Have you ever set out on a sunny day for a Bigfoot expedition just to find out that your destination is dealing with a blizzard or there is a flash flood along your route? The Weather Channel website has an additional feature that can help you avoid problems such as these by showing you the weather along your route, giving you the chance to find a better route. You can try this new tool at www.weather.com.
Gizmodo gives a little more insight into how this feature works:
You type in your origin and destination, and it displays weather icons along the route so you can see what conditions are going to be like. Importantly, it takes into account journey time, too, so you don't see what the weather is like now along the route, but instead what the weather will be like when you arrive at every point. If there's rain, you can drag the route to change it and see how the weather changes before settling on the best option.
Original article: gizmodo.com