Catfood Weather 2.10 is now available for download.
This release allows you to ignore weather alerts based on keywords or phrases. Double click the tray icon to open settings and enter a comma separated list of alerts you don’t want to see. I get a ‘Small Craft Advisory’ daily in San Francisco and it’s been driving me nuts! I get it, the bay isn’t very safe for sailing pretty much of the time. I want to ignore this alert but still get notified about high surf and other less frequent National Weather Service Notifications.
2.10 also fixes a bug that caused a crash when the National Weather Service website is down (like today) and a request is made for a weather icon that isn’t already in the local icon cache. Weather will now just skip the icon, which isn’t pretty but is better than the current alternative.
Catfood Weather 2 is now available for download.
Version 2 is a major update that improves both performance and the look and feel of the product. Forecast location can be set by latitude and longitude as well as ZIP code. Weather alerts (watches and warnings) are not displayed in the taskbar icon and seven-day forecast window. Weather also allows you to configure a proxy server if required to access the Internet.
What hasn’t changed: Catfood Weather provides a free, compact taskbar based weather forecast for US locations. The icon indicates current conditions. Hover over the icon for the current forecast, click the icon for a detailed seven day forecast.
If you are upgrading from Catfood Weather 1.xx you should uninstall the old version before installing 2.00.
Catfood Weather 2 Beta is now available for download.
Version 2.00 substantially improves both performance and presentation. If you’re looking for a compact taskbar (tray icon) forecast app give it a try and provide feedback by leaving a comment on this post or sending me an email. Bookmark this post as I’ll update it as I release new versions of the beta.
Catfood Weather shows current conditions and a 7-day forecast for any location in the United States. You can set the forecast location by ZIP code or latitude and longitude.
(Updated 2011-05-01: Fixed bug that caused night forecasts to be displayed for the rest of the week when the current day conditions are no longer valid. Added support for displaying weather alerts. If Catfood Weather does not start after installation then a reboot is required (this will be fixed in the next update). Version is now 2.00.0239, click the link at the top of the post to upgrade or get started).
(Updated 2011-05-08: Fixed installer to prompt for reboot if needed. Added support for proxy servers. Version is now 2.00.0286).
(Updated 2011-05-14: Catfood Weather 2 is now released).
The Catfood Earth Beta now supports displaying weather radar images from over 160 sites around the Unites States. Just select the site closest to you and choose from Reflectivity, 1 Hour Precipitation, Storm Total Precipitation, Velocity, Storm Relative Motion and Long Range Reflectivity images.
The screen shot below shows 1 Hour Precipitation for San Francisco:
I'm currently offering a free license to anyone who provides feedback on the beta. See the Catfood Earth Beta for full details.