A new era of weather forecasting has begun.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
In a move that makes traditional weather forecasts as outdated as the typewriter, RainAware LLC introduces RainAware, its breakthrough new app for the iPhone and iPad that uses a proprietary forecasting system to predict within minutes when rain, snow, sleet and storms will reach the user's exact location.
After years of testing, the meteorologists behind RainAware have developed a system that can precisely estimate what time precipitation will begin and end, up to 3 hours in advance, at their exact location. RainAware uses the phone's GPS, local radar, and exclusive algorithms to produce a reliable and precise weather forecast.
"With RainAware, a new era of weather forecasting has begun," said the creators of RainAware. "We've been conditioned to expect bad forecasts, but hopefully this is about to change."
The app's creators, who have nearly 40 years of combined experience in meteorology and computer programming, sought out to improve upon what they saw as an outdated system of inaccurate and confusing weather forecasts virtually everywhere you look.
“Ask ten people what a '50 % chance of rain today' means and you might get ten different answers. It doesn’t tell you for sure if it’s gonna rain, and certainly not what time,” said the creators of RainAware.
Conventional forecasts from TV and newspapers, weather sites and other mobile apps can only give generalized predictions about when precipitation will arrive in your area. As a result, many times the forecast ends up being wrong. “Weather can change rapidly over a very short distance. It might rain on half the people in the area, but that leaves the other half with a bad forecast,” the app's creators said.
RainAware upgrades the traditional, general-area forecast to a much more specific one tailored to the individual, providing precipitation start and end times to within minutes and removing a large amount of uncertainly in the short-term.
"Why get stuck in the rain if you don’t have to? We now have the technology to help people stay dry and alert them when rain is on the way, up to a few hours in advance," said the creators of RainAware.
The program updates every few minutes to keep on top of changing weather conditions, providing maximum time to react. The creators are also announcing that after purchasing RainAware, users will benefit from periodic server-level updates to the RainAware system that will improve the accuracy of their forecasts over time. “We know that weather prediction will never be perfect,” they said. “But that won’t stop us from trying.”
Features of the new RainAware app include:
- Accurate weather forecasts: Shows precise time and intensity estimates for the user's exact location to within minutes.
- Easy to read: The main screen is a simple clock format or see a 3-hour graph or unique 1-hour rain clock.
- Points of interest: Offers exact precipitation times for nearby airports, golf courses, downtown areas, sports stadiums and more. (More cities to be added in next version update).
- Radar maps: Displays up-to-date local radar images with the current location highlighted.
- Smart backgrounds: Images change based on storm threat and time of day.
- iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Compatible with iOS 4.2 or higher
- 8 MB
Pricing and availability:
RainAware is currently available for sale in the United States and Puerto Rico through the App Store in the Weather category for $6.99 USD. An Android version of the app will be released in the spring.
RainAware - http://www.rainaware.com
Purchase and download - http://itunes.apple.com/app/id503757271?ls=1&mt=8
Many Uses - http://www.rainaware.com/uses/
Based in Oklahoma, RainAware LLC specializes in providing the most accurate and useful precipitation forecasts available, in an easy to understand format. The company's vision is for precipitation times to become as commonplace as a clock and available to all citizens of the United States. Their mobile app, RainAware, was recently released in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2012 RainAware LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.