For USA Weather only:
wXL23 is a free, no-ads, and open-source ( GNU GPLv3 / APL2.0 ) advanced weather application that is geared towards storm chasers, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts. NWS ( National Weather Service ) data is optimized for mobile format and provided for divisions not normally covered together in the mobile space: SPC, WPC, NHC, OPC, etc. Level 3 and Level 2 Nexrad radar ( single, dual, quad pane ) are provided and displayed using the mobile variant of OpenGL. This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service.
If you *only* need current conditions and your local 7 day forecast then this app is probably more then you need although it will easily provide those 2 things as well. If you are looking for wasted screen real estate or fancy graphics this app is not for you. Given the depth of information covered there is a steep learning curve if you seek to use the program in it's entirety, help information is available and touched on below. Common weather acronyms are used throughout so you should be familiar with those as well. Currently United States locations are supported.
HELP is available from the main menu and by tapping on any text in the settings activities.
- Current forecast, 7 day conditions, sounding data for an unlimited number of locations from NWS.
- Customizable home screen
- Metal based Nexrad radar interface with numerous options. Level 2 in the lowest tilt for base reflectivity/velocity is also available. 2 pane and 4 pane version also available in MISC tab.
- Optimized text product viewer for easy access to AFD,HWO and others from any NWS WFO.
- Vis/IR/WV/Radar mosaic viewer ( with animations ).
- SPC products ( such as Watches/MCDs/Convective Outlooks/Mesoanalysis )
- WPC products
- Weather models
- NHC products
NOTE: iPhone 5s or newer required for Nexrad radar viewer.
UI enhancements and bug fixes, release notes accessible via Settings -> About has full details.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
best weather app out there.
in many weather apps you'll see a title similar to this one, but the fact is a lot of those people writing those reviews are just people with average weather knowledge, nothing wrong with that either, but this app is the best you can get for free. this is coming from a guy with a background in storm spotting via skywarn, a guy who also has experience with COCORAHS and MPING. I am very hard to satisfy when it comes to my weather data, I have 16 apps right now for different data, this app is slowly taking their places for my one stop shop for weather. I have several different text products, several views on the radars, several graphical products, all this data is very useful for my jobs and hobbies. having this experience and background with skywarn and COCORAHS and MPING, I feel safe in saying this is truly the best weather app I've come across.
A Storm Chaser’s Best Friend
I’ve always had a passion for severe weather. To-date I’ve chased a dozen hurricanes, numerous severe storms and tornadoes, and a fair bit of the winter variety as well. When it comes to me getting the information I need when chasing these type of events this App has it all. As the developer states, it’s not you run-of-the mill weather App with a nice GUI and a simple forecast and convective (the typical one you see on TV) radar imagery. It has these things; however, it also goes about 20 layers deeper, with multiple types and levels of radar, convective text (MCD’s, active watch discussions, etc) and graphical content, a plethora of models to review with selectable layers, hydrologic data, and much more. If you are a storm chaser like myself or are in the business of meteorology in practice, this is the best App there is - hands down. Thanks to those involved in its development, well done.
Amazing storm information in one app
I have always been skeptical of the recent merging of weather companies. For some reason IBM is buying out everyone, and controlling the weather data which I find is to be very strange. Intellicast, The weather channel, and weather underground is in IBM’s control, and since this is happened them apps are horrible, and dangerous because the warnings are issued late, and they have taken away so much weather information from us! My hat is off with great respect to the developers of this app. I appreciate the amount of hard work you guys are putting in. Keeping me and everyone else informed so we can protect ourselves and our families. Thank you WX
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.