We’re addicted to our smartphone. We go boating to escape it but pull it out to check the weather. Here are three weather apps we use and why we like them, or not.
Forecast: Real-time weather superimposed over Google maps. Tap on a spot to see the map and tap on a pin to see the forecast. Radar overlay is animated, showing direction of travel, and storm intensity shows the toughest weather in red. Since a front can be made up of several cells, each with its own track, this app also indicates the direction and intensity of winds in each cell.
Dark Cloud: Forecast pins don’t offer complete coverage around the United States.
Numbers: Free ($9.99 for Pro version); weathertap.com