NOAA Weather Unofficial

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About this app

This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service. Products provided by NOAA are in the public domain, and this app's use of those products is compliant with NOAA/NWS terms of use.

This app provides forecasts, animated radar, hourly forecast, and current conditions, all in an intuitive and easy to use interface. Just the information you need, provided accurately, quickly, and for your exact location.

★ "A no-nonsense approach to show weather data on your phone, but done well and great looking" - Android Central

This app uses NOAA point forecasts from your GPS location to get the most localized weather available. Point forecasts are great for climbing, hiking, skiing, or any outdoor activity where weather from a nearby city isn't accurate enough.

GPS on the phone will provide the most accurate location, but usually isn't needed. Nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi networks can also provide this information, and will be checked first to save time and battery. You can also enter a location manually.

To provided highly localized forecasting, this app uses point forecasts from the National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS), and is therefore only available in the US.

If there is severe weather this will display at the top of the forecast. This app currently does NOT support severe weather alerts or notifications. NOAA is providing this service directly through cell carriers. You can read more about the service at

There are also several differently sized widgets available which can be placed on your homescreen to provide some basic weather information, without the need to open the app.

Forecast discussion is available through the menu button.

Permission: Location
This app requires your location to provide you with the most accurate weather. This is fundamental to how the app works. You can still add manual locations as well if you prefer.

Permission: Photos/Media/Files
This permission is required by Google Maps so that it can cache map tiles for faster loading. It sounds like the app is doing something with your photos or media, but it is not. The permission means that the app has permission to access your files (which includes photos and media), but does not mean they are actually being accessed. It is a subtle but important distinction. Contact me if you have further questions about this.

These are the non-simplified permissions as listed in the Android manifest:
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" (location access listed above)
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" (check for network connection)
android.permission.INTERNET" (download weather)
android.permission.VIBRATE" (for zoom feedback on old radar)
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" (this is Photos/Media/Files listed above)" (required by google maps)

FAQ (Frequently asked questions):

Please contact me if you have any further questions or problems.

This is the ad supported free version of NOAA Weather. You are also limited to 3 saved locations. Upgrade to remove ads and this restriction.

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Beta Channel (for newest features)
Updated on
May 6, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
97.6K reviews
patrick pugh
July 31, 2022
Absolute junk. Would not load a single page, and kept giving me "NOAA is unavailable right now" errors. I know for a fact that they're not experiencing issues or an outage right now, which tells me that the app or it's servers are having the issue. Sounds like this used to be a good app, but now it's one to avoid in my opinion. REJECTED AGAIN!
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Tame' Zing
May 20, 2022
I read great reviews & wish the National Weather Service had its own free app. So, I was thrilled to find yours. However, I can't get the app to work. It won't let me select locations or show mine. Living near Denver, Colorado where it is mountainous & the weather changes swiftly and can vary greatly from one town just 10 miles away, it is crucial I be able to set references for several locals around me, not just where I happen to be parked at the moment. I couldn't see any way to do this.
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Joy Harris
May 10, 2022
I'm really happy to be able to choose the weather station myself. The one that other apps chose for my home location are at a substantially lower altitude. It makes a HUGE difference! This app also has the readings that I like to have. Wind speed, direction, pressure, etc. are easy to access. Thanks to the developers!
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What's new

* Fixed radar source from NWS IDP

* Improved alert syncing

* Fixed ANRs

* More units change affecting wind speed for backup observations API
* Fixed some common crashes
* Fixed visual artifact in hourly with history and QPF enabled

* API update for changed units naming scheme. This broke conversions and formatting for hourly history and some backup data sources.

* Added severe weather push alerts