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How do you keep track of the weather while camping?  Is there an app that would send updates to your location?  I know I can check the weather app but I get too busy doing things that I forget to check the app.

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As long as you have your cell phone "on" and have cell service the "Severe Weather" ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.severeweatheralerts )app will alert you to virtually any weather related issues for your location (tornados, hurricanes, t-storms, floods, mud slides, earthquakes, etc.).

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I use my iPhone for most information that I need both sending and receiving. True, sometimes you can be out of cell service area, but I have found that driving a short distance can usually correct this problem. We do not have any options in out trailer for WiFi, etc. except the iPhone, so far we have never felt we weren't far from being connected. Once again we don't boondock, so for some this could be a problem for some. I will say our Garmin GPS has weather on it, GPS's are not effected by cell service, etc., so that can be an option that you can use. I rode motorcycles for years and this was a good feature to have on my GPS.

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It really depends on where you camp. If you never lose the cell signal, use the phone. If you camp in the West, that method will be highly unsatisfactory! Take a look at your cellular plan coverage map. For all the different plans, there are a lot of empty spots in the coverage maps in the western states!

https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/7206-how-do-you-get-local-weather-while-boondocking-and-no-am-or-fm-reception/

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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IF I have cell service, I prefer this site: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?w0=t&w1=td&w2=wc&w3=sfcwind&w3u=1&w4=sky&w5=pop&w6=rh&w7=rain&w8=thunder&w9=snow&w10=fzg&w11=sleet&w13u=0&w16u=1&AheadHour=4&Submit=Submit&FcstType=graphical&textField1=48.1662&textField2=-123.7058&site=all&unit=0&dd=&bw=

It has consistently been spot on compared to Weather.com & SkyTower 13.

The Windy app is nice too. It even has tide information. 

If we don't have cell service, we cross our fingers. 

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@shalliwgal, we also use windy, along with three other weather apps, if we have cell service.

Nice boots, and nice Cantori impersonation.  🙂

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