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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 11:22:43 PM »
In Canada we have an official talking clock service:
(613) 745-1576 (English)
(613) 745-9426 (French)
It is a long distance call for anyone outside Greater Ottawa.

Environment Canada provides a local number for weather info in most parts of Canada.
(514) 283-3010 in my native Montreal, for instance.
Unfortunately, the latter requires a touch tone phone to get to weather info, so it's no fun as a test number with rotary phones :P

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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 11:23:20 PM »
In the Twin Cities I use 763-512-1111.

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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 12:36:11 AM »
Atlanta, GA---770 455-7141
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2014, 12:15:13 AM »
http://www.phworld.org/sounds/modern/timetemp/


Only gives the weather for Seattle, and then, too many choices:  206-526-8530.


Reminds me of a story I heard once.  A guy was traveling through the midwest and listening to the news on his car radio.  He was tuned in to a local radio station when the weatherman announced "Snow today, can't tell you how much, hasn't stopped yet!"
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2014, 12:47:37 AM »
I don't get it, Brinny. Was their suppose to be a punch line?

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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2014, 02:17:20 PM »
That's sort of like asking the pilot of a plane "Where are we?" By the time he answers, you're not there anymore.

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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2014, 02:19:40 PM »
I don't get it, Brinny. Was their suppose to be a punch line?

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The punch line is that the weatherman was just looking out the window for the weather info, contrasted with meteorologists with their doppler radars, 7-day forecasts and all that high-tech stuff that would have predicted how many inches of snow.
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2014, 01:43:14 AM »
so, they killed our POP-CORN.... so that's what happened to it... maintainance nightmare my foot.... they just didn't want the equipment. this saddens me because I grew up in the SF bay area and always called the time of day... you would think they would have upgraded the system when they went digital... all the phone companies have destroyed they're labor force and forced tons of techs to work to death.... literally! anyway, its sad that the time of day is gone.....
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2014, 06:56:30 PM »
so, they killed our POP-CORN.... so that's what happened to it... maintainance nightmare my foot.... they just didn't want the equipment. this saddens me because I grew up in the SF bay area and always called the time of day... you would think they would have upgraded the system when they went digital... all the phone companies have destroyed they're labor force and forced tons of techs to work to death.... literally! anyway, its sad that the time of day is gone.....
People are very quick to label things as "obsolete" and just end it without considering the consequences. The reality is, the talking clock is still useful...I often use both the telephone and shortwave radio versions to set my clocks, especially after (or during) a power failure among other occasions...it would be a shame not to have it.

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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2014, 11:47:19 PM »
the one thing that I know is that the UTC in Boulder Colorado is still running.... but you need a SW to hear it... I think there is a web link with audio but I'm not sure....
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2014, 12:31:37 AM »
Ours has been decommissioned for awhile.
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2014, 09:42:43 AM »
UTC in Boulder Colorado is still running.... but you need a SW to hear it... I think there is a web link with audio but I'm not sure....

You're speaking about radio station WWV, and no, although I've been wishing for it for as long as there's been an internet, there is NO streaming audio of WWV.

You can hear them on the telephone, though, but it cuts off after 2 minutes.  The number to listen to WWV is:

1303-499-7111

For more info about WWV, here is their web site:

http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/wwv.cfm
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2017, 02:21:17 PM »
1 (763) 512-1111 is a popular nationwide Temperature number is.

It provides local weather for the Twin Cities, but if you wait for the recorded message, then dial (using a DTMF keypad) 1, then 2, then your ZIP code, you can get weather for your area.

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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2017, 09:35:01 PM »
1 (763) 512-1111 is a popular nationwide Temperature number is.

It provides local weather for the Twin Cities, but if you wait for the recorded message, then dial (using a DTMF keypad) 1, then 2, then your ZIP code, you can get weather for your area.

I will have to try this out here in NY.
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Re: What's the Time and Temperature Phone Number in your Area ?
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2017, 07:04:00 AM »
I realize it's a older but, interesting thread...

In Hickory, NC the time & temp # has a sponsor and is still active at 828-324-1234....
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