The Weather Channel and weather.com - local forecasts, radar, and storm tracking
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Enjoy the best day possible with the best forecast available. When you see the world through weather, It's Amazing Out There. App features:
KNOW THE WEATHER ANYWHERE, RIGHT NOW
--Forecasts: Hourly, 36-hour, 10-day and weekend forecasts.
--Current Conditions: Get “feels like” weather, humidity, wind speed, and more.
--Weather Maps: Fast-loading radar maps show past and future radar.
CUSTOMIZABLE PUSH ALERTS
--Severe Weather Alerts: Stay safe with NWS notifications of severe weather.
--Breaking News Alerts: Keep informed with national weather news updates.
--Lightning Alerts: Get real-time alerts for your GPS location, and know where lightning strikes near you.
--Rain Alerts: Avoid getting surprised by the rain with real-time alerts for your GPS location and morning rain reports for your favorite locations.
--Pollen Alerts: Know the pollen counts near you. We’ve got your back, if not the tissues.
To configure your alerts, go to the settings menu and select sign-up.
DEEP DIVE INTO YOUR WEATHER
--Hurricane Tracking: Follow the path of tropical storms and hurricanes, and get the latest news.
--Social Weather: Take pictures and share the amazing weather you experience, plus report it directly to us. Your reports help others track approaching weather. Geeky? Yes, and proud.
--Seasonal Tools: Our pollen counts, airport delays module, and beach & boat planner help you keep your plans in harmony with the day’s weather.
--Weather News: From severe storms to straight-up bizarre weather occurrences, we’ll keep you up-to-date.
--Stunning Imagery: Amazing background photos match your current weather conditions. Did you notice?
THE WEATHER CHANNEL ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA
All the weather, wherever you go: find us at weather.com, like us on facebook.com/theweatherchannel, and follow us on Twitter @weatherchannel. After all, #ItsAmazingOutThere
We love when you provide us with feedback. If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the App Store. If you have questions or suggestions, please submit them to http://feedback.weather.com
What's New in Version 6.7.1
Apple Watch Support: The Weather Channel is also optimized for Apple Watch. Let us know what you think!
As far as giving me the information about my local weather goes, the app is great. But there are some nuances along the way... The ads are intrusive, often times I don't even click the ad but it still opens the App Store or a browser... And the ads are EVERYWHERE. The headlines of their videos are extremely misleading such as "This could change everything" or "you'll never believe this" and then the video (usually not even related to weather) is some 40 second story about absolute crap. Most of the time they aren't even interesting... They use misleading titles for their videos so that you'll click, watch a 15 second ad (sometimes 2) and then watch their dumb little video. And today I saw a video that was reposted from a year ago... So now they are recycling old content and presenting it as new. If this didn't have a good 10-day forecast and a radar that I consider the best for a mobile phone, I would have dropped this app a long time ago.
Pretty good, but cluttered with irrelevant videos
I like the overall design of this app, but the user experience could still use some fine tuning.
If I'm looking at local weather, I'm probably not interested in videos about the weather in other parts of the country or the world. This app has enough ads; it doesn't need to be littered with video thumbnails too. Even more superfluously, a weather video thumbnail that probably doesn't pertain to your area is included in the Notification Center widget. Don't put clutter in widgets!!!
The app is compatible with Apple Watch, a nascent niche device, yet hasn't been updated to support the screen resolutions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, devices that are already in the hands of millions of users. I understand the importance of being on Apple Watch at launch, but I hope an update for the 6 and 6 Plus is also in the works.
Location services always running; lots of ads
The latest update caused location services to run all the time instead of just while you're using the app. This causes battery to drain a little faster and it's just plain annoying to see the location services icon on all the time. This was an issue a year or so ago and they fixed it because so many people complained, so I have no idea why they would make the app do this again.
As for the app itself, the info is good. Would like to see them bring back sunrise and sunset. Ads are integrated into the page so I often accidentally click on them while scrolling. They used to be super spammy but have since improved to more legit advertisers. Probably would use less data without it having to load 6 ads as you scroll though. I would pay for an ad free version.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Apr 25, 2015
- Version: 6.7.1
- Size: 44.3 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: The Weather Channel
- Copyright © 1995-2015, The Weather Channel, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.