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Touchable Weather Updates

Oct 4, 2011
<p>A snapshot of the weather in Portland, Maine, at 3:34PM on October 3rd, 2011.</p>

A snapshot of the weather in Portland, Maine, at 3:34PM on October 3rd, 2011.

Attention users: The NOAA and National Weather Service (NWS) have created a web-based touchscreen weathermap that is accessible through devices such as the iPhone or iPad, or similar smart phones and tablets.  

Using a cursor or touch motion, a user may scroll over a given region in the map of the US and find up-to-the-minute weather information such as tempurature, cloud formation, windspeed, humidity and altimeter readouts via airport radar. The map can be zoom-specified to fit particular states, and even their particular regions. These elements might be crucial for a captain setting course either from shore or at sea, as it gives him/her the appropriate readings for the weather's severity and direction.  In conjunction with a working radio, it could save lives before they are endangered.  

Here is the link for this new weathermap: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa