RainAware Weather Timer - Control Your Weather!

RainAware Weather Timer - Control Your Weather!

By RainAware LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2012-02-29
  • Current Version: 1.9.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 51.28 MB
  • Developer: RainAware LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 860 Ratings

Description

Stop wondering and start KNOWING. Time rain and storms to your exact location with RainAware. RainAware updates quickly to stay ahead of changing weather. We create a customized forecast just for you. Skies look dark? Doesn't always mean rain. Don't be surprised again, know for sure! ►Why settle for this: "There is a 50% chance of rain today" ►When you can have this: "It's going to rain in 1 hour 30 minutes" Stay dry when running errands, at the golf course, at the lake, or working outdoors. The uses are endless. --- FEATURES --- ► Rain Clock counts down the minutes until precipitation arrives at your location. Rotates counterclockwise. When colors hit the top, it's raining! Estimates up to three hours out. ► Updates every minute to stay ahead of even the most changeable, crazy weather. ► See precipitation chances and intensity up to 12 hours away based on RainAware model simulation. ► View radar imagery with your location highlighted. Play animation to verify it's coming. ► See clouds forming or dissipating with high-res visible satellite imagery. Works at night too! ► Background weather images change depending on the threat. Lightning, rain, snow, ice. ► Live rain times keep you ahead of Airport delays and ballgame cancellations. ► Easily share your rain time on social media and warn friends and family of impending storms. ► Answers the question: When is it going to rain? ► Customize your precipitation experience with advanced settings. ► 5-Star Support: Let us help you get the most out of your app by providing feedback via the settings menu. --- EXPECTATIONS --- When it comes to weather forecasting, you can't be perfect. But you CAN be the best. While RainAware does an excellent job most of the time, unpredictable situations do occur. Think of RainAware as a tool. With time, you will gain proficiency. Make sure to use the advanced settings, they are there to maximize performance in your area. --- SERVICE AREA --- View the RainAware service coverage map before purchasing: http://www.rainaware.com/rainaware_coverage_map.gif --- NOTES --- RainAware is ONLY for use in the continental United States. RainAware relies on National Weather Service radars and may not work properly if a radar is down or if the beam is blocked by mountains. In rare instances, ground clutter may result in a false positive for rain at your location. Extremely light sprinkles or drizzle may not always be detected. Precipitation times will change as RainAware adjusts to rapidly changing weather conditions. Precipitation can form suddenly or dissipate at any time. Works best when precipitation is moving. Times are estimates and have inherent error. Advanced settings are there to mitigate these issues.

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Reviews

  • Rain

    2
    By PaulinSC
    Clear sky and shows rain...very common anomaly that discredits reliability. Dark Sky app gives more accurate predictions.
  • Best In Accuracy

    5
    By gjf55
    We need to be prepared for significant rain events where I live. Of the more than a dozen apps (some with very popular names) Rain Aware outperforms them all. I think the reports and indicators are as close to perfect real-time as you can get. The three hour clock has been most valuable.
  • Save Your Money - Skip This App

    2
    By Golf-Indy
    I purchased this app because of a glowing online review I had read (‘The Four Best Weather Apps’ posted at OutsideOnline.com, written when the app was available for free). In my 2-months’ experience, this app works when a large system is moving into the area, but is very poor at predicting the arrival of small to medium-sized cells (~100 square miles or less). I have used the app in all sorts of terrain from Indiana to Montana, and the results are consistent (not good unless a large system is sliding across the region). Examples: During a heavy rain storm with a 10-mile by 10-mile cell moving across Kansas City, the app told me it was dry and would stay that way for the next 3 hours. This morning. radar from a free app showed a large band of rain was approaching my location in Indiana and it looked like it would arrive in about 2 hours. RainAware did not indicate any rain for 3 hours - but about 15 minutes after the rain arrived, it suddenly updated to show it would continue raining for another half hour. For the record, I have adjusted the app settings to notify me of even the slightest rain (and it cautions not to do that unless the app is regularly missing storms because false alarms will be more likely). I wish this app worked as advertised, but it just can’t predict rain unless it is a large storm - but for those, one can simply look at the radar to judge the arrival of those rain events. Again, I’d suggest you save your ~$5. Instead, I recommend the free Weather Underground app or Accuweather website; their hour-by-hour forecasts seem to be reasonably accurate, and their radar maps give good insights on what to expect.
  • Excellent detector of rain

    5
    By Bee A Gee
    This is a very accurate rain detector. Well done!
  • Falls short

    1
    By OkieDave
    Rainaware needs an update; hasn’t been updated for a year now; may not be compatible with iOS 11; I could be wrong but I believe it used to have notifications; none now; plus no background refresh; I’ve checked all the settings in iPhone system settings & only find location setting which is “only while using”; far from sufficient; checked setting in the app & there nothing about notifications
  • ?

    3
    By chud999
    Average accuracy. Radar pretty decent though. Seems hit or miss.
  • Site won’t let me repost a problem- Recaptcha isn’t working

    1
    By grumpymom6
    So far it has rained 3 times this week and my handy dandy new app has said its dry at my address every time.
  • Terrible

    1
    By therugg51
    This app doesn’t function properly. Rain times are off and doesn’t have the features that Dark Sky has. Delete!
  • No good...do not waste time.

    1
    By j_l_r
    This app was good, once upon a time. Tonight, projected no rain. Twenty minutes later, huge thunder storm and hail. Checked middle of storm, projected rain for 3-hours. What’s the point.
  • Terrible App

    1
    By johnsorg
    As I sit in my sun room watching the rain pellets bounce off the lake behind my house I opened the app and it said rain starting in 1 hour 40 minutes. This is routine and I only look at the app to see how wrong it is. The sad part is you have to pay for the app, what a rip off.

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