Google Weather Feed

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Google Weather Feed

This morning I was digging though Google Calendar‘s javascript and came across this gem:

http://www.google.com/ig/api?weather=Nashville,TN&hl=en

It’s the XML feed that Google uses to provide weather data. I’ve used Yahoo!’s weather feed before, but it’s not as complete. And The Weather Channel’s feed is more complex than I care to deal with. (It includes a developer kit!) Like Goldilocks said, Google’s seems just right. It includes the current conditions, four-day forecast, and even wind data.

The only downside is that you have to provide the city and state name. Supplying just a zip code would be much simpler. So, on a hunch a tried doing just that and it worked, too!

http://www.google.com/ig/api?weather=37205&hl=en

All that said, please remember that this feed is private to Google and not publicly endorsed (as far as I know). So use it sparingly if at all.

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