Weather Strip

for iPhone and iPad

A groundbreaking timeline view of modern NOAA weather forecasts.

Use the interactive map to see forecasts for any location in the U.S. — including mountains, trails, lakes, and literally anywhere you place a marker!

Extreme weather warnings are shown directly on the forecast timeline, so you can see exactly when the danger is expected — including storms, fires, hurricanes, flooding, landslides, and everything else tracked by NOAA meteorologists.

We take privacy seriously with NO ads, NO tracking, and NO third-party analytics. We only store location data on your local device, and we always use approximated locations when requesting weather forecasts.

We also respect your data plan, with optional background app refresh that automatically learns your habits, and the ability to view your recent forecasts even when your connection drops.

Designed by data visualization researcher Robin Stewart to help everyone get outside.

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Frequently Asked Questions

UV Index
The UV Index predicts the amount of harmful ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun. Exposure can cause sunburn, cancer, and other health issues. See this EPA overview of how to interpret UV Index levels (1 to 11+).

UV Index values are displayed along the top of the hourly weather strip, using international standard colors for moderate to extreme UV radiation. ("Low" radiation is shown as very light orange instead of the standard green, so that the display is less prominent when UV hazard is low.)

"Feels Like" temperature
The "feels like" temperature estimates the combined effects of humidity and wind on human skin. It is shown as a shaded area above or below the temperature graph (depending on whether the temperature feels higher or lower than measured).

A "Feels like" label is displayed if the temperature difference is at least 4 degrees Fahrenheit. (Differences less than that are not very significant compared to local effects like sun, shade and gusts of wind.)

How do I quickly return to "now"?
Tap the left end of the week view (the narrower strip below the main view) to quickly scroll back to the beginning of the forecast, which represents the present moment in time.

How do I reload the forecast?
Weather Strip automatically reloads the forecast any time an updated version is expected. If an error occurs (such as no internet connection), you can manually reload the forecast by tapping the "!" in the lower left corner and then tapping "Reload".

Why can't I view forecasts outside the United States?
The unique week-long hourly view is powered by the U.S. National Weather Service (NOAA), which only issues forecasts for the United States. Let us know what other countries you'd like to see.

Rainbows?!
Weather Strip displays a rainbow across any time period where our proprietary algorithm determines there is a reasonably high chance that rainbows may be visible in the sky.