Hurricane Rita Real-Time
Found a really cool Hurricane Tracking KMZ
file for Google Earth
. Gives windspeed, projected course, and spectral satellite imagery for hurricanes found worldwide.
In conjucntion with the awesome real-time weather tools
(scroll to the bottom to find the radar and satellite mosaics for the US) found over at googleearthhacks.com
. I really feel like a weatherman with these amazing tools at my disposal.
Here is an image of Hurricane Rita at 5:00 pm on Friday September 23rd:
Google Earth BBS Post: "Hurricanes live positions (v 1.0) worldwide data"
And of course the direct link to theKMZ Download
If you still haven't seen Google Earth then download it now
The gadget boy moved to a new location recently and is now plugged back in. Sorry we've been out of touch for a while but everything should be back in business!!
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