The venerable U.S. weather app Wx, named a Mac Gem by Macworld magazine, has been reinvented! Wx displays current conditions, forecasts, warnings, and radar for U.S. locations using high fidelity XML data from the U.S. National Weather Service. The app is designed for two specific types of customers: serious weather watchers who want detailed information and facts with no fuss, and casual users who want a fast, clean, and functional weather app.

Wx lets you set up locations on an embedded map, guiding you to choose nearby NWS observation sites (over 1700 available in the U.S. and its territories), nearby NEXRAD radar sites, and nearby city- and county-based alert zones. The app sets up a 7-day summary "point" forecast customized for the specific latitude and longitude of the location, and a 7-day “pro” forecast that graphs temperature (actual and apparent), dew point, relative humidity, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, gust speed, 12-hour probability of precipitation, 6-hour liquid precipitation amount, and 6-hour snow amount. Wx’s pro forecast is also latitude/longitude based, and is about as good as it gets if you need to plan work, sports, and outdoor activities based on upcoming weather. With their high spatial resolution, the point and pro forecasts are especially useful in coastal and mountainous regions where typical zone forecasts can be inaccurate. These forecasts are backed up by a regional text forecast bulletin for additional information.

Wx also lets you bookmark and setup weather maps for quick reference. Choose from over 40 default NWS maps and images, or provide the URL for any map of your choice and load it right in the app! If you have preferred weather providers or use a private weather service, you can load your favorite maps and images right in Wx and keep them handy. Other features of Wx include a display of weather conditions in the dock icon, seven day sun and moon phase information, and a high performance radar display with seven types of radar on a zoomable live map.

Wx is crafted with attention to detail by an award-winning professional software developer with 29 years of experience, 17 years focused on developing software for Macs and 11 years writing apps for iOS devices. Wx has been reinvented from the ground up. Under the hood, Wx has all new download and processing engines, and is faster than ever. It's more reliable than ever too, offering multiple levels of redundancy to handle severe weather events that can strain NWS servers.

Wx is also available for iPhone and iPad. For more info, see or look in the iOS App Store.

For tech support, bug reports, feedback, and feature requests, contact the developer by e-mail. Use the "contact" link in Wx's help menu, or use the "support" link listed above right. Your direct feedback is encouraged, as it helps steer future development of Wx.

What’s New

Version 7.1.1

Thanks to all our great customers who have been using Wx for over 15 years! The 7.1.1 update fixes a font color issue for customers running macOS dark mode, and avoids a new kind of crash that popped up when the NWS sent out corrupt XML forecast data in early September 2020. The 7.1 update contains a bunch of small fixes and UI tweaks for newer versions of macOS. It includes revised URLs for NWS maps. We fixed a map bug to improve panning to adjacent radars during animations. The radar map style is now saved as a preference.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Carlwarner ,

Outstanding WX app

Wx has been my default weather app for many years. I have it on my iMac, iPhone and iPad! As a retired pilot, I have a special interest in weather apps and have been disappointed with most of them. Wx is the best one, is easy to use and can be personalized for desired locations and NWS maps. Craig is always very responsive to any questions or issues!

Most highly recommended!

RobertDS ,

Consistency is the key!

I have used this app for my go to weather app since it first came out. I also use the iPhone App and the iPad app. All three are constant across the interfaces. The key is keeping them as close to the same as possible.

I have tried six or seven other apps but this is the on I consistently use on all my devices.

Linemanww ,

Works greay on my Mac

I have had this app for several years the improvements have made it more than useful during monsoon season in Arizona, radar picks up more than enough details to know which direction the storms are heading and how severe the storm cells are allowing time to more things to safe locations.


Craig Hunter
2.8 MB

macOS 10.14 or later, 64-bit processor



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