weather warning applet

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Sat Feb 9 01:11:56 UTC 2008

Frank Cox wrote:
> Having once again noticed that there is an "extreme cold" weather warning
> issued for my area for this afternoon and tonight (dropping to -52 degrees in
> the next few hours, apparently), it occurs to me that it would be very handy to
> be able to get a pop-up notification of weather warnings on my desktop.
> I use the gnome weather applet, but to the best of my current knowledge it
> doesn't have the capability of automatically reporting weather warnings.
> Is there something else that can do that?

I have an NOAA weather radio - and am rather dissapointed.
It's set to go off when there is a weather alert, and sometimes it does 
- but I've been home and seen several alerts on the television (cutting 
into what I was watching) that the NOAA radio was completely silent on.

It's almost like (for my area anyway) what's the point? It seems to me 
that if it is important enough for the emergency broadcast system surely 
it should have triggered the NOAA radio.

Maybe your area is better.

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