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    Jetstream -- An Online School for Weather

    While looking around on some NWS web site I found a link to Jetstream -- An Online School for Weather. Fascinating!!

    I have also completely revamped my weather links page, you may want to take a look at it. Since it grew out of the links that I use it is very much oriented towards the White Mountains.

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    Thanks.

    A nice book on mountain meteroology can be found at http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/classroom_p...l_mountain.php.

    Doug

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    I just discovered something fascinating while reading Jetstream: you can enter an incomplete name in the search box found on most NWS pages and you will be given a list of matches:
    Not sure of the spelling? Partial spellings is a unique Forecast-at-a-Glance feature. Just by entering just the first few letters of the location will create a list for you to choose from. Click here to see what happens when just "Dall" is entered.
    If you add the state it will only give you the matches in that state, so entering "Dall,Tx" will only give you the names that start with "Dall" in Texas.

    They also have a page with HTML code that will let you put one of 13 different search boxes on your site; I have added one to my weather page.

    There is so much more! You can even download all or parts of jetstream to your computer for offline viewing.
    Last edited by Mohamed Ellozy; 06-28-2006 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    I totally love Jetstream. I still learn a lot from it and have been a weather geek for, well.... let's just say since Hurricane Belle and the Blizzard of '78. I turned my kids onto it and they impressed the pants off their teachers when they had to do a report. Funny thing is, though, there is just SO much real time data out there that it's easy to get overloaded with radars, computer models, etc and the basics tend to get lost after a while. And the basics are really what you need for hiking.

    Weatherman

    Edit: ... and I just read the first chapter of the book DougPaul mentions... I could stay up all night...
    Last edited by weatherman; 06-28-2006 at 11:04 PM.
    --would rather be hiking than typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohamed Ellozy View Post
    I have also completely revamped my weather links page, you may want to take a look at it.
    I have finally gotten around to adding a link to the Daily Streamflow Conditions, very useful for planning hikes when water is high!

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