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Stockholm Airport Unveils Weather Machine For Those Confused By Weather Reports

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 12, 2015

Stockholm Airport Unveils Weather Machine For Those Confused By Weather Reports

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Weather at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is always warm. It’s also always cold. Actually, it’s whatever you want it to be from now until the end of August.

CNN’s Barry Neild offers a quick look at the airport’s cleverly named “Climate Portal,” which allows travelers to sample the world’s weather as if they were standing glowingly in front of a frozen yogurt display.  

In this case, instead of asking to try that mint-chocolate flavor, you will be inputting your destination to see what the weather is like.  

From there, officials use Voldemort-ian magic and sorcery to simulate a warm, sunny day or a frigid cold existence. Really, it’s all up to what the actual weather is like at that particular location. 

Here is a video highlighting the airport’s new toy:

This is perfect for anyone who has an irrational fear of weather reports or completely forgot they have a weather app that updates regularly on their smartphone.

Now they can enter a technological breakthrough in the form of a climate portal that simulates the weather of a particular place on earth, because it’s swell to experience the sweltering, sticky pleasure of Phoenix before you actually get to Arizona.

While this may be kind of like fastening wrapping paper on a gift with a hammer and nail, we can’t help but want to take a brief trip through the portal for ourselves.

Neild spoke with Michael Persson Gripkow who serves as the marketing director of Swedavia and Gripkow had this to say: “With the climate portal we wanted to explore the possibilities of not just taking you to your destination, but our destinations to you. A direct link to the whole world.”

Now we couldn’t track down exactly what the experience yields in the form of sights and sounds but Neild did offer, “The portal uses wind generators, temperature controllers and audio-visual cues.”

In any case we now have the perfect solution for those rare folks who don’t have that handy ability to extrapolate “70 degrees and partly cloudy” and pack accordingly.

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