Making its way into the Weather category of the App Store is this potent weather forecasting resource for iPhone and iPad, providing a wide variety of meteorological predictions across different visual formats, all laid out in a simplistic and easily-navigable interface design.
I’m pleased to see that in addition to the more basic forecasting features, this app also includes live streamed and archived video footage from the good folks over at the NBC MT studios, which is ideal for those of you who prefer a more human touch to your weather reports.
Furthermore, you can also use this app to access a direct feed to the NBC MT blog, which is a great way for Missoula locals to get the inside scoop on the latest developments in their area, straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.
Enjoy a Variety of Visual Formats
In terms of the more standard weather forecasting within this app, you’ll be able to access a few different formats depending on what kind of timeframe you need coverage for.
I think the Hourly section probably serves up the most detail, providing an hour-by-hour breakdown of variances in factors such as the temperature, chance of precipitation, and the wind speed and direction. This is perfect for figuring out whether to bring a jacket along if you’re going to be out for most of the day.
On the other hand, the 10 Day section is better for those of you who are planning a trip out of town and want to know what the weather is set to do over the next several days. This section also has the added bonus of providing Evening forecasts.
Pros and Cons
Detailed weather forecasting for residents of Missoula, Montana
Weather forecasts available across a 10-day timeframe in different visual formats
Receive severe weather alerts via Push notification
Detailed radar map imagery enables you to track weather fronts in your region
Live and archived video content from the NBC MT studios
Access a direct feed from the NBC MT blog
There is nothing negative to say about this app
NBC MT WX looks great and runs very smoothly, so I would definitely recommend keeping this app handy on your iPhone and iPad if you’re in the need of some decent weather forecasting for your local area.