County weather program expands


Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 7:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 7:41 a.m.

Alachua County Emergency Management has expanded its weather monitoring network, purchasing two new stations for its WeatherBug program.

The program allows up-to-date, real-time weather reports on the county's emergency management Web site.

The new sites are located at two Alachua County Fire Rescue stations, Rescue 20 south of High Springs on U.S. 441 and Rescue 8 in the Orange Heights area off of U.S. 301, the county reported Tuesday.

The WeatherBug network, launched last year, provides emergency personnel with live weather data. Residents can monitor weather conditions in real time. The program also offers free software that can be downloaded and will let users select the nearest station to them and get alerts about severe weather.

To view the data, go to

www.alachuacounty.us/government/depts/fr/em/weathertools/currentweather.aspx.

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