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Appendix F. Weather Website Survey Results

Table F-1. Links and other dissemination methods.
State/Provider Homepage link(s) Weather-related links on the DOT Homepage Support other dissemination methods Links
Alabama http://www.dot.state.al.us/docs Emergency road closures, traffic cameras Y - Link for using a mobile device Link to NOAA from traffic camera page
Alaska/ Alaska 511 http://511.alaska.gov/
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/
Highways → road weather information system; 511 N 511 incorporated
Arizona http://www.dot.state.az.us/ Road conditions, traffic cameras Y - Mobile homepage for travel times 511 - included here since incorporated with site
Arkansas http://www.arkansashighways.com/ Weather condition map N N
California http://www.dot.ca.gov/ Travel → Highway conditions, live traffic cameras Y - mobile Link to 511
Colorado http://www.dot.state.co.us/ Road/Weather conditions/web cameras, travel advisory alerts and restrictions Y - mobile N
Connecticut http://www.ct.gov/dot/site/default.asp Weather N N
Delaware http://www.deldot.gov/ Interactive traffic map, live traffic, traffic alerts N N
District of Columbia (Washington DC) http://www.ddot.dc.gov/ddot/site/ Traveler information, traffic cameras N N
Florida/ Florida 511 http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ http://www.fl511.com/Default.aspx Travel information, traffic warnings and updates, 511 N 511 incorporated, National Weather Service (hurricanes), Florida Division of Forestry (wildfires), Florida FHP
Georgia http://www.dot.state.ga.us/Pages/ default.aspx Travel Info Y - My NaviGAtor has subscriptions for PED/email Some information on Georgia Navigator site www.georgia-navigator.com
Hawaii http://hawaii.gov/dot/ None N N
Idaho http://itd.idaho.gov/ Traveler services → 511 Idaho, cameras, weather N Adjacent states/ Canadian provinces
Illinois http://www.dot.state.il.us/ Traveling public → Winter road conditions, road conditions; Road closures → current closures; Maps → Interactive maps N Map on www.gettingaroundillinois.com
Indiana http://www.in.gov/indot/ Road conditions, trafficwise N Links to Intellicast, National Weather Service, Wunderground
Iowa/ Iowa 511 http://www.iowadot.gov/
http://www.511ia.org
Weather, forecast N 511 incorporated
Kansas http://www.ksdot.org/ Travel and Traffic Info → Road Weather Station, Maps Y - 511 mobile 511, weatherforyou.com incorporated
Kentucky 511 http://511.ky.gov/ None N All 511 info
Louisiana http://www.dotd.state.la.us/ Louisiana traffic times (511), traffic cameras N 511 incorporated
Maine 511 http://www.511maine.gov/index.asp None N All 511 info
Maryland http://www.mdot.state.md.us/ Miscellaneous → Local Weather N N - all info on CHART page which is part of the DOT
Massachusetts http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/ Traveler Information (w/ 511 logo) N N
Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/ Lane closures, winter road conditions N N
Minnesota/Minnesota 511 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/
http://www.511mn.org/index.asp
Twin Cities Metro Traffic, Getting Around, weather Y - 511 mobile 511 incorporated
Mississippi http://www.gomdot.com/Home/
Home.aspx
Monitor traffic conditions, Travel → Weather N N
Missouri http://www.modot.mo.gov/ Traveler information map, statewide text report of road closures, road conditions update N N
Montana http://www.mdt.mt.gov/ Traveler information → alerts/restrictions/road reports, cameras/rwis, weather N 511 - included here since incorporated with site
Nebraska/Nebraska 511 http://www.dor.state.ne.us/
http://www.511nebraska.org/ndortip/
index.jsp
Winter storm related bulletin, highway cams, city cams, weather N 511 incorporated
Nevada 511 http://www.safetravelusa.com/nv/ Highway controls report, links to various maps N All 511 info
New Hampshire http://www.nh.gov/dot/index.htm Traveler/Commuter info Y - link on 511 page for mobile devices 511 - included here since incorporated with site
New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/ Njcommuter.com → NJ511 Travel Info, Cameras Y - Email or text alert feature 511 - included here since incorporated with site
New Mexico http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/ Roads and Traffic, Road Conditions 511 N Links to surrounding states road conditions
New York 511 http://www.511ny.org/ Traffic conditions, transit conditions N All 511 info
North Carolina http://www.ncdot.org/ Travel and Maps N None
North Dakota http://www.dot.nd.gov/ Road Conditions Info N None
Ohio http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Pages/
Home.aspx
Highways N Most info on www.buckeyetraffic.org, link to FHWA National Traffic and Road Closures site
Oklahoma http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/ Public Access Traffic Webcams, Road Conditions, Weather Information Y NOAA
Oregon http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/ Trip Check (external) Y - PED All info on www.tripcheck.com
Pennsylvania 511 http://www.511pa.com Pennsylvania 511 N All 511 info
Rhode Island http://www.dot.state.ri.us/ Traffic → travel advisories, highway cameras, traffic management center, incident reports, 511 Travel information, Congestion mapping N 511 - included here since incorporated with site
South Carolina http://www.dot.state.sc.us/ Traffic cameras, SC Road conditions N None
South Dakota http://www.sddot.com/ Link to safe travel USA - Road/weather Info N All info on safetravelusa.com
Tennessee http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/ TDOT Smartway N None
Texas http://www.dot.state.tx.us/ Road Conditions N None
Utah http://www.udot.utah.gov/ Road Conditions N 511 - included here since incorporated with site, map on commuterlink.utah.gov
Vermont 511 http://www.511vt.com 511 N All 511 info
Virginia 511 http://511virginia.org 511 Y - mobile All 511 info
Washington State http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ Traffic and Cameras N None
West Virginia http://www.transportation.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Road conditions N None
Wisconsin 511 http://www.511wi.gov 511 N All on 511 except RWIS info
Wyoming http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/ 511 travel info (not 511 page), road conditions, road condition alerts N None
Accuweather www.accuweather.com - Y - mobile -
BBC Weather www.news.bbc.co.uk/weather/ - Y - mobile -
Intellicast www.intellicast.com - Y - email -
Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk - Y - email -
National Weather Service www.nws.noaa.gov - Y - mobile -
Weather Underground www.wunderground.com - Y - mobile -
Weather.com www.weather.com - Y - weather alerts by email, mobile text, or mobile vocal -
Weatherbug www.weatherbug.com - Y - mobile -

