Get Your Weather Through RSS/XML Feeds
Forget about all those freeware/spyware weather programs. Download your weather for free using RSS/XML feeds.
The number of sites which provide RSS/XML feeds is rapidly increasing. Through the use of an RSS aggregator, you can collect multiple feeds and display them however you wish.
If you are new to the world of XML/RSS feeds, try out some the new freeware aggregators that exist. Sharpreader is an excellent freeware program for Windows. Readers for every OS exist. Web-based readers are available as well.
One type of RSS/XML feed which is quite popular is weather related. Use the information below to find one best suited to your needs.
- If you want alerts and observations directly from the NOAA, I would grab the appropriate feeds from these two sections:
[list]http://weather.gov/alerts/ – Weather Alerts for your State
http://weather.gov/data/current_obs/ – Current Observations for Your State or Location
- If you want an all-in-one customized package, you should explore this free service: http://www.rssweather.com/
Just put your zip code in the search box on the site, and then customize your feed from the custom RSS Feed link in the left column.
Yahoo Weather —
- Yahoo has jumped into the RSS weather market with a customizable feed:
Tropical/Hurricane Feeds —
- http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index-at.xml – NOAA English Atlantic Feed
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index-at-sp.xml – NOAA Spanish Atlantic Feed
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index-ep.xml – NOAA English Eastern Pacific Feed
http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/hurricaneWatch.rss.en – Canada Watches and Warnings
http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/hurricanes.rss.en – Canada Hurricane Statements
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