If you've ever been caught in the rain, snow or sun unprepared, then you know how important it is to know the weather. The weather affects nearly everything we do. It determines how we dress, if we go out or if we stay in.
That's the exact reason most people download a weather app on their smartphones. Yes, there is a built-in weather app on all iPhones and most Android devices, they don't necessarily have all of the features you want or need.
Sure, they will tell you the temperature and an hourly forecast but what about a "feels like" temperature? Radar? Humidity and dew points? Wind speeds? With the Weather Underground app, you get all that and more for your Apple or Android gadget.
Simply drop a pin in your neighborhood on the interactive Weather Underground app and you'll see all the best weather data you can imagine, including:
hour-by-hour and 10-day forecasts,
"feels like" temp,
wind speed and direction,
today's rain accumulation,
chance of precipitations,
air quality and UV risk,
sunrise and sunset times; and
daily weather summaries.
You can compare today's weather against historical data, and there's also a handy Health section that lets you monitor local flu outbreaks. Keep an eye on global storms, too, with the Tropical Storm section and sign up for alerts when extreme weather is on the way. Watch the storms with one of the many real-time weather web cams, thumb through hundreds of gorgeous weather photos, listen to weather radio and have access to many more other online resources.
Weather Underground also gives you choices for customizable widgets, which will let you get all your important info at a glance on your home page.
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