The Top 5 Hurricane Tracker Apps
Here in Bradenton, we are no stranger to hurricanes and we know how important it is to have up-to-the-minute details. We had a close call last weekend with Isaac, so we at Switch Mobile want to make sure we do our part to help keep our customers and their families safe during hurricane season. We’ve compiled the following list of hurricane tracker apps so you’ll be well informed and not have to sit through hours of news coverage to know what’s going on!
1. Hurricane Tracker by EZ Apps, Inc – $2.99.
This app covers The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific. It includes tracking maps, reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), threat level map, checklists, detailed push alerts and storm history.
2. CaneCast Hurricane Forecaster by Mobile Data Solutions, Inc. – $0.99.
As seen on LifeHacker, the CaneCast Hurricane Forecaster will give you up to the minute details on hurricanes in your region. This app allows you to see 48-hour projected forecasts, wind speeds and push notifications for when a hurricane forms in your region.
3. RadarScope by Base Velocity, LLC – $9.99.
Although this app isn’t specifically for hurricanes, it is a great investment. This app allows you to view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data as well as tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service. RadarScope allows you to select one of 155 different radar sites.
4. Hurricane Hunter by Garmin DCI – $1.99.
The Hurricane Hunter app allows you to animate and interact with real-time hurricane tracking information. This app gives you National Hurricane Center (NHC) advisories, forecast track points, and animated hurricane images for the Pacific and Atlantic regions.
5. Hurricane Watch HD by Christopher Courdriet – $1.99.
Hurricane Watch HD offers users detailed push alerts that are personalized for your region – other apps don’t offer this feature. You can also listen to live tropical updates in both English and Spanish. It also tracks tropical storms, tropical depressions and typhoons. You can see detailed satellite images as well.
As hurricane season quickly approaches, it’s vitally important to keep up-to-date on all warnings for your region. Rest assured, the above hurricane tracking apps will keep you fully informed. Many apps download data straight from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) so you’ll always be in the know. This is a great resource just in case you happen to lose power and don’t have access to a TV or radio.