NOAA Weather Unofficial

NOAA Weather Unofficial

NOAA forecast & radar for your exact location.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: February 16, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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Descriptions


This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service. Products provided by NOAA are in the public domain, and this app's use of those products is compliant with NOAA/NWS terms of use.


This app provides forecasts, animated radar, hourly forecast, and current conditions, all in an intuitive and easy to use interface. Just the information you need, provided accurately, quickly, and for your exact location.


★ "A no-nonsense approach to show weather data on your phone, but done well and great looking" - Android Central


This app uses NOAA point forecasts from your GPS location to get the most localized weather available. Point forecasts are great for climbing, hiking, skiing, or any outdoor activity where weather from a nearby city isn't accurate enough.


GPS on the phone will provide the most accurate location, but usually isn't needed. Nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi networks can also provide this information, and will be checked first to save time and battery. You can also enter a location manually.


To provided highly localized forecasting, this app uses point forecasts from the National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS), and is therefore only available in the US.


If there is severe weather you will see a red warning icon in the corner of the current conditions icon. You can press this icon for more details. This app currently does NOT support severe weather alerts or notifications. NOAA is providing this service directly through cell carriers. You can read more about the service at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/wea.html.


There are also several differently sized widgets available which can be placed on your homescreen to provide some basic weather information, without the need to open the app.


Forecast discussion is available through the menu button.


Permission: Location
This app requires your location to provide you with the most accurate weather. This is fundamental to how the app works. You can still add manual locations as well if you prefer.


Permission: Photos/Media/Files
This permission is required by Google Maps so that it can cache map tiles for faster loading. It sounds like the app is doing something with your photos or media, but it is not. The permission means that the app has permission to access your files (which includes photos and media), but does not mean they are actually being accessed. It is a subtle but important distinction. Contact me if you have further questions about this.


These are the non-simplified permissions as listed in the Android manifest:
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" (location access listed above)
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" (check for network connection)
android.permission.INTERNET" (download weather)
android.permission.VIBRATE" (for zoom feedback on old radar)
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" (this is Photos/Media/Files listed above)
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES" (required by google maps)


FAQ (Frequently asked questions):
http://www.paulnadler.com/nstudio/faq.html


Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any further questions or problems.


This is the ad supported free version of NOAA Weather. You are also limited to 3 saved locations. Upgrade to remove ads and this restriction.


NOAA Weather on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOAA-Weather/416785575001525

Google+
https://plus.google.com/110174676619325230446

Beta Channel (for newest features)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111259910356071652569

Reviews


4.6
69,138 total
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  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Robert Riemer Published date: February 14, 2018

    It does everything well. It is well organized. It has all the features I like in a weather app. It is fast. I use other apps, but I depend on this one daily. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Triona W Published date: February 17, 2018

    No complaints, serves it's purpose... definitely better than apps previously tried. Oh! And, no pop-up's. ♥️ Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Cess268 Turner Published date: February 16, 2018

    The most accurate weather app for my area and doesn't consume alot of battery or space. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Jay Bee Published date: February 16, 2018

    This Weather app is Awesome & Excellent. Long time user who's Very Satisfied. LG G6 Full Review

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    Eric Crump Published date: February 16, 2018

    Very easy to read but more detail than some I have seen. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: February 13, 2018

    It works when others don't do, Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Nic Richards Published date: February 17, 2018

    everything you need from a reliable source. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: February 17, 2018

    Handy app for quick check on the forecast Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    William Rose Published date: February 17, 2018

    Precise Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    M axepr Published date: January 28, 2018

    It's simple and has all the info you need but it has two problems. The radar sucks. I use a different radar app for radar. Just reciently, the widgets refuse to update. I just keep getting an "update error". Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Michael Anderson Published date: February 5, 2018

    The weather changes constantly sometimes, everywhere , NOAA usually changes at the same time. This app has been the most accurate of all that I've used. I drive an 18 wheeler all across the country, i need accuracy. NOAA gives me that. Full Review

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    Melissa Hartvigsen Published date: January 25, 2018

    Like the feature to save multiple cities....it's super helpful when we travel. Also I think it is more accurate than other v weather apps. Only downside is it gets glitchy sometimes. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    George Taylor Published date: January 18, 2018

    Developer used to be on top of things and was very responsive to issues. Apparently, that is no more. Still having to deal with an unnecessary spellchecker which makes it virtually impossible to find a location that is not in the dictionary. So i have lowered my rating to 2 stars. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Warren DC Published date: February 13, 2018

    I use it every day before I hit the door and every night right before bed. They must be doing something right, this app silently integrated itself into my day. Full Review

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    HOWT ADVENTURE Published date: February 7, 2018

    Best weather app out there. Very accurate. Don't trust the apps that just want to help their sponsors sell bread and milk... Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ryan Merrick Published date: January 17, 2018

    Radar help to avoid rain squalls. Hourly graph is usefull for predicting when the weather will change. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Emily Morgan Published date: February 16, 2018

    Would like to better understand the radar key. There is always movement not showing on other weather apps. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: January 20, 2018

    Since the weather info is direct from NWS it the best there is. I also use NWS mobile on my phone, so I have two references. My favorite part is hour by hour graph which is usually spot on and I can plan critical activities based on the graph. Bravo! Full Review

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    Angela Aumaugher Published date: February 4, 2018

    This app is as accurate as you can get for weather, even with lake effect events. I like having the alerts and warnings right at the top. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: February 3, 2018

    I'm new at using it so i don't know how good it is, maybe the app should let ppl use it for a while before they solicit them. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Scott A. Arcand Published date: January 17, 2018

    Great app. Plain and unbiased weather info, without the glitzy overlay overlay that The Weather Channel forces on you. Good job! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: January 24, 2018

    A good weather app. Works. I wish it would show all data available on the NOAA web site, like the 3 day history, then it would be perfect. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    jahue warman Published date: January 25, 2018

    Being a fireman this let's me see fires by there smoke Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    DENISE CHRISTENSEN Published date: February 1, 2018

    It's truly an awesome app to have. Will send out an alert for your to check, and make the necessary arrangements. Get it! You will love it!! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Danny Rossi Published date: January 18, 2018

    NOAA is one of the more accurate weather apps I have used. I like the hourly line chart it has. It is nice that it forecasts a week out Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: January 27, 2018

    Not bad, forecast is usually a bit off, but I don't think that's the apps fault Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    carol wehr Published date: February 4, 2018

    This has been extremely useful planning our days and in severe weather. Easy to use and very accurate. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: February 12, 2018

    It tells me what I need to know Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    O. C. Published date: February 9, 2018

    Has always been the most accurate and up to date app/weather informant. Can't go wrong here folks Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: January 23, 2018

    This app works and pulls data from the NOAA national weather service which I believe to be the most accurate. App works great. Highly recommend. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: February 1, 2018

    Accurate & to the point. No useless clutter like other weather apps. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ronald Cohen Published date: February 7, 2018

    This app is simple, uncluttered, and full of all the weather info that you need. Beautiful graphics. Highest recommendation! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Sean Johnson Sr Published date: February 17, 2018

    I checked a few other weather apps and this 1 is I think the best, it's easy to use and all info is good Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Debra Palma Published date: January 31, 2018

    I like to fish on lake Michigan an use the wind forecast. I have a small boat I don't. Care for big waves Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    John Fraim Published date: February 6, 2018

    It's pretty accurate, and by far one of the best if not the best app out there Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: January 27, 2018

    Id much rather check this app a few times a day than wait for it to come on tv Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Joseph Tobalsky Published date: February 11, 2018

    Best app I've seen for weather. Easy to get whatever you want, even on free vesion. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Holly Revard Published date: January 21, 2018

    It is very accurate, disappointed they took radar away from free app. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: January 18, 2018

    Just started using it, but already like it way better than the others I've tried. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Les Allison Published date: January 19, 2018

    It has everything I need in a weather app. It is usually more accurate than the local TV station. Full Review