Best for the Morning Forecast
The Weather Channel
The App: The app for one of America’s biggest sources of weather anywhere is sleek and easy to use. It includes basic forecasts and radar maps, as well as a handful of useful seasonal extras, such as a pollen index, a flu report and conditions at your local airport or ski resort. The straightforward presentation delivers the important information without getting cluttered with too many bells and whistles.
The Data: In addition to drawing data from the National Weather Service, The Weather Channel has its own network of weather reporting stations, says Chris Huff, vice president of mobile development at The Weather Channel. A team of meteorologists helps interpret the data and create forecasts. The Weather Channel also utilizes data from Weather Underground’s network of privately owned weather stations. Although Nese has his reservations about the accuracy of these reporting stations, Huff says acquiring the network improved temperature accuracy by 25 percent.
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