Best Free Weather Alert and Monitoring

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Introduction

The following excerpt is taken directly from the Earth Alerts website:

What is EARTH ALERTS?

Earth Alerts is a Windows-based application that allows you to monitor in near real-time a variety of natural hazard events that are occurring anywhere around the world. Alert notifications, reports, and imagery provide the user with a convenient way to view natural phenomenon as they occur, whether close to home or some far-flung corner of the globe!

Earth Alerts uses a variety of online resources provided by organizations such as the National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution (just to name a few), to identify what sort of activities "Mother Earth" is currently dishing out on the planet.

To use Earth Alerts, you simply select the specific natural hazards -- earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tropical cyclones, wildland fires, landslides, severe weather, local weather, etc. -- and the locations that interest you. The application will then automatically retrieve the latest information from various live data feeds on the Internet and present it to you in a convenient arrangement of reports and images.

More than a weather monitoring program

Earth Alerts includes basic weather tracking features such as National Weather Service alerts, current conditions, local forecasts and radar/satellite imagery. Note that this program does not provide the most extensive weather data or "fanciest" weather related imagery compared to what is available online. If weather information is all you're interested in, then Earth Alerts is probably NOT for you. There are many comprehensive applications, web browser add-ins, and websites available for monitoring weather. Guess what? I use some of them myself!

I created Earth Alerts to do more than just track weather-related phenomenon. The inspiration for Earth Alerts grew out of an idea to create a single application for monitoring multiple types of natural hazard events. After all, our planet can be quite destructive to us mortals, by offering up dangers in a variety of ways!

Earth Alerts is a little program for anybody who is fascinated with the power of nature and enjoys keeping track of what our little blue planet is dishing out on a regular basis!

 
Quick Selection Guide

Earth Alerts

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Available either as a web service or stand alone program
2013.2.24
2.8 MB ZIP
32 bit but 64 bit compatible
Unrestricted freeware
Can download .NET Framework 3.5 from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=21 v2013.2.24 released 23 July, 2013 View the change log here
Windows 2000,XP, Vista, 7; plus .NET Framework 3.5
 
 
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The Weather Channel App For Windows has a compatibility problem with windows 7. The software supports a resolution of 1024 x 768 only. The application has compatibility issues with windows 7 64 bit. Also the software does run of a 32 bit operating system. The software does take time to load. Earth Alerts on the other hand gives you every 15 minute coverage of whats going on around the world. Also i have used this software and found that when you select global settings you not only get alerts of the world but United States of America are also included irrelevant of whether you choose united states of America or global you will get alerts of the weather. Weather bug has a problem with their download server.