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WU Talking Weather Forecast

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WU Talking Weather Forecast

eclectic-tech » January 19th, 2019, 1:53 am

NOTE: According to WUnderground, this feed will not be available after Feb 15, 2019. So it may stop working forever after that date.
This was fun while it lasted!
:-(

Alternate Version (US based): Talking Weather Forecasts

WU Talking NWS Weather Forecast (& Graph)
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Based on work in Weather Graph by balala, DVO, & others a few years ago...
  • 6 Days Temperature Range Graph (Max & Min Temps on left )
  • Current Day (High & Low Temps on right)
  • Current Temp (On left/unique color}
  • Toggle Arrows for Temperature Graph or Forecast Text
  • Current Day Forecast Text
  • Tooltip Conditions for each Day (Hover Day Title)
  • Options in skin for personalizing
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Re: WU Weather Graph

eclectic-tech » January 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Major Rework! New Name! New Package!

WU Talking Weather Forecast
  • Corrected Missing Celsius Version :oops:
  • Added Forecast for the coming days
  • Added option to have the forecast spoken :sly:
  • Added Fade In on Load/Refresh
Feedback Welcomed :Whistle
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Re: WU Weather Graph

balala » January 19th, 2019, 7:00 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Major Rework! New Name! New Package!

WU Talking Weather Forecast
  • Corrected Missing Celsius Version :oops:
  • Added Forecast for the coming days
  • Added option to have the forecast spoken :sly:
  • Added Fade In on Load/Refresh
Feedback Welcomed :Whistle
Ok, well done. Just one question and one comment:
  • How do I make it to talk? Not sure...
  • WebParser is not a plugin anymore. It's a measure. You should rewrite all Measure=Plugin and Plugin=Plugins\WebParser.dll options to Measure=WebParser. Yes, I know it does work even if used as plugin (otherwise there would be a backward compatibility problem), but my opinion is that especially the more experienced users should have to renounce to use it as a plugin (hope you don't mind).
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

eclectic-tech » January 19th, 2019, 7:50 pm

To make it speak the forecasts, select one of the 5 forecast by clicking one of the top 5 squares, then when the text is displayed above the temperatures, left-click the forecast text area.

It uses the default female voice in Windows. You can modify the options in the [Variables] section to select other voices that are installed, the volume, and speech rate.

I don't mind the suggestion about Webparser being an internal measure now, and I may change that in a future update.
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

balala » January 19th, 2019, 8:01 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 7:50 pm
To make it speak the forecasts, select one of the 5 forecast by hovering over the high/low temperatures for today, tomorrow, or the following day's high, then when the text is displayed above the temperatures, left-click the forecast text area.

It uses the default female voice in Windows. You can modify the options in the [Variables] section to select other voices that are installed, the volume, and speech rate.
Ok, I got it.
Good work!
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

eclectic-tech » January 19th, 2019, 8:38 pm

Glad you got it talking!

I did not want to make the skin automatically speak so the action is optional. The only clue is the tooltip which says "Listen to the Forecast..."
The explanation above may help users figure out how they can make it talk... thanks for asking.

Thanks for doing the "heavy math" for the graph :thumbup: (I don't have the patience for that anymore) :D

Your initial work made my mod of getting more data and displaying it manageable! :great:
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

balala » January 19th, 2019, 8:44 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Thanks for doing the "heavy math" for the graph :thumbup: (I don't have the patience for that anymore) :D

Your initial work made my mod of getting more data and displaying it manageable! :great:
Thanks for the appreciations.
Yes, math is a good friend of mine.
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

eclectic-tech » January 19th, 2019, 9:44 pm

V 1.2019.01.19.2
  • Updated Webparser Syntax ;-)
  • Moved Forecast Selector to top of Forecast Panel (5 Dots)
Package and Animation updated in first post...
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

MikeG621 » January 21st, 2019, 3:11 pm

May have to play with this when I get home. I pull WU data for my weather skin (current + 3 forecasts), but I like the temp chart being in the skin itself...
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Re: WU Talking Weather Forecast

eclectic-tech » January 21st, 2019, 4:18 pm

MikeG621 wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 3:11 pm
May have to play with this when I get home. I pull WU data for my weather skin (current + 3 forecasts), but I like the temp chart being in the skin itself...
I've been playing with it too :D ... mostly deciding when it should talk and when to keep quiet ... I may post a few changes later this week.

I'd be interested in seeing what you come up with... Have fun! :great: