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Clima Cast

NWS V3 API based weather Alexa skill

Using information provided by the National Weather Service, Clima Cast gives you the current conditions and the 7-day forecast for your area or any other United States city.

When asking for specific weather conditions, you may use:

temperature or temp
wind chill
heat index
dew point
barometric pressure or pressure
relative humidity or humidity
precipitation, rain chance, snow chance, chance of rain or chance of snow
wind

When using a location, you may use either the city name and state or the zip code, like:

Boulder, Colorado
55118
zip code 55118

You may ask for different periods of the day by using phrases like:

tomorrow morning     6am to 12pm
Friday afternoon     12pm to 6pm
Wednesday evening    6pm to 12am
overnight Monday     12am to 6am (on Tuesday)
Thursday             6am to 6pm
Sunday night         6pm to 6am

Current conditions are available using phrases like:

Ask Clima Cast for the weather.
Ask Clima Cast for the current conditions in 55118.
Ask Clima Cast what the humidity is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
Ask Clima Cast what's the weather in Chicago, Illinois?

You may get forecast information with phrases like:

Ask Clima Cast for the forecast.
Ask Clima Cast if it will be rainy in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday evening.
Ask Clima Cast what the humidity will be on Monday afternoon in zip code 71301.
Ask Clima Cast for the extended forecast in Seattle, Washington.

To check for active alerts, use phrases like:

Ask Clima Cast for the alerts.
Ask Clima Cast, What are the alerts in Boise, Idaho?
Ask Clima Cast, Are there any alerts?

When you first use Clima Cast, you must set a default location by saying:

Ask Clima Cast to set location to Boulder, Colorado.

You may also adjust the speed of the speech with:

Ask Clima Cast to set the voice rate to 109 percent.

Values lower than 100 percent will make the speech slower, while values above 100 percent will speed it up.

In addition, the speech pitch may be changed with:

Ask Clima Cast to set the voice pitch to 79 percent.

Values lower than 100 percent will make the voice deeper and values above 100 percent will make the voice higher.

You may also customize what gets reported in the forecast by adding and removing the different weather conditions using:

Ask Clima Cast to remove the dew point from the custom forecast.
Ask Clima Cast to add the humidity to the custom forecast.
Ask Clima Cast to reset the custom forecast.

To get the current settings, use:

Ask Clima Cast to get the settings
Ask Clima Cast for the location
Ask Clima Cast what's the pitch setting
Ask Clima Cast for the rate
Ask Clima Cast for the custom forecast

If you run into any issues or have a suggestion, send an email to: clima Cast@homerow.net

Source code is available at: https://github.com/lllucius/climacast

Clima Cast is not affiliated with the National Weather Service. Location information is provided by Mapzen.

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