So I finally got around to updating my weather site, www.redfieldweather.com. It has been something I have been wanting to do for a while. I couldn’t update it for the longest time because my hosting provider didn’t want to install ASP.NET 4.0 until they made sure it was stable. They just got my site switched over to ASP.NET 4.0 this month.
My new site has a what I think is a cool Silverlight control that shows the current weather conditions. It is updated every 5 seconds so it should only be a few seconds behind what my weather station is showing at home. Now my next big challenge is to rebuild my weather computer. I get random crashes in the Virtual Weather Station software I use and that computer has been running pretty much non stop since I installed my weather station back in 2005.
I have completely changed the layout of the site as well so any comments would be greatly appreciated.
Current Weather Conditions Page
Shows the current weather conditions using the new Silverlight control and if there are any current weather alerts they will be right under the current conditions. Today’s current forecast is displayed right under that and then some basic almanac data is displayed.
Shows the 6 day weather forecast
Displays weather maps of the area and region including lightning strike data
I am sharing the objects I have created with anyone who wants to use them. You can download them from here: RedfieldWeather.zip These objects use the API-XML Feeds from Weather Underground. These objects are not yet complete. As I add more functionality and complete missing functionality I will update the file and my blog. By downloading and using these objects you agree to not hold Demiurge Software LLC liable. You use these objects freely and may redistribute them freely. I may also include the source code in later versions.
I currently don’t have any sample code on how to use them, but I will be working on that for a future post. Right now I just wanted to get the word out that the site has finally been updated.
UPDATED (3/14/2011): I have fixed the link to the RedfieldWeather.zip file.