AccuWeather.com Debuts New Lifestyle Forecasts

By Vickie Frantz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
December 05, 2012; 6:09 AM
Share |

The AccuWeather.com web page has new features that allow you to personalize your weather report to your individual needs and interests.

A new navigation bar added to the top of the page can be tailored to include any or all of 26 individual lifestyle lenses. This new feature allows a person who wants the weather for their morning run, for example, to click the running lifestyle lens in their navigation bar once, and the page opens not only to the weather forecast for their location, but also a specialized weather forecast for running.

You will see the current, hourly, weekend and extended forecasts for your location and also four days' worth of the running weather forecast. An easily seen rating of poor, fair, good, very good or excellent is assigned to each day's running forecast based on the weather.

Migraine, allergies, driving, home energy, golf and biking are just a few of the 26 choices available. Once added to the navigation bar, it takes only one click to get the weather forecast for your activity along with the complete forecast for your location. To add a lifestyle lens, click on the question mark found in the navigation bar. Once it is clicked, a drop down menu will appear. The menu will display a list of the 26 lifestyle lenses. Select one that interests you and click it. The selected lifestyle lens will be added to your navigation bar. The navigation bar will also display any active watches or warnings for your area.

Not only does it take fewer clicks for you to find your forecast, but the new pages also feature fewer advertisements. And, since the new pages are tailored to your interests, the new pages will include other topical information relevant to the lifestyle lenses.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

  • Boston: Humid Air, Storms to Make Brief Return

    July 26, 2014; 5:18 AM ET

    More summer-like conditions will return to the Boston area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.

  • DC: Humid Air, Storms to Make Brief Return

    July 26, 2014; 5:16 AM ET

    More summer-like conditions will return to the Washington, D.C., area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.

  • Philly: More Humid, Stormy for a Brief Time

    July 26, 2014; 5:14 AM ET

    More summer-like conditions will return to the Philadelphia area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.

  • NYC: Humid Air, Storms to Make Brief Return

    July 26, 2014; 5:11 AM ET

    More summer-like conditions will return to the New York City area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Wildwood, NJ (2000)
More than 4" of rain.

New Holstein, WI (2007)
Strong thunderstorm winds blew two airplanes into one another at the local airport.

New York/MA (1819)
Two simultaneous cloudbursts, 45 miles apart; A bucket survey claimed 15" of rain fell at Catskill, NY. Highways were completely washed out. One washout started west of the old Albany Post Road and spread eastward across the road until it was 190 feet wide and 80 feet deep in a distance of 160 paces. At Westfield Valley, "suddenly the windows of heaven seemed to have been opened and the rain fell in such torrents that in less than 5 hours, Westfield River rose at least 20 feet above its usual height at low water. The river overflowed its banks with great rapidity and violence, sweeping away every bridge, fence and building which opposed its current."