With the wild weather that has been sweeping through the country this year, people are trying to be better at staying on top of weather reports and keeping up with the local news and alerts. This winter has been one of the coldest and snowiest, pounding the Midwest and the Northeast with record levels of snow and record lows of cold. Tornado alley has been windier and whirlier than ever, leaving many communities devastated as their home were blown away. Even the summer was sweltering and dry in many places, forcing elderly people indoors to the air conditioned sanctuaries of their homes. Many attribute the wild and erratic weather patterns to the remnants of El Nino in the 90s and other attribute it to global warming, and still others say that it’s just the weather cycling through extremes. Whatever the case, the bottom line for most people is that they want to be more prepared in the future for when the weather gets extreme.
One way that people are using technology to stay on top of wacky weather is by getting connected to the growing 4g network. This service is a high speed wireless internet connection that gets people online from their mobile devices no matter where they are. It is the fastest connection available even compared to land lines. This means that people can beat even the fastest moving storm systems with their connection no matter when the storm is coming. The way that people are using 4g to stay ahead of the weather is to get connected while they are on the go and check up on their local weather.
There have been many different mobile applications created that can also alert you to sever or extreme weather conditions as they happen, so you don’t have to be logging on and checking all the time. With a 4g connection you are constantly connected to the web no matter where you are as long as you have your mobile device on. This means that you can use any of the applications available on smartphones and laptop computers, or sign up for email alerts from your local weather station. This way you will get notified automatically when a new weather system is on its way with a beep and a ring to your phone so that you can check it as it is happening.
In this way, people are constantly on alert if they need to know about an oncoming weather change. It allows people to prepare and plan their lives better. They will know if they need to put on the rain boots and bring an umbrella in the morning, or if they need to leave a little earlier to make more time for a safe drive on the icy commute to work. They will know if they should layer up their clothes in the morning or prepare to pick up the kids early if their after school activities are cancelled. Using 4g to get updates on the weather will give you as much notice about the weather as if you were in constant and direct communication with your local weatherman.