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Home Automation For Dummies by Dwight Spivey

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Chapter 11

Checking the Weather

In This Chapter

arrow Staying on top of temperature and humidity levels in your home

arrow Checking the weather with personal weather stations and other products

arrow Keeping tabs on your sun exposure with stylish wearable devices

Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it.

Willard Scott

Everyone loves Al Roker, and Willard Scott is simply a legend (the “Walter Cronkite of weather,” if you will), but sadly, most of us don’t keep tabs on our favorite weather personalities anymore. Mobile devices changed that forever.

The advent of awesome weather apps for smartphones and tablets has made retrieving up-to-the-minute weather information as simple as tapping an app’s icon on a screen. In just a few seconds, you can know what’s going on right now weather-wise in your hometown or in Rome, Italy (or both simultaneously, if Rome happens to be your hometown, but I digress). But how many times have you checked your favorite weather app, looked at your local weather and was told it was sunny and 0 percent chance of rain, only to be startled by a massive thunderclap and look out your window as drops of rain the size of ...

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