Monday, March 20, 2006
Today I saw more colored warnings on my pop up news indicator at work. At one time this afternoon there was a winter snow watch, a wind advisory, a tornado warning, a tunderstorm warning and a severe thunderstorm warning (all in the same state mind you...). It shows all of the counties and colors them in with the appropriate warning color and then shows you which direction the storm(s) are moving. Anytime it changes course, the arrow changes, the program pops up again, and then the national weather service begins scrolling across the bottom of the screen with the warning and which counties are affected and for how long.
I love my little pop up weather indicator though. I think the weather is fascinating and its great to go look at the creepy clouds outside too. My friend in college was a meteorology major and she was really smart. She taught me all kinds of things about how the weather comes through and how they know so much about it and how computers indicate weather patterns and produce models. The technology has become greater since we graduated a few years ago, but I always think of her on these inclimate weather days. You can download your own I-News here.