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Old 07-09-2016, 06:51 PM   #11
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Many provinces and states combine weather warnings with road condition information on websites and in apps, often identified by the "511" number used to reach the telephone version.
Alberta example: Alberta road conditions, road reports and traffic cams | 511 Alberta
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:53 PM   #12
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We most use Wunderground, then Accuweather, WeatherBug or Hi-Def Radar.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:05 PM   #13
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I prefer taking secondary highways and byways when possible and find cell service pretty spotty. Does anyone have any ideas for non cell service weather while you are moving? Can never find a radio channel with the weather when I try.
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It seems like everyone has that now - they build a $100 mobile access point (hotspot) into the vehicle and push it as the reason to buy a new $40,000 vehicle. Certainly GM thinks it's the most desirable feature of their SUVs, judging by their TV ads.
You noticed that too, eh? A whole commercial dedicated to one feature, one I would not even care to have.
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I prefer taking secondary highways and byways when possible and find cell service pretty spotty. Does anyone have any ideas for non cell service weather while you are moving? Can never find a radio channel with the weather when I try.
You have to stop moving but even small towns often have a library with wifi.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:27 PM   #16
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That and the rear hatch that opens when you pass your foot under the bumper. Fine deal till you become inebriated and fall on your .
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:58 PM   #17
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I prefer taking secondary highways and byways when possible and find cell service pretty spotty. Does anyone have any ideas for non cell service weather while you are moving? Can never find a radio channel with the weather when I try.
This has a bit of the feel of using a sledgehammer to drive a tack, but...
XM Sirius satellite radio has a weather channel. Works everywhere, unless you're in a tunnel or similarly shielded from the sky.

Weather radio is the more obvious answer, as Jim mentioned in the initial post (his is combined with CB in one receiver). The U.S. service is the "NOAA" broadcasts mentioned earlier. These systems run on dedicated channels, which is why you need a specific weather radio receiver, but you're not searching random broadcast stations hoping for a weather report.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:57 PM   #18
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I use the weather radio at home and on the road too. The only problem, and I'm serious here, is that when I tune the station in, I have to have the road atlas out because I'm often no familiar with the towns the computerized voice is referring to. This is especially true when they give the severe weather warning county by county. I find it to be
pretty accurate though.
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Computerized voice??, I thought it was the same person, like the Wiz in Oz, who went around and broadcasts the forecasts.....
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There is a new one called Storm Shield by EW Scripps we have been using for several months now. You can set it to use you current location or point it to a exact address and save it as a favorite. It worked great while we were traveling on vacation last month and last week we had 5 waves of severe storms and it gave us warnings every time. It has radar too.
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