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jspchief
04-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Anyone have a good weather station app for your desktop? I currently use Weatherbug, but I stopped paying for the subscription when they screwed up my payment, and the free version has become too bogged down with advertising.

Wondering if there are others out there that have reasonable subscriptions or a free and not to loaded with ads.

Saulbadguy
04-26-2005, 04:18 PM
How about look out the god damned window?

Saulbadguy
04-26-2005, 04:20 PM
...but since I don't have a window, I use "forecastfox"..its an extension in firefox that puts a weather indicator in the bottom right hand side of the browser. I also just go to "weather.com".

jspchief
04-26-2005, 08:27 PM
I know there are all types of websites I can go to, but I like having the temp on my taskbar, along with being a single click away from what I need. I guess no one else uses these, or maybe weatherbug is the only one.

As far as just looking out the window, my job requires a little more than "oooh, looks sunny out, must be a nice day". I need radar and wind speeds, as well as forecasts.

KCWolfman
04-26-2005, 09:09 PM
I know there are all types of websites I can go to, but I like having the temp on my taskbar, along with being a single click away from what I need. I guess no one else uses these, or maybe weatherbug is the only one.

As far as just looking out the window, my job requires a little more than "oooh, looks sunny out, must be a nice day". I need radar and wind speeds, as well as forecasts.
You aren't going to get radar or forecasts from a weatherbug anyway.

I would leave a browser open all the time with something like Sky Warn (http://www.skywarn.org/)

jspchief
04-26-2005, 09:14 PM
You aren't going to get radar or forecasts from a weatherbug anyway.

I would leave a browser open all the time with something like Sky Warn (http://www.skywarn.org/)I'm using Weatherbug right now and I get very accurate radar and forecasts. Not sure what you're thinking of, but it's different from what I'm using.

KCWolfman
04-26-2005, 09:21 PM
I'm using Weatherbug right now and I get very accurate radar and forecasts. Not sure what you're thinking of, but it's different from what I'm using.
You get the radar and forecast on your taskbar? I haven't seen that with the free version of weatherbug.

jspchief
04-26-2005, 09:26 PM
You get the radar and forecast on your taskbar? I haven't seen that with the free version of weatherbug. Iget the temp on my taskbar. I click the temp to open the application where Ican choose radars and forecasts. Granted, it would only be a few more steps for me to access that kind of info through a web page, but I like the convenience of having it right there. I just assumed there would be other applications that did the same thing.

dirk digler
04-26-2005, 10:53 PM
Weather.com has one.

http://www.weather.com/services/desktop.html?from=newfeature&refer=newfeature

KCWolfman
04-27-2005, 04:56 PM
Iget the temp on my taskbar. I click the temp to open the application where Ican choose radars and forecasts. Granted, it would only be a few more steps for me to access that kind of info through a web page, but I like the convenience of having it right there. I just assumed there would be other applications that did the same thing.
You wouldn't need more steps. Simply put the site I linked in your quick launch portion of your browser.

Coach
05-03-2005, 08:43 PM
I use weather depot.

http://www.weatherdepot.com/

KC Jones
05-03-2005, 11:37 PM
Hey this reminds me...

Our brilliant congressmen are working on new legislation preventing the National Weather Service from disseminating their data over the web on their own web page. The reason of course is that there are privately owned sites making money from ads by distributing weather data. Of course the data is information we've already paid for since the National Weather Service is public. God forbid we have convenient access to the data we already paid for instead of paying a middle man for it. :rolleyes:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/news/epaper/2005/04/21/m1a_wx_0421.html