it's a global issue
i've been reading over at the rainmeter forum where a member has been on the phone with weather.com for a while now. apparently this is the end. they only now realized now many people are 'abusing' their xml feed, and are going to cut it off.
this means basically all existing rainmeter weather skins (and lots of other stuff like DX widgets, avedesk, even some stardock stuff) need to be updated. accuweather has a good feed from what i hear.
so yeah, it's just gong to take time. i'll try to get my widget updated as soon as i figure out the format of the accuweather feed. apparently it's better anyway