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Old 08-25-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
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How do you monitor weather

How do you stay on top of bad weather?

How do you stay out of harms way for example from tornados or other severe weather.

Local radio stations are limited in many areas are there any special weather radios?

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Old 08-25-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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Noaa weather radio, you can buy receivers for around $20 that pick up the six closest stations to you. All NWS weather, all the time.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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Oregon Scientific Portable Alert Radio

On our first outing of this year, we were returning to our Airstream from an evening out with friends in Indianapolis...also our first time at White River Campground (which is about 25 miles north of Indy) we are only slightly familiar with the area. We noticed some very menacing weather approaching. Turned on the tv and discovered there were several tornadoes heading toward our location. No time to hitch up the Airstream. We loaded our girls back into the truck and tried to get out of its path. It was scary and frustrating because we had a very difficult time locating local radio stations(static)...and when we did...we had no idea of the location of the counties they mentioned. Fortunately, after a few hours it was safe to go back. No damage to the Airstream even though were was hail reported in the area of the campground.

For Father's Day the girls got their dad this radio...pricey...but worth it for the peace of mind.


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Old 08-25-2006, 11:06 PM   #4
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Trying that link again....

Grrrrrrrrr......

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I LIVE by the weather In my job a wrong decision on one day of weather could make or break the profit on a job, not to mention causing untold $$$$$'s worth of damage. I use a Weather Radio, I have the Weather Channel on my cell phone (not the most accurate BTW but the portable radar is good), I use a laptop with a cellmodem to track weather on the NOAA site, I also use Weatherunderground, watch the local news...look at the sky...wait for my knees and hands to start/stop hurting then there are the wooly catepillars, snakes and birds

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Old 08-26-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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CB with weather bands in the truck, tabletop radio in the trailer, and a pocket weather radio for when we're out hiking.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:30 PM   #7
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:39 PM   #8
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You can go to the NOAA web site and find the radio coverage for your area. The bad news for me is that most of the areas I camp in are green (weak signal) or red (no signal). The good news is, we are almost tornado free! We do have masive thundestorms and awning damaging rain. Local radiio stations and an eye to the sky are the systems I use.
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For Father's Day the girls got their dad this radio...pricey...but worth it for the peace of mind.
Randi

Good one Randi! I've seen a lot of weather alert radios, but they were all rather cheap. This one looks to be very nice!

I also use a Davis, Vantage Pro wireless weather station. I haven't yet tried to apply it to mobile use. Anyone out there done that? Would love to see how you did it.

http://www.davisnet.com/weather/products/vantage2.asp

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My In-Laws live in S. Florida several months of the year so I bought my father in-law this radio for Christmas last year. The cool thing about it is that it has a hand crank on the side and you don't need batteries which always seem to be a problem when you need it most. It also has a slot to charge your mobile phone so if you lose power you still have a charging source... If I remember right I bought it online at circuit city.
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My In-Laws live in S. Florida several months of the year so I bought my father in-law this radio for Christmas last year. The cool thing about it is that it has a hand crank on the side and you don't need batteries which always seem to be a problem when you need it most. It also has a slot to charge your mobile phone so if you lose power you still have a charging source... If I remember right I bought it online at circuit city.
Hi AZstreamin,

I've seen those crank style radios and wondered how good they worked! thnx
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Our son gave us the Midland shown in Randi's link when we moved to the country, out of sound of town alerts. It's worked well for us. Like Gen Disarray, we keep ours on all the time and some alerts have surprised us. You'll not sleep through one, I promise! Does anyone on the forum use the hand crank variety shown above? I've thought about one of these for road trips-sans batteries. ~G
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I have one of those handcranked in my emergency kit. It works fine I believe mine is a Grundig...but I can't find a link to it I also have a couple of the cranked LED flashlights.

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