OT: Dark Sky Weather App

John jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Fri Aug 24 18:18:52 EDT 2018


Doesn't seem to be a downloadable version for the iPhone/Android.

On 8/24/2018 13:51, Alan C wrote:
> I don't know why you guys waste your money. This never fails:
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_rock
> 
> Alan C
> 
> On 24-Aug-18 06:59 PM, Paul Sorenson wrote:
>> Thanks to Dan I've installed Dark Sky and am enjoying its depiction of the 
>> hourly and daily weather forecasts.  For precip I prefer "My Radar".  It's 
>> accurate, you can zoom in for good local depiction without pixelating and the 
>> base app is free, with in-app purchases to extend coverage.  It doesn't give a 
>> surface analysis, but does plot winds so you can get a general idea of the 
>> surface plot by analyzing the wind patterns.  For in depth surface analysis my 
>> fallback is the aviation weather prog charts.
>>
>> My Radar -   https://tinyurl.com/jrgo3gz
>>
>> ADDS Aviation Prog Charts - https://aviationweather.gov/progchart/sfc
>>
>> -p
>> **
>>
>>
>> On 8/24/2018 7:57 AM, Rick Womer wrote:
>>> Thanks, Dan.
>>>
>>> Since the excellent Storm app was senselessly gutted and replaced by the
>>> slow and inadequate Storm Radar, I've been looking. Weather Live, Weather
>>> live (yup, the name differs by the capitalization), Weather Channel,
>>> AccuWeather, NOAA Radar Pro, Weather Bug, and Dark Sky and a few others
>>> have all passed through my phone.
>>>
>>> I like Dark Sky's forecast presentation, but would rather have a radar
>>> image than Dark Sky's "map". AccuWeather provides the same detailed
>>> information as Dark Sky ("Rain beginning in 20 minutes"). None of them
>>> provide a surface analysis (map showing high and low pressure areas and
>>> fronts), which Storm did.
>>>
>>> Weather observation has been an interest of mine since 5th grade, though,
>>> so I'm choosy.
>>>
>>> Rick
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 09:19 Daniel J. Matyola <danmatyola at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> If you are not familiar with Dark Sky, It is the best weather app around,
>>>> in my estimation.  It provides very local forecasts such as "Light rain
>>>> starting in 20 minutes, ending 45 minutes later."
>>>> I rely on it to time my twice daily dog walks.
>>>>
>>>> It has just undergone a major upgrade, which is described here:
>>>>
>>>> https://www.cultofmac.com/571599/dark-sky-weather-app/
>>>>
>>>> Try it;  I think you will find it very useful.
>>>>
>>>> Dan Matyola
>>>> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
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