"Storm Guard" is a free application that provides real-time, early-warning notifications when rain or snow is detected near your location. This application is the go-to app for weather detection and storm cell analysis!
In this application, you will gain access to:
RAIN AND SNOW PROXIMITY ALARM
- Storm Guard sends prompt notifications when any precipitation such as rain or snow enters your detection area. Open the app to refresh your location and to analyze any incoming weather systems. You can also choose to leave the app open and enable the "follow location" option, which will auto-center the map and update your location as you move! Closing or minimizing the app will lock your location in place.
-Customize the detection sensitivity by adjusting the detection area, minimum intensity threshold, and notification frequency within the application settings. You can always opt out of notifications in settings as well. Storm Guard currently provides rain and snow proximity detection for continental US locations and parts of Canada.
WEATHER SYSTEM AND STORM CELL ANALYSIS
-Storm Guard will scan and place a magenta circle over the most significant weather within the detection area. Click this circle to view the complete cell analysis including average precipitation intensity, maximum precipitation intensity, storm area, and distance from your location.
-Analyze weather systems anywhere on the map by panning and zooming over any visible precipitation radar data.
-View complete details of every cell within the detection area by using the weather details inspector (magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left of the map screen). Storm Guard currently provides weather cell analysis for continental US locations and parts of Canada.
SHORT TERM WEATHER FORECAST
-The weather details inspector also provides a short term forecast for the area. This feature lists any possible weather phenomena that may be occurring within the next three hours. Pan and zoom around the map to get short term forecasts anywhere on the map. Storm Guard currently provides short term forecasts for continental US locations.
WEATHER DATA OVERLAYS WITH LOOPING
-Gain access to a variety of weather overlays to view on the map. You can animate (loop) each overlay to get a time lapse representation of the data.
Infrared Satellite (Cloud Coverage)
24 Hour Accumulated Precipitation
WEATHER STATION OBSERVATIONS
- Get the latest weather reports for the observation station nearest to the map's center point, or pan and zoom around the map to get observations from any METAR reporting station! Check the current temperature, dew point, humidity, weather conditions, wind, and more! Storm Guard provides station observation data globally!
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALERT BULLETINS
- Get bulletins for any active weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service such as severe thunderstorm warnings, winter storm warnings, hurricane warnings, and more. Pan and zoom around the map to get bulletins for other locations (relative to the map's center point). A red weather icon will appear on the map when any alerts are detected. Click this icon to view a list of alerts and their bulletin information. Storm Guard currently provides weather alert information for US locations including Alaska and Hawaii.
Enjoy the app!