Put a weather man on your desktop with Weather Channel Desktop

screenshot of Weather Channel Desktop

"Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark throughout most of the evening, with some widely-scattered light towards morning." —  George Carlin as the Hippy-Dippy Weather Man

While we could each probably make a forecast at least as accurate as that, getting the real weather forecast is a little more complicated. Whether you read the paper, watch TV, or listen to the radio, there are plenty of ways to find out whether it's going to be sunny or stormy.

Weather Channel Desktop hooks you directly into the resources of The Weather Channel. Sure, it's not the most exciting station on your local cable or satellite system, but you know you can always get weather info from them. With this tool, you get the local temperature in your System Tray. One click gets you current local conditions, severe weather warnings, and short- and long-range forecasts.

If only you could keep it from raining right after you wash the car.

Weather Channel Desktop is a Windows app. It runs under Win98 or later.

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2 Responses to “Put a weather man on your desktop with Weather Channel Desktop”

  1. Richard van Buren says:

    Beware: According to the weather.com web site you will get advertizements with this (you can upgrade to an ad-free version for “just” $ 29.99 p/y, which I harly would call free; besides that: I hate adware for its possible privacy implications!

    For a “non-adware” program I’d prefer keeping my current weather program: Ravi Bhavnani’s Weathermate which gives me the same data (except for the local traffic) WeatherMate also has the tray icon for the temperature (which can change color when the temperature changes); it has a multitude of locations (keeping an eye on the weather in different places is possible in a tabbed interface); it can display small weather maps or satellite images… etc., etc.

    WeatherMate is available from:


  2. y0himba says:

    I agree 100% with the statement above. This is adware, plain and simple. Another alternative is Weather Pulse, although I don;t if it is stil developed, I have been using it for years and it provides much more information and flexibility.

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