da Weather on da Phone

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Pseudacris
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I’m wondering what weather/radar websites people are using to check weather on their phones?

1) yer basic tiny-screen web enabled not-so-smart phone

2) iphone

3) android

I have #1, an old blackberry.

I’d love some kind of up-to-the-minute radar image.

Weather.com’s hourly reports are okay at home but stink onthe blackberry (too many clicks, &tc).


ejwme
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heh, I thought this would be about the phone number you can call to get the forcast (updated every hour). I don’t remember what it is, it’s programmed into the Hubby’s phone (along with the phone number to call for the traffic report).

Our phones are not smartypants phones.


cburch
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weather channel app on 2 and 3. i try to forget that 1 exists still.


Marko82
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I have a #1. I use weather underground (mobile). Not great, but everything is on one page.


Pierce
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You can use weather.gov

Type in your zipcode and then bookmark it, no ads, no additional clicks


Mick
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@ejwme I thought this would be about the phone number you can call to get the forcast

Do they still have that? The phone company used to have that service at 412-WE6-1212, but it was discontinued a few years ago. Is there some other number?


robjdlc
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Weather Channel Max on the iphone.


edmonds59
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I just hold my iphone in front of me, if I can’t see the screen that means it’s mostly sunny, and if I see water drops it’s raining.


ieverhart
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I love weather.gov; I have three pages bookmarked on my computer and have quick links to them on my iPod Touch as well.

First is your generic forecast page:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.44&lon=-79.94&site=pbz&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en

The second and third are way more useful. This is an hourly weather forecast, so “rain tomorrow” is way less vague than “rain possible between 4 and 7 pm.”

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.44&lon=-79.94&site=pbz&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=graphical

Even better, this shows you whether there are any storms nearby, or if there are, whether they will be all-day affairs or over quickly.

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=pbz&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no

I just bookmarked these and have the last two on quick links from my home screen.


ejwme
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Mick, that was the only number I remember, but Hubby has a different number. I’ll post it when he texts me back.


wojty
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I use edmonds method first. Usually out of a window.

After that, the weather channel app on an iPhone. Mainly because I check radar over any kind of forecast. I find it easier to blame my lack of experience at interpreting that image, rather than getting mad at people with degrees in it who still screw it up.


joeframbach
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I use the default weather app on android. Looks like this: The image is hotlinked to photobucket so if they pull it, oh well.

The blue line is precipitation, yellow is temperature. Slide your finger over the bar for details.


quizbot
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Weather Channel Max & wunderground mobile site on iphone. wunderground for current radar. Weather Channel Max for forecasts… WCM is always at least 45 mins behind with radar imagery, which is super lame for a paid app.

wunderground mobile:

http://i.wund.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=15206

wunderground fullscreen radar:

http://i.wund.com/auto/iphone/geo/TouchMap/index.html?lat=40.46783829&lon=-79.91339874


Pseudacris
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Thanks, all!


TeamDecaf
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“Radar Now” on the Android phone. One click and you’re looking at a 150 -mile radius that animates the previous 30 minutes. Very useful. Free.


salty
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You can call almost any airport for automated current conditions:

AGC: 412-466-8968

PIT: 412-472-0145

BTP: 724-586-6434

NOAA has recorded forecasts: Pittsburgh 412-262-2170

Or you can dial 1-800-WX-BRIEF but you have to know what to say :)


greenbike
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National Weather Service number…which I think salty posted. 412-262-2170

When I used to do weather on my phone, I used weather.com. It automatically pops up with the mobile site.

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