It’s the time of the year when wild weather comes onto our radar – figuratively and literally.
PC Mike Wendland brings you three apps this week that can help you avoid being surprised by Mother Nature.
Dark Sky provides up-to-the-minute data on everything from temperature readings to precipitation. Dark Sky’s forecast looks ahead for the next hour, or more, helping users decide whether or not they need an umbrella or sunscreen. Other details Dark Sky provides range from UV index, to wind speed, humidity, and more. The app is $3.99 for iOS and Android.
NOAA Radar Pro: Weather Alerts aims to be your own handheld weather station. The app features real-time animated weather radar images on a highly interactive map that’s enhanced with severe weather warnings and alerts. It sends alerts for tornadoes, flood warnings, snow storms and more. The app is $4.99 for iOS.
If you’re looking for your weather to be delivered with a bit of humor, consider What the Forecast?!! Sure, the app gives you the details about the weather, but it also provides a small commentary on the information, ranging from obnoxious to hilarious. Youcan customize phrases and the look of the app, too. The app is free for iOS and Android.