26 AUG

Track Hurricane Irene with Your iPhone

by Marianne Schultz
 

With Hurricane Irene threatening the east cost of the U.S., interest in tracking her progress has clearly been top of mind for AppShopper readers as several hurricane watching apps have recently made our Popular list. Hurricane tracking apps differ from most of the standard weather apps available in offering information specifically about hurricanes and tropical storms, often featuring information directly from the National Hurricane Center, a division of the National Weather Service.

First up are a few free ones:

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    Hurricane Tracker By...

    Last Changed:
    1 week ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (10)
    Version:
    3.9.2
    iOS Universal

    iHurricane Pro Is The Most Popular Hurricane Tracking App For iPhone/iPad and iTouch. - From Developers of the most downloaded Hurricane Tracking App iHurricane this is a HD version of iHurricane...

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    Hurricane Track for iOS

    Last Changed:
    8 months ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (309)
    Version:
    2.02
    iOS Universal

    Hurricane Track 2.0 is a complete rewrite of our popular application, Hurricane Track for iOS! Hurricane Track 2.0 features incredible new features such as a whopping 80 different World Radars, our...

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    CaneCast Hurricane Tracker

    Last Changed:
    12 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (48)
    Version:
    3.3.2
    iOS Universal

    Prepare your family for hurricanes and tropical storms with the forecasting power of CaneCast. Updated for the 2013 hurricane season, CaneCast now has more tropical storm tracking power in the same...

The current highest-rated paid hurricane tracking apps are:

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    Hurricane Express

    Last Changed:
    29 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (22)
    Version:
    1.1
    iOS iPhone

    Hurricane Express™ gives you the most important data for storms in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern and Central Pacific. Hurricane Express™ gives you all the data you need...

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    Hurricane Pro™

    Last Changed:
    3 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (18)
    Version:
    4.3
    iOS iPhone

    * Now Tracking Typhoon Neoguri nearing Japan * Know on the go, with Hurricane Pro: The ULTIMATE Hurricane tracker app for the iPhone and iPod Touch! For over 7 years, no other hurricane tracker has...

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    Hurricane Tracker

    Last Changed:
    3 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (125)
    Version:
    4.2
    iOS iPhone

    *Note: This app does not track Typhoons in the western Pacific. Only hurricanes in the Atlantic & Eastern Pacific. 6 years of tracking storms on iOS! Debuted Aug 2009! Visit...

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    Hurricane Tracker For iPad

    Last Changed:
    3 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (138)
    Version:
    4.2
    iOS iPad

    *Note: This app does not track Typhoons in the western Pacific. Only hurricanes in the Atlantic & Eastern Pacific. 6 years of tracking storms on iOS! Debuted Aug 2009! Visit...

If you’re looking for a general weather alert app that will let you know when any severe weather is expected for your area, Weather Alert USA is worth a look. It offers a wide range of alerts and lets you set which alerts trigger an audible push notification, plus in-app access to a number of NOAA radio station streams across the country.

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    Weather Alert USA

    Last Changed:
    2 days ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (37)
    Version:
    5.0
    iOS Universal

    Fast, practical, and comprehensive NOAA weather app. ………………………………………………………… • Provides immediate access to the most relevant Weather Forecasts and...

Please stay safe this weekend!

1 Comment

  1. DocJim

    AccuWeather’s iPhone app (free) gave me the best maps to know the actual location of Irene, along with the doppler radar rendering of the outer bands.

    Making a brief sunny, day trip into Pennsylvania from northern Virginia, we encountered thick clouds, breeziness and some showers on the return trip south. Using my iPhone, I checked the WeatherChannel free app and AccuWeather free app. AccuWeather showed me that on Friday evening we were already in the distant rain bands from Irene.

    AccuWeather also has an easy free app to navigate and get the information that I want.

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