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:

[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.

[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/weather/noaa-national-weather-service”]

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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