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Weather Underground's Storm app packs maximum data into a simple UI

I’ve been a fan of the Weather Underground website since almost the first day it was available, so it’s not surprising that I’ve become an even bigger fan of the apps that the company has created. Whether it’s the self-named Weather Underground app, Wundermap (both free with in-app purchases) or my favorite on the iPad — WunderStation (free) — I find myself passing over most other weather applications and focusing on those from WU. Today, the company released a new universal iOS app called Storm (free with in-app purchases), so let’s take a look at the offering in a short video:

The $1.99 in-app purchase provides ad-free access for a year. Here’s a list of features, some of which were touched on in the video above:

  • The highest resolution (250m) radar showing interactive animations for past and future data
  • Single site sweeping radar: get near real-time data from each site, with options for viewing both reflectivity and velocity
  • Storm Tracks: keep an eye on the storm using the most advanced severe weather algorithms available
  • Push notifications and in-app alerts for precipitation, lightning, and detailed NWS polygonal warnings within a customizable radius
  • Hyper-local weather data powered by Weather Underground’s network of over 100,000 personal weather stations
  • Full screen map with customizable data layers including: animated surface and jetstream level winds, earthquakes, fronts, tropical data, severe weather alerts, and more
  • Tap or swipe up on current conditions, daily or hourly forecasts to view more detailed weather data in list or graph view
  • Social weather: share the storm tracking and radar data with your friends and family via text message, email, Facebook, or Twitter
  • Today widget for iOS 8 showing real-time alerts for lightning, precipitation, and NWS updates 

I find Storm to be stable, easy-to-use, and jam-packed with information. It’s giving me the opportunity to delete three other weather apps, simply because Storm has all of the features packed into one neat app. Anyone who wants to keep a close eye on the weather should download Storm… now.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!