If there’s one thing that can derail a trip, it’s bad weather. The good news is that there are plenty of resources out there to help you anticipate weather-related problems.
Of course, anyone can turn on The Weather Channel, but the key to smart travels is knowing how the weather affects your trip.
The Web site and mobile app FlightStats doesn’t just track flight status. It actually gives you information about weather delays at the airport, so you can be the first to know whether your departure or arrival airport is experiencing problems.
And if you’re about to hit the road, head to Weather Underground’s Web site and mobile phone app. They’ve got a road trip planner that outlines the predicted weather along your specific route.
The old standby Weather.com has also evolved quite a bit. Not only does it give you information about weather, but also provides details on the marine forecast for boaters, along with surfing and skiing conditions.
And speaking of skiing, you also want to check out WeatherBug’s ski conditions page. It lists resorts worldwide, with information like how much new snow has dropped and how many lifts are open that day.
For more on bad weather conditions, check out our Natural Disasters section.
And check out the rest of our Daily Travel Tips here.