iPhone & Android Apps to Track Hurricane Irene

by Joel Fernandes 0

As the Hurricane Irene barrels up the East Coast, people in Florida and the Carolinas eagerly await hurricane tracking reports and updates on the storm’s projected path.

Luckily, technology has provided us with a number of ways to stay updated with current position of the hurricane.

Although social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are playing an important role in keep people updated, there are several hurricane tracking mobile apps that could come handy, which concentrate on tracking Hurricane Irene and providing you with up-to date news.

Hurricane Tracking: Android, iPhone and Windows 7 Smartphone Apps

Here are a few popular apps that will help you track the hurricane as it travels on its course. The list includes free and paid apps available for download for your Android, iPhone and Windows 7 Phone.

Hurricane Tracking: Android Apps to Track Hurricane Irene:

The Weather Channel (Free)Hurricane Tracking

The Weather Channel for Android adds new features – a new user interface, integration of iWitness Weather and international language support.

It also includes customizable weather maps, animated radar maps, detailed weather conditions and forecasts, severe weather alerts, and a notification bar with the current temperature and severe weather alert indicator.

The app is available for download for iPhone users as well.

Hurricane Watch (Free)Apps to track Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Watch is yet another free Android app available for download in the Android Market. The application designed to give you access to the National Hurricane Center forecasts for both the Atlantic and Pacific (US and surrounding area) oceans. The data is available in the public domain, and is ad supported.

Hurricane Hound (Free)Apps to track Hurricane Irene

The app mainly works on a Google Maps background. It shows the tracks and forecasts of active hurricanes tropical storms, and highlights areas the National Weather Service (NWS) is watching for possible development.

The app is available for free, however it contains advertisements.

Hurricane Hound Ad-free ($1.99)

The ad-free version of Hurricane Hound supports current radar and weather satellite overlay. The radar is available currently from US based radars, while the satellite coverage is done in most of the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins. It offers a hurricane tracker using Google Maps as the background.

The app is available for $1.99 and can be purchased from the Android Market.

Hurricane Tracking: iPhone/iPad Apps to Track Hurricane Irene:

iHurricane HD (Free)Apps to track Hurricane Irene

iHurricane HD is the most popular hurricane tracking app for iPhone/iPad and iTouch. It is among the best free hurricane apps available. Hurricane HD is a Hurricane Tracking System that integrates with HurricaneSoftware.com’s applications to give you the most up-to-date and reliable hurricane coordinates data and high resolution maps.

Its features include:

  • • Latest coordinate active storm data
  • • Distance from your location to storms location in miles.
  • • Latest satellite information
  • • National Radar
  • • Historical data on this seasons past storms

Hurricane ($2.99)

Developed by Kitty Cole, Hurricane is one of the most top rated and popular app in the App Store for tracking hurricanes. The new version (3.6) offers the following features:

  • • Invests in active storm list
  • • Forecast wind radius for Atlantic/East Pacific storms
  • • Pull down to refresh storm list

It is currently available in the App Store for $2.99, which is a 25% discount. You can purchase and download it using this iTunes link.

Hurricane Express ($2.99)Apps to track Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Express contains the most important and interactive data for Hurricane tracking. Exclusive push alerts, forecast tracks, model data, animated satellites, and all the information straight from the professionals at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

It can be purchased from the App Store at a reasonable price ($1.99).

Hurricane Tracker ($2.99)

Hurricane Tracker is yet another popular app in the App Store. This app provides minute by minute update on Hurricane Irene with a live feed and frequent audio updates including, threat level maps, forecaster video updates, and detailed Push Alerts for: New storms, watches/warnings & intensity changes.

The app is priced at $2.99 and can be purchased from the App Store.

Hurricane HD ($3.99)

This app is exclusively for your iPad running iOS 4.2 or higher. It provides you with Active Storm features, Active Storm data and imagery and World Wide Broadcast Quality with Interactive Tracking Maps.

Some of its general features include:

  • • 50+ animated World satellite images
  • • Animated US local and regional radar
  • • Tropical outlooks – Updated with official NHC info
  • • Sea surface temperatures storm names
  • • Saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale


Hurricane Tracking: Windows 7 Phone App to Track Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Software (Free)

If you’re Windows Phone 7 users, then there’s Hurricane Software developed by GenCode Systems, Inc. app available for free download.

It supports the following features:

  • • Latest coordinate active storm data
  • • Distance from your location to storms location in miles.
  • • Latest satellite information
  • • National Radar
  • • Historical data on this seasons past storms

If you cannot afford to purchase any of the apps, or want to skip the process of downloading mobile apps, then you can make use of Twitter to get breaking news about the strom, by following @WeatherChannel, @MyWeather, @StormPulse and @BreakingWeather (AccuWeather) or just look for the #irene or #hurricane hashtags.

Hurricane Tracking: Please Leave Your Feedback!

Please let us know which hurricane tracking app you are using, and why you like it the most by adding your feedback in the comment section below.

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