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desktop weather

Weather streamed data direct to desktop from yr.no
http://yowindow.com/
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Re: desktop weather

I use yr.no as an alternative to the BBC but find it less accurate and SIGNIFICANTLY (and wrongly) more pessimistic on temperatures more often than I find reasonable.
Today the two happen to be fairly similar.
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Re: desktop weather

I use Forecast fox on my FF and the weather applet on my awn dock, both are quite accurate.
Razer
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Re: desktop weather

I look out of the window.
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Re: desktop weather

No good if you want to know the weather later today or this week, other wise yep I look out the window as well. Wink
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Re: desktop weather

I use AccuWeather and find it very good.
Infinity
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Re: desktop weather

YoWindow works well with Apple OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.2
I do prefer the PDF, also from yr.no, which auto downloads to desktop with one click, and is very accurate with forecasting my weather conditions, though the temperature is usually a few degrees higher than shown, data being for the nearest airport.
And I am surrounded by trees.
Weather Channel widget is on my Dashboard.... so well covered, with Meteorologist on my menu bar.
But the PDF from yr.no is the one I printout for reference downstairs.
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Re: desktop weather

yr.no seems to be pretty good on the whole, often contradicting the Met Office but getting it right.
Agreed with remarks above about the temperatures though.
Given up on the BBC, as I don't like the layout, and it seems to be the same data as the Met, but slower to update when weather systems are moving quickly.
Apropos - I do find the BBC's Atlantic pressure chart (click on 'Pressure') easier on the eye than the Met's or anyone else's. 
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Re: desktop weather

I like the way you can alter  the timeline and  watch the day / night change, with sun / moon movement, and the house lights coming on !
Or it just happens automatically.