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    Weather app advice?

    Going to switch to a paid version of weather, am sick of ads popping up etc.

    Weatherbug or Weather Watcher any opinions/advice. Not sure if this is right place to post thread.

    Actually getting out of free stuff slowly due to either the added toolbars or ads that you have to go through to get free Apps installed.

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    Try WeatherTAP (Weathertap.com).
    They offer an incredible amount of quality data and have a 14 day free trial.

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    Well they want 7.95 a month (if I'm reading correctly) that's a tad more than I want to pay for weather. More interested is something that can be installed and uninstalled if it's a pain in the butt and maybe 25.00 a yr type.

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    If this is for a PC, what OS? Otherwise, what device?

    Joe

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    Sorry , it's a windows 7 64 bit PC

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    I use YoWindow...Live full screen weather...

    Check it out here... http://yowindow.com/
    "If You Are Reading This In English, Thank A VET"

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    Jock, if you do get Yowindow and have any questions about it they have a great support forum or you can ask me and I'll help if I can.
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    I can tell you from supporting the PCs of family members that WeatherBug is exactly that, a bug. I tell people to stay away from it.
    Chuck

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    You're right Doc.
    I tried it once a long time ago and got rid of it 5 minutes after I got it.
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    Weather spark

    Not an app, but I love WeatherSpark.com for weather and on a related note, http://hint.fm/wind/ is awesome.

    Dave

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    Nice timing, this day of publication of the newsletter with this thread, because today's How-To Geek has some material on Hurricanes, with links that lead to links that may lead to a grand tree of links that would interest you.

    Sources like governments and academic institutions are usually free of the sort of clutter that bothers you.

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    No need to pay for this one !

    At home we use www.wunderground.com . Choose your location and set it as your default or favorite location. You can have other locations, too. Then add the website to your browser's list of pages to load at startup. Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers both allow you to have several web pages open each time you start the browser; not sure about Firefox. You can minimise the browser to the taskbar if you want and it's there all day long with updates, etc. A nice feature is that they have weather reporting stations all over the place and you can often choose one that's very close to your actual location rather than an airport reading from miles away. We live in a very small township that's 30 miles from the usual airport or city weather stations, yet there are 3 reporting stations nearby. All the reporting stations use approved measuring instruments, according to the website.

    Can't tell if this would suit your needs, but it's a great convenience for many home computer users - and it's free !

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    Like I said in my earlier post, Yowindow does all that and right on your desktop all the time and can also be used as a screen saver.
    It's animated, birds fly, clouds move in relation to the current conditions.


    Here's an image of mine...And it's also free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Like I said in my earlier post, Yowindow does all that and right on your desktop all the time and can also be used as a screen saver.
    It's animated, birds fly, clouds move in relation to the current conditions.


    Here's an image of mine...And it's also free.
    I'm gonna give this rascal a try.

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    You'll like it.
    It also changes with the seasons...

    It works by pulling data from your local weather transmitters so everything you see is in real time.
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