Nothing ruins a good day like getting caught in the rain —or snow, or cold, or sweltering heat — when you least expect it, or when it conflicts with your morning run. Here are three ways to have the forecast delivered right to your phone or inbox, so you won't get caught unprepared again. Don't fret if the forecast calls for rain or snow! You can use one of these geeky umbrellas to stay dry.
Is there no end to the genius of RSS? Not only do all my fabulous blogs wait patiently for me, and matching ads for the piece of furniture I am currently hunting for on Craigslist are delivered right to me, but now I can check the weather in the same place!
Websites like the WeatherBug and The Weather Channel supply RSS Feeds; you supply your location, and then add it to your RSS Reader of choice (I like both Google Reader and Bloglines). Oh and San Francisco? It's rain, rain, and more rain. And then it might rain.
Last week, I shared a fun tip with you which explained how to use Google as your mobile weatherman.
This week, I just have to tell you about a fabulous site called Simple Weather.
The site is exactly its name - simple basic good ol' fashioned weather. No crazy frills and gimmicks with this one folks. You won't find any annoying pop-ups, flashing banners or ads on this site to distract you from the actual forecast. Just enter your zip or city and the weather will be ever-so-beautifully displayed for that day and the next five days.
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I couldn't resist sharing this fabulous and helpful Google tip with you.
If you want to know the weather wherever you are, or wherever you are going, just text the message 'weather' and the ZIP code of the city to Google at 46645 (that's 'Google' without the 'e'). Your answer will be sent to you within seconds. I literally only waited one or two seconds before the weather forecast was sent to me. Not only did Google provide me with the weather for today but for the next four days- love it!
Go to Google mobile to check out other fun mobile services. Now this is what I call, information right at your fingertips!