After yet another record setting year for global temperature and poor skiing conditions in many parts of the world, it looks as though the general populace is finally taking heed and paying attention to climate change. Leave it to closed ski lifts to finally tip the scales.
If you’d like to learn more about the weather or don’t trust the local weather guy, you’ll be glad to know your PC can help you keep tabs. There’s quite a variety of weather forecast applications to check conditions anywhere in the world, from the most remote corner of the globe to your own hometown.
For instance, you can use Weather Watcher as your personal weatherman. It shows current conditions and a detailed 10 day forecast for more than 77,000 cities worldwide. If you want to keep an eye on more than one location, WeatherMate is a good alternative. This app displays weather forecasts for several cities simultaneously in its tabbed interface. One last option is using ForecastFox, a Firefox extension especially designed to check weather conditions right from your browser.
These applications usually grab their data from specialized websites which you can also check for yourself. However, it’s always better to have someone doing the job for you. Just use the one you like most and you’ll be able to check if your favourite winter resort is up and running before actually buying your season pass.