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coolmom42

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Posted: 01/22/18 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Accuweather

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RadarNow works very well not only in showing you weather radar as you travel but also alerts. Google store as I recall.


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Posted: 01/22/18 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

coolmom42 wrote:

Accuweather

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Weather Underground used to be the go-to app for quite some time, but a while back they decided to load up with tons of ads. Okay, gotta pay the bills...BUT...

They do not load weather data until the ads are loaded and displayed. About 30% of the time the app won't load or update weather data. Sad demise of a once great service [emoticon]

Weather Channel used to be good way back, but once they decided to run sitcom weather reruns, it was nothing but another trash station instead of weather [emoticon]

The trusty old Weather Rock is always right on the money [emoticon] LOL.

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I was planning to post almost the same question, but I'm still not "getting" part of the answers...

Do any of the phone apps issue an audio ALARM that might actually wake me if I'm sleeping? It would need to access the "alarm" feature of my phone, because I have the phone in silent mode when I sleep. (The Alarm still rings when in silent, but not the phone ringer or Facebook/text/etc notices.)

Thanks in advance.

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If I get your question, we are talking about two different but related issues. It sounds like you want a weather alert based on where you are at the moment(?) which most of the aforementioned weather apps have the ability to do that, although I can't tell you about notifications vs alarms. I will investigate that because it's an important distinction. [Edit] I know on my phone, I can set exceptions for individual apps so they can notify me even during quiet time. See if that works for your situation. [end edit]

The thing I'm looking for is real-time weather alerts for conditions down the road some number of miles, so I can decide whether to wait or go on. For me, the answer is to make sure I check available resources before and during travel and use things like weather radar apps to get a sense of surrounding conditions.


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our Weather Radio App does...


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US Radar Map

Go to the link and bookmark it.. This is the CONUS map (Contential US) and from here you can link to sectional maps and even other types of maps.

I visit the CONUS radar map every day and if there is anything "interesting" the sectional map (Currently S.E. Loop)

Now do not do this once, Do it every day and with time you will see how the patterns on the map affecdt what you plan for the day or at least the next couple days.. I'm getting to where I can often predict storms. especially big storms, 2 or 3 days out.


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Thanks for reminding me.
I forgot I had this map...

https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_loop.php

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Thanks deepdoc1,

I'm sure BOTH scenarios will be important to me starting next year. Didn't mean to side track your thread. [emoticon]

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Best weather app I found for travelling is this one:


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droid27.transparentclockweather&hl=en

You can select which alerts you want and it follows your location.

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