Best for Hikers, Bikers, and Runners
WeatherBug is useful for the active person who is often headed outdoors. Its “lifestyles” feature allows you to tailor your forecast to any of a list of activities. Select “barbecue,” for example, and the forecast will tell you whether it will be good conditions for a cookout. Additionally, the app’s handy “spark” feature informs you if there’s lightning in your area.
WeatherBug boasts that it has the largest network of weather sensors in the country. This includes a lightning observation network, which informs the app’s “spark” feature. However, as Nese observed, whether it has the edge on accuracy is unclear. “Of course, each source generally claims to be the best,” Nese says.
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