[CentOS] Gnome weather applet stranded

Wed Aug 24 16:01:12 UTC 2016
Gilbert Sebenste <sebenste at weather.admin.niu.edu>

On Wed, 24 Aug 2016, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> isdtor wrote:
>> The Gnome weather report applet has ceased working on CentOS5/6.
>> http://weather.noaa.gov/ says "This service is no longer available". Are
>> there any good alternatives? I liked the applet as it allowed the use of a
>> custom radar map.
>> As I just discovered, the weather functionality of the CentOS6 Gnome clock
>> applet was using the same service.
> <rant>
> "Smaller" government, Cut taxes (for the rich). Make people pay for what
> they're already paying taxes to support....
> </rant>
> Had you gone to noaa.gov, and clicked on climate, it appears that they
> want to now charge you $3/yr for the service.

The data is still there for free. The National Weather Service sent out a 
message several months ago that http://weather.noaa.gov and the data on 
that site would be shut down due to server consolidaton.

Here's the official announcement, and where the data is available now:



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