NOAA Weather Unofficial

NOAA Weather Unofficial

NOAA forecast & radar for your exact location.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: December 15, 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
67,953 total
5 44,221 
4 19,939 
3 2,601 
2 547 
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  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    M Reis Published date: December 16, 2017

    not accurate. It's been disagreeing with all the major weather apps by up to 15 degrees Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Jim Osbon Published date: December 16, 2017

    Loads faster than others. Can switch saved locations quickly. Seems overall accurate. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: December 17, 2017

    Wish that it had historical info. Just 24 hr. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: December 17, 2017

    My go to weather app! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: December 17, 2017

    Great weather app Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Mariner Wind Published date: December 15, 2017

    Accurate Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Jason Linker Published date: November 29, 2017

    My favorite weather app. I think NOAA is right more often than others and trust them for my weather. This app puts NOAAs info in an easy to read and use format. Barring an official app, this will remain my go to app Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Erik Holmes Published date: November 19, 2017

    For my job I need weather reports in my local town and that of where I work. The moving radar, rain & snow with temps are clear to read. Thanks Full Review

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    Juan Tenorio Jr. Published date: December 2, 2017

    This is a great and accurate app, much more so than most of the other apps out there. However, the radar is so primitive looking and toyish like that I have to revert to confirming it with "My Radar", an app with an astounding radar image that puts this one to shame. Why can't yours be like that? That would make your app my one go-to app for all my weather information needs. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: December 4, 2017

    Used to be pretty accurate but for the last month or so it has had non-stop update errors and unable to upload the weather. I learn more by looking out the window. Have tried to reinstall which did not fix anything. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: November 17, 2017

    Shows all elements that can impact your day,especially humidity, wind, temperature and hourly changes over 24 hours and for days ahead. No drama just the weather. Was very helpful when hurricanes blew through different parts of the country and I wanted to check on family members. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    mfloydo Published date: December 16, 2017

    When you click on current observation. The info doesn't conform to your screen size, so words over lap and it's close to impossible to read. If this want an issue, I'd give it 5 starts. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Karan Silverstein Published date: December 13, 2017

    It works for a day or two then will not refresh. I uninstall & reinstall; same. It had been one of my favorite apps, that's why I keep trying. I am hoping it will work. 2* KAS Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Devin DeCremer Published date: November 22, 2017

    The look and features of this app are good. The only thing I dislike about the app is its inaccuracy. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: November 28, 2017

    Helps me send my daughter to preschool with the right outdoor clothes and footwear! More accurate and less sensationalist than other weather apps. Full Review

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    Maverick M Published date: November 20, 2017

    It is the most accurate and reliable source that I have found. No sensationalism or "the sky is falling " attitude just good info for me to make good decisions regarding the care of my horses . Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Alika Cripe Published date: November 11, 2017

    Im glad this app has tornado warning. During hurricane irma, i was alseep around 4pm and the warning went off. This app saved my life. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: December 13, 2017

    I use it for my hiking and hunting weather tool. I feel confident that temp, wind, precipitation are accurate. As a winter driving precaution it,s great. Thanks to all who provide this very usefully info in customisable format. Joe Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    David Frankenbach Published date: December 5, 2017

    Love this weather app, especially the hourly forecast view. Unfortunately, it's been having problems loading the forecast data fairly often lately. Full Review

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    A Goodman Published date: December 5, 2017

    Excellent app. Not the most accurate weather forecaster esp. long range but the app is very good. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Rick Barrett Published date: November 7, 2017

    As a delivery driver this app is fantastic for me. Knowing what weather is coming in & what to expect is critical. This one does a great job. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Kevin Barreau Published date: December 16, 2017

    It's a good app I like the wind estimates and this app is very accurate Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    J K Published date: November 18, 2017

    Really Really good app for quick check of weather, My favorite feature is the radar map. The ads are not bothersome and the software in general seems to behave well on all my devices. 🤗 Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    doug brigden Published date: November 24, 2017

    I live in the middle of no were, wheather is a important componate in my everyday life, I've been using this NOAA for 30 years, thay never let me down Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: November 24, 2017

    I like the radar but you show rain but not clouds I want to see clouds and water vapor thanx Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ray Mond Published date: November 15, 2017

    Is it cold? Is it hot? Should I wear galoshes or not? Now I know. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Published date: November 9, 2017

    I love this app, but when I travel I sometimes have to go into the app for it to find my location and update on my widget. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    jim stewart Published date: November 22, 2017

    This is where almost all my weather forecast comes from.it doesn't get anymore accurate Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Mickey Weyh Published date: December 2, 2017

    Great weather app. Keeps me updated, gives emergency alerts, radar, temps, all the info I need to plan day & beyond. Limited use of space of phone w/ tons of info!! A++++++👍👍 Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Jessie Goodpasture Published date: November 12, 2017

    I use it every day, several times each day. Helps me make decisions! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    G JB Published date: December 4, 2017

    The very BEST weather info app in my opinion. ALL pertinent info available on one page in either graph or text format. Best of all, it works in either LANDSCAPE or PORTRAIT orientation. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Jonathan Dickey Published date: November 7, 2017

    It tells weather. And is right as much as the next app. Has all the info I'm interested in. Not a lot of flair, but no bs either. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Marie Hanners Published date: November 19, 2017

    I love NOAA, but wish daily weather conditions offered more details and would like a written hourly weather for cast instead of a chart. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    John Sawyer Published date: November 18, 2017

    Usually works pretty well, sometimes connectivity issues stall loading without warning Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Karen Pastuzyn Published date: December 7, 2017

    Does a great job for weather information. No muss, no fuss. Love it! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Sean Quinlan Published date: December 4, 2017

    Has crashed a few time a day or won't update.. not a fan of that Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Ted Antal Published date: December 11, 2017

    Problems with freezing with older version. Seems OK now. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Abu Tose Published date: December 10, 2017

    A handy connection to NOAA's weather data. Excellent for current location. Somewhat limited for multiple locations. Of course only covers US locations. Presents the data very well. Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Frank Fanciullo Published date: November 25, 2017

    Every thing I need in a weather app! Full Review

  • NOAA Weather Unofficial
    Mark Bishop Published date: December 3, 2017

    Very accurate. Easy to use. Few glitches Full Review