Windows: If you’d like more out of your weather reports than a simple sunshine icon and the high and low for the day, YoWindow gives you a real time and animated peek into today’s weather and forecast.
Once installed you can run YoWindow as an application or set it as your screensaver. Instead of just giving you a number-based snapshot of the weather and accompanying forecast, YoWindow gives you real time and projected weather as an animated sequence complete with sunrise and moonrise, clouds and precipitation. The above screenshot for example is the forecast for my location, which is certainly cheerier than the present weather — as cool as the lightning and rain animations are. The real time weather looks like this:
Currently the only available “scene” is the pleasant pastoral one shown in the screenshots here. A more diverse selection of scenes like cityscapes and such would be a great future upgrade. YoWindow is freeware, Windows only. Have a favourite website or gadget, flashy or not, for checking the weather? Let’s hear about it in the comments.