How to Get Your Local Weather

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Getting your local weather these days is easier than ever. It's available anywhere, from local weather TV reports, radio broadcasts, the Internet and mobile devices. The local weather you receive can be simple: current measurements of temperature, wind, humidity and precipitation probability, or it can be complex, including long range forecasts and satellite film loops. Most of the websites such as The Weather Channel, Weather Underground and AccuWeather give similar information. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service website is run by the government. It gives more complex information, maps and images.

Things You'll Need

  • Mobile device
  • Computer
  • Internet connection

The Weather Channel

  • Navigate to The Weather Channel's website on your computer or mobile device.

  • Type in the zip code or city and state in which you are located in the "Search" bar, where it says "Enter Zip, City or Place." Click on "Find Weather."

  • View the forecasts by clicking on the tabs above the current weather display.

National Weather Service

  • Navigate to the National Weather Service on your computer or mobile device.

  • Type in the zip code or city and state in which you are located in the "Search" bar under where it says "Local forecast by City, St." Click on "Go." Even though it doesn't say "Zip," typing in the zip code will take you to the web page of your local area.

  • View the page. Click on the image of radar and/or satellite to view latest radar and/or satellite images.

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