Weather apps

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  1. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    With the recent outbreak of storms its reminded me to get a decent weather app on my phone. I think they could be a real life saver especially if you're in an unfamiliar area.

    What app do you guys use? I have the free version of RadarNow on my phone and it seems ok. I do not mind paying for a really good app. I would like it to have a good radar and give storm warnings for your current area.

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  3. Killer60148

    Killer60148 Light Load Member

    Accu weather is ok. Not the best but pretty good for free. Not sure about the ones you pay for
     
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  4. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    I use raindar on my android. Best radar program I have found and it's free.
     
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  5. BrianE

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    I use Accu weather (free). I'm pretty sure they have a paid version also. Not sure what the differences are.
     
  6. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    I have an Android phone. I'll check Raindar out.
     
  7. 379exhd

    379exhd Road Train Member

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    I use weather bug some hate it others don't mind it I love it. We had thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches all weekend and my phone had the warnings posted before the emergency alert on the t.v. I've been happy with it my only gripe is sometimes I have to manually select my location because the GPS brings up something different but it works pretty well. I like the radar as well just make sure you have enough data seems to use a good chunk watching the radar.
     
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  8. tl385

    tl385 Light Load Member

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    I use iMap Weather Radio (not the free one). Its ten bucks, but you choose the warnings you want to get and it will give them to you anywhere you have cell data service based on your GPS location. And if you're rolling, you can listen to the message instead of read it. It also has good radar so you can plan ahead. All around great app, worth every penny, and I'm not one to purchase apps!
     
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  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    i've tried them all. except raindar

    weatherbug is the only way to go.

    not only does it give warnings for all conditions. it's doppler distinguishes between rain and snow. (different colors) where as the rest simply show that there's moisture in the air.

    it offers the most features. and the price is free. you can't top that.
     
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  10. paul 1052

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    The Weather Channel sucks after the last update.

    I bought Weatherbug Elite it follows me around and throws up warnings for where i am, Radarnow occasionally does that.
     
  11. bbigcnote

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    i have to agree weatherbug is really good especially if you spend the 2.99 for the upgrade
     
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