“If you want
to know what’s going on, the best thing to do
is look out the window” John Glenn is reported
to have said, but if you want more detailed weather
information try some of these print and web resources!
Weather and Meteorology
the catalog for books about weather,
climate, the best places to live, weather folklore,
meteorology, and more.
to find full text magazine and journal articles
from a large selection of general and science magazines.
Use keywords or choose a subject search for weather
and its related terms, such as climate and weather,
storms, drought. Try our
page as our collection of electronic resources continues
Intellicast provides extensive up to the minute
around the world weather information, flight delays
at US airports and driving conditions on major US
highways. Stargazing, Home (Painting weather) and
Garden, Outdoors, and Marine forecasts are a few
of the more specialized weather reports available
at this site.
Weather maps along with travel and outdoor
advisories - skiing, sailing, gardening are found
on this site. Weather-related news, educational
material, a weather glossary, a storm encyclopedia,
and feature articles of seasonal interest from Cable
television’s Weather Channel.
Get the leading world weather news for the
day, find records and averages for a particular
region or city, as well as current weather and forecasts
for any region along with weather maps, radar and
satellite images and storm-tracking links from Yahoo.
Forces Affect our Weather
This site is from the Annenberg/CPB Project
and Planet Earth programs and provides background
information about atmosphere, water cycles, storms,
and climate. An excellent collection of resource
links can be accessed from this site.
World 2010 Project (WW2010)
WW2010 is comprehensive weather site from
the University of Illinois. It features current
weather data and detailed explanatory material for
students and teachers. It also includes archived
This is a Weather Calculator from the Washington
Post’s weather page. Find the heat index, wind
chill, convert wind speeds from knots to mph, temperature
from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
Get long-range forecasts up to a year in
advance with up to 83% accuracy from this site.
Weatherplanner predicts weather trends, rather than
specific daily forecasts, and provides information
about continuous intervals of similar weather patterns
during a particular time.
This Almanac has been relied on for generations
for its weather information. The online version
features astronomical information, moon phases,
sunrise and sunset times. Links to other weather
sites as well as many of the favorites found in
the print version.
At this site you can find daily historic
weather records for the US, most of which go back
at least six years. It also contains a database
of weather conditions and forecasts from around
the world, weather cams, weather maps, tropical
storm sites and ski reports.
of the NJ State Climatologist
Rutgers University maintains this site.
It provides real-time and historic weather conditions,
climate data, links to national, state, and global
weather and climate information. Data is updated
hourly from stations in each of New Jersey’s
five climate areas.
Monthly weather and averages for more than
10,200 worldwide cities is available from Weatherbase.
It includes a weather resource center, a weather
glossary and a Vacation Planner.
The Center’s site provides information
about threats to the United States climate such
as drought, ozone depletion, winter outlook, wildfire
from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction
at the National Weather Service.
and Storm Tracking
The National Hurricane Center maintains
a continual watch over the Atlantic, Caribbean,
Gulf and Eastern Pacific issuing forecasts, watches,
and warnings. The site includes links to radar and
satellite images, historical information, storm
names, and an explanation of the Safir-Simpson Scale.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The FEMA web site is updated 24-hours per
day, 7-days per week to give you the latest news
about national emergencies. There is a section dealing
with the National Flood Insurance Program, a Tropical
Storm Watch Center, Safe building, where to find
help after a disaster, and a special web page just
a Tide Prediction
From the National Ocean Service this site
allows you to predict tides for more than 3000 stations
along the entire United States coastline. An FAQ
answers questions about the accuracy of the predictions
and seasonal and astronomical effects of the tides.
The EPA site presents information on the
broad issues of climate change and global warming.
The Visitor Center tailors information on specific
issues of interest to kids and educators, small
business, concerned citizens and coastal residents
The Franklin Institute’s lightning science,
lightning history, and lightning detection.
Photos and descriptions of different cloud
Explanations of how and where tornadoes
form, tornado safety, a glossary, bibliography and
activities to try.
An explanation of the physics behind the
rainbow. Includes text references and graphics.
Paintings in the sky from the Exploratorium.
Beautiful pictures of auroras, with a self-guided
tutorial and excellent links.
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