Chasing storms is a hobby for some, but an act of caution for many. If preparedness is your goal when tracking weather patterns, we have some suggestions on how to do it from the safety of your home or office.
We’ve chosen our five favorite weather-tracking apps for your mobile device. Download your favorites and be prepared to track the next storm (or potential storm) near you this spring.
Compatible with both iPhone and iPad, Hurricane HD is simply used for tracking storms. It displays an interactive chart of the current storm path, which highlights the eye of the storm. The application utilized your phone’s GPS to tell give you updates on how long you have before the storm hits.
An all-encompassing weather application with extensive weather updates with quick access to detailed weather reports prior to the storm. If you’re looking for an all-around good app for weather tracking and reporting, this is a good one!
This app is the bare-bones, high-speed, no-frills radar application that displays animated weather radar in and around your current location. You won’t get some of the features you would on another, but it is accurate and fast.
This app offers in-depth details on approaching storms, gives severe weather warning alerts, detailed satellite imagery with cloud cover data as well as visibility into multiple radar layers.
This is a universal app that works on both iPhone and the iPad and shows several different types of radar data for radars all over the U.S., Guam, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Radarscope determines the precipitation data and speed of a storm. The more data does come with a bit more price at $9.99.
Which apps sounds best for your weather-tracking needs?