 

Table F-2. Weather maps.
State/Provider Weather-related map Platform Map detail Weather-related color codes/symbols Special areas indicated Initial level of detail Time-stamp
Alabama N - - - - - -
Alaska/ Alaska 511 Y Unknown State to street Y - Alerts, color coding for driving conditions, mountain pass symbols Y State N
Arizona Y Unknown State to region Y - symbols but no color coding N State - select a region Y
Arkansas Y Corel State Y - color coded roadways N State Y
California Y Unknown State to district, only closures N N State N
Colorado Y Google State to street Y - closures, cameras, colored roads N State Y
Connecticut Y Google State to street N N State N
Delaware Y Google State to street Y - Suns where the sensors are located N State Y
District of Columbia (Washington DC) N - - - - - -
Florida/ Florida 511 Y Google State to street Y - Weather, traffic speed road color codings N State - select a region Y
Georgia N - - - - - -
Hawaii N - - - - - -
Idaho Y Unknown State to region Y - Color coded roadways for driving conditions, links to NWS forecasts, watches, and warnings Y State N
Illinois Y NAVTEQ State to street Y - Color coded roadways for snow/ice cover N State Y
Indiana Y Traffic Wise page - Google State to street Y - Weather, coded road conditions, closures N State N
Iowa/ Iowa 511 Y Unknown State to region Y -color coded roads for precipitation coverage, symbols for driving condition difficulty N State N
Kansas Y Bing State to region Y - color coded roads for precipitation coverage N State N
Kentucky 511 Y Google State to street Y - road conditions symbol, precipitation and hazardous driving conditions color colored N State N
Louisiana Y Google State to street Y - weather icon, no color coding N State Y
Maine 511 Y Unknown State to region Y - color coded areas for driving conditions N State N
Maryland Y Google State to street Y -alphabetical characters for road conditions, color coded roads by speed N Region N
Massachusetts Y - traffic only Google State to street Y - Color coding for traffic levels, no weather info N Region N
Michigan Y - traffic only Unknown State to street Y -Color coding for traffic levels, no weather info N State N
Minnesota/ Minnesota 511 Y Unknown State to region Y -color coding for driving conditions, alerts, accidents, closures N State N - stated current
Mississippi Y accuweather.com State Y - Color coding for precipitation levels N State Y
Missouri Y Google State to street Y - Winter road conditions color coding, symbols for flood and winter weather N State N
Montana Y Unknown District Y - color coded roadways by condition N State - select a region Y
Nebraska/ Nebraska 511 Y Unknown State to city Y - colored roads for caution level, symbols for road conditions info N State Y
Nevada 511 Y Unknown State to route Y -colored roads for chains, winds, closures N State N
New Hampshire Y Google State to city Y - colored roads for road conditions, weather icon N State N
New Jersey Y Google State to street Y - color coded traffic levels and weather icon N State - select a region N - Stated current
New Mexico Y Unknown State Y -driving condition, closure, and weather advisories, no color codes N State N
New York 511 Y Google State to street Y -Weather alerts, color coded roads for speeds N State N
North Carolina Y Bing State to street Y - color coding for traffic speeds N State Y
North Dakota Y Unknown State Y - color coding for road conditions, flooding symbol N State Y
Ohio Y Bing State to street Y - color coding for traffic speeds; flooding, snow/ice, road and weather sensor symbols N State N
Oklahoma Y Unknown State Y - Color coded regions for weather conditions N State Y
Oregon Y Unknown State to route Y - Symbols for weather hazard, weather warning, snow zone, weather stations, delays N State N
Pennsylvania 511 Y Google State to street Y - winter road conditions, weather alerts, roads color coded for winter weather or speeds N State N
Rhode Island Y Unknown State to region Y - colored driving condition symbols, NWS weather watch and warning symbols, color coded roads for traffic flow N State N
South Carolina N - - - - - -
South Dakota Y Safe Travel State Y - road coding by weather conditions, traffic congestion symbols N State N
Tennessee Y Google State to street Y - roads color coded by traffic flow, areas color coded by condition N State - select a region N
Texas Y Unknown State to route Y - color coded roads for flood, ice/snow N State Y
Utah Y Google State to route Y - color coded roads for traffic flow levels, sun and clouds for areas with weather info, blinking if severe N Region N
Vermont 511 Y Google State to street Y - color coded roads for road conditions, weather symbol N State N
Virginia 511 Y Bing State to street Y - colored roads for snow/ice conditions, cloud icons for weather conditions that have affected roads (e.g. flooding) N State N
Washington State Y Unknown State to region Y - colored impact levels for alerts, weather symbol for impact type, color coded roads - traffic levels Y State - select a region N
West Virginia Y ESRI State to street Y - color coded roads for clear, snow/ice removal, emergency N State N
Wisconsin 511 Y Google State to street Y - color coded roads for winter road conditions N State Y
Wyoming Y Google State to street Y - color coded roads for surface conditions and atmospheric conditions N State N
Accuweather Y Unknown Country to region Y - areas color coded by weather impact N Varies Y
BBC Weather Y Unknown Country Y - areas color coded by weather impact N Country Y
Intellicast Y Unknown Country to region Y - areas color coded by weather impact N State Y
Met Office Y Unknown Country to region Y - icons for specific weather impacts Y Country Y
National Weather Service Y Unknown Country to region Y - areas color coded by weather impact or road conditions N Region Y
Weather Underground Y Unknown State to region Y - areas color coded by weather impact N Partial state Y
Weather.com Y Bing Region Y - areas color coded by weather, roads by traffic level N Region Y
Weatherbug Y Unknown Country to state Y - areas color coded by weather impact N State Y

