Google Earth Gets Live Weather

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Giving you yet another reason that you never need to go outside, Google Earth has added live weather. It’s accessible by activating the “clouds” layer inside the program and shows rain and/or snow wherever it may be happening around North America or Europe. Currently in Boston where I live, it’s… not doing either of those things.

If only Garbage’s Shirley Manson had this version of Google Earth when she sang “I’m only happy when it rains,” she could have changed it to, “I’m only happy when it rains, and thanks to Google Earth I can sit in front of my computer looking for a geographic region where rain is occurring in real-time, watch it for a while, then move on with my day once I’m sufficiently happy.”

That’s got Grammy written all over it.

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