Changes include: * Interactive Temperature Forecast Map: When visitors move the mouse over the front page map, current conditions for selected cities instantly pop up to the right of the map. Visitors can also click on a state to be directed to an index of all USATODAY.com forecast locations in that state. * Live nation-wide weather alerts: Instant alert notifications from the U.S. National Weather Service are part of the Interactive Temperature Forecast Map. Visitors can click on "Weather Alert" when it appears in the pop up area and go to the full text. * Real time Weather Radar: Live weather radar images are available to visitors on every U.S. location forecast page. * Global Weather Reports: Visitors may type in the name of a city and go directly to the page for that city; or, they can type in the name of a country and go to a list of all forecast locations in that specific country.
"Weather has always been an important part of the USA TODAY brand and USATODAY.com continues to set itself apart by innovating the way in which weather information is presented to our readers. These unique additions are unlike any existing weather reporting tools on the Web, and continue to differentiate USATODAY.com from other news outlets," said Doyle Rice, USATODAY.com Weather Editor.
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