 

Table F-3. Live cameras or static images.
State/Provider Live cameras/static images Platform Time-stamp Update frequency Precise location information including direction of travel
Alabama Y - live Windows Media Player N - live N - Pans/ tilts/ zooms at unknown intervals Y
Alaska/Alaska 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N - looped static images every 5-15 minutes Y
Arizona Y - static images Images provided by 511 Y N Y
Arkansas N - - - -
California Y - live Unknown N - live N - assumed live Y - cross roads but not directional
Colorado Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Connecticut Y - static images TrafficLand N N - every 2-3 s Y
Delaware Y - live Unknown Y Y - live Y - cross roads but not directional
District of Columbia (Washington DC) Y - live TrafficLand N - live Y - live Y - cross roads but not directional
Florida/Florida 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Georgia Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Hawaii N - - - -
Idaho Y - static images Unknown Y N Y - cross roads but not directional
Illinois N - - - -
Indiana Y - static images Unknown Y N - rotating cameras Y
Iowa/Iowa 511 N - - - -
Kansas N - - - -
Kentucky 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Louisiana Y - live TrafficLand Y Y - live Y
Maine 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N Y - cross roads but not directional
Maryland Y - live Unknown Y Y - live Y - cross roads but not directional
Massachusetts Y - static images Unknown N N - almost live, every 5-10 s Y - show comparative shots to figure out direction
Michigan Y - live TrafficLand Y Y - live, updated every 2 s Y - cross roads but not directional
Minnesota/Minnesota 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N - about every 20 s Y - show comparative shots to figure out direction
Mississippi Y - static images Windows Media Player N Y - every 5 (-10) s Y - cross roads but not directional
Missouri N - - - -
Montana Y - static images SCAN Web Y N - looped static images every 1 hour Y - cross roads but not directional
Nebraska/Nebraska 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Nevada 511 N - - - -
New Hampshire N - - - -
New Jersey Y - static images Unknown Y Y - every 30-60 s Y
New Mexico N - - - -
New York 511 Y - static images Unknown N N - about every minute Y
North Carolina Y - static images Unknown Y N N
North Dakota Y - static images Some by SCAN Web, others private Y Varies Y
Ohio Y - live Unknown Y N - every 4-5 s Y
Oklahoma Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Oregon Y - static images Tripcheck.com Y N Y
Pennsylvania 511 Y - live Unknown Y N - almost live, every 2-3 s Y
Rhode Island Y - static images Unknown Y N - about every 20 s Y - show comparative shots to figure out direction
South Carolina Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
South Dakota Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Tennessee Y - live TrafficLand Y - live Y - live Y
Texas Y - live Pegasis Y N - almost live, every 2-4 s Y - cross roads but not directional
Utah Y - static images Unknown Y N Y - cross roads but not directional
Vermont 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N N
Virginia 511 Y - live Unknown Y - live Y - live Y
Washington State Y - static images Unknown Y N Y - cross roads but not directional
West Virginia N - - - -
Wisconsin 511 Y - static images Unknown Y N Y - cross roads but not directional
Wyoming Y - static images Unknown Y N Y
Accuweather N - - - -
BBC Weather N - - - -
Intellicast N - - - -
Met Office N - - - -
National Weather Service N - - - -
Weather Underground Y - static images Unknown Y N Y - weather camera images, not for road weather
Weather.com N - - - -
Weatherbug Y - static images Unknown N Y - every 3 seconds Y

