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Offline Mr. Bill

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National Weather Service point forecast for any US location
« on: March 24, 2019, 01:49:32 PM »
Here is a super-easy way to bookmark the NWS weather forecast for your exact location.

First, look up your latitude and longitude.  (Google Maps can give you this.)

Then, edit this link:

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https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=XX.XXX&lon=-YY.YYY&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=text&TextType=1
Replace the XX.XXX with your latitude, and the YY.YYY with your longitude.  (Don't forget the minus sign on the longitude, which means "west of Greenwich".)  For example, here's the link for downtown Peculiar, Missouri:

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.719&lon=-94.460&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=text&TextType=1

Bookmark the link.  Done!

This gives a simple text-only 7-day forecast for the location, so it won't eat your phone's data plan.  If there are alerts or warnings, they'll be linked in red at the top of the forecast.

(Yes, you can do exactly the same thing by clicking on links and maps on NWS's website, but that takes longer.)

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Re: National Weather Service point forecast for any US location
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 05:56:16 PM »
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Offline Alan Georges

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Re: National Weather Service point forecast for any US location
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 06:59:09 PM »
Thanks Mr. Bill!

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Re: National Weather Service point forecast for any US location
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 06:05:46 PM »
Thanks! I work in a different location each construction season and have to deal with SWPPP and weather for highway construction. This is quite useful.

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Re: National Weather Service point forecast for any US location
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 06:09:18 AM »
For those of you that followed Mr. Harris’ advise and purchased a Baofeng radio, they will receive the NWS frequencies. If you don’t have your radio programmed, go to VFO mode (as opposed to channel mode) and type in the frequencies. Start at 146.400 and move up 25 MHz (146.425, 146.450) up to 162.550 searching for the strongest or most relevant signal. Don’t attempt to transmit unless you want a visit from MIB.