⓱apps – Best All-Around Weather App

Accurate knowledge of the weather is essential for planning your outdoor activities.

There are an staggering number of weather apps for the iPhone. Many are good yet still lacking in some critical features. Rather than referring to 3 or 4 separate apps I endeavored to find the one best overall app.

Weather Underground’s ‘Storm‘ is stellar on all fronts – I’ve been using it exclusively for years. In addition to current local conditions it includes sweeping radar and satellite. Hourly, daily and severe weather forecasts are hyperlocal via neighborhood reporting stations. Marine weather is available by subscription.

Handy alerts, notifications and widgets for precipitation, lightning and tropical cyclones respond in dangerous situations.

The included Apple Watch app is truly remarkable. True story: watch alert goes off for lightning before you even hear the thunderclap. Amazes me every time.