I did get the Weather Channel app and it looks pretty good. I just spent 8 days on the road on the Harley with my wife to So. Cal. and the iPad was really compact and easy to carry on the bike. Only 1 hotel wanted a fee for internet hook up (Monterey).
Yup, I'm in Fair Oaks. Work at UCDMC (top floor of Davis Wing) and volunteer with Metro Fire CERT. Part of why I got the iPad was for use with both situations.
I read the article about Apple's take on Flash. Too bad it just can't make nice and let people use it. Just the basic concept of restricting the use is pretty small on their part.