Well Rounded Weather App
- Posted by ephillip August 18, 2012
- Recommended for Outdoors Enthusiasts
good features and very informative.
As a tent camper, this app was very helpful in tracking the weather over the weekend. We could watch the forecast and view radar maps so we could avoid getting caught in some major storms. I've had other weather apps that didn't show real time radar maps, so this one was a welcomed addition.
I ride a motorcycle. I will ride and have ridden in any weather imaginable (lightening, snow, serious sand storms, you name it) but in general these days when doing a basic commute to work I like to take a look at the weather to make my decision. Work is only 6 miles away and gearing up to be stuck in insane traffic in a cold rain just isn't my idea of a good time. Having a weather app on my phone that gives me a bit more information than the built in weather app seems useful.
That said, don't just look at the picture for information. You see today the picture makes it look like it is surely storming outside. clouds with rain, no sun whatsoever in the daily forecast. And yet when I look at the weather by the hour what I really see is that today has some broken sun and clouds and a few showers later in the evening. This is not at all what I'd expect from the picture that depicts today.
The app goes well beyond basic weather information, allowing you to check out hour by hour for the next 24 hours and day by day forecasts for up to two weeks in advance. Of course you have to know that these folks aren't from the Northwest because really, trying to tell me what will happen in Seattle two weeks from now would take a genie.
Certainly this app is better than the generic app but frankly until NOAA comes out with an app (REALLY NOAA, isn't it time!?!) I'm not sure I'll trust any app for my true forecast.
Forecasts, radar, my god. Who needs the nightly news anymore? This thing has it. If it's weather-related, it's there.
Just editing my earlier review (in which I panned it) turned out my internet wasn't working. So this is quite a good app. easy to convert to Celsius and has sat lamps and forecasts. Handy and I won't be deleting it.