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When planning hiking or camping trips, it is vital to keep track of what’s happening weather-wise. Without knowing what the short- and long-term trends are, you might inadvertently travel into the path of a storm.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 638-2001
Harbor View East
Suffolk, VA
Davis Lakes Campground
(800) 421-7116
200 Byrd Street
Suffolk, VA
Campground Availability
139 Total Camp/RV Sites, 139 Electric and Water,

Dick's Sporting Goods
(540) 548-1200
Spotsylvania Mall
Fredericksburg, VA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
Richmond Kickers
2001 Maywill Street Suite 203
Richmond, VA
Chesapeake Campground*
(757) 485-0149
693 S. George Washington Hwy
Chesapeake, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Fiel

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White Tail Resort
(800) 421-7116, (757) 859-6123
39033 White Tail Drive
Ivor, VA
Campground Availability
170 Total Camp/RV Sites, 124 30 Amp Service, 40 50 Amp Service, 170 Electric and Water, 150 Electric Only, 40 Max RV Length, 164 Sideouts, 20 Tent Sites,
Cabin Rentals,
Arcade/Game room, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Water activities,

Moravek Soccer School
Po Box 135
Leesburg, VA
Soccer Academy Inc, Champions, Elite, Junior Elite, Team, and Shooting and Finishing.
Randolph Macon Academy
Front Royal, VA
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 261-1853
Creeks at Virginia Center
Glen Allen, VA
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Weather Tools to Know about When Camping

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February 15, 2010 by Camping Life Magazine · 1 Comment  

camping weather tools help you know the weather

Article Courtesy of Camping Life Magazine.

Forecasting the weather is a combination of art, science and luck — which is why weather reporters always deal in percentages rather than absolutes. Even though the process isn’t perfect, it’s still wise to listen to the broadcasts and pay attention to the clues about what’s coming. At the same time, it’s also good to keep a “weather eye” on the sky to look for local or fast-developing atmospheric activity that distant forecasters may not even be aware of.
When planning hiking or camping trips, it is vital to keep track of what’s happening weather-wise. Without knowing what the short- and long-term trends are, you might inadvertently travel into the path of a storm. So, along with packing the hot dogs, pop and ice in the cooler; filling the vehicle with fuel and making sure the sleeping bags and tent are aboard, be sure to make tapping into weather information part of your pre-trip checklist.

Thanks to modern technology, obtaining the 411 on weather has never been easier. For about the same amount of money it takes to fill your gas tank, you can buy a compact, battery-powered weather radio that continuously broadcasts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather reports all across the country. There are seven channels on the NOAA system, and the frequencies are broadcast nationwide by local reporting systems.
When traveling cross-country, simply change from one channel to another to continue receiving information on current conditions, forecasts, severe weather warnings, travel advisories and other emergency information for the region you’re in.
If you have Internet access, you can log on to the NOAA website at and follow the prompts to search for local weather information. The Weather Channel ( is another bookmark-worthy site, and lets you input the city and state, or simply the zip code, of the area you’re concerned with to quickly access weather info. Not only can you obtain a relatively long-term forecast, but you can also look at satellite images that show the movement of clouds and storm systems over a particular area.
Don’t overlook the evening news or local newspapers. And don’t forget to recheck that information on the morning of your departure. By accessing these sources, you will have a better chance of planning your trip around bad weather and being prepared for what is coming. Don’t be shy about postponing your plans when inclement weather looms large.
The weather can also take a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse. So once you’re out there camping and having a good time, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around you. You’ll be able to witness local atmospheric activities that may have eluded remote forecasters.

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