Best Weather Apps?

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  1. JohnC

    JohnC Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't figure out the most appropriate forum for this question but I thought this category had the most folks who would care. If it belongs elsewhere, please move. Thanks.

    I've got a few. Some free, some paid. Some too simple some too complex. I fully understand how fickle the weather can be, but would like to know if others have found any apps to provide good data for planning a shoot over a day or two.

    Thanks.
     
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    Wunderground is my basic weather app. I use it 95% of the time.
     
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    I will offer further elaboration since I am a bit of a weather nutcase. I mostly like WindyTV for forecast info but for anything current and local I am always on Weather Underground (AKA wunderground). I have a bit of a bias there since my own home weather station has been a wunderground reporting station for 12 years now. In almost any given neighborhood there are weather stations like mine (Davis ProVantage2) that give you highly localized current conditions and you can pick and choose which station to monitor for any given place you go. Far more accurate than what's going on at an airport many miles away from where you are.

    Using mine as an example here is the link to the page. Note that the map is actually situated over my neighborhood and it also identifies other weather stations in the immediate area that you can select and browse the weather history as well. The data history for my station on wunderground goes back 12 years.

    Any time you are in weather underground you can enter a zip code or city name and get similar info. It's surprising how many stations there are now and especially in rural areas.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I use Dark Sky
     
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    Thanks Kyle.
     
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    I use NOAA Weather and then enter a specific location. It is pretty accurate and you can even enter a specific location by latitude and longitude for remote locations.
     
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    Thanks Douglas. I do use NOAA but they don't have an app.
     
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