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Additional source of forecast weather information

In the last blog post, Mark Hoffman described a place to get hourly weather forecasts for up to six days for a number of stations at airports around the Southeast. But if you don’t live near an airport, you might prefer to get information that is closer to your farm. Here is a way to get the same information for any location in the US.

This information is available from the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov. You can either enter your zip code into the search box or click on the national map. If you enter the zip code and pick your location and hit enter, it will give you a local forecast on the left side of the page. Click on the “Get detailed info” and it will bring you to a local forecast page. There is a map on the page that you can click to pick the exact location if you like. At the bottom of the local forecast page there are links to the Tabular Hourly Data (which is similar to what was provided on the web site Mark provided) or the Hourly Weather Forecast, which is the same information in graph form. You can click through the forecast for up to six days ahead using the link on the top right.

Let me know if you have any trouble and I am happy to help you work through the process to get your local forecast.