Yahoo! Weather. Yes, Weather, And a Lot More, Too

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I abandoned my regular iPhone weather app without a backward glance when I installed Yahoo! Weather the other day. It only took me about two seconds to fall in love with Yahoo! Weather, which is available for both iOS and Adroid. Here are my reasons why.

yahoo weather screenshots
forecasts for a couple of my favorite spots from Yahoo! Weather

Yahoo! Weather is the weather on Flickr steroids. Photos from Flickr that reflect the location, time of day, and the current weather conditions are used as backdrops for the weather displays.

You get more than just the current conditions with an hour by hour forecast. You can scroll through humidity, visibility, a radar map, precipitation predictions, wind and barometric pressure readings, the current moon conditions and sunrise and sunset times. That's quite a bit more information that I was getting with the weather app I was using.

Finally, if you have a Flickr account, you can add your own photos to the group pool that pulls in the location photos for the weather app.

How to Include Your Flickr Photos

Add your photos to the Project Weather group. This can be done from the Flickr app on your smart phone, or from the Flickr web site. Begin by finding the group and joining it. Here's a search for the group using the Flickr app.

Group

Using the Flickr app, select each photo individually, and click the "i" for info in the upper right corner. When you Edit your photo here, make sure you've listed a venue and add it to the group. (If you choose a photo using the website, add it to your map.)

Sunrise

You'll get a pending notification when you add your photo to the Project Weather group – it has to be approved first.

I'm giving Yahoo! Weather a great big 5 star rating.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
virginia.debolt@blogher.com
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.

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