Configure Pidgin to NWS WeatherWire

Aug 31, 2021
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I need to access my NWS WeatherWire account on a Linux Mint Uma Cinnamon machine (on Windows, I've used Weather Message to access my NWS WeatherWire account). I followed the Pidgin instructions here:


I am able to connect to the chat room and see all the watches/warnings/advisory headings flow in over chat.

Is there a way to:

1. View the complete text of a watch/warning/advisory?
2. Filter to just display watches/warnings/advisories by State, County, or NWS Office?

Thanks!
 

Jeff Duda

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Boy...I'm not sure if we have any remaining active NWS personnel on this forum that could help you with this, Nathan. Hopefully someone comes along and provides the necessary information.

In the meantime, I might suggest checking other help pages or Googling this issue. You may get a resolution sooner.
 
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Re rdale: I do have the XMPP Console enabled. Do you know of another Linux app that would allow me to filter by state, county, or NWS office? Weather Message said it may eventually work under WINE when they upgrade the .NET framework underneath. I've offered to test it.

I also emailed the NWS Weather Wire support line on this as well.

Thanks!
 

rdale

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I was told the National Weather Service has an End User Client (EUC) for External Partners. Trying to determine how to get access to it. Once I hear back, I'll update this thread.

I don't have a satellite EMWIN feed at the moment, but it'd be fun to have someday as a backup in case my Internet goes out (which is way too often).