Price: Free with ads and a $1.99 a year in app purchase to remove ads
Link: STORM APP
What you need to know
Storm is a weather app from the folks over at Weather Underground. It’s a deeper dive into the weather around you. The normal WU weather app gives you some of the same functionality as Storm but this app takes it even further for you weather nerds out there.
We get all sorts of cool (pun intended) features in this app. There are so many options here it is almost overwhelming. So let’s get started!
Opening the app brings us to a “Let’s find you some weather” page. We can search for a location or let the app use GPS to find our current location. Once we pick a location we are dropped onto a map of that location. Along the bottom, we have Current, Hourly and Daily forecast boxes. Clicking on each gives you a ton of info about each one. For
instance, clicking on the current box brings us to a beautiful looking screen that has the current Temp, feels like temp, wind speed, humidity, gusts, dewpoint, pressure, visibility, and even the look back in the weather history for today showing record high, record low, and averages for both too. We get just as much or more in the other boxes.
If that was not enough to impress your friends, channel your inner Al Roker and throw some lightning and tropical storm tracking on that map and wow everyone with your mad weather skills.
The app is supported by ads, but you can pay $1.99 a year to remove them. The ads did not get in the way when I was using the app and for the most part blended into the background when I was using Storm. This is a good thing and more ad-supported apps should take this approach.
There are a ton of weather apps out there. Some are really good and others are very basic and don’t give enough info. Storm is near the top on my list because of all the info that is right at your fingertips. I did notice that the lightning near me was not as accurate as some of the other apps I have used. If you are a weather nerd this app is sure to satisfy your need for weather domination. If you just want to know how far that lightning strike was from your current location, or how hot it is outside, Storm does that too.
If you are a weather nerd this app is sure to satisfy your need for weather domination. If you just want to know how far that lightning strike was from your current location, or how hot it is outside Storm, does that too!
Find it in the Google Play Store here