No Touch Aviation Weather!
I designed this app for my own use but my flying buddies wanted it too. Something simple. No map scrolling or typing!
Run the app and up pops a detailed, translated METAR report from the closest station. Of course, you get all the nearby METAR reports, sorted by Distance or Bearing from your current location, or by age of the report. The app will fetch the last hour's reports, so you can look for trends at the Stations you are interested in. Press a button and the reports get filtered to show only the latest report from each station.
You can limit the reporting stations to 25, 50, or 100 statute miles. Want to fly cross-country? Sort the METARs by Heading and you can get a quick idea of what lies ahead.
Tap any of the station reports in the table and you will get a clear, legible translation of the METAR, plus the calculated Relative Humidity, the estimated Cloud Base (from the standard lapse rate), the Station Elevation, and the estimated Density Altitude at the station.
These reports come straight from the National Weather Service and reports are updated every few minutes. Drag down on the Table of reports and the app will pull a fresh update from the server.
This app requires a Wifi or Cell data connection to fetch METARs.
The App formerly known as AvWx is now "Local Metars"!
New Features include: Color-coded Flight Conditions; icons at a glance for Rain, High winds or gusts, and thundershower activity; voice reporting of weather details. Weather reports now include name of station along with ICAO. There is also a button to filter reports to show only the most recent from each station, or all in the past hour.
Ratings and Reviews
avWx is very handy for last minute local (within 100 miles) weather checks before I fly. The initial screen shows location and distance to selected reporting airports and includes several previous reports for each which makes it easy to catch early changing wx trends. The detailed report on the next screen is complete and written in plane (forgive the pun) English. Altogether, this unpretentious little app is welcome and a must for aviators and non-aviators alike.
Quick source of Weather
Great quick source of weather. Would like to see dew point when you select a single station.
New version has dew point plus a whole lot more!
Developer Response ,
You got it! AvWx now reports Dew Point and calculates Relative Humidity, Density Altitude, and Cloud base!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.