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Weather app geared towards storm chasers, meteorologists and weather enthusiasts

NWS ( National Weather Service ) data is optimized for mobile format and provided for divisions not normally covered together in the mobile space: SPC, WPC, NHC, OPC, etc. Level 3 and Level 2 Nexrad radar ( single, dual, quad pane ) are provided and displayed using the mobile variant of OpenGL. This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service.

If you *only* need current conditions and your local 7 day forecast then this app is probably more then you need although it will easily provide those 2 things as well. If you are looking for wasted screen real estate or fancy graphics this app is not for you. Given the depth of information covered there is a steep learning curve if you seek to use the program in it's entirety, help information is available and touched on below. Common weather acronyms are used throughout so you should be familiar with those as well. Currently United States locations are supported. Canada is also supported but is be considered in Beta for now.

HELP is available from the main menu and by tapping on any text in the settings activities.

Features:

  • Current forecast, 7 day conditions, sounding data for an unlimited number of locations from NWS.
  • Customizable home screen
  • (Android only) Tiles can be rearranged by long press and then drag and drop on Tabs: SPC, MISC, and IMAGES
  • OpenGL based Nexrad radar interface with numerous options. Level 2 in the lowest tilt for base reflectivity/velocity is also available. 2 pane and 4 pane version also available in MISC tab.
  • Optimized text product viewer for easy access to AFD,HWO and others from any NWS WFO.
  • Vis/IR/WV/Radar mosaic viewer ( with animations ).
  • Widgets ( nexrad radar, radar mosaic, vis, afd/hwo )
  • SPC products ( such as Watches/MCDs/Convective Outlooks/Mesoanalysis )
  • WPC products
  • Weather models
  • NHC products

Notifications:

  • Local alerts
  • MCDs impacting your location
  • MPDs impacting your location
  • Convective outlooks for your location
  • US MCD/Watches
  • US tornadoes
  • US MCD
  • US MPD
  • NHC Atlantic and EPAC advisories

NOTE about Canada: Canadian locations can be added under Settings -> Location -> "plus" symbol but you need to access the options under the sub-menu. You can also use the main search bar at the top but for now you must use a suggested location and can't add an arbitrary location.

See here for a list of often asked questions.

This app has features you may not like.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 55272 (55272) - Added on 2019-08-24

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • android.permission.ACTION_MANAGE_OVERLAY_PERMISSION
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 19 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 55269 (55269) - Added on 2019-08-22

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • android.permission.ACTION_MANAGE_OVERLAY_PERMISSION
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 19 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 55265 (55265) - Added on 2019-08-03

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • android.permission.ACTION_MANAGE_OVERLAY_PERMISSION
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 19 MiB PGP Signature