Google SMS for Weather Forecast

Wendy and I are constantly wondering what the weather forecast will be for Corvallis. I’ve known about Google’s SMS (Short Messaging Service) for a while but I’ve never used it…until today. Google has a website where you can “send” test text messages to try out the service. It’s amazing.

What’s the weather like in Corvallis right now? Send a text message to “46645” (GOOGL) with “weather 97331” as your message. Google will send a text message to your cell phone in about 2 seconds.

Google SMS can send text messages on a variety of topics including movies (Death of a President 97330), restaurants (Thai 97330), and text translation (t ancestry to German).

According to Google, geschlecht is German for ancestry.