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Storm Distance Tracker app review: ultimate thunder, severe weather, and lightning calculator



Severe weather conditions have claimed the lives of thousands and caused billions of dollars in loss of property. It is good to have a mobile application that can foresee some of these conditions and determine their magnitude to be on the safe side. Storm Distance Tracker is one such mobile application developed by Switchback Media LLC to enable users gauge magnitude of lightning, thunder, and other severe weather conditions. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices and the default language is English.

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Storm Distance Tracker - My Outdoor Thunder, Lightning & Severe Weather Alert Calculator


Estimate the Severity of Various Weather Conditions

Storm Distance Tracker is an intuitive iOS application that is designed to help you estimate the severity of various harsh weather conditions. The interface is very simple and easy to use so no prior skills or experience is required. In addition, it will not affect functionalism of your device in any way.

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To use the app, all you have to do is tap the lightning whenever you see lightning or tap the thunder icon whenever you hear thunder. Once you do that, the app will work to automatically do the calculations and furnish you with a precise answer that you can use to make informed decisions. For instance, you will get to know the distance of an approaching storm in seconds once you tap the “Storm” icon. 

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Best Features

There's no need to keep the results a secret so share them with friends through various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The app comes with integrated functions of these two platforms so you just need to input your account details and the results will be posted on your wall in seconds. Of course, your device has to be connected to the Internet.

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Another major feature that set Storm Distance Tracker apart from other weather forecast mobile applications is that it can measure the distance in meters, kilometers, feet, and miles. You just need to choose one that you prefer.

This application can also act as an essential science-learning tool for children, as it produces the sounds of various weather conditions. Your kind will not only be able to identify these conditions accurately but also calculate the distance any storm is far from your location. The app goes a step further to provide detailed and clear instructions as well as the basic science principles that it uses to do the calculations.

The interface is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. For instance, all the icons representing various conditions are large and very visible. This way, the chances of you or your child pressing the wrong button are nil.

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Storm Distance Tracker - My Outdoor Thunder, Lightning & Severe Weather Alert Calculator


Pros and Cons


  • Does the calculations in seconds
  • Can be used a science learning tool for children
  • Produces high-quality that depicts various conditions to improve user experience


  • Your device’s GPS has to be turned on for the app to determine your distance from the storm

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Final Thoughts

Storm Distance Tracker is a reliable tool that you can use to track storms, lightning, and thunder on your mobile device. 

Storm Distance Tracker - My Outdoor Thunder, Lightning & Severe Weather Alert Calculator

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