[nSLUG] Local weather information...

David Potter dlpotter at eastlink.ca
Tue Feb 24 12:42:38 AST 2009

Thanks everyone.... I'm actually looking for the real time weather data 
with the level of detail that


displays... and with the ability to actually see the small wind 
shifts... a unit sending raw data from Georges Island would be 
perfect... ;-)

I was almost hoping someone in this group knew someone who does IT for 
the bridge commission.

Thanks again


Dop Ganger wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Feb 2009, David Potter wrote:
>> In the HRM area there are a number of sites that collect data continuously, 
>> the bridges, etc...  Does anyone know if there is any way to get that type of 
>> information to my desktop?
> lynx -dump http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/71395.html > /tmp/weather.out
> WIND=`grep Wind: weather.out | tr -s " "`
> notify-send "${WIND}"
> That will send the current wind speed from the page Gerald referenced to 
> the notification daemon on your machine. Pop that in a shell script and 
> make a cron job to call it as often as you want and off you go. The -t 
> option to notify-send specifies the timeout before the notification 
> closes, if you want something there permanently/for longer.
> Cheers... Dop.
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