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Weather: a Visual Guide by Bruce BuckleyHow to Cool the Planet by Jeff GoodellWeather Matters by Bernard MergenMan vs. Weather by Dennis DiClaudioAtmosphere by Dana Desonie

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Community Resources

Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management



A weather information portal, providing regional and world forecasts, hour-to-hour updates, satellite maps, and more.

Astronomical Information

Astronomical information from the U.S. Navy, including data about sunrises, moon phases, eclipses, cellestial navigation, solar systems, and more.

Michigan and Great Lakes Region (NOAA)

Obtain weather updates and radar and satellite images of weather patterns around the Southwest Michigan region.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Information and educational site covering the world of weather, including a photographic archive, news, weather images, maps, spotlight featues, and much more.

Old Farmer's Almanac

Current and historical weather information back to 1973.

Sunrise and Sunset computations

Obtain the times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, transits of the sun and moon, and the beginning and end of civil twilight, along with information on the moon's phase by specifying the date and location via this site.

Weather Channel

Get a local weather forecast, news about changes in weather patterns, timely information for travelers, maps, allergy reports, and more.

World Climate

Contains over 85,000 records of world climate data from a wide range of sources.

World Meteorological Association

The UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.

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Know your subject when talking about the weather.