bsy's Cached Weather Relay
bsy is now at UCSD, and this page is no longer being maintained here.
The National Weather Service data is made available courtesy of the
National Science Foundation-funded UNIDATA Project and the
University of Michigan.
You may either use the
program to obtain up-to-date
information or simply read its cached data by cache snooping. By
using the weather program, you will be shown the cached data if it is
deemed to be sufficiently ``fresh'', or new data would be obtained
from Michigan, updating the local cache as a side effect, thus
speeding up subseqent accesses for other users.
You can also force the server to refresh its cache
(this is typically unnecessary).
Local Weather Data
See also my weathermap program (in my AFS bin, also in
http_srv package), which generates
and satellite images in the
visible spectrum as well as in the
The weather data is not guaranteed to be reliable or up-to-date.
Because heuristics were used to extract the data, important severe
weather warnings or advisories may have been omitted.
Beware that the menu documents are machine generated
periodically from the cache data: they may be out of date, and there
are likely to be data available from locations which are not listed in
some of the menus.
To access the raw cache files, click
To telnet directly to the University of Michigan server, click
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, last updated 4 April 1996.
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