How to Set AccuWeather

Configuring AccuWeather's services is like real estate: it's all about location. The process varies between services, but the goal is to configure the location to get a relevant forecast. In addition to its website, AccuWeather also offers a customized Web browser, Web browser toolbar, third-party site weather widget and email forecast to bring you the day's forecast and current conditions.

House in bad summer thunderstorm
AccuWeather's alerts are useful for letting you know about weather changes that catch you off guard.
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On The Website

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Launch AccuWeather.com in any Web browser.

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Click on the "Location" entry field, type your city name or ZIP code and click the "Go" or "Magnifying Glass" icon, if you are using a computer -- either the desktop and laptop. For tablet and mobile device users, tap the "Location" drop-down menu and select the "Use Current Location" option. If your device doesn't have location detection capabilities, enter the city name or ZIP code in the Location text entry field.

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Select your location from the list if the "Multiple Locations Found" window appears.

On the Weather Widget

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Go to the AccuWeather.com "Create a Current Weather Widget" in a computer Web browser (see Resources).

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Select how you want the widget to provide weather information. "Auto Detect" automatically brings up weather information based on location, and "Fixed Location" configures weather information for a specific location.

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Agree to the "Terms and Conditions" and click "Grab the Code" to generate the module.

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Click "Select Code" and press "Ctrl-C" to copy it.

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Launch your favorite HTML editing program or text editor such as Notepad, and open the HTML page in which you want to display the widget. Locate the module or page code in which you want to install the widget, and press "Ctrl-V" to paste the code. Save and update your site code to apply the widget.