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Wind Map Beautifully Depicts Wind Patterns Across the U.S. Wind Map Beautifully Depicts Wind Patterns Across the U.S.
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While it looks like the zephyric lovechild of Vincent Van Gogh and Edward Gorey, Wind Map is actually a real-time map of the wind patterns across the United States. Rather than using different colors to indicate the strength of gales, …

Solar Storms Continue, Northern Lights Increase Solar Storms Continue, Northern Lights Increase

A “strong geomagnetic storm” is now underway, and is giving us earthlings a dazzling display of an intensified aurora borealis. These storms started from sunspots sited on Tuesday followed by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), effecting our part of the …

English Man Has Blue Balls in Back Yard [Video] English Man Has Blue Balls in Back Yard [Video]

Steve Hornsby of Bournemouth stepped outside after a hailstorm and found blue balls in his yard. They 1-inch pieces of jelly-ish substance were a mystery to the former aircraft engineer. He hypothesized that they might be some sort of atmospheric …

Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine

Verizon Wireless says it is prepared for Hurricane Irene, and is offering customers tips to be prepared as well, as the storm approaches the East Coast of the U.S. The company says its wireless and wireline operations teams from Florida …

Hurricane Irene: The View From Space Hurricane Irene: The View From Space
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It’s always interesting how natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes that bring such devastation and destruction can also have a type of amazing, terrible beauty. And there’s nothing like a view from space to make us all aware of the …

Earthquake Hits East Coast Earthquake Hits East Coast

Earthquakes have been hitting various places across the United States today. A quake of a reported 5.8 magnitude hit the east coast. According to The Weather Channel, the quake’s epicenter was in Virginia and reports claim that it was felt …

Google Maps Adds Weather Layer Google Maps Adds Weather Layer
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Google announced the addition of a weather layer to Google Maps, where users can see current temperatures and conditions anywhere on Google Maps. Google thinks this may help make travel easier. It can’t hurt to see the weather as you’re …

Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting

You probably knew that Twitter has been instrumental in shaping the news, but what about the weather? Well, I’m not sure that Twitter’s altering the weather itself too much (though there was that stuff about Google searches’ impact on the …

Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert
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During a Cheap Trick Concert at the Ottawa Bluesfest yesterday, the stage collapsed while the band was performing as severe weather hit. “The stage blew down and collapsed. Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine,” the …

Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses

Last night Louisville, Kentucky was the latest city to make tornado news, as a series of storms hit Kentucky Derby site Churchill Downs. Although the tornado damaged buildings and threw debris around the track, nobody was reported injured as a …

Joplin Missouri Tornado Videos Hit YouTube Joplin Missouri Tornado Videos Hit YouTube
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Yesterday, a massive tornado swept through the town of Joplin in southwest Missouri. This comes on the heels of the recent tornadoes that touched down in Alabama and other parts of the south, leaving a trail of devastation unlike most …

Enjoy These 5 Mobile Apps This Labor Day Weekend

Family reunions and quick getaways have become a Labor Day tradition for most people, but which apps work best for taking holiday trips? Grip’d.com spent several months testing various apps on each platform to see which ones make Gripd.com’s top five travel apps. If you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone, here’s a quick rundown of the best 5 travel apps:

AT&T Prepares for Tropical Storm Bonnie

AT&T made an announcement, saying that it is prepared to respond quickly to Tropical Storm Bonnie, with an "arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel."

Midwest Clipper Sends Students Googling

Every morning I like to visit at Google’s Hot Trends page to see what’s on the minds of searchers out there. Usually it’s reflective of the morning news, but this morning it read like a school closings report.

Weather Channel Ready For Some Football

The Weather Channel has added forecast videos for NFL cities to its website, as they tap the League’s popularity while adding some trivia to their weather reports.

Google Earth Gets Real-Weather Update

The weather can cause a lot of headaches, and due to its questionable reliability, a new weather-related update to Google Earth might also become a source of frustration.  But with options like “Clouds,” “Radar,” and “Conditions and Forecasts,” the update’s cool factor is likely to outweigh any complaints.

Yahoo Search Update Nearing Completion

The latest changes to Yahoo’s search engine should be wrapping up soon, the company said on the Yahoo Search blog.

MySpace, Weather Channel Make Friends
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When I’m feeling surrounded by bad sitcoms, stupid movies, and unimportant news, I can (assuming I don’t grab a book or turn to my computer) count on The Weather Channel to provide me with a reliable viewing experience.  And now MySpace users can count on a sort of online equivalent.

The Weather Channel Acquires Three Sites

The Weather Channel Interactive announced today that it has purchased Weather Bonk, a Web 2.0 property that features user generated content and partner content, links to other sites, along with current weather conditions and forecasts.

Real Weather Comes To Virtual Football

EA Sports title NCAA Football 08 connects to The Weather Channel to make game conditions reflect the real weather in the home team’s city.

Msnbc.com And The Weather Channel Partner

The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCI) and msnbc.com have teamed to provide users with access to weather.com content through msnbc.com’s Weather section.