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KMSP FOX9 Weather app review: detailed and accurate weather forecasting for residents of Minnesota

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Introduction

Minnesotans can finally get exactly the weather reporting they need in a concise and accurate format, with the ability to view forecasts for as far as 10 days into the future across a range of timeframes. Users also get live radar map imagery for even more extensive coverage of weather fronts across the region.

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This is what I could consider to be a bog standard, run-of-the-mill weather forecasting app which follows more or less the same format as many other developments of its kind within the Weather category of the App Store.

I’m glad to see that the developer has gone the extra mile by including a Blog content with a live feed of the KMSP - Weather Blog, as this enables Minnesotans to receive access to a more dedicated service than would be offered by more generic weather apps.

Fox 9 Weather

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Dedicated Weather Forecasting for Minnesota

When you first start using KMSP FOX9 Weather, I would recommend starting by tapping the house icon in the top right-hand corner. This will enable you to use your device’s integrated GPS in order to determine your current location and immediately be presented with weather reports which are relevant to your local area.

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Once you’ve got this all set up, the Map section is where you’ll probably be spending most of your time as it provides a wonderfully comprehensive at-a-glance view of the current weather conditions including details such as the current temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and more.

This section also includes a basic overview of the weather conditions for today, yesterday, and tomorrow, but if you want a little more detail on that front then I would suggest looking at either the 10-Day or Hourly sections.

 

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The 10-Day forecast will be more than enough to give you an idea of what kind of conditions to expect for the coming week or so. If you want a little more detail for a given day then you can tap on it to view more information such as high and low temperatures, sunrise and sunset times, and UV Index.

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The Hourly Forecast is a lot more detailed, providing an hourly breakdown of today’s weather conditions, with details of variances in temperature, wind speed and direction, and chance of precipitation, plus a basic graphical representation of the current conditions.

 

Fox 9 Weather

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Detailed weather forecasting on a 10-day timeframe for residents of Minnesota
  • View weather reports in a variety of different formats depending on the level of detail you require
  • Receive alerts for severe weather conditions
  • Access a live feed from the KMSP - Weather Blog
  • View live radar map imagery
  • Submit your own weather-related photos or videos

 

Cons

  • The developer certainly receives no points for originality

 

Final Words

KMSP FOX9 Weather doesn’t bring anything new to the table in terms of weather forecasting apps, but what it does provide is reliable and dedicated coverage for those of you who live in Minnesota.

If you’re looking for some local forecasting that you can depend on, you just found it!

 

Fox 9 Weather

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.