Weather Strip’s groundbreaking week-long hourly view shows you the whole forecast at a glance, so you can more quickly choose the best times to go outside — or check on likely weather for upcoming events and outings.
Use the interactive map to see forecasts for any location in the U.S. — including mountains, trails, lakes, and literally anywhere you place a marker!
Extreme weather warnings are shown directly on the forecast timeline, so you can see exactly when the danger is expected — including storms, fires, hurricanes, flooding, landslides, and everything else tracked by NOAA meteorologists.
We take privacy seriously with NO ads, NO tracking, and NO third-party analytics. We only store location data on your local device, and we always use approximated locations when requesting weather forecasts.
We also respect your data plan, with optional background app refresh that automatically learns your habits, and the ability to view your recent forecasts even when your connection drops.
Weather Strip is completely free to try for a month. After that, a minimal subscription price helps us keep the service running. (Subscriptions automatically renew unless canceled within 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time by going to your Account Settings on the App Store after purchase.)
Forecasts are issued by the U.S. National Weather Service (NOAA), so the app is currently limited to the United States. Forecasts usually span 168 hours (7 days) but can occasionally be longer or shorter.
Designed by data visualization researcher Robin Stewart to help everyone get outside.
• Moved fog, smoke, and haze text to the top of the strip to reduce overlaps
• Small fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Great first version
Excellent visualization of upcoming weather information. Hope to someday see a radar view added, especially with wind visualization like the old Storm app from weatherunderground. WU’s current app doesn’t show cloud cover, which matters to me, but Weather Strip does so, nicely. The height of the rain graph shows percentage chance of rain, but it would be nice if light versus heavy rain was depicted by paler or more saturated blue, as well.
It looks like a nice start to an app I hope to use for a long time. It will be interesting to see how Winter is shown; can’t tell yet because only USA locations are allowed, and it’s not Winter currently. I tried selecting northern Alaska, but the app crashed, and I needed to delete it to get it to stop crashing on launch. But it’s a v1.0, and I don’t live in Alaska, so not really a big concern for me. Looking forward to seeing how this app improves. Saw the announcement for it on nine2fiveMac.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the suggestions! You've probably figured this out by now, but the visualization shows how hard it's expected to rain using blue bars along the bottom of the strip. If there are no bars, that means only light rain is expected. In the winter, those bars also show the expected inches of snow, and there is a light blue area showing the probability of snow.
Yes something strange is going on with the NOAA forecast office in Anchorage and I've reached out to them.
This app is hands down excellent. It’s intuitive to use, really simple, and the way it plots the weather on a timeline is actually instructive for learning about peak points of cold and hot and UV during the day.
Side note: I’ve tried all the other “award winning” weather apps (Dark Sky, Carrot, Hello Weather, etc) and found their forecasts to be severely inaccurate in the Southerb California. While most of these are pulling from the same weather information (NOAA usually by default), I’d always found these apps to have forecasts that varied by 10 degrees to the on the ground weather conditions. As someone who works in agriculture, these inaccuracies are kinda unforgivable. Weather Strip’s forecasts ALWAYS match the NOAA point forecast for my region. Thank you for getting this right.
Having tried all the well regarded weather apps, it took about a minute for this to become my favorite. Everything you want to know is presented in a clear, easily navigable one-screen view. A widget and radar would make it perfect.
One other disadvantage to this app that I didn’t realize at first is that it really is ONLY a forecast. There’s no real time weather info, so if you live in an area as I do where it’s not uncommon for unpredictable storms to drop the temp 10 or 15 degrees, it does get quite off in those situations. Still a great app, I just have a local stations app as backup for radar and real-time info on such days.
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- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
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- iPod touch
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