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Google Earth now displays real-time weather

Google Earth has always been a great way to explore the globe, but now you can use it to explore real-time rain and snow patterns, too. By enabling the new cloud layer and radar layer in Google Earth 5.2, you can track clouds and also see precipitation on a constantly updating radar. These features are only available in the latest version of the Google Earth desktop app; they are not in the iP...

Google Earth gets weather, new layer layout

Google has rolled out a few new layers for Google Earth and a redesigned layer menu to help keep them tidy. Major categories get their own heading, while sub-directories are folded into, well, subdirectories. For example, Google Earth 4.2 now includes a weather layer with sub-folders for clouds, radar, conditions and forecasts, and information. The clouds information is updated hourly with data ...