Now it Rains and Snows in Google Earth

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Google Earth now features local news-style weather animations for snow and rain drops.

To see this, open up the latest version of Google Earth, enable the weather layer and head for a place where it is currently raining or snowing. Google Earth will adjust the animations depending on how heave the rain or snow fall is.

Obviously, this is not a major new feature (Google Earth had weather overlays for years now – just the animations are new), but maybe this hints are more animations and interactive features in Google Earth for the near future. Maybe we will soon see this feature in the mobile versions of Google Earth, too.

Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]

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