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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:59

Parkway to have its own weather forecasting site

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out parkwayThanks to a new partnership, travelers along the Blue Ridge Parkway can access real time current road and weather conditions from one end of the historic roadway to the other, using BRPweather.com and BRPwebcams.org, newly installed weather stations and webcams. 

 

Joining forces to create the specialized weather websites were The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian State University, and RaysWeather.com.

The weather stations and webcams installed along the 469-mile Parkway will provide users with custom forecasts, live weather conditions, live webcam images and video, radar and satellite imagery, and climate information from Cherokee to Waynesboro, Va. The Park Service will use the webcams and weather information to improve safety on the Parkway by being more alert to weather changes and adverse road conditions.

“As we all know, the weather in our mountains changes from one ridge to the next, and this site will help us all plan better, be prepared, and enjoy our Parkway adventures even more,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

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