Weather for active lives - Good for tracking storms and for travel planning.
National Weather Service (NOAA)
This website provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, as well as keeping citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
The web version of cable TV's Weather Channel. Current weather information and forecasting for the United States are easily accessed. This site also offers educational resources, such as the "weather classroom." Weather news, advisories and facts of interest are available, as is the Weather Channel's TV schedule.
Weather information for worldwide locations, including current conditions, hourly forecasts, radar and satellite maps.
Find historical weather by searching for a city, zip code, or airport code. Include a date for which you would like to see weather history. You can select a range of dates in the results on the next page.
Learning About Weather & Climate
The only major weather magazine out there for the general population. Articles focus on current discoveries and events in meteorology, as well as how weather connects to our everyday lives. Most articles are available without a subscription fee online.
Provides access to climate data from around the world. Though the site doesn’t offer information on current weather conditions, it allows users to compare, contrast, and simply inform themselves about climate patterns anywhere on Earth.
Maintains the world's largest climate data archive. Records in the archive range from paleoclimatic data to centuries-old journals to data less than an hour old.
Weather Emergency Resources
The Maynard Emergency Management Agency develops plans for effective response to all-hazards, disasters or threats; trains emergency personnel and volunteers to protect the public; provides information to residents; and assists individuals, families, and businesses to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and manmade.
Includes the most up-to-date numbers for the Public Emergency Information Line.
Provides helpful safety tips before and during winter storms to keep your home and family safe.
From the American Red Cross, contains information understanding and responding to the various levels of storms and hurricanes, personal evacuation plans, assembling a disaster supplies kit, what to do when warnings are issued, and what to do after a hurricane.
MEMA ensures the Commonwealth's ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover.
FEMA has assembled a great deal of information to help individuals and families prepare for disasters. The site has sections called "Be Informed", "Make a Plan", and "Make a Kit"
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Updated 6/11/2023. J.R.