Who doesn't have one? Weather apps are everywhere and everyone believes them, so they must be good right? I would say don't get me started about weather apps but I guess that's too late now. :-)
I use more than one weather app, because none of them do everything, but some of them do certain things very well. It really comes down to your needs and how much you actually follow the weather. So I thought I would share the apps I use on my phone and tablet, and the reasons why. Hopefully this will help you make a more informed decision about what you might want to use for your own personal weather information. I have seen some of the forecast that comes from some apps and in many cases, I wouldn't show those to anyone. You want a forecast that has been touched by human hands, not one that a computer model spits out verbatim.
RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you to view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data and severe weather warnings. It can display the latest reflectivity, velocity, and other radar products from any NEXRAD radar site in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, as well as Canada.These aren't smoothed PNG or GIF images, this is real Level 3 radar data rendered in its original radial format for a high level of detail. For those National Weather Service radar sites which have been upgraded with dual-polarization technology, RadarScope displays most of those products as well.
The only other App that most people need...
Weather apps that do it all are all over the place, and honestly, there are so many it's just not possible to try them all.
What I use and recommend is the NWS Mobile app. If you need everything all bundled up in one package, this is it. The app will use the location of your device as the default starting page, the forecast is more accurate, and you have everything that most people need right at their fingertips. There are a lot more options available than what you see in this screenshot.
This is not a true app, it's a webpage that functions like an app, so to add it to your device so that it behaves like an app requires just a couple of simple steps. The directions on how to get to the page and add it to your Apple or Android device can be found by clicking here.
I used another app called Storm Chasers Toolbox , but a few of the links are broken in it and you can't seem to get it anymore. I liked it because it was an easy way to get to the mobile version of the Storm Prediction Center Mesoanalysis maps. So I have added the Mesoanalysis page to my devices by going to the mobile page (click here), and then followed the same directions that I used to add the NWS mobile application to my device. (See the link for the directions above).
No offense to any media outlet, I'm sure some of their apps have some good points, but if you want accurate weather, straight from the source with no ads or gimmicks, the apps above are all you need.