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Blue Skies brings hyper-local weather to Windows Phone

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Blue Skies brings hyper-local weather to Windows Phone
If you haven't tried out a hyper-local weather app yet, we would highly recommend it. The idea is simple: there is a lot of weather data out there, enough to be able to tell you with a high degree of accuracy if and exactly when it will start or stop raining in your location in the next hour. There have been options on Android (Arcus) and iOS (Dark Sky) for hyper-local weather, and now Blue Skies is bringing it to Windows Phone.

All three of the apps mentioned use weather data from Forecast.io to give you weather reports for the next hour, the next 12 hours, 24 hours, or a 5 day forecast. Weather reports will be as detailed as you would expect, with temperature, humidity, precipitation, and severe weather warnings. Depending on where you live, you'll be able to get very accurate reports telling you exactly when it will start raining and how intense the rain will be in the next hour. 

We say "depending on where you live" because some places have weather that is much more unpredictable than others. For example, in using Arcus on Android, we've found that the service works wonderfully in the Boston area, but it will have troubles in Miami. Luckily, Blue Skies is free until May 1st, so you can test it out and see if it works for you. After May 1st, the app will cost just $1.29. 

Download: Blue Skies

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posted on 14 Apr 2014, 23:00

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Downloaded the app. Looks great and works smoothly! :D

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 02:03

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

All weather apps have trouble in FL. Here we can tell you exactly what the weather will be hour by hour just by what season it is. However, its hard for models to accurately predict exactly when those rain storms will come because they come on so quick. It goes from clear to deadly thunder in literal minutes.

So no matter what it says.. 30% or 90%, we expect showers at a certain time. :)

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 06:57

4. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

not only that it can be raining for 5-6 blocks then the next 10 blocks no rain smh I hate our bipolar FL weather

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 05:03

3. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

I downloaded it and unintalled because i find that it is not as accurate as Bing Weather. Anyway, i love its simple interface so much and i hope will is more accurate here in Cambodia so that i will use it as my default weather app

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