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I figure the outdoors forum may know this one:
I need to have the current atmospheric conditions sent via text message to my cell phone. Specifically, I want current temperature, wind direction and speed, humidity, and pressure. I've already looked at Google and weather.com's service and they are just what I need but neither one has all the parameters I want. I'm thinking NOAA has the data but I can't see how to have it sent via text.
OK, I will bite. Why?
I assume you don't have a PDA type phone that is capable of accessing the net and NOAA.
Boaters, specifically ocean sailors have long looked for this type of data. I know of no service for them that provides it yet. Weather fax, yep. laptops, sure. HAM and SSB radio transmissions are the norm. But nothing I know of that is sent via text to your phone with that specific data.
Depending on your need, why not a friend or significant other that can relay it to you at set intervals?
OK, I will bite. Why?
For the ballistic computer on my I-touch. The atmospheric data is very important for long range shooting. If I had an I-phone it'd be no problem. But alas, I do not.
take a look at weatherbug.com with their premium package.
Yeah I saw them but I didn't want to pay anything. I got an answer in the Tech Talk forum from a pilot. Its not user friendly but should work with some practice.
Just in case someone else can use weather.com parameters here's how . . .
Daily Forecasts: Get a 36 hour forecast for your local area. Text zip code or city name and 2 letter state abbreviation to 42278 or 78676 for a one time alert. Subscription (https://registration.weather.com/ursa/alerts?cm_ven=CAS&cm_cat=twcalerts_l&cm_pla=txtmsg&cm_ite=stp1&initAlerts=CURR) is available for this service.
Daily Current Conditions: Get current weather conditions for your local area. Text "CURR" + zip code or city name and 2 letter state abbreviation to 42278 or 78676 for a one time alert. Subscription (https://registration.weather.com/ursa/alerts?cm_ven=CAS&cm_cat=twcalerts_l&cm_pla=txtmsg&cm_ite=stp1&initAlerts=CURR) is available for this service.
Didn't like the Zips for me so I typed in "CURR CLOVIS CA"
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