Top 5 awesomely informative sites to track the February blizzards online

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Four inches? Five? Twelve? I’m talking about the snow, you filthy individual. You might have noticed the white stuff accumulating outside at an alarming rate today – at the time of writing it’s still coming down in North London – and you’re probably starting to worry if it’s ever going to stop.

I can assure you, it will. As for when – well, it’ll probably be sunnier tomorrow, but then go back to sleety snow for the majority of the week. But you want more detail, right? Right. Well, here’s my top five places where you can track this week’s snowfall online in-depth. Click over the jump to begin.

VIDEO: Green Gloat / Green Guilt with Duncan Geere (that's me).

Abi over at our sister site Hippyshopper has been running a feature lately where she interviews the inhabitants of Shiny Towers on their ‘green’ness. How planet-friendly they are. Yesterday, it was my turn.

I like to think that I’m quite a good boy, ecologically speaking. I re-use shopping bags, and take public transport everywhere. There’s a big bad monster, however, lurking in my carbon footprint. Watch the video above to find out what it is.

If you’re into sustainability, and living in harmony with our environment, then go read Hippyshopper. Abi will sort you right out – she’s greener than an RGB display minus a blue screen of death and a red ring of death.

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Windows Strata: Has Microsoft got rock and cloud mixed up in its new OS name?

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It seems Microsoft may have another name for its imminent Cloud-based Windows operating system which Steve Ballmer called “Windows Cloud” last week.

According to a screen grab of a web page at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference, hastily edited after being spotted by eagle-eyed bloggers, the new operating system is Windows Strata.

This makes me wonder whether Microsoft has got its geology and meteorology mixed up. I don’t claim to be an expert, so I’d better watch myself, but I always thought “strata” related to rock layers, while “stratus” referred to clouds…

RC Weather Clock gives you a 12-hour weather forecast

The RC Weather Clock is more than a simple alarm clock, because this cube also has a built-in barometer that will measure the atmospheric pressure in order to forecast the day's weather. It will work at indoor temperature (kind of…