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Mobile Weather App For Hawaii: Which Is Best For Storms, Rain, Tropical Systems?

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Hawaii Mobile Weather App

At first glance, most people go, “What? You need a weather app to tell you it is going to be 82 degrees, tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that…?”

Well, it does rain and we occasionally have brushes with tropical weather systems. You generally don’t need an app that gives you the temperature forecast, you need a storm radar app that shows approaching rain systems.

Which weather app should you use to monitor the time rain will arrive, watch live radar and see the weather forecast in real time?

Like many people, I have a number of mobile cell phones and tablets. I have tried quite a few (more than quite a few) various weather apps.  Most weather apps have valuable information but the graphical interface display is often lacking. The phone weather app that I have found most useful for actually seeing a rain system approach to my very location is the Storm Radar app from Weather.com.

It shows nicely in your display, allows you to zoom in and out effortlessly,  predicts the arrival time of storms and has is animated to show the past.

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The above is a screenshot just hours before Hurricane Hector passed just south of the Big Island in August 2018.

Storm Radar for Android via Google Play: Weather like you’ve never seen before with Storm Radar for Android and Samsung Gear S3! Visualize weather heading your way with 8 hours of high-resolution past-to-future radar, advanced storm cell tracking, and over 20 map layers.

Storm Radar for iOS via Apple App Store: Weather like you’ve never seen before with Storm Radar for iOS! Visualize weather heading your way with 8 hours of high-resolution past-to-future radar, advanced storm cell tracking, and over 20 map layers.

Not all apps are perfect, but this app is worth investigation.

 

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National Weather Service