With 3 hurricanes pushing through the Gulf right now, it can be difficult to track which ones you need to keep your eyes on. Thankfully there's an app for that. There are pros and cons to each one including price, features, and compatible platforms.
Here are 5 hurricane awareness apps that will track the storm for you
1. NOAA Radar US - HD Weather Radar and Forecasts
This is a paid app for the iPhone and iPad. At $1.99 it's a bargain though and this is currently the #1 paid hurricane app.
Fast. Simple. Reliable. Hi-resolution. Predictive radar. Severe weather warnings. Snow/mixed precipitation display. Forecasts. As millions of our customers have discovered, NOAA RadarUS delivers everything you need in a app for viewing animated weather radar images.
2. Weather Underground
The WU app is free and compatible with Android and Apple.
Weather Underground for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch is your everything weather app. Powered by our network of 200,000+ personal weather stations, this app provides hyper-local forecasts and current conditions, interactive radar, customizable alerts, and much more to ensure you’re always prepared for whatever the weather brings.
3. RedCross Hurricane
The Red Cross has several weather apps, including a hurricane tracker. However, some people have reported that they don't push updates as fast as the others. So if you're watching the storm this would be a good app, but if you're in the storm, you may want something that updates in real time.
Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
4. Hurricane Tracker by The Weather Channel
If you want to track a hurricane, this app does exactly what it says on the tin. The Weather Channel provides Hurricane Tracker as a stand-alone service that includes storm maps, weather conditions, future forecasts and 20 different map layers to play with. This app is particularly helpful for amateur meteorologists: It doesn't include any kind of safety information; it's just pure data about the storm and its effects. Still, its utility should be self-evident for folks in the hurricane's path.
Stay safe during Hurricane Irma! The Storm Radar app for Android has the latest hurricane updates, warnings and alerts with fast-loading doppler radar maps so that you and your family can stay informed about the storm!
Our storm tracking app has a full-screen interactive map with 8 hours of high-definition past to future radar, advanced storm cell tracking, and real-time severe weather alerts allow you to visualize weather heading your way. Whether you want to view current weather conditions or daily and hourly forecasts at a glance, they’re all available at a glance on your Android device.
The AccuWeather app gives users a lot of data, a lot of which is crowdsourced and updated by other users of the app in those areas. This feature is called AccUcast. There is another feature called minute cast which gives you precipitation updates ever 60 seconds.
AccUcast - Become part of the forecast by sharing your weather observations to help people in your community stay safe from hazardous weather and road conditions. View the real-time crowdsourced map with weather conditions submitted by users all over the world in a global animation display.
AccuWeather MinuteCast – minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours hyper-localized to your exact street address or GPS location. Includes precipitation type and intensity, and start and end times for precipitation.
During a hurricane, you're probably going to be tracking more than just the weather. Gas lines, where relatives are located, and road conditions are all things you can monitor from your phone.