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Quick weather on home page

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:54 am

When logged into the site, you'll now see 14er weather links which display a quick 4-day forecast. When I have more time, I'll add full weather page links when the icon is clicked.

The popups use the National Weather Service XML data feed which sometimes returns slightly different results (using the same input coordinates!) than the full forecast on their main weather pages. Not much we can do about that but the resulting forecasts are similar and still useful.

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Re: Quick weather on home page

Postby MountainHiker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:03 am

Cool! I'm starting to feel like I used to live in really primitive times!
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Re: Quick weather on home page

Postby GregMiller » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:06 am

Shiny! Thanks!

Just curious, are you pulling data from NWS each time someone hovers, or are you pulling/receiving the data from them periodically, and generating the 'popup' from that?
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Re: Quick weather on home page

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:11 am

This is great and all, but how does it help me if I don't know where the water sources are?
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Re: Quick weather on home page

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:14 am

GregMiller wrote:Shiny! Thanks!

Just curious, are you pulling data from NWS each time someone hovers, or are you pulling/receiving the data from them periodically, and generating the 'popup' from that?

Realtime pull from NWS on each hover. That's why it's a bit slow

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