I hated guessing at the weather based on nondescript icons and two digits, so I built this. It fetches full NWS forecasts with context, built-in uncertainty and more precipitation detail than a rain cloud icon.
This is awesome, great job. Looks great on mobile as well.
Nice. Feature request: day numbers. Sometimes I remember days, sometimes I remember numbers. Any tool that shows me both wins for not making me figure it out.
Another feature request: automatic geolocation so I don’t have to put in my zip code, or else at least focus the zipcode field in the onload.
This. I’ve come to expect mobile websites to popup asking me for permission to use my location. I was a little surprised it didn’t. (But kudos to using HTML5’s type=number, at least punching in a zip code on my phone was easy.)
I like this, it’s very simple and a nice change from the usual. The only qualm I have is that it is hard to pick out the highs and lows with all of the text.
Feature request: support more countries than the US.
Sorry, wordy weather uses forecasts from the National Weather Service over here. Maybe I’ll look into similar organizations in other countries, but it would be quite a patchwork–not to mention the work it would take. The database, the parser, the templates, the zipcodes–everything it built around US use :(
US zip codes are five digit numbers such as 47712. You can try that if you live outside of the US.
I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you’re trying to suggest. 47712 is just like any other 5-digit US zip-code. The linked section of the Wikipedia page simply details the composition of a US zip-code (specifically, the ‘77’ indicates a specific area in “region 4”). Neither of which would serve non-US locations.