Weather is more important in some parts of the world than others, but we Midwesterners learned to watch it and track it by the hour. If weather is your game then you’re going to like the absolutely, positively stunning weather found in MeteoEarth.
Weather Tomorrow, Today, Now
As you may suspect from growing up in the nation’s heartland and enduring the extremes of summer and winter (often in the same day), I have a number of weather apps on both Mac and iPhone.
The one that caught my experienced weather app using eye was MeteoEarth, which, as most good weather apps do, costs a few dollars but provides visuals unlike any you’ve seen.
MeteoEarth’s graphics are more akin to broadcast television weather graphics than the typical Mac app which marries a photo of sunshine to warm weather.
Start by using the 3D globe and move effortlessly from one locale to another, or zoom in to any weather condition almost anywhere in the world, and setup favorite locations to view with a single click.
Real time animation can be paused, backed up, and reviewed again as the weather actually took place.
It’s one thing to view a forecast, but it’s something else to view weather in a graphic manner that’s almost real time.
Weather graphics in MeteoEarth can be overlaid onto the map to view warm and cold locations,
precipitation, cloud cover, wind conditions (by altitude, too), even add isobars to track low and high pressure systems.
Instead of merely presenting a current condition or forecasts for a few days out, MeteoEarth also displays climate data over time which includes temperatures, conditions, rainfall and all you need to plan ahead.
Multiple conditions can be viewed simultaneously simply by clicking the desired overlay. The built-in magnifying loupe lets you see conditions in a specific location on the world map.
Sounds great, right? And MeteoEarth is unlike any Mac weather app you’ve ever used. And it’s priced that way, too. My only gripe is that the basic version only gives basic information, but the premium version is the one that’s loaded with all the goodies weather fans like– but you pay by the month. Well, actually, the Premium version is three months for $1.99, and 12 months for $5.99.
While MeteoEarth looks fabulous and has so much information, the annual cost over time might be a stumbling block.