posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:45 AM
I never really paid too much attention to the weather until I moved from Washington State to Kentucky (an LOL is in order here).
At any rate, these sites will help anyone wanting to completely quash fear of the unknown with knowledge and preparation:
U.S. Radar (up to ten minutes lag)
Enter Zip Here
for local up to the
minute configurable radar.
However I can't say enough about local news station's weathermen, as they'll usually do everything in their power to stay on air with up to the
minute and very localized weather advice when there are big or dangerous storms in the area that deserve our respect.
By far, what I rely on most is my knowledge of EXACTLY where I am on any map, and the weather.gov radar maps available online. It's up to you to
figure out exactly where you are on any map, how long it takes to get to the shelter, and correlate that with the delay in radar images.