Author Topic: iPad app that displays precip amount/rate for stations near a location  (Read 402 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mc1z

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Hello all,

Please forgive me if this isnít the right forum area, or if itís been asked recently - I did a search, but didnít find anything.

Iím looking for an iPhone/iPad app that can display a list of PWS near a point and include the most recently reported data for them, especially rainfall amount and rate.  Does such an app exist?

Thanks,

Mark

Offline Aardvark

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1941
  • www.desmoinesweather.org
    • Des Moines Iowa Weather and Climate
Yes.
Davis VP2 Plus; 24h  FARS; Extra Temp Humid sensor (2); Extra Temp Station (2); Soil Moisture/Temp Station;Weatherlink IP;USB; MAC Sierra; Bloomsky 2 ;https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddablePage/show/9939a1e2095347408d139366964b63ba/signature

Offline Mc1z

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Awesome!  Thanks!!!

Offline Mc1z

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Oh, I almost forgot:  if you also know the name of such an app, and have time to provide it, would you mind?  (And while youíre at it, if the answer is ďnoĒ, Iíd really appreciate the name of it...  :grin:)

Offline Aardvark

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1941
  • www.desmoinesweather.org
    • Des Moines Iowa Weather and Climate
Davis VP2 Plus; 24h  FARS; Extra Temp Humid sensor (2); Extra Temp Station (2); Soil Moisture/Temp Station;Weatherlink IP;USB; MAC Sierra; Bloomsky 2 ;https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddablePage/show/9939a1e2095347408d139366964b63ba/signature

Offline Mc1z

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Thank you for the links.  Iíve looked at those, so I guess thereís nothing out there that does what I want.  I was hoping I could find a simple app that would just show a list of stations within a certain distance of the specified location (or limited to a certain number of stations - either way), along with the current station readings, especially rainfall amount and rate.

Offline Aardvark

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1941
  • www.desmoinesweather.org
    • Des Moines Iowa Weather and Climate
Thank you for the links.  Iíve looked at those, so I guess thereís nothing out there that does what I want.  I was hoping I could find a simple app that would just show a list of stations within a certain distance of the specified location (or limited to a certain number of stations - either way), along with the current station readings, especially rainfall amount and rate.
you could use the browser and go to http://www.findu.com/

Weatherunderground seems to be the best one, you have to scroll down the page to the bottom.  right now there is a problem with weatherlink and weatherunderground, but I am betting it gets fixed soon.

Davis VP2 Plus; 24h  FARS; Extra Temp Humid sensor (2); Extra Temp Station (2); Soil Moisture/Temp Station;Weatherlink IP;USB; MAC Sierra; Bloomsky 2 ;https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddablePage/show/9939a1e2095347408d139366964b63ba/signature

Offline floodcaster

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 564
    • Goose Lake Weather
There used to be an app for Wundermap from WU that allowed you to choose a parameter to display and update in near realtime. I used it quite a bit for precip. The app doesn't appear to be available anymore but that same functionality is available from the web page at: https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap

I think it's responsive for mobile devices, but can't verify that at the moment.
Bill


Offline dupreezd

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 434
I use MesoWest on my iPad, have not tried it on something smaller. This link is for Houston. You can change the map to your area, then save the link.

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi?lat=30.0&lon=-95.0&radius=50&rawsflag=290&unit=0&time=LOCAL&product=&year1=&month1=&day1=00&hour1=00&currTimeChecked=

On the left side, under Display, Overlay 1, you can then select what you want to display. For Precip, there is 1, 3, 6 and a 24 hour option. When you hover over a station it gives you more information.


WS-1200-IP | ObserverIP | Meteobridge 3.6
WU, PWSWeather - KTXCONRO61
CWOP - FW0717
Blitzortung 2100

Offline Mc1z

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Thank you all for the suggestions!  I previously used Wundermap, and I liked it, but it wonít even open on recent iPad/iOS devices - unfortunate.

Some of the web pages mentioned come close to what Iím looking for, so Iíll play with those a bit. 

I wish there were a simple app that would allow selecting a location, after which it would find the nearest 10-25 stations, then display the data from those stations in a spreadsheet style row & column list to allow easy comparison of the info.  Bonus points for allowing the user to select which data to display and the column order of the data, and for allowing drill-down on an individual stationís history info.  Iíd gladly pay for an app that does this, with or without the useless fancy graphics, icons, alerts, etc. that all apps seem to need these days.


Offline floodcaster

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 564
    • Goose Lake Weather
Re: iPad app that displays precip amount/rate for stations near a location
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 04:55:40 PM »
Like this?  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-rain-gauge-powered-by-morning-farm-report/id958702490?mt=8

Interesting... " Rainfall measurements are calculated using our custom big data infrastructure and output from NOAA and NWS satellites." Must obviously be using radar rainfall estimates as well.
Bill


Offline Mc1z

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: iPad app that displays precip amount/rate for stations near a location
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 07:11:57 PM »
Like this?  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-rain-gauge-powered-by-morning-farm-report/id958702490?mt=8

Thatís very interesting, and closer to what Iím looking for - thanks!  I installed it, created a login, etc. but itís only showing a single rain amount per location.  I asked a question about it on their chat mechanism, and found out that the ďSurroundingĒ locations in the screenshot are really all additional locations, not an automatic retrieval of other weather stations (just fyi).  My search continues...

Offline jas340

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 39
    • Lone Pine Ranch  Horseshoe Bend, Idaho  USA
Re: iPad app that displays precip amount/rate for stations near a location
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 07:50:56 PM »
This may be close to what you want. In the iOS store it is called      PWS Weather Station Monitor