Lynx Accessible Weather
Linux for blind general discussion
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Tue Oct 31 16:41:12 UTC 2017
Tim here. While not lynx accessible per se, you can use
$ curl http://wttr.in/dallas,tx
to get a weather report in the terminal. I have a few small issues
with it, though the biggest is that it tries to be pretty and ends up
going beyond 80 columns of text. But you can change the location to
any number of things, whether zip-code, city name, or airport code.
There's more documentation and source at
I'm not sure of its weather source (if it ties to Weather Underground
Alternatively, if you know your latitude and longitude, you can plug
them in this URL
(that happens to be Dallas, TX near here) which uses the NWS data.
You can either bookmark it in lynx or make a function/alias in bash
to pull up that URL for you quickly.
Hope those suggestions help,
On October 31, 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I need to find another weather service besides
> because they appear to be using some sort of croud-sourcing and
> the site I get most of the time is broken. The humidity is
> perpetually 100% with the dew point, at times, rounded up 1
> degree above the actual temperature. I would be more than happy
> to see conditions based on the NWS which are taken at our local
> air port.
> It's a shame because weather underground works with lynx
> and the output is easy to read but if it is wrong for months and
> nobody seems to care, it's not terribly useful.
> Thanks for any ideas.
> Martin McCormick
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