“Have you heard this old saying? Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” Yep. That’s about right. Weather is what it is, does what it does, and usually when we least expect it.
Here in northern Georgia we get all kinds of weather; sometimes in the same day. My father often said, “If you don’t like the weather now, just wait an hour.” That’s not always true, but it’s true often enough. Alright, that said, what about modern weather applications?
Dark Sky. End of discussion. Just get it. Dark Sky is worth the tiny price tag.
Pretty much everything you need to know about the weather right now is available on a single screen on your iPhone. You get the current location, a quick display of temperature and conditions, a radar map of weather around you, precipitation for the next hour or so, then both temperature and weather conditions for each hour for the rest of the day.
What’s not to like about that? All on a single display.
Now, to be honest, Dark Sky has never been my go to weather app except for alerts. Nothing is better than Dark Sky for weather alerts to changing conditions. But the app itself was meh to blah. The newest version does more. Much more.
That’s some kind of weather reporting and a big change to Dark Sky which specializes in so-called micro-forecasts. That means weather conditions that are about to change where you are at the moment, and not just the whole city or county or area.
Those micro-forecasts are killer and a perfect companion with Apple Watch.
What Dark Sky has done is make the iPhone app itself a go to kind of weather app with features available in other app (Weather Underground is a favorite).
The beauty of such a full featured weather app is the amount of data being processed and delivered to a small screen. It’s quite remarkable. The alerts are magical because they can be fine tuned to your needs. Dark Sky may not have all the bells and whistles found in Weather Underground, but those micro-forecasts are a deal breaker.
There’s a reason the app has over 36,000 reviews and an average of 4.5 stars. I used it only for the micro-forecasts, but now I can use it as a primary weather app.