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New Animal Crossing Weather Tool Promises to Predict Meteor Showers

June 12, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 
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Developer
Nintendo
Publisher
Nintendo
Platforms
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
March 20,2020 (Calendar)
Genre
Simulation
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A new Animal Crossing weather tool promises to predict weather patterns, whether it be the next rainstorm or a stunning nighttime meteor shower. MeteoNook should make prepping for stormy weather in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a heck of a lot easier... but it will take a bit of work to get it set up.

The tool was announced on Twitter by Ninji — likely the foremost Animal Crossing: New Horizons data miner.

 

"[Following] 4 days of intense work, here is MeteoNook, a browser-based weather app for #ACNH," revealed the tweet from Ninji. "[Find] your island's weather seed by entering known data points and get down-to-the-second forecasts for any date, including meteor showers, rainbows, fog and aurora[.]"

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The demo setup of Meteonook shows all of the weather patterns for an entire year.

How Do You Use the Meteonook Animal Crossing Weather Tool?

Meteonook looks like an impressive tool at its face. The method behind it, however, might even be more impressive.

 
 

According to Ninji, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has more than 2 billion possible weather seeds. Each seed determines the pattern of weather on your island, and the odds are very good that this seed is unique to you. Unfortunately, it takes a bit of work to find it.

"MeteoNook goes through every single possibility, calculates the weather it would give, and checks it against the data you provide," the MeteoNook website explained. "If it doesn't make sense (e.g. you said you had rain at a given time, but the seed would make it sunny) then that possibility is ignored."

 
 

Determining your seed (and consequently, your weather pattern) can only be done by figuring out what has already happened. That means that you're going to have to figure out weather patterns at certain times and then input that data. Much like the turnip price calculators out there, it may take several days worth of data to figure out your seed and provide you with the rest of the correct data; Ninji recommends going through your photo album and using those to backfill weather data.

Seeds have been successfully discovered in the Animal Crossing weather tool with these pieces of information during its testing according to its website.

  • The known dates for between 5 and 7 heavy showers
  • The known hour and minute times for stars in a light shower, spanning between 1 and 3 hours
  • The known hour, minute and second times for a few different stars in a light shower
  • The known dates and times for between 5 and 7 rainbows

In any case, this new tool by Ninji should make it possible for you to know your weather year-round. You can try the tool for yourself at wuffs.org/acnh/weather and you can follow Ninji on Twitter.

What do you think of the Animal Crossing weather tool? Would you want to know what your weather is year-round or do you like the mystery? Let us know in the comments below!

 
 
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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!