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Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax

"Do I Need a Jacket?"

Yet another Rainmeter weather skin

"A simple, straightforward interpretation of the weather - It's like having your mom on your desktop!"

All credit for the idea goes to: [link]
However, the skin does not actually use that website. The skin parses current weather info from Yahoo! Weather and does the math in the skin. The only downside to this - Y! Weather does not provide wind gusts data, which is important for a skin like this.

On mouseover, the skin shows three buttons for the Settings.txt file, Refresh, and the Readme file. Please refer to the readme ("info.rtf") for explanations of all the variables in Settings.txt and instructions on how to find your Yahoo! weather location code.

Looks like Yahoo! made some changes to their weather page, and removed the RSS button. The feed still works, but you can't go from the forecast page to the RSS feed to wind your Yahoo/ WOEID. In the US, instead of using your WOEID, you should just be able to use your ZIP code. For those outside the US, try this:
- Go to (the Weather Channel) and search for your location, preferably using a city and country.
- On the page for your location, look at the URL bar. It should be something like this: htt.p://
- The sequence of eight letters and numbers near the end of the URL, between the last "/" and the ":", are that location's WOEID. For instance, Johannesburg, South Africa (the link above) is SFXX0023. Use the WOEID to set your location for the skin as indicated in the README file.
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I had DINAJ set to use Celcius, but it was still using the hard-coded Fahrenheit numbers to determine how chilly/cold it is. No biggie; I converted the temperatures and saved the changes. However, I'm noticing that DINAJ isn't updating itself (or is doing so infrequently). Is there a way to change how often it updates?
drunk-and-lazy-prole Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome skin comrade! But, how can you set the text to be a white on black text to make it more visible?
OmbraInvisibile Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome! Used it as soon as i discovered it :D
indigovue24 Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My "Tonight" temp isn't working. Like in the afternoon when it should switch to tonight's temp, it still says "Today, but the temperature and everything else just disappears. I didn't change the coding or anything, but I went in and looked and under "Gather Weather Info From RSS" "Tonight" is missing. Does that have anything to do with it?
Its so faint! I have it set on a black background and I struggle to even read it. I messed around with the colors a bit to try and change this but it doesn't seem to fix the issue. Do you have a suggestion?

Its so faint... I have it set on a black background and I'm struggling to read it. I tried messing around with the colors a bit, but nothing seems to help. Do you have a suggestion?

Try something more like color=250,250,250,200
You're probably not updating this anymore, but it would be nice if you added more weather conditions like rain and snow.
You're right, I wasn't planing on it... but that would be nice indeed.  I'm not sure how feasible it is and school is in session, but I'll put it on the todo list.  Lua scripting is pretty handy so maybe I can figure something out.
Hello I have a little problem with "Do I Need a Jacket?"

It is PLXX5797 right? My DINAJ says that "you need a jacket, it's darn cold but not windy" , but I have like 31 C here and I am melting. I think I did something wrong with configuration but its not much to do with it
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