4.6
724 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

wX is a free, no-ads, and open-source ( GNU GPLv3 ) advanced weather application that is geared towards storm chasers, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts. NWS ( National Weather Service ) data is optimized for mobile format and provided for divisions not normally covered together in the mobile space: SPC, WPC, NHC, OPC, etc. Level 3 and Level 2 Nexrad radar ( single, dual, quad pane ) are provided and displayed using the mobile variant of OpenGL. This weather app is not affiliated with NOAA or the National Weather Service.

If you *only* need current conditions and your local 7 day forecast then this app is probably more then you need although it will easily provide those 2 things as well. If you are looking for wasted screen real estate or fancy graphics this app is not for you. Given the depth of information covered there is a steep learning curve if you seek to use the program in it's entirety, help information is available and touched on below. Common weather acronyms are used throughout so you should be familiar with those as well. Currently United States locations are supported.

HELP is available from the main menu and by tapping on any text in the settings activities.

- Current forecast, 7 day conditions, sounding data for an unlimited number of locations from NWS.
- Customizable home screen
- (Android only) Tiles can be rearranged by long press and then drag and drop on Tabs: SPC, MISC, and IMAGES
- OpenGL based Nexrad radar interface with numerous options. Level 2 in the lowest tilt for base reflectivity/velocity is also available. 2 pane and 4 pane version also available in MISC tab.
- Optimized text product viewer for easy access to AFD,HWO and others from any NWS WFO.
- Vis/IR/WV/Radar mosaic viewer ( with animations ).
- Widgets ( nexrad radar, radar mosaic, vis, afd/hwo )
- SPC products ( such as Watches/MCDs/Convective Outlooks/Mesoanalysis )
- WPC products
- Weather models
- NHC products

(Android only) Notifications:
- Local alerts
- MCDs impacting your location
- MPDs impacting your location
- Convective outlooks for your location
- US MCD/Watches
- US tornadoes
- US MCD
- US MPD
- NHC Atlantic and EPAC advisories

Requirements: Android 4.1 or higher with 1GB of memory at a minimum ( recommended ).
Access required: App needs access to Your Location, Network Communication, Systems tools ( run at start-up for alerts ).

This app is licensed under the following license available online at ( and in source code zip):
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

FAQ at:
https://gitlab.com/joshua.tee/wxl23/-/blob/master/doc/FAQ.md

Source code at:
https://gitlab.com/joshua.tee/wx

Release notes at:
https://gitlab.com/joshua.tee/wx/-/blob/master/doc/ChangeLog_User.md
Updated on
Apr 16, 2022

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4.6
724 reviews
John Morton
January 14, 2022
Extremely detailed!!! Great for those that have and interest in meteorology beyond the normal weather app. Interface is not easy to learn and will take time to get use to. I started out setting up location points for seven day forecasts and exploring the menu options from there. EXTRAORDINARY DEPTH!!!
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Paul Goble
December 30, 2021
Intended for USA only!! This is one of 3 top weather apps which reformat the wonderful NWS mobile site to be more legible. "Wx" is my top choice, though it's a little hard to learn. Fonts can be a bit small. Easy access to SPC graphics. "NWS Now" is best for usability and legibility, but only available on the Amazon app store. "National Weather Service", by Cynosure on the Galaxy store, is getting out of date and some of the graphics simply won't load.
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Michael Christoff
March 12, 2022
This app is an excellent resource of information for weather enthusiasts. I've chatted with the developer via email about his Linux version of the app and my experiences, and he's extremely respectful and nice. My only current suggestion for the app at this time is to show the most recent outlooks and tiles when clicking the SPC and MISC tabs at the top of the app, rather than static-outdated images.
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What's new

Please see release notes (which includes a link to upcoming changes) here:
https://gitlab.com/joshua.tee/wx/-/tree/master/doc/ChangeLog_User.md