Weather apps are probably the most used apps on my phone, and probably ever farmers phone too. Knowing what is coming, what the radar looks like, and having push notifications for storm events is important to the farm & family life too. You can’t change the weather, but you can react to it and make plans every day and for the next couple of days based on what’s coming. So below are a few of our favorite weather apps in case you don’t already have them on your phone, and if you have a favorite weather app share it in the comments.
Storm Radar has a friendly user interface, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) radar and push weather alerts for your location.
The addition of local weather reporting / crowd-sourcing from 250,000 local weather reporters makes this app helpful when you want to get more specific on locales especially on wind speed and direction when you’re thinking of spraying.
This app has a really cool user interface which I really like. It also has the forecast by hour for the next 7 days which is really helpful (will it be raining by noon on Friday, or not until 9PM?). It’s not free, but it’s one I think is worth $4.
I like this app for one reason, it’s time machine. Ever wonder what the weather was like the days after you seeded or sprayed, maybe you can remember this year, but what about 4 years ago. Especially as you collect that data and store your info in something like JD Operations center, knowing the weather on the subsequent days to understand the impacts to yields can be really helpful as you move into winter and have a little more time to analyze your data.
If you prefer checking websites here are a few we like too…
If you have other favorites, or apps you’d recommend we’d love to hear from you. Comment or send us a message or note.