Usually I have a few bookmarked pages to the National Weather Service for my local climbing areas. ClimbingWeather.com does this better by showing exactly what I need in an easy to read format.
Additional features include monthly rain and temperature averages, an area map via Google, and a “nice climbing days” tracker. I’d love to see how they measure and track this – the site states The New has had 45 nice climbing days this year.
I love the site, but do have a few suggestions. First, they could add RSS feeds for each area as well as the blog. It would be really useful to open my feed reader with all my other climbing reading and see the upcoming forecast.
A second suggestion (and I know I’m reaching here) would be to create weather widgets for climbing related sites and blogs. I’m not sure what the long-term plan is for ClimbingWeather.com, but weather widgets would go a long way to spreading their reach.
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