It is extremely important for some businesses and individuals to have the latest weather information at hand. These weather information can be retrieved numerous way, for example by listening to Radio, watching TV or calling a weather hotline. Something that was missing in the picture was a reliable live weather forecast for computers. Most PC applications would display a weather forecast and other information on a daily basis which might be not enough for some businesses.
Weather Watcher Live tries to fill that gap by providing updated weather information throughout the day.The update interval can be anything from realtime to a period between five minutes and five hours. The interval does not only depend on your settings but also on the update frequency of the Weatherbug or local weather station.
The main window of Weather Watcher Live displays hourly forecasts, the current temperature and a wealth of other information like high and low temperatures throughout the day or the humidity level.
A lot of settings can be changed just like in the Weather Watcher application from the same company. Units can be displayed in the system used in your country, for example Fahrenheit or Celsius for the temperature. The options are also the place where at least one town name or zip code has been entered before the application can be used.
The main window can be minimized and most information can be displayed in a system tray popup by hovering the mouse over the Weather Watcher Live icon.
Almost everything can be enabled or disabled in that popup to suit your needs. In addition to the weather updates severe alerts are displayed for the United States as well. Those alerts can be filtered to include or exclude specific phrases.
Weather Watcher Live is currently available as a very early beta. It ran stable on my system but the official forum had some posts about problems that users encountered.
Update: The program is now available as a final version. It has been turned into a commercial program unfortunately. A bare bones alternative is Mr. Weather.
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