Keeping Track Of The Weather While On The Road

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Old School's Comment
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I know that a lot of you have your favorite apps on your phone that you use to monitor the weather that is in your path. Keeping up with the weather is an important part of our trip planning. Some areas of the country can be particularly precarious at times, and recently when I was in the Rockies I was happy to find this very useful and convenient method of keeping up with the ever changing weather. As I was passing through Gardner, Colorado I came across this road side weather station. All I had to do was make a brief stop and I knew exactly what to expect for the rest of my journey ahead that day...

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Love it. Easy to make a portable one. I love it when my phone tells me it's hot and humid when I'm outside drenched in sweat.

Gladhand's Comment
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I follow the weather radar and I use spc.noaa.gov, it's especially helpful in the spring to know where the severe weather is going to be and to be prepared to take shelter if necessary.

Kanelin's Comment
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Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, I learned early on to watch the weather. And what parts to ignore in a forecast. Nowadays I just look at the radar in motion and it tells me,all I need to know.

The most important weather tool for me is the mk-I eyeball. I look out the windshield at the sky. Dark gray clouds with fuzz going to ground=bad. Pretty white fluffy clouds, or none at all=good. That's pretty much it.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bill F.'s Comment
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Yeah, if the rock is Hot and Wet and Swaying your probably in Florida during hurricane season.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Being a motorcycle rider, I use an iPhone app called "RadarScope" to see what's in my area. You can view one radar site at a time with that one.

Use another one called "Storm" (a weather underground product) that gives me a composite of radar to see what's going on nationally.

Rick

Michael S.'s Comment
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In Wyoming

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Rob S.'s Comment
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In Wyoming

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I was hoping someone had a pic of this. I've seen it but I thought it was in the Dakotas.

Bud A.'s Comment
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There's a similar weather rock in Buckskin Joe, Colorado, along with a simple poem on a headstone:

Here Lies Les Moore He Took Four Slugs From a .44 No Less, No More

Bravo Zulu's Comment
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I use the "radar now" app.

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