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Old 08-10-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Keeping up with the weather

We are moving deliberately to full-timing next Spring. One question (concern) we have is what is the safest, most effective way to stay on top of local weather conditions as we travel?
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a portable national weather service radio.
they even make crank powered ones. so NO batteries.


or if you have the internet.. or smart phone.. weather service app.
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Here's what I use in addition to a weather radio and an app called Radarnow.

National Weather Service

https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin...6&sp=KTXWASHI5

https://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=GRK

https://www.wunderground.com/wunderm...v=0&mm=0&hur=0

National Hurricane Center

I guess I'm a bit of a geek about it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:52 AM   #5
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Weather radio is the way to go. The reason I say that is we also have a couple of different weather apps on our phone that send severe weather alerts, but the warnings from the weather radio always come in before the ones from the phone apps.

We have a portable weather radio that works on batteries so it will work in a power outage. It has also been mentioned that there are crank models available that don't need batteries, but I don't know how well they may work if you forget to crank them ahead of time, the rechargeable battery goes dead, and a storm comes up unexpectedly.
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Weather radio is the way to go. The reason I say that is we also have a couple of different weather apps on our phone that send severe weather alerts, but the warnings from the weather radio always come in before the ones from the phone apps.

We have a portable weather radio that works on batteries so it will work in a power outage. It has also been mentioned that there are crank models available that don't need batteries.
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We have a weather radio that runs on rechargeable battery, triple A batteries and has a crank as well. There is also a built in flashlight which can come in handy


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My Radar Pro is an outstanding smartphone radar app that you can scale on your phone to look at storms.

There is no single item. The most important is checking with comprehension. Too many times folks read things with no recall.

That said, we've got a Cobra weather radio, multiple iPhone apps (Weather Channel Follow Me) and My Radar Pro. And NWS booked marked.


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We bought one of these a few years back. Small, portable and saved our butts once in North Florida when a strong weather system came rolling through. Very inexpensive also.

https://amazon.com/gp/product/B000P7...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks everyone. We actually have the weather radio that is battery and crank operated. We got it just before Hurricane Irene and was glad we had it for Hurricane Sandy also. We will be taking that and followings one of your backup suggestions also.
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We use a combination of weather radio (I always set it up), some apps, and our GPS. Using a weather radio does require setting up at each location and a quick look at an atlas so you know where you are located. But it is very easy to do. Weather apps are good too unless you do not have cell service (we do not have it right now in the Midwest). Our built in GPS in our Ram truck also provides weather alerts. It is good to have multiple options to keep ahead of the weather.
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You guys have weather...

Here in ca the broken barometer always looks the same as the one that works...We seldom have "weather" here...

Water radios with alert systems work great but advantage of the many phone apps is that you can change the target to confirm weather in your route which the radio cannot do.

There may be more than on channel used where one may be able to monitor another area but just not that familiar with them.

Had one of the radio shack ones and it almost never made any noise...no weather here...;-)
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Weather radio freq list:

NOAA Weather Radio - Station Listing
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You get on the NOAA Website and look for the SAME Code for your county and the channel. Takes just a minute to set up the radio. Then a quick look at an atlas so we know where we are in relation to the coverage area. We always set up our radio for a specific same code not "all." Weather radio works when the cell phone has no service.
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