Bosses everywhere are going to love The Weather Channel. With maps being the number one draw for weather.com visitors, they have teamed up with Microsoft’s Virtual Earth to offer users the ability to see real time weather reports for streets in the U.S.
The Interactive Weather Map can be viewed in either a “road view”, or a much cooler satellite view, with different color blobs from greens to grays denoting the weather conditions. Want to see the directional path of the weather condition in your area? Check out the animation feature in the lower right corner, this plays a cycle of animated satellite imagery data, perfect for scrubbing through time while you watch storms and weather systems progress.
What does this mean for employees calling in late due to “weather”? Watch out; Your boss can track storm systems right down to the block you’re on, so you might want to develop some better excuses.