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acousticbiker

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 28, 2008
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I've tried AccuWeather, Weather Underground, Weather Channel and Yahoo. None can do both well. For severe weather alerts, it's been hard to find an app that does these for not only saved locations but current location. Free preferred, of course!
 

ljdonato

macrumors member
Oct 4, 2013
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I've tried AccuWeather, Weather Underground, Weather Channel and Yahoo. None can do both well. For severe weather alerts, it's been hard to find an app that does these for not only saved locations but current location. Free preferred, of course!

I use Dark Sky and it works pretty good. Always checking current location. Of course, notifying of imminent rain in the Caribbean is not 100%, and sometimes it notifies me 30 seconds after the rain has started, but overall, maybe 85-95% of the time it is spot on. One of the most useful features for me is the duration chart, it is pretty accurate. Checking that chart helps me decide whether I should wait a little while the rain subsides or "brave the elements" (when the heavy rain is going to last more than an hour and I got to get to other places).

It is not free, though...
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dark-sky-hyperlocal-weather/id517329357?mt=8

Hope this helps.
 

OfficialForecastBar

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Mar 2, 2016
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ljdonato

macrumors member
Oct 4, 2013
77
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Its a shame Dark Sky is rarely updated anymore.....take that into mind if purchasing.
Hi GIZBUG
Are we talking about the same app? In the past 12 months, Dark Sky has updated 9 times. From version 5.0.1 to 5.1.4 per my records.
Maybe there is a similarly named app?
 

GIZBUG

macrumors 68020
Oct 28, 2006
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Chicago, IL
Hi GIZBUG
Are we talking about the same app? In the past 12 months, Dark Sky has updated 9 times. From version 5.0.1 to 5.1.4 per my records.
Maybe there is a similarly named app?

I just noticed that, however no update since March of this year. So basically 2 updates in 2016. Math was off, however seems like development has slowed
 

ljdonato

macrumors member
Oct 4, 2013
77
1
I just noticed that, however no update since March of this year. So basically 2 updates in 2016. Math was off, however seems like development has slowed
You are correct. Hopefully that means it is mostly stable, and not that the app importance for its developers have slowed or waned.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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I just noticed that, however no update since March of this year. So basically 2 updates in 2016. Math was off, however seems like development has slowed
And just like that there was another update in the last day or two.
 
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