App of the Day: predict weather sooner, better

You're planning to spend a lovely day outside, but the weather report calls for rain. Wouldn't it be nice to know exactly when it will start pouring/sleeting/snowing, etc. in your location?

That's where Dark Sky comes in:

What makes this app different from the plethora of other weather apps on the market? Instead of focusing on the entire day, Black Sky aims to predict the weather only an hour from the present, in your exact location. It does this using the GPS location in your mobile device, using national weather radar data to predict the rain or snows exact time of arrival in your exact location. Using a scrollable timeline, the app also allows users to graphically see when the inclement weather will likely hit and when it will leave. Unlike the clunky animated maps we're used to, Dark Sky beautifully and smoothly animates the weather map, giving a more recognizable path of which way the clouds are traveling.

For now Dark Sky is just a concept, but stay tuned and it may just show up in the app store soon.

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