Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Looking for a Go-To Weather App???

The smartphone app market has seen a number of weather apps on its horizon of late. Different users go for different apps in accordance with their tastes and likings. I also tend to keep a weather app always in my iPhone. What do I do with it? Not a lot, honestly speaking. Just to know about what the week’s weather is going to be like. The day’s temperature and its variations during the coming days and that’s it. However, recently I came across an app which totally changed my views about weather apps in fact I would go on to say that it gave paradigm shift to my opinions about the weather. The app is called Weather Mate and I thought why shouldn’t I share it with you guys.

The app’s really cool with a nice, clutter free yet elegant interface with lovely smooth animations to boot. The app on being launched for the first time automatically configures your current location based on which your weather information is displayed on the home screen. I wanted to see the day’s temperature on the app’s home screen. I was amazed to see that WeatherMate does far more than that. My location’s temperature was displayed on the app’s icon and so if I just wanted to know the temperature, I would not have to bear the hassle of even opening the app. An interesting feature that made me into a kind of weather geek was the weather maps with fluid overlays and layers.

You can choose different satellite and radar maps according to your choice and get all the alerts, warnings, advisories and statements right from the app. What’s more the weather forecasts are very accurate and hyper-local as the app makes use of the hundreds of personal weather stations to bring to you the most localized weather predictions. You can even get to plan your holiday while using the Travel Planner feature which can let you know the prospective weather conditions of your holiday destinations.

Overall, Weather Mate is a pretty handy app to be in your iPhone. You can do tons of weather related stuff plus get to know a lot of interesting things about your everyday weather. I would definitely suggest you to go for your WeatherMate!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tutorial Video on Fire Risk Overlays (Part II) in Weather Mate

In our last video, we were trying out the Fire Risk overlays in weather maps of Weather Mate and we had a look at a couple of fire risk types. This week’s video sheds light on the remaining fire risk types: Keetch-Byram Drought Index and Dead Fuel Moisture. These map layers can prove to be instrumental in predicting the locations vulnerable to fire risks and help you better prepare for the imminent repercussions of violent weather. To learn more, visit the links below:

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tutorial Video on Fire Risk Overlays (Part I) in Weather Mate

Last week we had a look at a tutorial video on how to use the Severe Weather Alerts overlays in the weather maps feature of Weather Mate. This week I’m going to share with you another very comprehensive video on the Fire Risk overlays. This tutorial will inform you about the Fire Danger Rating and how it can be used to forecast the behavior of a fire in the event it is started. To learn more, visit the links below:

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Tutorial Video on Severe Weather Alerts Overlays in Weather Mate

Last week, I shared with you a video on the Temperature Gradient overlays. This week I’m going to share yet another tutorial video related to one of my all time favourite apps for iOS: Weather Mate. As you know that Weather Mate is user friendly weather app that provides you access to accurate, reliable and hyperlocal weather information and comes equipped with a number of mind boggling features. Weather maps is one of such features which is full of useful information for the weather junkies. The tutorial for today covers the Severe Weather Alerts overlays in this feature of Weather Mate. Severe Weather Alerts keep you updated regarding all the necessary warnings, watches, statements and advisories from National Weather Service (USA/Canada) and MeteoAlarm (Europe). To learn more, visit the links below:

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Tutorial Video on Temperature Gradient Overlays in Weather Mate

Hey guys! It’s been quite a long hiatus, I believe. I’ve been busy lately with my university pursuits so couldn’t manage much time for my blog. Anyways I’m here now and will be sharing yet another video tutorial on Weather Mate’s weather maps feature. This video focuses on the Temperature Gradient overlays which describe the direction and the rate at which the temperature varies with respect to displacement across a certain boundary. To know more in detail about this overlay and how you can use it make predictions about the weather in your area, check these resources out:

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