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Know Before You Go: Weather Information and Resources

Looking up through the treetops at clouds, photograph by Brent VanFossenWeather affects the nature photographer and travler by either offering dramatic weather situations and light to photograph in, or by hampering the excursion. Either way, you need to get out in the weather if outdoor and nature photography is your passion.

We have some articles to help you with photographing weather and photographing “in the weather” on our site and here are some other sites to help you weather the storm and things to know before you go…

All of us could take a lesson
from the weather –
it pays no attention
to criticism.
North Dekalb Kiwanis Club Beacon

US Weather Information

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International Weather Information

Sometimes you win,
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sometimes you get rained out.
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Weather Watching Tools and Resources

If you are obsessed with weather like we are, here are a few bells and whistles to help you keep track of the weather.

Millions long for immortality
who do not know what to do with themselves
on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz

Firefox Browser Weather Extension

Firefox Forecastfox Extention in useIf you use Firefox Internet Browser, there is a weather extension or add-on you can easily add to your browser that will give you a frequently updated weather report in the bottom right corner of the status bar. Called Forecastfox Weather Extension, it will give you options to choose a specific zipcode and the number of days you would like to see the weather forecast for. It gives you the morning and late afternoon forecasts, two icons per day, and a quick link access to the Accuweather website. It there are severe weather alerts, it provides those with a red stop sign in the status bar.

WeatherBug

Need a constant reminder of the weather? WeatherBug at Weatherbug.com offers shareware that puts the temperature on your taskbar. As long as you are connected to the Internet, the program will report the current temperature, winds, barometric pressure and other weather details.

They also provide weather forecasts, warnings and alerts, and radar images with a click of the button. It includes temperatures for many countries and cities worldwide. The shareware is FREE with advertisements, USD$19.95 without ads.

WetSock

Given top ratings by tucows.com, this shareware program is free for the trying, USD$12.00 for the buying, and provides detailed weather forecasting from aviation reports at local airports with hour-by-hour forecasts. It is capable of providing information on over 4,000 cities around the world, viewing up to 10 cities at a time in your system tray. The program runs in the background of Windows, updating you when you are online.

The Eskimo has 52 names for snow
because it is important to them;
there ought to be as many for
love.
Margaret Atwood


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