Weather E-mail - FAQ
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Weather Underground Email Service FAQ
Why can't I find the "Add to My Email" link?The email service is only available for most US cities at this point in time. If you are not seeing the proper links, it is most likely because the email service is not available for the city you are trying to add.
What is the "Nowcast"?The nowcast is a forecast put out by the National Weather Service for weather that is happening Now. It is usually a brief summary of a storm that will move through the area, like a thunderstorm or snowstorm. They are usually interesting and useful.
What are forecast periods?Forecast periods are the number of blocks of National Weather Service forecast you want. It can change slightly depending on which NWS station provides the forecasts for your region. For example: Today, Tonight, Tuesday, and Tuesday Night, would be consider 4 periods since they where grouped that way. This feature was added because some people would only like to see data from the next day or two instead of the whole week.
How do I add another email address to my service?Adding another email address to your email service is easy. You can do so through your "My Quick Menu" by selecting "My Weather Email". Once you are on the email setting page, click on the "New Email or Phone Number" tab and follow the direction on that page.
Why haven't I received any emails?You must first setup your service in order to receive emails and alerts. To do so, check "Why am I receiving too few/many emails?" below.
You may also want to make sure that our e-mails are not getting blocked by a spam filter or your Internet/E-mail Service Provider.
Why am I receiving too few/many emails?If you are not receiving the amount of emails that you would like to from us, you may need to adjust your settings. To do so, follow the guideline below:
The National Weather Service typically updates their forecasts four times per day, at approximately 4am, 11am, 4pm, and 11pm local time. Make sure that you have these times selected so you are sure to receive forecasts. For instance, if you want just the morning forecast, go to the "Send Forecasts" area at the lower left of the Email Settings page, and choose the "Between" button. Use the pull-down menus to choose a time between 3am and 8am to make sure you catch the morning forecast. If you notice you are getting too many forecasts, you can always restrict the delivery hours to a narrower time range.