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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 26 December 2005 
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  • Holiday humor
  • Online Shopping
  • Helpful Tips
  • Online Classes
  • Holiday Flavor!
  • Jesting with Jon
  • Where is the Owners Ma...
  • Windows to the Weather
  • Grandma's China
  • Why BMI?
  • Find Santa Contest
  • POM Coast Computers
  • Kudos
  • The Winners Circle


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  • Windows to the Weather
    by KJ Newby
    December 2005
    This month I will be exploring the wonderful world of weather on the Internet. There are many sites and programs dedicated to giving you accurate and current weather conditions for all areas of the world & even yours!

    First of all, our homepage at BMI Home Page is fully customizable to include your local weather through WX.com. I have my homepage setup to show my local weather in Walla Walla. Another good source of local weather is at Walla Walla.com. It has a link to local weather at the top of the website.

    Websites are probably the most commonly used method to find your local weather forecasts. Here are a few of my favorites. Click on any of these links then enter your zip code to find your local weather.

    Weather Underground
    Yahoo Weather
    Internet Weather Source
    Weather.com

    Another method to get your local weather is software that is installed on your computer such as WeatherBug. It will run when you start your computer and have an active connection to the Internet (not recomended for dial up connections). A trial version of WeatherBug can be downloaded at Weatherbug According to their website, WeatherBug is not spyware, but it is adware. It does not monitor, collect data or 'spy' on its user base, however the program is considered adware as the free version is ad-supported. You can read more about why Weatherbug is not considered spyware at their site.

    You also can get your weather forecasts if you are using Mozilla Firefox for your browser.
    • Simply click on Tools
    • then Extensions.
    • Click on get more extensions
    • Look for ForecastFox
    This browser extension will give international weather forecasts and display it in any toolbar or status bar with this highly customizable and unobtrusive extension.

    And there you have it! I hope this information has been helpful to all that have an interest in weather around the world!
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