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ABC7 Chicago Weather app review: detailed weather forecasts in an easy-to-understand format

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Introduction

From general weather forecasting to severe weather alerts, ABC7 Chicago Weather offers you a fully-featured suite of weather reporting tools which will enable you to stay up-to-date with the weather conditions in your local area, as well as catching up on the latest from the ABC7 studio.

There is a tried and tested formula when it comes to weather forecasting apps, and that is to provide a succinct way of delivering weather reports while possibly adding in a few extras such as radar map imaging and severe weather alerts.

I think that the developer of ABC7 Chicago Weather has done well not to deviate from this great formula, and this is no more apparent than in the quality of the interface and the level of detail in the reports themselves.

Detailed and Reliable Weather Forecasting

Upon starting up this app for the first time, it will use your device’s GPS to determine your current location, and within seconds you’ll have a detailed weather report on your screen which can be viewed in a live, 7-day, or hourly format.

You’ll be able to access all of the usual weather details such as temperature highs and lows, humidity, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and much more. On the 7-day and hourly forecasts you can also get a quick at-a-glance impression of the weather thanks to small icons such as storm clouds and the sun.

I think the Live Radar map view is fantastic as it features a lot of detail and you can clearly see things such as rain and snow. Furthermore, these map views can be shared with others online via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

 

Weather Forecasting... and Much More!

The left-hand sidebar enables you to add even more locations besides your current one, and you’ll also see links to loads of other content courtesy of ABC7.

The Severe Weather Outlook is always worth looking at because it will give you a three-day overview of any impending storms, cyclones, tornadoes, and any other severe conditions that may be heading your way.

There are loads of additional features from ABC7 including live streaming video, storm alerts, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and much more, so you really can’t go wrong with ABC7 Chicago Weather if you’re looking for a fully fledged weather app.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Detailed weather forecasting in a variety of views and time frames
  • Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center
  • Videos, storm alerts, and Facebook and Twitter feeds courtesy of ABC7

 

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

 

Final Words

ABC7 Chicago Weather offers a stable interface that looks great, detailed weather details across different time frames, and loads of extra content from ABC7.

These features are everything I like to see in a weather forecasting app so I think the developer has done a very impressive job of staying true to a successful formula and creating a weather app which is both reliable and rich with features.

 

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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.