Sunday, January 30, 2011

Latest on Winter Ice Storm, Blizzard and Tornados

A Major winter storm is forecast for the Midwest and East Coast of the US, January 31-Feb 3 2011. This is a page I plan on developing with a variety of resources for keeping track of the storm, especially social media resources. Please email me or leave a comment if you know of other resources and I'll add them as soon as I can.

Weather Information 

Weather.gov - official NWS page with links to regional and city pages
Storm Prediction Center with nice map showing national radar, watches and warnings
NWS Experimental snow/ice probabilities
Weather Underground
Accuweather
StormPulse

General Social Media Resources

Twitter search for storm OR blizzard OR icestorm OR tornado OR power outage
Submit storm reports to the NWS via twitter
Google News search for ice storm/blizzard/tornado/power outage
Google Latest search for ice storm/blizzard/tornada/power outage
CrisisWiki - submit reports for this event
Google Map for crowdsourced reports of ice storms, snow, and tornados (see also below)
FEMA Blog

State-specific Resources

IN: Indiana road conditions map, Duke Energy Power Outages
NM: NM Road Conditions Map, Follow #NMstorm and #NMwx, dial 511 for info
OK: Oklahoma Ice Map, Follow #OKice #OKwx

Preparation

Haby's Ice Storm Preparation Advice
MyGreatHome Preparing for a Winter Storm
Ready.gov preparing for a winter storm
Tips for a power outage - preparation and during the event.

GOVLIVE stream of storm-related reports





Google map of reports


View Feb 2011 Storm Power outage and damage reports in a larger map

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