

Best Sites for Tracking Hurricane Irene

USA Today: Hurricane Irene Damage Tracker
Great interactive graphic.

IRE Resource Center: Hurricane Resources
A collection of investigations that were done after past hurricanes, including much of last year’s award-winning work, and tipsheets from the reporters who have covered hurricanes and other disasters. Also included are references to relevant articles in The IRE Journal and Uplink, as well as chapters in IRE books.

Journalist’s Resource: Research on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

National Hurricane Center

Storm Pulse
Storm tracking site that features great graphics for following hurricanes, etc. Allows you to search storms by name, region, etc.

HurricaneAdvisories.com
Track progress of hurricanes.

NOAA Storm Prediction Center
Tracks watches and warnings for the entire United States.

Orlando Sentinel Hurricane Resources Page

Tropical Cyclone Names

Hurricane History

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hurricane News Page

IRE: Hurricane Resources

Poynter.org: Covering Hurricanes

Ft. Myers News-Press Hurricane Hub
Guides, news, apps, links and more.

Video: Hurricane Preparedness PSAs
Good tips and resources. Nice to embed into hurricane preparation guides online.

USA Today: Hazardous Weather Page

USA Today: State Forecasts

Tropical Storm Prediction Center

HurricaneTrack
Track storms online.

Hurricane Hunters

HurricaneTrack.com

Storm Name List

Poynter.org: Hurricane Resources

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

SeeClickFix
Media outlets use this mapping tool to display common issues in their communities like potholes, graffiti, litter, etc. Also engages and empowers their audiences. Citizens and media can display non-emergency storm damage like fallen trees, flooding, etc… Lessens burden of non-emergency calls to local gov’tss while also making important information accessible to everyone, not just local municipality.

CNN: Seven Mobile Tools to Help You Survive Tornadoes

Slate: Map of Killer Tornadoes Since 1950

The Fucking Weather
A profane look at the weather. Pretty funny!

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

UNISYS Hurricane/Tropical Data

CharityNavigator.org
Track charities invloved in hurricane relief.

Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies

Disaster Center Disaster Recovery Site
Use these bulletin boards, links and other resources to track clean up and communications after a storm.

Covering Insurance Industry and Climate Change Concerns
From the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Journalist’s Resource: Covering Extreme Weather – What to Avoid and How to Get It Right

NOAA: Coastal Population Tool
Track populations in coastal cities.

CDC: Tips Sheet of Hurricane Recovery
This site includes tips on storie food, washing hands without water, preventing West Nile Virus, cleaning mold, etc.

Florida and Island Webcams
Helpful in tracking storms.

How Hurricanes Work

Hurricane Hunters

NOAA: Costliest Hurricanes

Central Florida Hurricane Center

Gulf Coast Oil Platform Maps

Hurricane Video and Audio Feeds
Feeds are helpful for tracking any big tropical storm or hurricane in the world.

CNN.com: El Nino 2002 Fact Sheet

Wall Street Journal: Every Atlantic Storm Name Since 1950

Galveston Hurricane: 1900 (CNN)/

Mathematics of Tsunamis
The math and physics rules that govern them.

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Hurricane Insurance Blog

Floodsmart.gov
Resources from the National Flood Insurance program.

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.

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

What is a Tsunami?

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke


FLOODING AND SAFETY

FloodList
Covering global flooding and drought since 2008.

FloodList: Nebraska
Resources and links from the March 2019 flooding in the state.

FEMA Region 7
Covers Midwest states that see a lot of spring flooding.

EPA: Mold and Flood Cleanup Tips

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Journalist’s Resource: Research on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Poynter: Resources for Journalists Covering Floods 2008

IJNET: Advice for Journalists Covering Natural Disasters

Earth Journalism Network: Reporting on Disasters

SWANA: Natural Disaster Resources

NatureServe.org
Offers data, information on conservation issues, nature safety and global warming issues.

NASA Earth Observatory Site
Look at natural hazards such as volcanoes, fires and floods through satellite photos, etc.

Poynter.org: Iowa Media Coverage of Floods

Kansas Water Science Center


DROUGHT RESOURCES

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drought Monitor

NPR: U.S. Drought 2011-12
Play this interactive map to see how the drought spread in the spring/summer 2012.

