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:
[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/weather/ihurricane-hd, http://appshopper.com/weather/hurricane-track-for-ios, http://appshopper.com/weather/hurricane-forecaster”]
The current highest-rated paid hurricane tracking apps are:
[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/weather/hurricane-express, http://appshopper.com/weather/hurricane, http://appshopper.com/weather/hurricane-3, http://appshopper.com/weather/hurricane-tracker-for-ipad”]
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.
Please stay safe this weekend!