Where Do You Go To Get Weather Info?

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Code Red NV's Comment
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Yesterday, someone was saying that they were requiring chains for Donner Pass (I-80 in California).

Where would I have to go to find that info? What resources do you use to get updated weather conditions?

Michael C.'s Comment
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Yesterday, someone was saying that they were requiring chains for Donner Pass (I-80 in California).

Where would I have to go to find that info? What resources do you use to get updated weather conditions?

I use Weather underground (https://www.wunderground.com/) and a NOAA radar app on my iphone.

Errol V.'s Comment
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There are several apps that cover weather. For specific info like chain requirements, you could call 511 for road conditions. It's an automated service run by each state.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Most western states have a website or app for there state. You can check road conditions, or road cams, magnafeye.com is for CA. Oragen trip planner is an app for Orange. Utah, Nevada, go to the dot website. Or just check Google maps and look for the very dark red or black that's were there having chains put on if it's in a storm out west.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Ow ya, I use adds prog charts for my weather forecast.

Eckoh's Comment
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I use my rand Mcnally.... but i got unlimited internet and keep traffic and weather turned on all the time.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Websites and phone numbers are also shown in the rand McNally atlas. They're at the top of the page for each state. Usually 511 works, but it's based on your location. When you're in Wyoming and need Colorado info, I think it's easier to call direct. There areally multiple methods. Eventually you'll settle into a routine that works for you. I make it part of my pretrip.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Usually most states DOT site - will list hazardous road conditions (like mandatory chain-ups).

Rick

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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