There is not much about Chicagoland weather that I like and I’ve lived here most of my life (to date; there’s always hope). Why? Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too dry. And, of course, as always, too many bugs.
Weather watching and forecasting has changed thanks to the iPhone and a plethora of weather apps that include up to the minute radar. Even the Mac has plenty– though not as many– weather applications, and a few do a decent job displaying weather radar. Here’s a blast from the past that hasn’t gone away.
This Widget is called Radar in Motion. What it does is simple. Install it as a Dashboard Widget and you get weather radar without a click (I set up a hot corner and just move the onscreen pointer to the corner to display Dashboard Widgets).
Radar in Motion is free but has a few useful options. It updates automatically in the background, and you can select a specific radar map by city name, region, or zip code.
That makes the Widget pretty much maintenance free.
Not bad for free, right?
Radar in Motion won’t display weather forecasts, and doesn’t have access to weather data beyond radar information– no historical information at all. The value is the quick look function. I setup Dashboard Widgets with a hot corner so merely moving the pointer or the mouse pointer to the corner of of the Mac’s screen will display the Widget and updated radar.