Books as Weather: Or, Help Me Out

On a particularly dismal day in February, I posted a few book covers that reflected the weather outside my office. Why can’t we code this for all weather conditions?

Here’s my idea: replace standard weather icons with book covers and tether to relevant data in Google’s or Yahoo’s weather API. Then you can spit out the xml into some handy code for literary-minded bloggers to add to their sites.

Think of this:

Replaced with these:

Cool, right? I figure all we would need to do is pair book covers with standard weather nomenclature, and then someone could do the coding. And by someone, I mean not me: I don’t even pretend to be a coder.

But I can pair book covers. Here are a few based on Yahoo’s weather conditions:

tornado
tropical storm
scattered showers
hot
heavy snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
thundershowers
sunny
clear (night)
cold
fair (night)
fair (day)
windy
blustery
cloudy
smoky
mostly cloudy (night)
mostly cloudy (day)
partly cloudy (night)
partly cloudy (day)
haze
hurricane
freezing rain
showers
snow flurries
blowing snow
foggy
dust
snow
drizzle
thunderstorms

Want to help out? Shoot me an email: chapmanchapman [at] gmail.com

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