REVIEW – Some years ago, I had a snowblower with a gas engine of a similar size and shape to the Worx in this review. It was frequently frustrating and a pain in the patoot to start. The fuel smelled awful, stalled at the most inopportune times, and I damaged my rotator cuff trying to […]
NEWS – Our phones are among our most important gadgets. Most of us have at least one weather app onboard. Some of us may have a half-dozen. (Guilty as charged.) We’ve reviewed several weather radios here but they only broadcast from one source. Some degree (ha) of weather watching matters to most of us. When
FosPower Model A6 5,200mAh Emergency Solar Hand Crank NOAA Weather Radio review – a good tool you never want to use
REVIEW – Here in central Florida, every year between June 1 and November 30, one thing gets featured regularly on the local news. Hurricanes. Right around June 1 every year, they stress hurricane preparedness. One of the things that the experts recommend be in everyone’s hurricane kit is a quality weather radio. They also stress
NEWS – Twitter may eliminate NWS severe weather alerts due to a new policy to control automated tweets. My National Weather Service Office sent this tweet saying Twitter has decided to ‘limit’ automated Tweets as of 3/29/2023. I encourage you to submit a comment to Twitter Support strongly suggesting they allow an exception for the
REVIEW – The Midland WR400 Weather Alert Radio is a desktop weather alerting radio that also plays AM/FM radio and can serve as a wake-up alarm. The size and design of the WR400 are perfect for bedside or any indoor use, but choose your alert type carefully if you live with others. The 85 dB
REVIEW – I don’t have white tape on my glasses but I’m a bit of a weather nerd. I’ve taken the NOAA/NWS Advanced Skywarn Weather Spotter training, have 5 weather apps on my phone, and I use Twitter to follow my NOAA office for alerts. I have a weather radio at my bedside and one
NEWS – Your weather app probably does weather warnings and alerts. But to me, there’s nothing like getting it directly from the source. Did you know that you can use Twitter for instant NOAA weather notifications? I have multiple weather radios and rely on them for alerts directly from the U.S. Weather Service / NOAA.
REVIEW – Here we go again with another Litheli product test and review. This time around, I am checking out the LitheLi 40V Cordless Brushless Snowblower. Last winter I shoveled through at least 3 sizeable snowstorms, and I vowed that I would not do the same this year. In early October of this year, Litheli
REVIEW – I’m a bit of a weather nerd. I have at least 5 weather apps on my iPhone, I created an automatic updating weather radar widget on my macOS desktop using Geektool, and I have a WeatherFlow Tempest home weather station collecting data outside. If you’re not quite as nerdy as me but would
NEWS – The Canope is a hands-free umbrella that looks a little goofy for regular day-to-day use. But if you look at the image below, it looks handy for people who bike, people who have jobs that require that they stand out in the weather all day, dog walkers, hikers, etc. The Canope features a
REVIEW – I live in New York near the ocean or as some may say at the water’s edge. It is very normal for me to experience power outages during any storm in any season. Years ago during Hurricane Sandy, I spent 14 days in the dark, and it was a hand-crank radio that I
REVIEW – How hot is it outside? What’s the humidity right now? How fast is the wind blowing? How much did it rain last night? These are all questions we’ve probably asked at one time or another and we can find generalized answers by launching our favorite weather apps. But those apps don’t provide accurate
REVIEW – I’m one of those weird people that loves winter and snow. But, like everyone else, I hate shoveling the white stuff after it falls. In my youth, I looked at it as a good cardio workout, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s just become a literal pain in my back. So when I
NEWS – I might be in the minority here, but I love snow. What I don’t like is trying to remove all the white stuff from my car. I’ve used brushes, ice scrapers, and even a broom, none of which are ideal. We just had our first big snowfall, and as I was laboriously cleaning
REVIEWS – When you live in southern Indiana, you just never know what the weather is going to be like. It’s February but we’ve had lots of rain and even thundersnow. Yes, that’s really a thing here. This week I’ve been testing the stormproof and unbreakable Hedgehog Umbrella. Let’s check it out. What is it?