 

Table F-4. Daily weather updates.
State/Provider Daily weather update Daily weather update format Daily update page Daily update media
Alabama N - - -
Alaska/Alaska 511 Y Link to NWS forecast 511 homepage Maps
Arizona N - - -
Arkansas N - - -
California N - - -
Colorado Y Current forecast info with map Map page N
Connecticut Y Weather forecast by city Main page N
Delaware Y Forecasts embedded by NOAA Weather Radar map by Intellicast
District of Columbia (Washington DC) N - - -
Florida/Florida 511 Y Forecasts embedded by the Weather Channel, radar by radar.weather.gov Emergency Management Home Radar map
Georgia Y List of forecast for next 3 days Travel information N
Hawaii N - - -
Idaho Y Listed conditions for roads under map Winter driving Map of road conditions for different roadways
Illinois N - - -
Indiana N - - -
Iowa/Iowa 511 Y Forecast on homepage by weatherview Homepage N
Kansas Y RWIS map with weather info by station Road Weather Information Map of weather stations
Kentucky 511 N - - -
Louisiana N - - -
Maine 511 Y Text when click on map symbol Weather forecasts N
Maryland Y List of forecast for next week CHART → Local Weather conditions → Current Conditions Forecast icons
Massachusetts N - - -
Michigan N - - -
Minnesota/Minnesota 511 Y Click on area and get forecast Weather tab N
Mississippi Y Temps at top of traffic page and radar weather page Traffic and weather pages Moving radar map by accuweather.com
Missouri N - - -
Montana Y List of forecasts on weather site, also road weather conditions and image given on rwis text page Weather Image of road conditions
Nebraska/Nebraska 511 Y List of links to websites with forecasts Weather N
Nevada 511 Y Temperature, wind, and weather maps 511 homepage Maps
New Hampshire Y Forecasts for different locations Weather links Icons for weather events
New Jersey N - - -
New Mexico Y Links to weather sites Roads and Traffic N
New York 511 N - - -
North Carolina N - - -
North Dakota Y Weather radar on map Travel information map Moving radar
Ohio Y Table of weather info for each sensor RWIS link from text version of map on buckeyetraffic.org N
Oklahoma y Current info on Oklahoma Mesonet Oklahoma Mesonet Maps
Oregon Y NOAA forecasts below map Under weather outlook tab Map of location of forecasts
Pennsylvania 511 Y Weather forecast by county 511 Weather forecast Weather icons
Rhode Island Y Weather forecasts 511 page N
South Carolina N - - -
South Dakota Y Forecast and observation maps Homepage of safetravelusa.com Maps
Tennessee N - - -
Texas N - - -
Utah Y Icons to mouse-over on the maps page and text list of weather conditions Weather report and map pages N
Vermont 511 Y Weather station icons on map Map page N
Virginia 511 Y NOAA forecasts on page, also weather related road conditions in table Weather page Weather icons
Washington State Y Weather map with icons and text by clicking Weather page Map
West Virginia N - - -
Wisconsin 511 Y NOAA link and RWIS map on DOT site with info at stations RWIS No
Wyoming Y Observed temperatures, radar, and weather maps Condition maps Map
Accuweather Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons and maps
BBC Weather Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons
Intellicast Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons and maps
Met Office Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons
National Weather Service Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons and maps
Weather Underground Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons and maps
Weather.com Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons and maps
Weatherbug Y Weather forecasts Search by location Icons and maps

 

 

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