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    What is the best and most popular weather app?
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    I don't know which weather app is 'best' because that is subjective, however, a popular weather app is Fahrenheit. It displays the current temperature on your home screen and is pretty accurate, in my experience.


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    See a previous discussion on this topic... http://forums.imore.com/iphone-apps-...hlight=weather
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    For me Living Earth is my all time favorite. Just beautiful for both iPhone 4/4S and iPad 3rd Gen.

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    My favorite is weather live


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    Weather Underground for me.
    I like how it uses neighborhood weather stations for current conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I don't know which weather app is 'best' because that is subjective, however, a popular weather app is Fahrenheit. It displays the current temperature on your home screen and is pretty accurate, in my experience.


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    JMD,

    Do you happen to know what they use as their source for current conditions.
    I looked it up on the app store and didn't see any mention. I like the idea of having the temp on the icon.

    As I mention in the post above, I like like how Weather Underground uses neighborhood weather stations for current conditions. There could be 3-5 degrees difference in one's local area vs. the airport or other major sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    Weather Underground for me.
    I like how it uses neighborhood weather stations for current conditions.
    Good Luck
    There's a disadvantage to neighborhood weather stations too... ones that are improperly sited and poorly calibrated can be misleading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    JMD,

    Do you happen to know what they use as their source for current conditions.
    I looked it up on the app store and didn't see any mention. I like the idea of having the temp on the icon.

    As I mention in the post above, I like like how Weather Underground uses neighborhood weather stations for current conditions. There could be 3-5 degrees difference in one's local area vs. the airport or other major sources.

    TIA
    According to the app itself, the source of weather is provided by FORECA. Very little 'specific' information is provide at


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I don't know which weather app is 'best' because that is subjective, however, a popular weather app is Fahrenheit. It displays the current temperature on your home screen and is pretty accurate, in my experience.


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    My favorite is fahrenheit too. Just seems to be much more elegant and easy to use.
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    Take a look at E-Weather HD. I switched from Fahrenheit to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    There's a disadvantage to neighborhood weather stations too... ones that are improperly sited and poorly calibrated can be misleading.
    I agree. I have heard others complain their stations update infrequently.

    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones whose neighborhood station is on the ball. Updates frequently and seems to be fairly consistent with other neighborhood stations nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    According to the app itself, the source of weather is provided by FORECA. Very little 'specific' information is provide at


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    Tks for the info JMD.

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    I prefer eWeather HD to Fahrenheit for daily use but still use Weatherbug Elite for radar and Weather Underground for Tropical.
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    For those of you with iPads, the WunderMap app dispalys a full screen map with radar of your local area. A lot less clutter than the map on the Weather Channel App

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    Quote Originally Posted by kshen1 View Post
    My favorite is fahrenheit too. Just seems to be much more elegant and easy to use.
    Sorry for the slow response. I'm down to the final 40 or so pages of Vince Flynn's book, "Memorial Day". I read it a few years back via paperback and decided to re-read it via my Nook Simple Touch ereader. Anyway, I agree with your assessment that Fahrenheit is elegant and easy to use. Of all of the ones I've tried, it is my favorite. I also enjoy the Intellicast HD app for weather radar. I use it on my iPad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    Tks for the info JMD.

    Good Luck
    You're very welcome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by djdan View Post
    Take a look at E-Weather HD. I switched from Fahrenheit to it.


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    I actually switched from e-Weather HD to Fahrenheit.


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    I switched to Weather Underground this week. I have a local weather station 1 mile from home which updates every few minutes.
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    Something else. I was watching the Weather Channel Saturday night (Kansas tornados) and one person mentioned the use of Twitter. They said Twitter allows people to get ahead of storm updates as far as how fast updates are given. I only follow people on Twitter when it's something I NEED to know. As of Saturday night, I follow our top two weathermen in Columbus on Twitter. I have Alert USA which is great for receiving severe weather alerts and iMap Weather radio (among other apps), but Twitter has the ability to produce updates even faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robclif4d View Post
    Something else. I was watching the Weather Channel Saturday night (Kansas tornados) and one person mentioned the use of Twitter. They said Twitter allows people to get ahead of storm updates as far as how fast updates are given. I only follow people on Twitter when it's something I NEED to know. As of Saturday night, I follow our top two weathermen in Columbus on Twitter. I have Alert USA which is great for receiving severe weather alerts and iMap Weather radio (among other apps), but Twitter has the ability to produce updates even faster.
    Here in Orlando, keeping track of the weather is part of life, especially during hurricane season. I've been following a popular & local weather channel via Twitter for quite some time and they provide frequent and accurate updates Twitter is tops when it comes to getting up to the minute information and that's why I enjoy it so much. Anyway, I'm glad you mentioned it in your post. Take care.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robclif4d View Post
    Something else. I was watching the Weather Channel Saturday night (Kansas tornados) and one person mentioned the use of Twitter. They said Twitter allows people to get ahead of storm updates as far as how fast updates are given. I only follow people on Twitter when it's something I NEED to know. As of Saturday night, I follow our top two weathermen in Columbus on Twitter. I have Alert USA which is great for receiving severe weather alerts and iMap Weather radio (among other apps), but Twitter has the ability to produce updates even faster.
    Twitter is only as good as the data source... and any ***** can be a data source. Know who you follow... there are a few twitter "bots" out there that scour the official National Weather Service wire distribution and will tweet warnings by state... following the two wx-guys from Columbus is not a bad thing...

    I subscribe to weathertap.com - originally just for their radar on my computer, but they have services for mobile and warning notifications as apart of the package... and I also subscribed to warning notifications on the app My-Cast, and as a 3rd back-up - subscribe to email warnings from The WeatherChannel. All of those get me warnings for my locale before, or at worst at the same time the TV stations run their graphic crawls.
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    Glad I have a chioice.

    Cannot speak to popular.

    I go first to Weather Bug..
    Thanks for ending the exclusivity, Steve. it is about time.
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    Fahrenheit for iPhone intellicast HD for iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot94Z28 View Post
    Fahrenheit for iPhone intellicast HD for iPad.
    I cannot find intellicast in the App Store. Ar you JB?
    Thanks for ending the exclusivity, Steve. it is about time.
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