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So, where are we again?

Why am I showing you a map of the over 3,000 counties in the U.S.? Read on…

Imagine being on the vacation you’ve carefully planned for weeks. It’s a beautiful spot – a cabin in the woods or maybe a great Florida beach resort.

You pretty much tune out, enjoying time at the beach or a refreshing nature walk. Suddenly, skies grow dark, there’s a tell-tale rumble of thunder followed by flashes of lightning. As downpours descend, you run for cover inside the hotel or elsewhere. A TV shows a list of county names scrolling across the bottom of the screen accompanied by the words “SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING”. Are YOU in danger?

Maybe, but do you even know what county you’re in? After all, you’re on vacation. However, knowing that kind of information could quickly let you know if it’s just a garden-variety storm or something worse.

Weather warnings are very specific, drawn in shapes, or boxes called polygons like this one in black:

The pin-drop could be your location – smack dab in the middle of a storm warning in this case. It doesn’t matter what county the box is in – all that matters is that you’re in the box!

WeatherCall shows you that box and your location, no matter where you are in the U.S. Whether you’re on vacation or back home, you can count on this life-saving service. Learn more here: www.weathercall.net/gene.

Surprising weather, whether at home or on vacation can be a real downer. No need in making it worse by forcing you to be a geography major.
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