Happy Thanksgiving! If you aren't sure what to wear today or any day for that matter, try swackett. This handy dandy new app combines basic weather data --current conditions, radar, and detailed forecasts--with swackett "peeps", people symbols who always display appropriate dress for the current weather conditions.
Good news comes out of the 4th of July holiday weekend about one of Weather Snob's favorite internet hangouts, AccuWeather. AccuWeather for Windows Phone is now available for download from Windows Phone Marketplace.
This app automatically updates forecasts for selected locations right on the phone's start screen. Localized forecasts for global locations are updated hourly, along with their RealFeel® temperature, and severe weather alerts. Day and night weather forecasts are readily available as well as information for the next ten days.
Other features include panoramic views, interactive Bing maps, and nicknaming of your favorite places. There's access to multiple weather displays, including animated radar and satellite maps, and current, broadcast-quality weather videos, many available in both English and Spanish.
The user has the option of choosing between metric or imperial units, as well as forecasts for special lifestyles, such as conditions for specific sports and other outdoor activities. For more details go to AccuWeather.
Based in sunny Florida, we do grow tired of the monotony of beautiful, sunny weather--day in, day out. One winter the weather in Ft Myers was balmy, clear and sunny daily from September through late spring when the rainy season set in. Can you imagine?
Magic Vision Lab's weather simulator can give you a break from the tedium of fair weather by simulating snow and hail. Drought conditions? No problem -- enjoy three different intensities of rain.
Rex over at MSDN has a nice round up of the latest weather gadgets available for Windows Vista. Though we're Mac users here at Weather Snob, we do often boot into Vista to play Lord of the Rings Online, and of course check the weather periodically. The Top 3 weather gadgets for Vista are:
Anything called StormPredator has to be good. This personal weather radar software has realistic Map Topography, Multiple NEXRAD Radar products, Storm Tracking, Visual, Audible, Email, Pager, & Cellphone Weather Alerting. And if that isn't enough for you it has Weather Forecasts, Current Data, and History Images all in one uber STORM PREDATOR PACKAGE!
Meteorologist is a free weather program for OS X. It allows users total control over their weather viewing, including simultaneous interlaced weather reports from multiple weather servers, multiple weather locations, weather alerts and much more.
We just downloaded it, and it's impressive. We think this will give Weather Bug a run for it's money.
Want a Weather Badge for your blog? This really cool site generates weather badges based on zip code.
This widget helps you personalize your blog by displaying the real-time weather conditions where you live. Research shows that blogs that are more personal have larger followings. Readers need to feel connected to the writer on a personal level. Sharing details about yourself, even things as mundane as the weather right now where you live, will help you build and maintain this connection. Try it - It's free!
Want to know what Vista Sidebar Widget is best for your weather viewing Windows pleasure? Read on below and find out. We love the fact that Mac OS X and Vista both have gadget/widgets built-in and now you'll be able to find the very best.
Lycos Weather provides you with the current weather conditions, a 48-hour forecast, and a 7-day forecast, all in an at-a-glance format that makes it easy to get your weather and go. You can also switch your temperature view from Fahrenheit to Celsius if you prefer to view the metric reading.
The new Lycos Weather design has another new feature – a weather girl! Created using Gamesville Avatars, the new weather girl will feature different outfits based on your location and weather conditions. She will also have suggestions for things to do appropriate for the weather in your area – on sunny days she might suggest a swim at the beach or a family barbecue.
We use WeatherBug Lite and now think we should get WeatherBug Plus. Why? You can get all the weather information you want, completely ad-free. You just need an Internet connection to get the live, local data from one of the 8,000 WeatherBug tracking stations. WeatherBug Plus can be installed from the CD on up to two computers.
We admit that we have a copy of Vista on our Mac. Yep - we run Vista using Mac's Bootcamp and we have to say - it's the best looking yet buggy version of Windows yet. We like the default weather gadget that comes with Vista, but the this tweak from a windows Vista gadget maker improves the Vista Weather Gadget.
Tweaked the colors. The night time text should now be easier to read. Thanks to danilloOc for this suggestion.
Fixed a bug with the day's high, where it was not switching to celcius and was reporting the wrong temperature. Thanks to OlivierMDVY for reporting this.
Clicking on the widget now switches between the small and expanded views, instead of just hiding/showing the expanded forecast.
We just found this rather interesting little weather gadget for OSX - the NOAA Weather Center widget. If you're running on a Mac with OSX Tiger, you can install this little wonder. It has 4 main areas to explore once you enter your zip code or city and state: Forecast, Current, Radar, and Alerts. So far we've been using the Radar and Forecast - but they seem to be a little out of sync with our Ambient Weather Beacon, but it could be in the details.
You might as well know it now - we're pretty big Mac users here at WeatherSnob.com. We live breath and eat Macintosh each day and we're pretty excited about Glucose Weatherpop. First of all - it's try before you buy and you can get 3-5 day forecast in your Mac's toolbar along with tracking up to 6 favorite locations. NICE!
Are you bleary eyed from staring into bright white phosphor all day? Download WeatherPop Advance for Mac OS X only and you can be in touch with what it's like outside right now. Let the current conditions and temperature in your menu bar serve as a gentle reminder to get outside, go for a walk, and stop working so hard.
NEW Pop Doppler real-time radar shows the Doppler radar for any US city
National Weather Service forecasts for the US, with watches and warnings
my.aol.com, wunderground.com, usatoday.com forecasts for International Users
3 to 5 day forecasts depending on your location
Redesigned color icons indicating both weather conditions and time of day
Up to 6 favorite locations in addition to the your main location
Preferences interface redesigned for OS X 10.3
14-day trial period so you can decide if you like it before you buy
We'll give a full run down after we demo it for a few more days - but so far so good.