Weather Links: Using Hurricane Earl as an example
Hurricane Earl is is on it’s way up the Eastern Coast and sure is packing a punch. If all projections follow their due course, then it will be arriving and smashing into New York City at 8 P.M eastern time. No surprise here, since it has been a crummy summer anyway, so what difference would it make for Earl to land on shore right in the beginning of the long Labor Day weekend. Unless you are traveling a long distance and west you may avoid it, well, maybe. We’ll see and because of this misfortune I will take the opportunity to go over several helpful weather links that you can visit and in the process I will use this unfortunate hurricane Earl as an example.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration):
First of all let’s take a look at the “Official” NOAA website here. No doubt about it, if you are interested in finding out all the details of Earl and any other type storm this is the ideal website but they should had made it simpler for the novice internet surfer. Instead they just dropped all the possible scientific links on the page there and leave it up to you to click on all of them to go further. Not very helpful at all unless you are scientifically interested. I like to search through these links provided but I need time to do so. By far it is the best of them all.
The Weather Channel:
The Weather Channel is the most popular and with its own Cable TV channel to boot. The website updates very well and has great videos to see. They have a page with all the videos can be found. Very well organized and with plenty of employees reporting live. I like to checkout the local forecasts on this link before I leave the house. This website is very useful, entertaining and for all to visit.
This website is loaded with information and sometimes provides the reader with information which you cannot find anywhere else. But it’s “too busy” as they say and means confusion. The web design is the problem and should be updated. Changing your design at least every two years is essential, especially the ones with many links on it. There are new and available forms to simplify the online surfing experience. One would think this great website would have taken advantage of them by now but they haven’t.
Other Interesting Websites:
1.(Great interactivity) Stormpulse
2. (Many maps and graphs) Hurricane Zone
3. (Detailed Information) FL Hurricane
4. (Good for Travel) AccuWeather
5. (Great Links and more Organized) WeatherBug
6. Learn About Hurricanes (Discovery Video):
Hurricanes gather their immense power from the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. From there, evaporating seawater fuels their girth as they churn their way over land and sea, leaving death and destruction in their paths. Find out in depth how they form, how they’re forecasted and how they kill…. Watch Here
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