A colleague sent me a link to a great tropical weather site called “Stormpulse.” With us nervously watching Ike as it prepares to enter the gulf, it’s one more place to go and get info. This is an example of a “mashup” put together by a couple of guys, one of them living in South Florida. A mashup assembles data from various sources and displays them via the web, often in novel ways. Many of these use Google maps as a building core; I saw a neat one that offers real-time earthquake reports. Fortunately, earthquakes aren’t something high on the list of concerns for us this weekend. Visit STORMPULSE.
UTMB has a long relationship with a commercial weather service called ImpactWeather (you may recognize the name if you listen to KUHF). Many local decisions are based on what ImpactWeather—as well as the NWS—are forecasting specifically for UTMB. See the latest UTMB Advisory.