Will it rain?
This weather App warns you about rain or snow approaching your location using push notifications. It also displays and animates on a world map the latest radar images from many weather services around the world.
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Apple Watch Support
Device(s) App Was Tested On
This app is accessible. You can change the range of miles before you're notified of rain or snow. You can also customize the sounds that it will play when you get a push notification. If you want to get the info again, just hit the reload button.
VoiceOver reads all page elements.
All buttons are clearly labeled.
The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.
Is this app accurate?
Re: Accuracy of app
What do these results mean?
I got a notification from Rain Alarm. A few things I don't understand though. It says precipitation is one mile away. I know what that means, but then it says strength 50 percent, area 50 percent. What does it mean by strength and area? If anyone could shed some light on this for me I would really appreciate it! Thank you.
Strength and Area Answers
I had the very same question when I first started using this app. Took me a bit but I finally figured out what those numbers mean.
Strength is telling you how heavy of the precipitation that is being detected. So 100% is like a heavy downpour or heavy rain. 50% would be lesser and would be consider as moderate rain. 10% would be something like a drizzle or light rain.
Area is telling you how much the precipitation is covering in your area that you are watching. By default I think it is set to 22 miles radius in the settings. So when the alert says it is 100% it then means the entire radius is covered with precipitation. 50% would be that half of the radius is covered with precipitation. 10% would be that only 10% of the radius is covered with precipitation.
Hope this answers your question!
Yes that answers my question. Thank you. I would usualy get an email notification letting me know that someone has commented on something that I commented on. I am not getting these notifications any more. Has this feature been disabled some how? I would like to receive my email notifications again. Thank you.
How is this app different from Dark Sky?
I'm just wondering how or if this app is different from the app Dark Sky? It sounds like they are both very similar and do the same thing. Thank you.