This is a clever idea for an app which enables you to determine how far away a storm is from your current location. All you need to do is tap the screen when you see the lightning and then tap it again once the thunder appears/ This tells you the distance of the storm and whether or not you should take safety precautions.
With this app, you can get a far more accurate idea of the distance of storms, and I think this is especially important for those of you who live in areas prone to nasty storms and severe weather conditions in general.
All you have to do is tap the Lightning button to begin the timer, and as soon as you hear thunder, guess what - just hit the Lightning button to stop the timer and the app will tell you how far away it is in miles and feet, as well as letting you know if you’ll need to take cover.
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You’ll also be pleased to know you can share your storm distance calculations with friends and family online via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text message, so if conditions are getting really bad you can spread the word and make sure your loved ones are somewhere safe.
On the screen which displays your calculation results, you’ll also find a Weather Updates button which opens up Weather.com in Safari so you can quickly check the weather forecast for your area to be absolutely certain you’re safe.
If you’re unsure how to use this app, there are full instructions provided so that you can ensure your calculations remain as accurate as possible and you don’t cause any unnecessary concern.
Storm Distance Tracker - My Outdoor Thunder, Lightning & Severe Weather Alert Calculator