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QotD: Weather

Question: Where do you get your weather information (besides "look outside, note weather")?

My Answer: weather.com, though I find it horrendously slow at times and I'm hoping that someone mentions an alternative.

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

15 Responses to "QotD: Weather"

  1. I use a neat little program from a company called Glucose called WeatherPop. It's only $8, and it resides in your menu bar using no space on your desktop and it's always viewable. It gets weather information from weather.gov, but it also has three back-ups.

    I also just look outside... đŸ˜›

  2. Try wunderground.com.

  3. AccuWeather.com loads a bit faster for me than Weather.com does but it's site is fugly and loaded with ads. Still, their Avantgo channel doesn't have all the ads on it and I normally don't remember to check the weather until I'm at work with my PDA anyway.

  4. weather.gov. I don't like a lot of fluff around my meteorology.

  5. Firefox users will be delighted by WeatherFox, an extension that uses weather.com to put weather information in your browser's toolbar. It's highly customizeable and pretty fast since it doesn't load the whole weather.com site, just the weather for your area.

    Otherwise, for Windows users, there's Weather Watcher, a Windows toolbar app that does the same thing in the system tray.

  6. I use GeekTool 2 and I tell it to load a regional radar map from weather.com in a small floating window on my desktop. It does behaver rather strangely at times though.

  7. My Xbox. XBMC grabs info from weather.com and displays it in a neat format.

  8. I use RSSWeather.com as well. Can't say I rely on it too much but it's helpful at time.

  9. I used to use WeatherPop but it's data for Canada was ridiculously unreliable. I use WeatherDock now...or I open the office window.

  10. I use Weatherbug. I just download it onto my computer, and I can see the temp at the bottom of my screen any time, click on it and get the forecast for the day or the next 5 days.. and it's free!

  11. I use weather.ca

  12. Intellicast is the absolute best. Aside from simple forecasts they have all the radar and satellite imagery including cloud cover and raw Nexrad images.

  13. I'm lucky, in that I can get (really) local weather information via javascript through the website of my local university, which just happens to be 20 blocks away from me.

    Since the info is available through javascript, I simply pipe it into my own blog -- so I can quickly find out the pertinent weather (and really, up here all we need is the temperature outside) by looking at my blog.

  14. noaa.gov 90% of the time with a sprinkling of weather.com and local TV station sites otherwise.


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