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Add Weather Forecasts via Forecastfox

SUMMARY: View weather forecasts and a radar map via the Forecastfox extension for Google Chrome.

Are you a Google Chrome user but would like to have the Forecastfox weather tool in your browser like the one available for Mozilla Firefox? Now you can.

With the "Forecastfox Weather" extension for Google Chrome you can display similar weather information in your browser from AccuWeather.com. The extension adds an icon to the right of the address bar with the current temperature and representation of the current weather (a cloud, rain, moon, etc).


Displaying Memphis, TN weather in Google Chrome via Forecastfox. A possible winter storm is brewing.



1. From Google Chrome, visit the Forecastfox Weather page.

2. Click the "Install" button.

3. Click "Install" in the "Confirm Installation" dialog box when prompted.



Confirming installing the "Forecastfox Weather" extension in Google Chrome



After installing Forecastfox, a new tab opens where you can customize Forecastfox features. From here, decide on a different weather measurement unit if desired. Type in a city name or United States zip code to choose which city's forecast to view. Press Enter to query Forecastfox for a matching location, and from here you can remove other cities inputted into the extension.


Customizing the "Forecastfox Weather" extension for Google Chrome



To view the weather forecast, click on the Forecastfox weather icon that appears to the right of the address bar. Click on a day to view a more detailed forecast. Click "static" or "animated" to open a larger map in a new tab. Clicking "details" or "hourly" opens forecasts in new tabs. Click the "switch locations" link to view weather forecasts for a different location if you have multiple locations defined. Clicking the "options" link allows you to customize Forecastfox.

Most extensions were written by third-parties, thus it is your decision to trust third-party authors before installing extensions. This tip was written regarding Google Chrome v4.0.249.78 on a Windows XP machine and Forecastfox Weather v1.5.10. Features, information, and screenshots are subject to change between versions and operating systems.

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