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What Weather App is Decent?

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I use a weather app to help me plan for a ride.

I am wondering if my weather app info and display-Weather Underground (WU)-has become mediocre.
I am a meteorology nerd, and happily had WU for years.

Lately I’m finding it to be about the same as the casual user type weather apps. There are so many. Some even if you pay, are mediocre. Made that mistake.

I prefer a radar display that is up to the minute, not a computer model or 20 minutes old. I like temperature/rain information for planning near where I ride-not from a random reporting station miles away.

The apps that give forecast like 100% chance of rain for the entire day, but further fine tuning on my part shows that 100% exists at 1130 pm, are silly.

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National Weather Service and Storm Radar. The Apple weather widget, which uses, is nice too.
I also found that these home weather stations, usually electronically connect some network that shows up in an app.

I found a couple of apps rely on a network of local home weather stations for reports.

The “fly in the ointment” as they say, is a lack of standardization. The reporters foot the bill for their own home stations. There are many brands and variable accuracy between them. Installation location matters too.

How do I know this? I had an app that consistently reported a local temp that was way apart from from even what I was seeing on TV. It became obvious that there was a problem with the particular home weather station. I sent an email to the developer. No response. What I expected.

Radar reports are another ball game.

So I do what I always do. Look at my app for current and forecast conditions, my cheapie temp guage, and a look at the sky and set off.:)
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Just got Ventusky. There's no forecast discussion. Not impressed.
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