NOAA Weather Unofficial

NOAA Weather Unofficial

NOAA forecast & radar for your exact location.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: October 8, 2017
  • 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 paulnadler@gmail.com 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
66,889 total
5 43,475 
4 19,657 
3 2,571 
2 542 
1 644 

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    George Taylor Published date: October 14, 2017

    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
    Published date: October 13, 2017

    Been using this app for over a year now with no problems. Light wieght app & easy to use. Really like the hourly and extended forecasts. Severe weather info is just like having a weather band radio. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Shiny Eevee Published date: October 9, 2017

    Coming from a storm spotter, this is by far the best free weather app available. Excellent features and accurate data and forecasts. Above all extremely user friendly. Couldn't ask for a better app for free. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Kelly Newman Published date: October 9, 2017

    The real time maps are accurate and don't take a long time to load. Their inclusion of detailed warning locations is helpful and I like the way they describe the daily weather conditions. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Katherine Sabo Published date: October 15, 2017

    Quick and easy. Finds your location wherever you are. Radar loads faster than any other site I have used. I load it on all my devices and use it every day. Thank you for a very nice, easy to use app! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Greg Rambo Published date: October 13, 2017

    I thought this was an official NOAA site. I'm pleased to have found it, it has attractive layout and colors that are easy to read. The amount of detail given its perfect for my needs. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Brian Tabatha Robinson Published date: October 8, 2017

    This is our go-to on weather, my husband and I love it! Full Review

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    pixunlimited Published date: October 12, 2017

    I love the percentage temperature change by the hour I can see all three of them at once no hesitation whatsoever! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 10, 2017

    Wish it had a sever weather warning alert. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 18, 2017

    Excellent!! Doesn't take much memory and provides all the info you need. Love this and i have tried many many weather apps Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Doug Redman Published date: October 13, 2017

    I can depend on NOAA Weather to give me current weather and future weather as well as alerts. Also I can check on my brother in Texas. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 15, 2017

    The radar and hourly forecast are great tools to help me plan my outdoor activities and which outerwear to grab. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Eric Benner Published date: October 18, 2017

    I always rely on NOAA and this app gets me the info I need in a format that's easy to use. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Karen Cooper Published date: October 8, 2017

    Has forecast for day and night. Has hourly forecast. Has radar. Works great. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Anna Desmett Published date: October 14, 2017

    Would like to know when the rain is gonna start like other apps have Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Matthew Rollins Published date: October 15, 2017

    Great app that ties right into NOAA. Good for a quick and accurate check of the weather. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Greg Osborne Published date: October 12, 2017

    Serves my purposes very well. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Salina Edwards Published date: October 11, 2017

    This weather app is great I can the weather any place I chose to travel. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Lorry Whipple Published date: October 13, 2017

    Its accurate and up to date anytime you want with the push of a button. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    lois brown Published date: October 8, 2017

    Good app but slow opening Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Sarah DeFuria Published date: October 13, 2017

    Nice easy app. I depend on to start my day. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ronald Bessette Published date: October 16, 2017

    It's always there when I need it and it's always accurate Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ron Padgett Published date: October 11, 2017

    Goog app Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 12, 2017

    Great weather forecast!! Thanks Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Chris Walker Published date: October 11, 2017

    Great and pretty accurate! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Thomas Wait Published date: October 16, 2017

    Years of reliable use. Great. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Betsy Sillars Published date: October 9, 2017

    Easy to read and accurate. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    rick riggins Published date: October 14, 2017

    It's good for weather Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 18, 2017

    Good enough for me. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 10, 2017

    Best I've found Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Steve Ingwersen Published date: October 11, 2017

    No Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Kent Baxstrom Published date: October 12, 2017

    Good interface. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ben Zink Published date: October 17, 2017

    Great app Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 17, 2017

    Handy. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    jo azary Published date: October 1, 2017

    Does a great job of keeping this up to date. One of the best apps I have 10/2017: sweet update: pinch zoom on hourly forecast! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Kimberly Published date: October 2, 2017

    I love the hourly reports and the graphs for expected rainfall etc. I wish you could keep more cities listed so you don't have to type them in each time. I also wish there were a way to easily get to the 3day history that your main site offers. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Jay Bee Published date: October 8, 2017

    This Weather app is very Good. Long time user who's very satisfied. LG G6 Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Pete Stopka Published date: October 3, 2017

    This has what I need, when I need it. I trust noaa, more than other options. They have changed a lot in 10 years , I like that they continue to improve. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: October 16, 2017

    Best one I've found. It could be better if it had air quality information, but that's not what I use it for, so still 5 stars. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Larry Atnip Published date: October 2, 2017

    Overall it works very well. Occasionally it responds with "error, failure to update". That may be the local reporting station problem. Full Review