Stand Back There's A Hurricane Coming Through: Google Adds Weather Data To Google Earth

Google has added weather data to its Google Earth application. As of now, the new feature only supports locations in North America and parts of Europe.

In its blog, Google explains the feature not so much as being a substitute for watching The Weather Channel or visiting a weather Web site so much as it is an extension of the Google Earth experience. You fly about, check out this or that landform, but now you’re able to see if there’s a hurricane in the area, or if maybe there’s a thunderstorm en route.

No, not exactly the most exciting story you’ll see all day, but should be worth checking out when you have a spare moment or two.