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Motorola Droid Killed the Weather Star

Droid killed the weather star
Chris Myers

In 1981 when MTV debuted, they played "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles as a way to show how things were about to change with the new video music format. I am almost tempted to rewrite the lyrics for what I realized I was doing on Saturday evening/Sunday morning during the severe weather outbreak.

At about 10:30 p.m. when the first tornado warning siren went off, I was already in bed. Being a bit surprised at hearing the siren, I grabbed my cell phone launched one of the apps I use almost on a daily basis, the free version of Weather Bug Plus. Weather Bug Plus not only gives you the forecast, weather alerts, but it shows you where you are located and gives you up-to-date radar images. At 10:30 p.m. there was only a sprinkle in my area and after taking a glance at radar, I realized I may need to close some of our windows, and I got up and did so. I kept glancing at the phone several times throughout the evening, including when sirens went off at 3 a.m. This included looking at the radar several times to see if we were due to be hit by the reddest of the areas showing up on the small screen. I also checked out Twitter to see what was being said and also got some first person reports as well as what ne