For: iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
WeatherCaster by Belo Corp is a free weather app that offers an enhanced weather experience.
The app features a high-def radar that covers the nation as well as a cool animated satellite view to see visible cloud cover. You can customize the forecast dashboard, set up weather alerts, view interactive maps, and supplement your weather knowledge with video, forecasts, and news from Belo’s stations.
You can also share the forecast or share weather photos.
With the forecast dashboard, you can set it so you can quickly see today’s and tomorrow’s quick-glance weather, hourly conditions, air quality, historical highs and lows, a seven-day forecast and almanac, and video forecasts from local meteorologists. You can set it so the info you want first is at the top. The user interface is well-designed and easy to use.
The radar map gives you all the tools you need to have a clear view of local and nationwide weather: interactive hurricane trainer, temperature, earthquakes, humidity, satellite/clouds, lightning strikes, wind speed, watches and warnings, and precipitation.
The photo albums section lets you share your photos or look at ones taken by people in your community. You can check out clouds, rainbows, hailstorms, blizzards, sunsets, and tornadoes. The glossary will teach you about jet stream, dew point, heat index, inversion, and air pressure.
The app has 116 ratings with an average of four out of five stars.
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