19
Jun
accuweather

 

AccuWeather has been my go-to weather app for a long time now. I still have like eight others installed (don't judge me), but I always find AccuWeather to be the most...accurate. Today, the app is getting a kickass new update that brings up to the minute forecasts. It's called – get this – MinuteCast, and it basically provids minute-by-minute forecasts for a two hour window. Oh, and it uses your exact street address, so you know exactly what's coming. Super cool stuff.

This feature is available in the US and Canada only.

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Aside from MinuteCast, today's update also introduces a feature called Local Forecast Summary, which aims to provide a short summary of weather for your exact location over the next three to five days.

All in all, if you like knowing exactly what the weather is going to bring, AccuWeather is now an even better way of keeping track. Grab the update below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Michael Romano

    Wonder how it will compare to Forecast.io data

    • Brad

      or skymotion

      • Michael

        or weatherbug

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          or Eye in the Sky

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

            or weather underground

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

            or any of the other weather apps

          • Kylecore

            Best app I have is looking out my window

        • Brad

          or fashionbug

      • Mark Roedel

        Given that AccuWeather acquired Sky Motion about six months ago (http://www.accuweather.com/en/press/19686741), I'd expect it'll be pretty close. :)

  • pyroguysf

    In contrast, AccuWeather is consistently the most inaccurate weather service I've ever used. The app itself is pretty good though.

  • din

    I like Accuweather. However, I have seen The Weather Channel app getting more accurate recently except that their app is UGLY.

  • Berto Maia

    I like 1weather. Ill give this a test run though.

  • Tomáš Petrík

    US and Canada only, though. Might wanna mention that in the article @cameronsummerson:disqus

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      My bad. Added.

      • Tomáš Petrík

        Nobody's bad, just adding valuable (and time-saving) piece of information ;)

  • s.al

    One of the most accurate weather apps indeed BUT why does it have an app for everything? They have 9 apps doing the same thing! Why don't they merge them into one Accuweather app?

  • spinner735

    I keep getting "Unable to connect to server..." when trying to load the app after it is installed. Anyone else?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I'm getting that on my tablet, but not my phone. Weird.

    • Edna

      Yes, on my tablet, and very slow response time on my phone. It will be difficult to get an up-to-the-minute forecast if it takes 5 minutes or more to load...

    • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

      I haven't been able to use it for weeks. I finally just uninstalled it and reinstalled it, and now it's works

    • Taz mania

      Easy to fix ... go to settings ... locations and set it to GPS only mode instead of high accuracy (that is on Kit Kat)

  • ddpacino

    This is a great thing, but I hate that there are so many great weather apps. I cannot find the ONE that suits me best because they all have something I like. When I do decide to use something, I feel bad for wasting the other great apps.

  • Paul Baxter

    Since installing your 3.3 "update" my Samsung tablet and Motorola phone have spun continuously saying "loading your weather". What's wrong?

    • Taz mania

      Change Settings ... Location ... Mode to GPS only instead of High Accuracy

  • hp420

    "This feature is available in the US and Canada only."

    There you go Canada...don't say we never gave you anything!!

    • Johny Goo

      Yay. We got AccuWeather!

  • Deeco

    Google Now and Yahoo Weather!

  • BruinGuy

    Meh. Here in SoCal it just says "Plenty of Sunshine" from March to October.

  • Keg Man

    i've hated that holo skin so much