Knowing what the weather is and is going to be at our next destination is important to us.
We have tried many ways to monitor the weather, none of which were bad but none were very handy either. . The latest tool we have tried is the "WeatherBug.com". We like it very much. It is a free application download (PC or Mac) that puts the weather at out fingertips. By entering the desired zip code, the live temperature is displayed on the taskbar.
Clicking on the temp opens a window that allows you access to more weather information.
We monitor our home weather as default. However when we decide to move, we change to the new destination zip and monitor the weather there. Changing the zip code is very easy.
It's a tool that we like very much.
Bob and Julie
"Be nice. Everybody is fighting some kind of battle"
We have used Wunderground.com for years and find it meets our needs perfectly. You can establish favorites for locations you want to follow. One click on the favorite and that weather page is displayed. We have some favorites set for places where relatives live and others set for places we plan to travel. Wunderground has loads of information available at local, regional and national levels. While it is free, it does display some banner ads, but you can dispense with them by paying a $10 annual fee and becoming a member (we did).
You should also check out www.my-cast.com I like this better than the others I have used a it let's me set multiple locations and one click moves me between locations. I do also use Weather Bug so I can have a live temperature on my desktop but I usually use my-cast for the best weather information. Scan down to the bottom of the page to get "weather on the web" and not on your cell phone.
-------------------- Bill Adams Winegard Company Posts: 15681 | From: Traveling the Western US | Registered: May 2003
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I have used WeatherBug for several years and keep it running in the system tray for my current location. However, if you use Firefox, check out the ForecastFox extension. You can have multiple location profiles and switch between them in a couple of mouse clicks. Very configurable and you can have it display in various places in the browser.