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    Conky Weather?

    This isn't a question of how do you get weather updates posted to your desktop using Conky but rather, why is it that everywhere I search, people seem to use the external program conkyForecast to get weather updates? I'm new to Conky and I've looked through the table of variables allowed (http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html) and in it there is a variable for weather and weather forecast (${weather} and ${weather_forecast}).

    Now I haven't been able to figure out how to use it but why don't I see people using these variables instead?

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    Re: Conky Weather?

    I am also wondering the same thing. If conky was changed to include this infomation, why can't i find any examples of anyone using them? I am going to try tonight to get it working.

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    Re: Conky Weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by faint545 View Post
    This isn't a question of how do you get weather updates posted to your desktop using Conky but rather, why is it that everywhere I search, people seem to use the external program conkyForecast to get weather updates? I'm new to Conky and I've looked through the table of variables allowed (http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html) and in it there is a variable for weather and weather forecast (${weather} and ${weather_forecast}).

    Now I haven't been able to figure out how to use it but why don't I see people using these variables instead?
    ${weather_forecast} is DEAD - they want US $20 a month now ... NOAA only gives todays info so it's a very minimum weather output:

    Here's what works for Buenos Aires all other formatting codes removed for simplicity:
    Code:
    Buenos Aires
         Temp: ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ SABE temperature}°
    Barometer: ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ SABE pressure}
     Humidity: ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ SABE humidity} %
         Wind: ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ SABE wind_dir_DEG} °
               ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ SABE wind_dir}
             @ ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ SABE wind_speed} k/h
    You need to find the airport code near you, best place I've found is here: Airport Code Database Search

    And as an historical fack: conkyForecast is now dead as well, it used weather·com ($20 now) but there is a ConkyForecastWU (WeatherUnderground) packaged with it for the moment - in alpha. ConkyForecast was created "long before" the ${weather} and ${weather_forecast} became a variable in conky.

    Check Teo's scripts in my sig as well.
    Last edited by Sector11; January 21st, 2012 at 08:20 PM.

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