Posts Tagged ‘washington dc’

MAP: Tropical Storm Hanna (Kelso)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

[Editor’s note: I produced this mashup in real time for The Washington Post a couple weekend’s ago when Hurricane Hanna blew into the DC area as a tropical storm. This mashup was the main graphic lead on the homepage for a couple hours. A week later, the Houston Chronicle pulled off a similar exercise for Gustov.]

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legendThis mashup tracked flooding, road closures, major power outages, and other storm related events across the Washington, D.C. metro area on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The live map was last updated at 7:05 pm. and shows conditions at that time. No further updates will be provided.

Follow Hurricane Hanna at Capital Weather Gang blog. View flooding status of regional rivers from USGS.

SOURCES: Staff reports; Power outages: PEPCO, BGE, SMECO and Dominion; Road conditions:, Maryland CHART, Fairfax. Interactive by Nathaniel V. Kelso and Dita Smith -The Washington Post.

First published Sept. 6, 2008. Last updated Sept. 6, 2008 at 7:05 p.m.

Weather Undgerground Gets in the Google Mashup Mood

Monday, March 10th, 2008

weather undgerground logoMy friend Curt has been encouraging me to create a mashup with radar, temperature, and other weather related features for the last few months. Come to find out Weather Underground now has these features on a Google Maps mashup! You can see Washington, DC in the screenshot below. Looks like airports get the “sunny” status icons where most other weather stations track temperature, some wind direction. There is a sidebar (not shown here) that lists all the stations alphabetically. When station names are mouseOver’d there the station will highlight on the map. When a storm passes thru, the map updates with the latest radar. Thanks Curt!

Find your local weather on the mashup…

weather undgerground screengrab dc