NOAA Alerts skill

NOTE: this skill is deprecated, its functionality is now part of the Severe Weather Information Skill

This skill checks the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) national weather service for active weather alerts in your region.

How to install NOAA Alerts skill

WARNING Do not try to install on Mycroft Mark-1 - it will break your Mycroft installation. There is an unresolved issue with python package dependencies. Skill has been developed and tested succesfully on Picroft 19.2.13 so far.

  • Install NOAA Alerts skill by …

    • mycroft-msm install
    • this skill needs the noaa-sdk package. In case the package is not automatically installed via requirements.txt you can issue command mycroft-pip install noaa-sdk
  • NOAA Alerts skill connects to the NOAA weather alerts service

    • To get this skill working you must go to NOAA weather alerts service and find your region/zone ID. Enter that ID in the skills configuration at
    • there is also a checkbox to activate 'automatic alerts. If checked the skill will automatically check for alerts every X minutes and speak the headline and instructions when there are alerts for extreme or severe conditions.

How to test NOAA Alerts skill

Specify the steps the user should take to test the Skill, such as;

  • Configure the Skill Settings in
  • Speak are there weather alerts
  • Mycroft should answer Currently there are no alerts for your region or There are the following alerts ...

Where feedback on NOAA Alerts skill should be directed a

Feedback on the Skill should be provided through Issues on GitHub, via Mycroft Chat or by replying here…

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