The Weather Channel Sidebar Gadget
The Weather Channel Sidebar Gadget is a widget for your desktop that displays the current weather conditions for a user-defined location. It is simple to install and set up.
The interface is made from a small frame that can be repositioned anywhere on the screen, as well as made to stay on top of other windows. Plus, you can adjust its opacity, thanks to the built-in Windows options.
This way, The Weather Channel Sidebar Gadget is unintrusive, and you can easily get current weather details while working in other environments.
You can get started by entering a city name or US zip code to let the gadget identify it in the database, and establish the temperature unit (Fahrenheit or Celsius).
The Weather Channel Sidebar Gadget shows the highest temperature for the current day, along with the lowest one for the actual and following night.
In addition, you can get hour-by-hour weather details and a ten-day forecast, as well as view a live radar online, on The Weather Channel website at Weather.com.
The gadget is light on the system resources, running on a very low amount of CPU and RAM. It has a good refresh rate and shows accurate data, without causing the operating to hang, crash or display error notifications in the meantime. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation.
All in all, The Weather Channel Sidebar Gadget comes in handy whenever you want to get the latest weather report for your location or a different one (for traveling purposes).