Home Weather Center
Home Weather Center
1.87

3.5

Home Weather Center free download for Mac

Home Weather Center

1.87
19 February 2010

Weather graphing, monitoring & analyzer.

Overview

Home Weather Center (HWC) is a weather graphing, monitoring and analysis application for Mac OS X. HWC is designed as a virtual weather station using Internet based weather sources rather than the more traditional and costly hardware based sensors.

As data is gathered and stored in its database HWC allows you to view weather statistics such as the lowest temperature, or the highest wind speed over any time period stored in the database. In addition HWC contains a journal for weather notes and can generate Web pages containing current conditions, graphs, statistics and a web-cam image. HWC can upload these Web pages to your server for display via a Web browser anywhere in the world.

HWC also monitors the weather and can run a set of pre-defined and user programmed alerts that can trigger emails, send SMS messages to your mobile phone and/or run scripts should an alert trigger.

Home Weather Center offers the following main features:

  • Continuous and unlimited recording, monitoring and analysis of weather data for up to three locations.
  • Provides graphs of temperature, dew point, wind chill, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation and barometric pressure.
  • Can graph and display conditions for any date in the database; dates can be entered using natural language; for example \'last wednesday\'. Graph scales range from 1 to 56 days.
  • Continuous statistics calculation and display.
  • Continuous database timeline maintenance; if HWC misses samples, data is interpolated between last know good sample and the latest.
  • Database query facility� for example querying the total rainfall over a given date range.
  • A journal, linked to the database for recording your own weather notes.
  • Web page generation and upload to Web server of current conditions, graphs, Web cam image, statistics and journal.
  • Export of data from any date range within the database.
  • Supplied with four sources of weather data � weather.com, The Weather Underground, METAR and NOAA.
  • Plug-in decoder architecture; users can interface HWC to their own weather sources � for example hardware based weather stations.
  • Three pre-programmed alerts; ice, rain and clear sky.
  • Unlimited custom alerts.
  • HWC can send email, SMS message (via modem) and run scripts when an alert is triggered.
  • In-built test system for custom alerts.
  • Independent units for each of the six main data types.
  • Speech of any of the three locations.
  • Daily data email; sends tab-delimited data email for any or all locations.
  • Imagery: HWC can collect, display and animate satellite imagery
  • Application is localised in English and French

What's new in Home Weather Center

Version 1.87: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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5 Home Weather Center Reviews

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mrsidoric
01 October 2004

Most helpful

Very nicely done -- fell in love with Kairos the first time I used it. HWC is a more robust big brother -- with tons of added features, including more data sources, more complete notification options, and ways to monitor and review data. As they say -- everyone talks about the weather -- well now you can have up-to-date data -- and be able to do something about it -- wrap pipes, plant your garden, prepare for rains, or head to the beach. Nice work again! Can hardly wait for the next rev to see what you'll think of next...
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Version 1.0
Felix01
13 October 2009
I see absolutely no reason why this app shouldn't be receiving five-star ratings. Does everything I want/need in a graphing weather tracker. Runs 24/7 on my desktop computer and works fine with Snow Leopard. The developer answers e-mails expeditiously and has made every change I've suggested over the years.
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Version 1.8.6b2
Borlox
12 November 2007
It will only run if it has write access to the application bundle, which means you either have to run it in an admin account (if it's installed in the Applications folder), or you have to install it in your home directory, where it's only available to one user. Either option violates the UNIX security model.
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Version 1.8
Anonymous
02 February 2005
Does the developer plan on updating this software whenever Weather.com changes their webpage? Perhaps they should consider using the National Weather Service system instead...
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Version 1.1.3
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Rob-Probin
Rob-Probin
05 February 2006
Home Weather Centre doesn't just get info from weather.com, but also wunderground (both normal and personal weather stations), NOAA and Metar. It also allows you to allocate two back-ups so that if there is a problem with a specific site then it will still get the data. We also like to provide (tested) fixes within a few days of a specific weather site problem.
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Version 1.5.2c
Gregjsmith
01 October 2004
Looks like a nice program but no AppleScript support as far as I can tell.
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Version 1.0
mrsidoric
01 October 2004
Very nicely done -- fell in love with Kairos the first time I used it. HWC is a more robust big brother -- with tons of added features, including more data sources, more complete notification options, and ways to monitor and review data. As they say -- everyone talks about the weather -- well now you can have up-to-date data -- and be able to do something about it -- wrap pipes, plant your garden, prepare for rains, or head to the beach. Nice work again! Can hardly wait for the next rev to see what you'll think of next...
Like (1)
Version 1.0