Sky Motion: more accurate weather forecasting?

November 7, 2013

My son Jason lives approximately 15 minutes east of me.  Some time ago, when we were talking on the phone, I said, “It’s hailing here.”  A few minutes later, he said, “Now, it’s hailing here.”  We decided that if we could set up observation stations starting at the Oregon Coast on the west, we could likely get very accurate short-term weather forecasts.

Sky Motion, just acquired by AccuWeather, uses that concept and makes it even more reliable on the hyper-local level.  The Sky Motion app on my iPhone combines analyses of radar images with ground observations from users.

So far, I’ve found it to be incredibly reliable!