Tracking the storm(s)

It’s wet outside.

If you didn’t know that, you’ve probably been inside all day watching television, or sleeping, or doing something else. (I’m not judging, I could really go for some tube time right now, specifically to catch up on some of the prime-time television I’ve missed working nights lately.)

While my window is leaking and the fence behind my house shakes, I’ve been searching the Internet to find some more information about the storm. The first place I start is our weather page at (no subscription required).

The Weather Channel provides alerts specific to California as well. also has a good deal of resources. is also a pretty cool resource, more devoted to tracking hurricanes than the typical flurry, but providing great radar images of what’s currently hitting us as well.

What’s more important, though, is knowing what’s going on when inclement weather causes power outages or road barriers. I follow Cal Trans District 10, which includes San Joaquin County, on Twitter at

And today, one of Stockton’s regular Twitter updaters, Bill Ries-Knight, encourage locals to also follow PG&E at

Here’s a screen shot of one of the tweets from PG&E:

I know that when the power goes out, sometimes people don’t have access to a computer. All of these resources are also avaliable on smart phones like the BlackBerry. That’s where I checked my weather information on-the-go today.

What are some good weather resources you’d recommend?

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