If you’re looking for something to alert you of severe weather, I have two options for you. First, RadioShack offers their own brand of weather radio with SAME. Their desktop version (Model Number: 1200991) runs about $43. SAME, or Specific Area Message Encoding, let’s you program your weather radio to your county or a few counties. RadioShack’s model lets you receive all 7 channels and has an antenna with up to a 50-mile range. Options include voice or tone alert, alarm clock and battery backup. Radio also features a dot-matrix LCD display to also let you know what type of alert it is and what it’s for, as well as a clock when on standby.
In all, there are still a pleathora of weather-related gifts out there. We hope that you have a very safe and happy holiday season and thanks for a great year at phillyweather.net. Here's to a great 2013!