Weather Resources and Links
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PREMIUM RESOURCES: These databases are brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and The Alabama Virtual Library.
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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Nature & Science
Weather for Travelers
Unisys Weather Station - search for forecasts by zip code
Intellicast - Weather for active lives - Good for tracking storms and for travel planning.
Tracking Storms and Hurricanes
Unisys Hurricane Page - color-coded tracking maps, historical data, names, etc.
Mobile and Pensacola Forecast from the National Weather Service
Interactive Weather Information Network
National Weather Center Hurricane Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Center
AccuWeather Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Center at the Weather Channel
Tropical Weather at Weather Underground
Assistance Before and After the Storm
Ready.gov - 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"
Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA
Hurricane Preparedness, 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.
Hurricanes: A Preparedness Guide
Emergency Management Agencies in South Alabama
Mobile County EMA: 460-8000
Baldwin County: 990-4605 (Eastern Shore), 947-1011 (central Baldwin and Gulf Shores), 937-0317 (north Baldwin county)
Choctaw County: (205) 459-2153
Clarke County: (251) 275-8775
Conecuh County: (251)578-1921
Escambia County: (251) 867-0232 (main), (251) 867-3772 (backup)
Monroe County: (251) 575-8154 (office), (251) 743-3259
Washington County: (251) 847-2668
History, Education, and Information About Storms and Hurricanes
Historical Significant Events imagery From the National Climate Data Center - National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) Historical Significant Events Imagery database (HSEI)! In here you will find hundreds of selected satellite images capturing some of the more important weather and environmental events over the last 30 years.
Hurricane Hunters - come along for the ride right into the eye!
Historical Hurricane Info
National Climatic Data Center - 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.
Scholastic Weather Watch: Hurricanes - For K-8 students and teachers--provides links to Hurricane trivia, hurricane tracking, and an Internet field trip.