Installation And Requirements

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WeatherCat version 1.1.0 and later will run on computers running Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later (Intel only). An older version that will run on PowerPC machines is available from our WeatherCat page.


Please drag the WeatherCat folder to a convenient location on your hard disk (we would suggest your Applications folder).

If you wish WeatherCat's icon to stay in the dock, either drag the application to the dock before running it, or right click on its icon in the dock when running and use the pop-up menu to select 'Keep In Dock'.

You may also wish to add WeatherCat to your 'Login Items' via the 'Accounts' pane of the System Preferences so that WeatherCat starts-up whenever you log-in to your computer. If you have automatic login enabled for the account then WeatherCat will start whenever the computer starts or restarts.

Before running WeatherCat, please ensure you have the correct driver installed for your station or USB to serial converter. Without the correct driver installed, WeatherCat will not be able to communicate with your hardware. Note that USB based stations such as the WMR200 or WH1080/2080/3080 etc. do not need drivers. Also check the date and time is set correctly on your weather station console/hardware and that all sensors are being received correctly.

If you have been running LWC2, WeatherCat will offer to import your data and settings on first run (please check all your settings in WeatherCat after the import, in particular the email 'from' field may have changed).

Finally, please be sure to quit any other weather software before running WeatherCat.

More information can be found in the WeatherCat manual

Moving WeatherCat from one machine to another

First shutdown WeatherCat on the old machine then move the following folders and files to identical locations on the new machine (some of these folders may not exist depending on your setup):

~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatCustomWeb
~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatMedia
~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatTemp
~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatWeb
~/Library/WeatherCatBackups (Version 1.1.0 and later only)

(where ~ is your home directory).

Note that on OS X 10.7 or later, the Library folder is hidden. You can make it visible again via the following terminal command:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Also be sure to install the correct drivers for your station or USB to serial converter* on the new machine before running WeatherCat.

  • Note: WMR200, WH1080/2080/3080 stations do not need drivers to work with WeatherCat.
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