• Kevin B Ebert

I'm 100% Weather Nerd


Nice UI for a quick readout of your local weather forecast courtesy www.wttr.in

I'm not sure when it exactly happened, but I have become somewhat of a weather nerd. It might have to do with the fact that I play golf which is highly dependent on the weather, just a guess though. Or, maybe it's because understanding and predicting weather patterns requires analysis of models and data to accurately describe the weather. Either way, I'm 100% a weather nerd.


A couple of days ago, this cool little site splashed across my Twitter feed called wttr.in. It presents a nice ASCII depiction of three day forecast in your area. From the writers GitHub place, wttr.in is described as:


wttr.in is a console-oriented weather forecast service that supports various information representation methods like terminal-oriented ANSI-sequences for console HTTP clients (curl, httpie, or wget), HTML for web browsers, or PNG for graphical viewers.

If you just go to https://www.wttr.in it will show you the forecast based on your location. But, that's not all. You can request weather conditions in other locations also by adding the city name to the end of the URL. For example:

And, as an added bonus, if you live in front of your terminal window all day, because it's using ASCII to depict the forecast, it works great with the curl command and shown in the screen shot here.

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