TPWea

I finished up the latest tool in the TetonPath utility collection today. It’s a weather app devoted specifically to Teton Valley called TPWea.

There’s a lot of cool stuff going on here, from the fading header image, to the animated weather icon, to some great charts and a smart implementation.

The weather data is from the Dark Sky (forecast.io) API and I’ve developed a structure that consolidates their extensive amount of weather information and stores it in a database on my server, every five minutes. The API has a 1,000 hit limit per day which could be met quickly if a lot of users accessed it directly. My technique hits it a maximum of 288 times in a 24 hour period, and stores it for consumption by the many…

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