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25May/090

Firefox Add-on: Forecastfox

Weather is part of life in Minnesota more than in some other places where temperatures are more constant. Last week, for example, we had a frost warning one day and then two days later the high was 97 degrees. Another great Firefox Add-on, Forecastfox, makes it easy to keep tabs on current conditions, forecasts, and severe weather by putting this information conveniently in the status bar of Firefox.  Actually, the status bar is the default location but you can choose to place the display in other locations as well.

An example of the Forecastfox Add-on as it appears in the Firefox status bar.

An example of the Forecastfox Add-on as it appears in the Firefox status bar.

Hovering over an icon (the green circle at the left end of the display is the weather radar) will show more information related to that icon.

Miniature radar view that shows up when you hover your mouse pointer over the status bar icon.

Miniature radar view that shows up when you hover your mouse pointer over the status bar icon.

Clicking on an icon will take you to the appropriate page at Accuweather for more detailed information.

Severe weather alerts (including things like frost warnings, high wind advisories, tornado watches/warnings, etc.) are indicated by an icon that shows up in the status bar as well when appropriate.  Also, you can set up several different profiles for cities you visit frequently and/or are traveling to soon so that you can monitor the weather in those locations as well.

Hover over an icon for more information.l

Hover over an icon for more information.l

For more information or to download Forecastfox, visit this link:

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