Weather online

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 6, 2008 11:04pm CST
Since I do not have television or radio at my home I have found it difficult to keep up with certain things - what I reckon I miss the most is the weather forcast. I've been going to www.wunderground.com where you put in the city or zip code that you are interested in and it returns with the forecast for that area, the current weather, a satelite image as well as the radar. it also gives you any current alerts and reports. A really valuable service, in my book. have you ever visited the weather underground website?
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@lightningd (1041)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I use two different things for weather. My homepage from my ISP has the weatherunderground link where you can type in your zip code and get the latest info, but I also have a program called weatherbug installed on my computer. It is always on, and boots up as soon as I turn my computer on. It has a little thing in the blue tray at the bottom by the clock that tells me the temperature all the time. It also flashes and tells me of watches or warnings and stuff. I like it because in this part of the country, especially in Spring and Early summer, I can be notified as soon as a watch or warning is issued and it flashes the temperature intermittenly with a little white bug. When that bug starts flashing, I know to check the forecast and current conditions. It's always there, and I'm never caught off guard if a storm approaches quickly. it's www.weatherbug.com,, its a free download. I've had it for about 7 years now, and I love it.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Feb 08
cool! I wonder if that is the same thing Mitch (reply #1) has on his computer. sounds really handy. We live in the country and of course do not get to hear the sirens that the townsfolk have to warn them.
• United States
7 Feb 08
I don't believe it has anything to do with the weather channel. I know it's online with the national weather service.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I have never visited weather underground but am going to bookmark it. Usually when the weather is looking bad I'll bounce from TV station to station, same with radio, and check Yahoo weather but they seem to always be a bit behind. At one time I had a program downloaded that would give alerts for my area automatically but it tended to really slow my PC down so I removed it.
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
we have the same in common my dear mylotters because recently our television got damage..so i could really say that we are not using and watching television and good to know we are online..and i am just looking weather result thru online..and it was so effective..
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Hi Modesta. I recently stopped getting our local newspaper due to its new method of delivery...with the US mail! I wasn't getting the paper until 3 in the afternoon, after I had heard all the news from others. We switched to satellite TV and the closest 'local' channel is nowhere near my town, so getting local weather was hard for me too! I have been using weather.com, and as you described with the site that you use, one types in their zip code and up pops weather and satellite data. I love it!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I always check our weather online but I have never used the site you mention. I use weather.com. It seems to be pretty accurate in our area. I will go check out the one you suggest.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
7 Feb 08
That was pretty cool. It also offered a "banner" of your city's weather you could put on your web site, so I got the html for that and stuck it on our business web page. Thanks for the info.
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I have not tried it. I just go to www.weather.com to get my updates.