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Fizz

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Posted: 01/22/18 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I know where I'll on a certain date I check the local TV stations online. They all have up to date weather reports. They are usually very accurate for three days down the road.

Example for Nashville

https://www.newschannel5.com/

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Posted: 01/22/18 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we check the forecast along our planned route starting at 48-hrs out using Weather Channel or the Weather Channel App. while en-route if the weather turns sketchy I'll turn on RadarUS App on my iPad which is mounted to my left for real time radar.


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Sirius is on my list of requirements for the head unit upgrade I am planning for, so that's good to know. The Garmin Dezi (and other hardware units, probably) looks like pretty much what I'm looking for, but if I have permission to pick nits, I wonder why smartphone navigation apps don't have that potential yet. I guess I can send a feature request to CoPilot.

I balk a little at having to buy yet another device, but in the same breath, I acknowledge the wisdom of having some redundancy. Could be Christmas, Part 2??


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Posted: 01/22/18 12:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also agree about, and frequently use, the weather radar features while en route.

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Smartphones already do this. Traffic alerts too.

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deepdoc1 wrote:

Sirius is on my list of requirements for the head unit upgrade I am planning for, so that's good to know. The Garmin Dezi (and other hardware units, probably) looks like pretty much what I'm looking for, but if I have permission to pick nits, I wonder why smartphone navigation apps don't have that potential yet. I guess I can send a feature request to CoPilot.

I balk a little at having to buy yet another device, but in the same breath, I acknowledge the wisdom of having some redundancy. Could be Christmas, Part 2??


Google Maps navigation will warn of weather disruptions along the route, and suggest alternate routes. I've had this happen on East I-90 when flash flooding closed the expressway just west of Sioux Falls.

It doesn't however do as you are asking about, like hey, there might be thunderstorm 100 miles ahead.

Maybe need to pitch that idea to the folks in Silicone Valley.


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GordonThree wrote:

Maybe need to pitch that idea to the folks in Silicone Valley.
That's the strip joint just down the street.

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If you know the cities you will pass through, just plug them into the Favorites on this pgm/app

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start10\Launch.exe" /Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

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StarkNaked wrote:

One option is to get a radio that has NOAA weather alerts.


I prefer to use the NOAA Weather Radar app and just get a peek at the radar. While I'm no weatherman, it's pretty easy to zoom out and see what's heading where.

Our motorhome has a WeatherRadio built in. It'll store up to six or eight SAME Codes. Which makes the radio alerts more specific, but punching in the codes is kind of a PITA.

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