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Weather Apps

Discussion in 'Weather Equipment & Software' started by DustinWX, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. DustinWX

    DustinWX Staff Member Administrator

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    What weather apps do you guys use?
     
  2. Snowfan

    Snowfan

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    I use the TWC app.
     
  3. WilkesboroDude

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    I need you guys to use it, so fun during events year round! Nothing better than ground truth obs you can zoom around the entire country. The project is suppose to help with precip type and determining if its just virga! Would be awesome to see real time reports change from south to north during a warm nose lol. The NWS does use it and will see what you are reporting. Sometimes it gets shared to Facebook.
     
  4. Shawn

    Shawn Staff Member Administrator Site Developer

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    wX by Joshua Tee
    Radarscope
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    Seastorm

    Covers everything I need. Especially wX. I still haven't found everything it's capable of yet.
     
  5. Atlpatriot1

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    Is that for Android or iPhone?


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  6. Shawn

    Shawn Staff Member Administrator Site Developer

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    During a database merge, my name was used to bring some old data back above. Not sure about any of those apps, lol.
     
  7. Atlpatriot1

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    Lol


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    Shawn Staff Member Administrator Site Developer

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    I am , I should have explicitly said so .. sorry
     
  11. DaculaWeather

    DaculaWeather It's a Jeep thing... you wouldn't understand.

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    DaculaWeather It's a Jeep thing... you wouldn't understand.

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    A must have app is the University of Wisconsin at Madison's RealEarth app. You can get real-time GOES 16 images as well as all the other sat images that they have on their site.
     
  13. Brick Tamland

    Brick Tamland

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    I have been using Weatherbug. Is there a better one that is free or doesn't cost too much? Mostly just want something accurate and is good with alert notifications. Which one does everyone use?
     
  14. Phillip l

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    I use the weather channel, storm (weather underground) both free, and also radarscope which is $10.

    The others are ok and do have alerts but their maps are a little off and don't update until about 8-10 minutes past current time, so if it's 1:30 you're looking at the 1:20 map which always bothered me when I was right in the middle of something. The weather channel also offers a 6 hour forecast radar so you can get an idea of where the storms are headed.

    If you can spend the $10 I highly reccomend radarscope as it is incredible and puts all of the professional tools in your hand. You have reflectivity, velocity, correlation coefficient, and much more. It also updates every 2 minutes. The one and only complaint about that app is that it uses radar sites, so you have to pick one and can only see as far as that site sees. So, if there is weather in north ga for example I can't use the warner Robbins radar, I have to switch to the one closer to Atlanta to see the system. It's a little aggravating but it's so feature packed that it makes up for it. Having that app has greatly reduced my lilapsophobia as I have a much better picture of what's going on in the storms now.
     
  15. skywatcher

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    I use the 48 Weather app which is free and offered by our local NBC affiliate. The alerts are configurable, it offers map layer control, etc. I'm not sure if or how well it works outside of this area, but a friend in Denver, CO uses it. He says the lightning detection does not work for him in Denver, but that's the only issue he has mentioned.
     

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