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Type of Program: Weather Utility
Supported Platforms Windows95 and NT
Company Name: Locutus Codeware
Version 3.0
Price: $12 for non-profits, $25 all others
Installed Size: ?


This new version solves some server problems the previous versions were
experiencing. It uses more reliable servers than before, and it now also
supports hourly weather reports for Europe, Australia and New Zealand in
addition to the usual North American locations.

Wetsock is one of the most useful and fascinating programs that I have seen. It is downloaded as a Zip file, then installed when you run it for the first time. All you have to do is pick a place out of 350 choices in the USA and request that Wetsock be put in the start menu. When you next look in the system tray there is an icon which describes the actual weather.

If you want more detail, all you have to do is click on the icon and it gives you a description of the current weather with a complete forecast and weather warnings. You can schedule the frequency of updates -- in an unregistered version you can get 3 updates a day, when registered you can get unlimited updates. And all of this goes on in the background. It will dial up, get the report and leave if you are not using your modem. If you are on line, it automatically goes to the weather source without your knowing.

It is handy all of the time and a real blessing in times of dangerous weather

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Support ?
Reviewed by Harlie Bemis

The details of purchase are in the help menu. Payment can be done on Compuserve or by secure server at the Homepage, also snail mail.

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