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Which Weather Widget?

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I was looking at my iPod weather forecast and looking forward to some cool days in the sixties next week.  And then I looked at my Macbook’s weather widget – which expects temps closer to 80.  Who should I trust?

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I’ve actually noticed this quite a bit over the last few weeks.  My iPod thinks it’s going to be cool.  My Macs are all less optimistic.  The weather on my iPod comes from Yahoo! Weather, which partners with The Weather Channel, aka weather.com.   My Dashboard weather comes from AccuWeather.com.

I’ve got Weather Bug installed on my iPod too.  But I’m not in the habit of checking it.

Where do you get your forecast?

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2 comments to “Which Weather Widget?”

  1. I like Weatherbug on my iPhone. The temps are more reliable IMHO, and it lets me know exactly how miserable I am by including Heat Index/Wind Chill, Humidity and Dew Point.

  2. Hi,

    I get mine straight from the National Weather Service (NWS) web site… the NWS is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and soaks up some of our tax dollars

    Here’s my local NWS Los Angeles weather page as an example:

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=lox&smap=1&textField1=34.04639&textField2=-118.44722

    You can plug in most anywhere you want and bookmark the resulting page.

    These NWS pages seem to update ‘as necessary’ as opposed to some set schedule… sometimes very frequently when the weather is bad. I suspect most if not all US based weather organizations get their actual data from the NWS

    As I have Dashboard turned off (via Tinker Tool), I couldn’t tell you about a NWS widget, nor do I have a iPhone/iPod, sorry.

    Bob

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