This falls in the category of really simple tips but since the weather is the one thing we can all find in common in those awkward elevator rides of life, this will hopefully still prove useful. Weather.com also has a significant audience compared to the other top results for the keyword ‘weather’. These tips show how to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius for temperature, how to view historical weather data, and how to get the weather delivered to you.
Fahrenheit and Celsius
Believe it or not, some people prefer their temperature in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit and you can switch Weather.com to show you your preference. In addition to changing the units for weather, it also changes precipitation measurements from inches to millimeters or centimeters, and wind speed from miles per hour to kilometers per hour.
You’ll find the F | C button in the top-right corner of the site. Toggle it to whichever way you like to customize the weather to your liking.
After you type in your location and find the current weather, you can hit the Month tab near the top to switch to a monthly archive of the weather. On the Monthly planner for your location you can view the current month’s observed temperatures and precipitation and averages for days in the future. You can go to the previous month for those observed weather conditions and forward to the next month for the averages and records for each day.
Above the weather report for your location, you’ll see a link to RSS with the familiar feed logo next to it. Clicking that will take you to the RSS Feeds from The Weather Channel page. There you can subscribe to national weather, local weather for a specified location, or the Weather Channel Blog. They also offer podcasting feeds in iTunes or MP3 formats for national weather summaries, severe weather, and select big cities.
For the local weather, you enter your city or zip code and then click the Search button. After that, you can click the XML button to the right to subscribe to the feed with your favorite RSS feed reader and get the weather forecast delivered to you daily.
Unfortunately, none of these tips improves the accuracy of the forecast but it might just mean you have your umbrella on you at the right time.