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Hurricane Track 3.0 is the most advanced, modern, and easiest to use Hurricane Tracking, Radar, and Local Weather application. Hurricane Track 3.0 features incredible new features such as 14 World Radars, a new customizable dynamic Local Radar using NEXRAD "next-generation radar" technology, descriptive Textual Forecasts, future Projected Tropical Cyclone Paths, Historic Hurricane Paths, Regional Radars, National Radars, Lightning Intensity Radars, Sea Temperatures, Cloud Formations that can potentially turn into tropical cyclones, Maps, an Interactive 3D Earth and Solar System, detailed tropical storm information and discussion, and much much more!
Local Weather features photorealistic Day and Night time graphics, Ten Day Weather Forecasts, Wind Speed/Direction, Humidity, Highs/Lows, and much more. Local Weather Conditions are shown in the Menu Bar (Dark Theme compatible!) and a live animated NEXRAD Local Radar in the Dock. All three panes can be resized independently, with full Multi-touch gestures included. With all these features, Hurricane Track brings comprehensive Hurricane tracking and Radar technology to your Mac, at a very affordable price.
Hurricane Tracking Features:
- Projected Tropical Storm Paths: Future tropical storm paths for the next five days
- Graphical outlines of cloud formations that can turn into potential Tropical Storms
- Historical Hurricane Tracks going all the way back to 1949
- Sea Surface Temperatures for the past two months
- Interactive Map shows the latest Precipitation, Temperature, Clouds, Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sea Level Pressure
- Interactive 3D Solar System shows Sun, Planets, and Asteroid Belt
- Interactive 3D Earth with Live Clouds, Tropical Storms, and Earthquakes
- Tropical Storm and Weather Information, Summaries, Discussions, and Outlooks
- Multi-Touch gesture and Retina Display support included!
- 18 World Radars (Full Color GOES-16 Satellite) with 17 Radars per location
- Customizable Advanced Local Radar using NEXRAD technology
- Innovative Lightning Intensity Radars
- Each Radar can be switched between locations on the fly
- Each Radar features Reload button to make sure you always have the latest data
- Dock Icon shows Animated NEXRAD Local Radar
Local Weather Features:
- Local Weather features Photorealistic Day/Night Graphics, with over 200,000 locations around the globe supported; updates every 15 minutes
- Local Weather supports Unlimited Multiple Locations, Imperial/Metric systems,F°/C°; 24 Hour Clock Option
- Local Weather Conditions in menubar (Dark Theme compatible, must be enabled in Preferences)
- 10 Day Forecast on main window
- 5 Day Forecast in menubar
- Textual Forecast gives detailed descriptions for different periods throughout the day (Provided by U.S. National Weather Service)
- Wind Speed, Direction, Humidity, Conditions and more
- Advanced, yet super easy to use
*Please note Local Radar, Regional Radar, and Textual Forecast features are for the United States only*
- Greatly improved Multithreaded support, up to 3-5 times faster than previous version
- Map Feature rewritten in Swift and now provides Animated Precipitation Radar (U.S. only)
- Fixes an issue that may have caused the app to crash on macOS 10.9
- Many more bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Not Up to Par
Tracking Hurricane Irene today and bought this app since it was about our only choice for the Mac OS X platform at the app store. It is not up to par—in fact, a triple bogey … very poor user experience. OK, I'm a professional meteorologist with over 35 years experience, so I am likely more critical. Using MacBook Pro with Lion. Many of the text messages show as available, but fail to load. Satellite views are fixed basin perspective and not available for zooming in on the storm. Menubar is labeled as RADAR, but shows SATELLITE views. No radar views available. No computer model plots available. In fact, even the warning plots are not that good. This is not much more than a poor staging of National Hurricane Center web products.
SAVE YOUR MONEY. Just go to the National Hurricane Center web page instead. The best tool for more professional exploration of hurricane decision data is Hurr Track available on the iPad.
First of all, the "radars" are actually satellites. This app lacks so much. It just puts some maps and outlooks all in one place, which is nice, but would be nicer if they weren't so small and streched with no option to view them full size. For $4.99, I would like to be able to see all of the maps and graphics that are available from the NHC. The NHC website is more useful than this app.
I was skeptical when I purchased this and was presently surprised. I’ve used a number of Hurrican Tracking programs over the years living in Florida and this is pretty good. It’s a nice simple interface that provides a lot of information all put together niceley and is somewhat customizable. It looks like like the development team is on the right track with this version and I am sure it will only get better with future release.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.