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MinuteCast by AccuWeather app review: get a timely precipitation forecast



When travelling to North America for business or leisure, it is important get details of the weather conditions on the ground to get the best experience and avoid inconveniences. Sky Motion Research has successfully managed to develop a weather app called MinuteCast by AccuWeather to provide users with precipitation forecast in real time. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices. The default languages are English, Bokmal, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Danish, Norwegian, Catalan, Hungarian, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, and Turkish.

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MinuteCast by AccuWeather – minute-by-minute rain, snow, and sleet forecasts with Superior Accuracy™


Dedicated Precipitation Forecast Mobile Application

MinuteCast by AccuWeather is one of the best weather forecast mobile applications that is tailored to provide users with minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts even during wee hours of the night. The developers used the latest nowcast technology so you can rest assured that you accurate forecast every time you use it.

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Unlike other applications that do not specify the time that rain is expected, this one will let you know the minute that a certain area will start to receive precipitation and when it will subside. In addition, it will provide you with details of sleeting and snowing over the next two hours if you reside in Canada and the U.S. 

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Best Features

One of the best features is the built-in GPS feature whose main role is to detect your geographical location. The main essence of including this feature is to enable the app to provide weather details that are in line with your location. By downloading this application, you will get precise forecast after every half square mile.

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The developers have also come up with protocols, which integrates both user submitted and ground level weather observations. This means that you can submit your own weather report from the comfort of your home or office.

There is also an Address Book Lookup that is specifically tailored to help you check the weather conditions in various locations. To derive maximum utility from this feature, it is recommendable to input the specific names of locations such as cities that you would want to get precipitation forecast about.

MinuteCast by AccuWeather also offers hourly, daily, and weekly forecast. More importantly, it will alert you in case severe weather conditions such as storms and tornados are detected. This will go a long way to protect you and your family from harsh weather conditions, as you will be able to relocate from the susceptible areas before the storms or tornado strikes.

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MinuteCast by AccuWeather – minute-by-minute rain, snow, and sleet forecasts with Superior Accuracy™


Pros and Cons


  • Provides geo-specific precipitation forecasts
  • Ability to view weather forecast of all locations listed in your address book
  • Provides timely severe weather alerts
  • Allows users to submit their own observations


  • Only covers Canada and U.S

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Final Thoughts

MinuteCast by AccuWeather is a reliable weather-based mobile application that you can count on to provide you with accurate forecasts at all times. The forecasts are provided in a format that is easy to interpret.

MinuteCast by AccuWeather – minute-by-minute rain, snow, and sleet forecasts with Superior Accuracy™

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