U.S. Drought Portal

North American Drought Monitor

PBS Running Dry Documentary

NOAA Climate Prediction Center

ProPublica: Best Reporting on Heat Waves

Princeton University: Hydrologic Forecasting

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke


OTHER WEATHER SITES

RJI: A Checklist Can Minimize Risks of Journalists Covering Natural Disasters

RTDNA: Seven Ways to Improve your Weathercast
This is a Wikipedia list so double-check everything.

Reporting on Climate Adaptation
Features an extensive resource database and series of backgrounders to help improve coverage of society’s preparation for the impacts of climate change.

Covering Extreme Weather: What to Avoid and How to Get It Right
Tip sheet from Journalist’s Resource at Harvard.

National Climatic Data Center

World Meteorological Organization

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.

iMapWeather
A great interactive map for tracking storms.

Washington Post: The Climate Agenda

JournoResource: Disaster and Recovery Research
From Harvard’s Shorenstein Center.

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke

MODIS Rapid Response System
Developed to provide daily satellite images of the Earth’s landmasses in near real time. Great for tracking storms, earthquakes, etc.

Discovery News: Strange Spring: Explaining 2011’s Wild Weather

Cloud Atlas
Cloud classification, pictures, etc.

WeatherBug Hurricane Watcher

Emergencyemail.org
A great site; you can sign up for national emergency alerts or sign up for state, county, local alerts.

WeatherUnderground
Full of weather facts, forecasts, links, etc. Type in your ZIP code to get weather in your area.

WeatherBonk
Uses Google Maps to show you weather all over the world.

Bob Vila: Home Storm Safety Tips

PhysLink: Lightning Strikes on Planes

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Origins of solar wind, etc.

SpaceWeather.com
Tracks solar wind, meteors, planet temps, etc.

Hurricane History

PBS: Running Dry Documentary
Is there a drought in the Southwest?

FEMA
Disaster management resources.

Tropical Prediction Center

National Weather Service: A Weather-Ready Nation

Farmer’s Almanac Weather Page
Provides some of the forecast information from the print almanac, including full moons and meteor showers.

U.S. Census: Facts & Stats on Start of 2007 Hurricane Season

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

We Can Solve the Climate Crisis
A project of The Alliance for Climate Protection — a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis — in part through repowering America with 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources within 10 years. Our economy, national security, and climate can’t afford to wait. Funds programs in a variety of areas, including education and children’s services, the arts, community service, the environment, AIDS and literacy.

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.

Air Weather Association

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

Council on Foreign Relations Climate Crisis Guide
An excellent multimedia site on climate change issues.

NOAA: Climate Monitoring
Droughts, severe weather, etc.

Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
News, notes, resources page, RSS feed, etc.

UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Links page, graphics and presentations from past events.

WeatherBill
Pick an industry and track weather threats to that industry in your area. Examples: mining, construction, etc.

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

Weather.com: Severe Weather Page

Weather Center’s Heat index

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

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions
Looks at demands on power grid.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Has a great links, press and glossary sections.

Maritime Museum


HURRICANE GUSTAV

State of Louisiana Emergency Site
Links, news updates, changes in emergency management.

New Orleans Times-Picayune Hurricane Center
News, storm tracking and more.

HurricaneTrack.com
Blog and Java tracking maps of Gustav.

Hurricane Gustav Resources Blog

BlogHerald: Hurricane Gustav Resources

About.com: Hurricane Gustav Resources

Wikipedia: Hurricane Gustav

Flickr: Photos and Videos of Hurricane Gustav
Includes links to support groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Twitter: Hurricane Gustav
Get updates on the storm from “tweets.”


HURRICANE KATRINA

New Orleans Times-Picayune: In Harm’s Way
Package (pre-Katrina) on why hurricanes are such a threat to New Orleans.

CharityNavigator.org
Track charities invloved in hurricane relief.

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Floodsmart.gov
Resources from the National Flood Insurance program.


HURRICANE IKE

Houston Chronicle Hurricane Central

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

My FOX Houston

National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Ike

Weather Underground: Hurricane Ike

HurricaneAdvisories.com
Track progress of hurricanes.

LiveNewsCameras.com: Hurricane Page
FOX-based site has live radar and cameras from cities in the path of the storm.

Gulf Coast Oil Platform Maps

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