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Apps of the Week: Watching the Weather

From your local stations to the latest live weather radar and advanced data, these are the essential apps to keep you up-to-date regarding any messy or mild weather in the winter months to come. With this winter’s unpredictability, these will surely keep you in-the-know when you’re on the go!

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The 7Weather App – Free

Available in the iTunes Store

The 7Weather app offers interactive, real-time radar, satellite information, current conditions, and a 7-day forecast all from the palm of your hand.  If stormy weather is heading our way, 7Stormforce will keep you aware of any alerts, school closings and the latest road conditions. This weather app is truly the local choice. It is compatible with iPhone and iPod.

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The NECN Weather App – Free

Available in the iTunes Store and the Android Market

NECN, New England’s News Station, now has a full featured weather app available for both the iPhone and the Android. The app features highly responsive interactive map, color coded weather alerts, fully integrated GPS for current location awareness, and accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detailed forecasts. The phone is certainly an optimal choice for NoBo residents and New Englanders alike.

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The Weather Channel – Free

Available in the iTunes Store and the Android Market

If you’re looking for the most accurate weather information available for regional and national locations, The Weather Channel’s staff of more than 200 meteorologists are available for nearly all smartphones. What’s even better is the app’s ultra-local TruPoint(sm) weather technology that offers users the weather tools needed to plan the next hour, evening, day, or week! Watch videos of breaking news and amazing weather coverage, view and post local weather tweets for your location, and upload and view photos and videos for weather in your area.

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RadarScope – $9.99

Available in the iTunes Store and the Android Market

For the true weather fanatic, this app offers some of the most advanced weather data that the pros use. RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you to view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data and severe weather warnings. The app is expensive, but a great resource for those residents whose livelihoods depend on the weather.

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