I know, I haven't done one in a while, but the gadget vlogs (video blogs) are back! Since I no longer do video blogs at my desk, I've moved this operation outside. Today I talk about two great gadgets for weather enthusiasts: A hard core weather station that will transmit up to 1 mile away, and a great DSLR camera and lens.
Wow. An electronic weather station that will transmit 1 mile line-of-sight. It's like a dream come true. Imagine setting this up at the hill behind your house instead of your front yard. This distance will enable much more accurate readings (especially wind) to be recorded.
Since I already have a station running at my house and here at AccuWeather.com HQ, I'm going to help local storm chaser Ron "R-Factor" Shawley install this one in Vinco, Pennsylvania, one of the snowiest places in the state. More on that later...
Meanwhile it's time to talk about the Canon Rebel XS DSLR camera, for which I received a wonderful 300mm lens from Fumfie.com last week. (For additional information and sample photos, check out my blog last month: "Photos from the Canon Rebel XS DSLR Camera.)"
Honestly, the only problem with the Rebel out of the box is that it doesn't zoom as far as many point-and-shoots, so this solves that problem, and now I'm poised to make full use of this camera for daytime storm chasing photography, and night-time lightning photography. Expect to see more pictures soon. And remember, you can get the lowest prices on the cameras and accessories mentioned above, from:
DISCLAIMER: These opinions are mine only. Sample products were provided for these reviews. AccuWeather.com does not sell any of the items reviewed in this blog entry as of this writing.
As much as 27 inches of rainfall has closed I-95 in South Carolina, as well as nearly 400 other roads and 165 bridges!
Over 17 inches of rain fell near Columbia, South Carolina just last night!
The extreme rain continues today, with the Carolinas in the cross-hairs. This one could be a 1,000 year event.
Hurricane Joaquin rapidly strengthened into a monster storm overnight -- this changes everything.
Will Hurricane Joaquin be the next "Isabel" or "Sandy?" Does it even matter?
It's not a matter of "if" but "where" the flooding footage you'll see on the news later this week will be from.