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mountainman
08-22-2012, 18:22
My phone doesn't have internet, so is there a # I could call to get weather report for southern Maine?

The Cleaner
08-22-2012, 18:53
I can't help with a phone# but check out the Sangean DT-400W, a great very lite AM-FM radio w/7 weather bands....

gpburdelljr
08-22-2012, 19:22
The following NOAA website has a list of phone numbers for recorded weather forecasts. There are several numbers for Maine.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php

WingedMonkey
08-22-2012, 19:33
My phone doesn't have internet, so is there a # I could call to get weather report for southern Maine?

Take a piece of string and hang your phone from a tripod made of tree limbs.



If the phone is wet, it's raining.
If the phone is swinging, the wind is blowing.
If the phone casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
If the phone does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
If the phone is not visible, it is foggy.
If the phone is white, it is snowing.
If the phone is coated with ice, there is a frost.
If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost.
If the phone is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
If the phone is under water, there is a flood.
If the phone is warm, it is sunny.
If the phone is missing, there was a tornado.
If the phone is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.


Sorry, couldn't resist.
:banana

Spokes
08-22-2012, 19:33
Portland 207-688-3210

Northern Aroostook County, Caribou, Presque Isle, Bangor, Southern Penobscot County
207-492-0170

moldy
08-22-2012, 21:13
This is what I do, 304.535.6331, ask for the weather report. I pay my ATC dues

Wise Old Owl
08-22-2012, 21:17
I can't help with a phone# but check out the Sangean DT-400W, a great very lite AM-FM radio w/7 weather bands....

great reply Cleaner, that's a winner.


I will add this - when you stick the radio on a weak AM station and hear light static - the lightening is 50 miles away.
On a strong AM station its 10-15 miles away. As the frequency over time increases its heading towards you if it decreases or remains unchanged - no worrys... No I am not kidding... Years of listening to Am and Shortwave.

Wise Old Owl
08-22-2012, 21:25
Eastern Region Delaware (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#de), District of Columbia (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#dc) , Connecticut (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#ct), Maine (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#me), Maryland (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#md), Massachusetts (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#ma), New Jersey (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#nj), New York (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#ny), North Carolina (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#nc), Ohio (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#oh), Pennsylvania (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#pa), South Carolina (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#sc), Vermont (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#ve), Virginia (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#va), West Virginia (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/recordedforecasts.php#wv)



DELAWARE



Wilmington/Dover/Georgetown 609-261-6600



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



Washington Metro 703-996-2200, ext.1



CONNECTICUT



Bridgeport, New Haven, Middletown, New London 631 924-0517



MAINE



Portland 207-688-3210
Northern Aroostook County, Caribou, Presque Isle, Bangor, Southern Penobscot County 207-492-0170


MARYLAND



Baltimore 703-996-2200, ext.1



MASSACHUSETTS



Boston, Ma./Providence,Rl./Hartford,Ct. 508-822-0634



NEW HAMPSHIRE



Concord 603-225-5191



NEW JERSEY



Trenton/Atlantic City/Morristown 609-261-6600
Newark 631-924-0517


NEW YORK



Binghamton/Syracuse/Scranton Pa. 607-729-1597
Buffalo, Rochester, Lake Erie Marine Forecast, Lake Ontario Marine Forecast 716-565-0802
New York City/Long Island 631-924-0517


NORTH CAROLINA



Asheville, Charlotte 864-848-3859
Greensboro, Winston, Salem, High Port 919-515-8209
Morehead City 252-223-5737
Raleigh,Durham, Chapel Hill 919-515-8209
Wilmington 910-762-4289


OHIO



Cincinnati/Wilmington 513-241-1010
Cleveland 216-265-2370
Dayton 937-258-0777, ext. 2355


PENNSYLVANIA



Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, State College, Williamsport 814 231-2408
Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading 609-261-6600
Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 412-262-2170

The Cleaner
08-22-2012, 22:14
great reply Cleaner, that's a winner.


I will add this - when you stick the radio on a weak AM station and hear light static - the lightening is 50 miles away.
On a strong AM station its 10-15 miles away. As the frequency over time increases its heading towards you if it decreases or remains unchanged - no worrys... No I am not kidding... Years of listening to Am and Shortwave.
When I was out in April a thru hiker took a pic of my radio so he could get one sent to him in Damascus.I go solo most trips and like to do NPR news at supper.Also I've shared many weather reports with thrus or shared recent news events.One hiker wanted Wall St info...

Theosus
08-22-2012, 22:40
When I was a student pilot, before everyone had a phone with a forecast and radar app, we would call 1-800-WXBRIEF, and speak to a weather forecaster. You just had to tell him where you were going and he would give you the forecast, cloud cover and winds aloft for the area. Try telling him you'll just be around the "Town X" area... see what they say.

About_Time
08-22-2012, 22:46
http://www.weather.com/mobile/textmessaging.html

When I wasn't able to get a phone call to work, I found that text messaging would still work sometimes. I used the "on demand" option towards the bottom of the above page. It wasn't the greatest, but was better than nothing.

BigHodag
08-22-2012, 23:31
Just text Google's SMS search service at 466453 (GOOGLE) with "w" followed by a zipcode. You'll receive a long text with just about everything you want to know. I used this service for my CT/NY section hike this summer. I added several zipcodes along my route to my hiking plan making it quick and easy to get the zipcode and send an SMS.

http://www.google.com/mobile/sms/search/

My blog post on this getting weather info from Google SMS service:
http://at-trail.blogspot.com/2012/04/appalachian-trail-weather-google.html