Add a Rain Alert Using Zapier

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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.

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Steps

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