I recently published a ruby client called Gull for parsing alerts from the National Weather Service. The core feature is downloading the alerts from the NWS xml feed and parsing them into objects. These alerts contain tornado warnings as well as a slue of other advisories, watches and warnings that can be issued. Why Gull? It’s the type of bird featured on the NOAA logo, otherwise known as a seagull, which sounds better but was already taken in Ruby Gems.