By Graham Averill, Outside
Search “weather” in the App Store and you’ll be bombarded with an endless scroll of options—from radar imagery good enough for meteorologists to an app that shows you a different picture of a kitten every time you check the weather. Seriously. Weather kittens.
But if you’re using your smartphone to plan an adventure, or even just figuring out when you should walk the dog, you’re going to need more than just cute kittens.
We spent a month testing dozens of weather apps on the iPhone in a variety of scenarios. I used them to plan hikes and bike rides in the mountains and surf sessions on the coast in an attempt to separate the good from the bad.