wXL23 4+

Advanced US weather app

Josh Green

    • 4.9 • 146 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

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 Nexrad radar (single, dual, quad pane). 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.

- 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. 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.

What’s New

Version 56166

Bug fixes, full details (including upcoming changes) at:
https://gitlab.com/joshua.tee/wxl23/-/blob/master/doc/ChangeLog_User.md

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

fsiebsisnalokosss ,

I’ve been through them all!

This has got to be one of the best apps out there for what it is. And at no cost? Come on man. I’ve paid for more weather apps / subscriptions in my time, I’m sure I could have covered another mortgage payment or two. This app is so rich with data and it seems everything has been though of. This guy is great for allowing these features with no ads (my deal breaker). Yeah yeah, it’s the user interface and navigation is not so easy and has a large learning curve. Lots of overload info. I get that, but people who are worried about that kind of thing aren’t using apps like this. It has saved me so much time traveling to NWS, pivotal weather, etc.. Yes, yes, I get it, you still need your RadarScope, a laptop to not strain your eyes, and your not so skinny fingers to hit two buttons at once on these little phones, but dang sure makes it nice having MRMS mosaic to fill in the gaps on the go. Kudos team! Please continue to support this app with no ads. Thanks from all of us that actually care about the weather and not just beautiful colors rolling past me like a Van Gogh painting assuming red means heavy rain.

sethcampbell29 ,

The Greatest Weather App

I’ve tried a bunch of weather apps, but this is the only one that delivered all of the information I wanted. I initially found this app because of the radar function, and was quite glad to see that it delivers the data straight from the NWS. The forecast/current conditions from the NWS is also appreciated, as it avoids me having to navigate the clunky web interface from them. If that wasn’t enough, the wealth of products from the SPC and others is unparalleled when I want to get deeper than just the radar and forecast. One small issue I occasionally experience is only having the current conditions load (only affects one station at a time) unless I refresh it by switching to another station and back again. I’m not sure if that’s an issue on my end, the app, or the NWS’ API. Once again, thank you for this wonderful app.

Landon Sharp ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Josh Green, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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