By Hunter Research and Technology, LLC
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The venerable U.S. weather app Wx, named a Mac Gem by Macworld magazine, has been reinvented! Wx displays current conditions, forecasts, warnings, and radar for U.S. locations using high fidelity XML data from the U.S. National Weather Service. The app is designed for two specific types of customers: serious weather watchers who want detailed information and facts with no fuss, and casual users who want a fast, clean, and functional weather app.
Wx lets you set up locations on an embedded map, guiding you to choose nearby NWS observation sites (over 1700 available in the U.S. and its territories), nearby NEXRAD radar sites, and nearby city- and county-based alert zones. The app sets up a 7-day summary "point" forecast customized for the specific latitude and longitude of the location, and a 7-day “pro” forecast that graphs temperature (actual and apparent), dew point, relative humidity, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, gust speed, 12-hour probability of precipitation, 6-hour liquid precipitation amount, and 6-hour snow amount. Wx’s pro forecast is also latitude/longitude based, and is about as good as it gets if you need to plan work, sports, and outdoor activities based on upcoming weather. With their high spatial resolution, the point and pro forecasts are especially useful in coastal and mountainous regions where typical zone forecasts can be inaccurate. These forecasts are backed up by a regional text forecast bulletin for additional information.
Wx also lets you bookmark and setup weather maps for quick reference. Choose from over 40 default NWS maps and images, or provide the URL for any map of your choice and load it right in the app! If you have preferred weather providers or use a private weather service, you can load your favorite maps and images right in Wx and keep them handy. Other features of Wx include a display of weather conditions in the dock icon, seven day sun and moon phase information, and a high performance radar display with seven types of radar on a zoomable live map.
Wx is crafted with attention to detail by an award-winning professional software developer with over 25 years of experience, 15 years focused on developing software for Mac OS X and 9 years writing apps for iOS devices. Wx has been reinvented from the ground up. Under the hood, Wx has all new download and processing engines, and is faster than ever. It's more reliable than ever too, offering multiple levels of redundancy to handle severe weather events that can strain NWS servers.
Wx is also available for iPhone and iPad. For more info, see hrtapps.com or look in the iTunes App Store.
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What's New in Version 7.0
Refreshed and modernized user interface that can resize to show more content and go fullscreen. Zoomable radar over a live map view. Many tweaks and improvements throughout the app. Support for the upcoming NWS NDFD high resolution forecast service.
Best Mac Weather App, Data is up to date
Tried several apps, but always go back to this one, Others may be fancier or more colorful, but none get the job doen like this one. Nice clean interface gives you the info you need and important weather statements are all here. Love the upgraded look and fell of the new version. Support is get and the only one time I asked about something I had a reply within minutes, you can’t beat that.
I’d give htis app more stars if I could.
Outstanding WX app
Wx has been my default weather app for many years. I have it on my iMac, iPhone and iPad! As a retired pilot, I have a special interest in weather apps and have been disappointed with most of them. Wx is the best one, is easy to use and can be personalized for desired locations and NWS maps. Craig is always very responsive to any questions or issues!
Most highly recommended!
Best mac weather app
Been using Wx for years on my mac. Great app, give me all the essential info I want for weather at locations of interest. I use a lot of weather resources on the web as well, but really handy to be able to pop up Wx with my favorite locations set up for quick checks.
Love the improved radar images on the new version!