What are the best resources for weather forecast?

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    #1The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel
    The Weather Channel is a free weather app for iOS and Android devices. Aside from weather radar, report and hurricane coverage, it also provides national and local weather forecasts for cities. It can also be accessed through web browsers.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Tejas Patil
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Whether I'm on my desktop or phone, there's only one app that I trust for the weather. The Weather Channel app also allows me to save different cities to it so I don't have to keep changing my location when I'm out of town."
  2. 26

    #2Weather Underground

    Weather Underground
    Weather Underground 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.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Not the prettiest weather app I have seen but Weather Underground delivers in terms of usable information. What I like is that the app tells you what weather station it is using to feed you the information. If you tap the circle with temperature information it gives you a comparison to yesterday's weather so if you found yourself cold yesterday and it is going to be colder today you can figure out what to do."
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    #3Weather Spark

    Weather Spark

    WeatherSpark.com offers detailed reports of the typical weather for 149,644 locations worldwide. Get monthly, daily, and hourly graphical reports. Great for event and trip planning.

    Websites

    Jane Carlson
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "This site is very precise in their predictions, is suggest to everyone to try it and watch the results "
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    #4MyRadar Weather Radar

    MyRadar Weather Radar

    MyRadar is a fast, easy-to-use, weather radar app that displays animated weather radars around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    George Richardson
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "There have been a lot of weather apps I've tried over the years. This one was my favorite, the UI is so clean, it's so nice. It was accurate too! It said it was going to rain, and sure enough, bam, rain. It's accurate, fast loading, doesn't look hideous, what more could I ask for from a weather app?"
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    #5AccuWeather

    AccuWeather
    AccuWeather provides you forecast weather, local to international. World class weather radar plus you're up to the minute weather report and current conditions. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Caroline Lin
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "AccuWeather gives you MINUTE by MINUTE weather at any location. I could not ask for more! Live in Chicago but traveling to Miami today. No problem. I am a weather junkie so I love this app. Heads up if you're into privacy and third party advertising, some of the reviews indicate that this app shares gps and advertising preferences. I personally think the minute by minute outweighs the advertising info. "
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    #6National Weather Service (NWS)

    National Weather Service (NWS)

    National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

    Websites

    Mary Walters
    Written on August 18, 2017
    "This is the weather app I've decided to use after trying them all for an extended period of time. Not only is the information it gives accurate, but it also gives information about all kinds of different weather-related things."
  4. 14

    #7Weather Timeline

    Weather Timeline
    This is a simple weather app that focuses on summarising the next hour, the next 48 hours and the next week so you don't have to. Graphs, animated radar maps, extended forecasts, and even almanac data are all available here, so it's gorgeous and powerful at the same time.
    Apps

    Android

    $1.49

    Louis Gardner
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I like how this app looks, it reminds me a lot of Windows 10 and embraces the new blocky look everyone seems to be going for. Everything I need is right there... the forecast, radar, temperature graphs, chance of precipitation. The only thing I don't like is the cost. It isn't much, but since there are plenty of weather apps out there which do the same thing for free, I found it unjustified."
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    #8Storm Radar

    Storm Radar

    Storm Radar is a free app that provides a high-resolution weather radar that gives users a detailed view of how much rain or snow is in their area. It also shows how storms are moving, storm tracks, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Benjamin Black
    Written on August 27, 2017
    "Storm Radar is one of those apps that can easily be overlooked as just another weather app, though I must say that it has truly saved me time and money on a number of occasions. I was in Seattle this last summer of 17' and was planning a fishing trip. Summer's on the Washington coast can vary to a great degree and I had paid for a 3 days charter. I checked my app a few days before my trip and it had forecasted a bad storm coming in, I rescheduled my trip but my friend did not. He decided it would be light rain. Let me tell you, it was not light rain. It poured and he never got to fish or even be outside. The charter ended up coming back 2 days sooner and with only a partial refund. Thanks Storm Radar for giving me the information that I needed to plan around bad weather. "
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    #9NOAA Weather Radar

    NOAA Weather Radar

    NOAA Weather Radar gives you real-time radar images on an interactive map enhanced with severe weather alerts and accurate weather info for your exact location. Don't let bad weather take you by surprise.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Kenneth Coleman
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "This NOAA Weather Radar application is a perfect resource to check for on-the-go real-time forecasting.I honestly don't think there's anything more convenient than to be able to check the weather in-depth straight from the app."
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    #10Weather & Radar

    Weather & Radar

    Weather & Radar is an app that provides rainfall and weather radar across the world, customizable weather widgets, current weather in any location, hour-by-hour and 14-day weather forecasts, precipitation, humidity and barometric pressure information, severe weather warnings and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Keith Walsh
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "The Weather & Radar app is extremely comprehensive in the amount and type of information it provides. It has all the features that someone that needs weather information provides and provides it in a appealing and easy to navigate user interface. It has served me for all of my weather forecasting and information needs."
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    #111Weather

    1Weather
    This app displays current weather info in one view, and a detailed description of predictions in the other view. There is a total of 7 widget displays to choose from.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brittany Woods
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "1Weather is a widget that allows me to know whether its going to rain or shine at a glance notice, also what the weather going to be like for the week or or the month. 1Weather has 7 different widget displays so allowing me to pick to widget that best fits my needs. "
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    #12Radarscope

    Radarscope
    RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows mobile, Mac, and tablet users to view Nexrad radar data and severe weather warnings. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac

    $9.99- With in-app purchases.

    Michael Kennedy
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "The visual representation of the weather is outstanding and much better at conveying the level of severity of the weather than just using numbers. I gaze at the app much longer than if it were just some boring numbers being displayed."
  10. 4

    #13WeatherBug

    WeatherBug
    WeatherBug has national and local real-time forecasts, news, lighting alerts and radar maps. This widget will allow you to know what's the weather like every time you want to.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Jeffrey Miller
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "WeatherBug is a weather service that first gained popularity in its desktop formats. It's a decent app but The Weather Channel app has more functionality and much better video formats. "
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    #14Weather Line

    Weather Line
    Weather Line is a modern, clean & simple resource to check the weather. (Forecast Graphs + Dark Sky Weather)
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    Arthur Gutierrez
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "Once again this is returning another app as a search result and I have not specified within my query that I'm looking for an android app. What I would actually consider to be useful results, would be links to the likes of the Weather Channel's site, or even Google's weather page. As it is right now I with this and the previous result I can't even check what the temperature is unless I get a separate device and go through an installation process."
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    #15MeteoEarth

    MeteoEarth
    MeteoEarth is an app that offers interactive global comprehensive 3D weather forecasts.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Cristina Zamudio
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "This was a great app, until recently with the newest update they changed everything and now I can only see 3 days of weather forecasts. I don't know why they would do that. They should give us at least a week. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for weather forecast
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Weather ChannelApps 38 Free
2Weather Underground Apps 26 Free
3Weather SparkWebsites 22 Paid
4MyRadar Weather RadarApps 16 Free
5AccuWeatherApps 15 Free
6National Weather Service (NWS)Websites 14 Paid
7Weather TimelineApps 14 Paid
8Storm RadarApps 8 Free
9NOAA Weather RadarApps 7 Free
10Weather & RadarApps 7 Free
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