As more people will be driving in the U.S. over the approaching holidays, a new web site at aaafoundation.org, hosted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, should prove to be very useful.
The AAA Foundation`s real-time, interactive weather information service tells motorists about highway conditions including ice, snow, fog, wind, and even dust storms. Travelers can find warnings of severe weather with just a few mouse clicks, and can view the information as graphics or text.
The web site offers national, regional, and local weather conditions, with links to state traffic pages that also show construction, road closings, and local traffic information. Colorful maps identify which Interstate routes may have weather problems and offer detailed written forecasts for specific areas.
Weather information for the AAA Foundation site is provided by WeatherBank, Inc., which distributes detailed and comprehensive weather information over the Internet at weatherbank.com. WeatherBank uses National Weather Service data, animated satellite images, real-time temperature measurements from airports, WeatherBank`s own hurricane tracking and projection maps, and historical data to provide comprehensive maps, graphs, and weather alerts.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit charitable organization funded by donations from AAA and CAA clubs and members. It is devoted to preventing crashes and saving lives through research and education in the field of traffic safety.