Weather Watcher Live 7.2.15
The tool comes with a comprehensive pack of features but the GUI doesn’t look crowded at all. It is actually very well-organized revealing information about the upcoming weather details (e.g. temperature, feels-like temperature, precipitation, dew point, humidity).
What’s more, you can check out the local and “feels-like” temperature values in the thermometer bulb, radar map that reveals weather data, weather gauges that display real-time info about the wind speed and direction, and bar graphs that record minimum, current and maximum weather info.
Add a new location, stick magnets to your screen and receive severe weather alerts
Weather Watcher Live gives you the possibility to add a new location by entering an address, city or ZIP code. You may save multiple locations and easily switch between them but you are not allowed to monitor different areas at the time.
Desktop magnets are actually widgets that can be placed to the preferred screen area. They show map or camera images, and you are allowed to choose between several preset options or add a custom URL that links to GIF or JPG photos.
The program reveals a red banner in case of severe weather alerts and lets you view detailed information about the notifications issued by the National Weather Service.
Hourly and daily forecasts, maps and weather slider
You can view detailed hourly and daily forecasts, analyze a table with monthly observations, and view weather data (e.g. temperature, feels-like, dew point, humidity, pressure) embedded in a map for the current location.
Additionally, you can work with multiple maps (e.g. World Sunlight Map, World Satellite, World Current Conditions) and add a custom map image that can be linked to the Internet. The built-in slider helps you stream the upcoming hourly forecast, daily forecast or moon phases.
Weather Watcher Live lets you run the tool at Windows startup, automatically change your wallpaper in case of severe weather alerts, update the information in real-time or at a preset time, alter various conversion options related to temperature (Fahrenheit, Celsius or both), wind, pressure, precipitation, time and visibility, and choose the alert types (e.g. air quality, avalanche, civil danger, flood).
Furthermore, you are allowed to enable sound notifications for new weather alerts, change the looks of the utility with the aid of different skins, as well as configure advanced settings (data export, logging options and proxy parameters).
A powerful and intuitive weather application
All in all, if you want to be kept up-to-date with the latest meteorological conditions in a convenient way, you can rely on Weather Watcher Live. The intuitive suite of features makes this tool suitable for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu on September 9th, 2014
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- ADDED: When using a Weather Underground weather station, the real-time weather will update more often if the selected weather station is updating frequently.
- FIXED: When using a Weather Underground weather station, the current conditions were sometimes being pulled from a nearby weather station when multiple weather stations are very close together.
- FIXED: When installing Weather Watcher Live for the first time, the slider in the "NOW" view at the bottom of the main Weather Watcher Live window was not toggling through the daily/hourly/moon views on click.
- FIXED: Tray icon color was sometimes not displaying the correct below/above freezing background color.
Application descriptionThe Weather Watcher Live application was designed to be your personal, real-time Windows desktop weather station. View...