Add a Rain Alert Using Zapier
Edited by Djinu, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we'll demonstrate how to use Zapier to create a new weather alert if it is going to rain the next day.
To do this, we'll go to "zapier.com" and click on the "EXPLORE" tab.
Click to the right of the magnifying glass and type in "weather" to search for "Weather by Zapier".
Click on that application icon when it appears in the search results.
Now, click on "Explore Weather on Zapier" on the orange rectangle at the bottom of the page.
Go down to "Send Email from Will it Rain Today?" and click on "Use this Zap" on the right.
We also have the option for it to send the day's forecast if desired.
On the right under "Gmail", we'll set it up to "Send Email".
Then we'll click "Continue" at the bottom.
Next, click on "Connect a Gmail Account".
On the pop-up window, we'll click "Continue" to proceed.
Now, we'll need to authorize Zapier to have permission to use our Gmail account.
Click on the "Continue" button again.
Now, it is asking for a "Latitude" and "Longitude for the address for which we want to monitor the rainfall.
We'll click on the link to look up the "Latitude" and "Longitude" for our current location.
Type in the name of the place or address at the top under "Place Name"
When the numbers appear in the "Latitude" box, we can double click to select that and press "Ctrl + C" or "Command + C" to copy it.
Now go back to the "Zapier" tab, and then press "Ctrl + V" or "Command + V" to paste the information in the "Latitude" field.
We'll do the same for the "Longitude" field.
We can add "Custom Filters" at the bottom by clicking on the drop-down menus.
These are the different items for which we can monitor. We won't be choosing any additional filters in this demonstration.
Now, just click on "Continue".
We'll type our Gmail address in the "To" field.
Scroll down to "Subject".
We'll just type "Rain" for the subject.
For the "Body" type, click on "Insert fields".
On the drop-down menu, click on "Summary", and then click on "Precip Probability".
Now, we can click on "Continue" at the bottom.
Next, we can "Test this Zap", so we'll click on "Test Weather by Zapier trigger".
Click on "See trigger sample" to bring up a pop-up window of information on the rain.
Click on the "x" in the top right-hand corner to close the information screen.
Now, click on "See action sample" next to the Gmail icon.
This shows what will be sent to our Gmail.
Click on the "x" to close the information.
Now, select "Test Zap with this sample", and it will send a message.
Now, we'll go into our Gmail account to make sure we received the message.
Click on the message with the subject of "Rain".
The body of the message reads, "Partly cloudy throughout the day 0.02", indicating a 2 percent chance of rain.
We can return to the Zapier tab.
Then click on "Continue".
We can "Name this Zap" by typing something into that field.
On this example, we'll type "Rain Alert".
Then click "Turn Zap on".
This was a demonstration on how to add a rain alert using Zapier.
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Video: Add a Rain Alert Using Zapier
Recent edits by: Rushell, Djinu