National Hurricane Center Data App Reviews

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Context! We need context.

A map that shows a storm surrounded only by water but that can’t be zoomed out to show where it is in relation to land is useless to me. Having latitude and longitude might be fine for pros but not consumers. How to do this may be possible but it sure isn’t intuitive. We haven’t figured out how to do it. Zooming in works fine.

Add Forecast Discussion and Advisory Text?

Can you add buttons to link to the text details from NHC forecast advisories and discussions, and public advisories - for each of the current storms? That would make this the 5 star must have app for hurricanes!! Update: a few hours later the text advisories and discussions are in an app update. 5 stars now. Update: 8/9. I would give this app 6 stars. It just keeps getting better!!


8/5/18 Just installed this. I now have three of this developers' apps. I like them all, but so far I like this one the best because it's got some great satellite imagery. You have to explore all the app has to offer because, at first glance, you may miss some important features. This goes for the other apps too. Now what I need to do is to learn more about weather so that I can have a better understanding of what's going on around the planet. This app will come in very handy during the winter months here in the Northeast and more. Thank you, developers!

Definitely a great app

I truly like this app & the information it gives me. I’m able to start planning for stuff when storms start to form & head my way.

Awesome Satellite Imagery

This is an update to my previous 1 Star review; what a difference! The developer did his due diligence providing comprehensive, detailed global satellite imagery. EVERYTHING you could want; a must buy!

Most responsive developer!

I was surprised to see that the app did not support Central Pacific region. I emailed developer on Monday with request for Central Pacific region coverage. He wrote back the same day and indicated that he would add it. On Wednesday (today), I was able to download an updated version with coverage for Central Pacific region as well as ability to track unnamed storms, like that one that is passing below Hawaii today! Wow! Thank you for your incredible responsiveness and desire to improve your app!

Waste of money

Peace of junk

Just keep sending me 7 days a week the hurricanes report

Irene Montes

Truly Disappointed

Not much to this I just want to track hurricanes App is hard to use does not show much Always on half a screen Don’t waste time or money here

Best hurricane data app.

This is by far the best tropical app out there. With a direct feed to NHC it’s up to the minute. I will recommend this app to my followers on our weather website.

Very Good App!

Very good app! Developer answered “pre-purchase” questions and is open to suggestions for improvement / upgrades for the app from users - very refreshing and welcome!

Landscape, anyone? Not this app

This opens in Portrait mode. It doesn’t change to Landscape mode. I haven’t found the setting to view comfortably. It’s likely just fine on my iPhone, but I don’t use apps like this on my phone. I use my iPad in Landscape mode. How do I get my money back?

Where are the string forecasts ?

I can’t find the forecast that shows all of the predictive “string” paths. Where is it?

Much Improved

Several months ago I gave this app a one star review because it didn’t give the information for which I was looking. It has now been updated and is a very useful tool. I highly recommend this app if you live in “Hurricane Country”.


Does not work.

Good App

Satellite images are from January although active system is Alberto. Couldn’t contact dev, as app crashed when touching contact icon. 30MAY18 - Developer very responsive; corrected issues. Rating edited.

Not as good as Hurricane Pro.

Hurricane pro was cancelled. Loved it. Got this for a replacement and it’s just not as good. But it will do until something else comes around!

App is getting better all the time.

I wrote an earlier review that was less than positive. Soon after I was contacted by the developer. He is working hard to make this app one of the most useful hurricane tracking apps available. One update has been added; another is on the way which allows users to keep informed with potential storm developments. We’ll check back here again when there is a named storm. Thanks for the improvements. The developer’s willingness to listen constructively is an added bonus! Go to Settings and find a direct link to the National Hurricane Center website. This is a real plus. This app just keeps getting better.

Best hurricane tracker out there

I’ve been using the NHC website ever since I moved to FL and finally decided to get the app. It’s everything I could have wanted in a hurricane tracker and more. Gives you tons of info, tracking, satellite, and it’s all easily navigable. Love it!

Did not get money’s worth

I don’t see the different screens that are shown on the App Store page. Just still imagery tracking. No motion satellite. Are there push notices? I was looking for an active app that helps prepare for hurricanes. I can go to the NOAA website and get more info. Very misleading to use the NHC name.

Nothing Loads

This app doesn’t work and is way too slow to actually be with while. I want my money back...,

Not worth $1.99

Tropical storm in gulf and I am looking at satellite imagery from January. I am better off just going to the web site.

Satellite Doesn’t Work

Satellite imagery is out of date by months needs to get GOES-16 support

Very convenient

Perfect. All the info you need in one app. I live in FL, so well with the price to have this info at one click.

Update - Great

ORIGINAL REVIEW Doesn’t provide any information other than appropriate location. Can get more info on weather channel UPDATE THE SITE NOW EXPLAINS THAT DATA IS PROVIDED ONLY FOR A NAMES STORM. The app is great: forget my initial rating

Getting better!

When I first bought this app, I was highly disappointed. I reached out to the developer and he responded and listened to my concerns. He has added many features since that day, and I am beginning to really like this app. Now if we can get spaghetti models, I will give it 5 stars! Thanks for your continued effort to make this a great app. Much appreciated!

Low information

Not worth $2. No notifications, nothing special. Less than normal weather apps. Took me for $2. Hurricane Pro was the best & now it’s gone. Don’t waste the money.

New app

Just downloaded today. Haven’t figured out how to get to all the features listed on the App Store but hopefully I will figure it out as time goes on.

Very little content

This app provides nothing that the average weather app provides when it comes to tracking storms and forecasting. I am very disappointed.

Limited usefulness

This app only shows storms once they have been named. It’s not useful for looking at tropical disturbances or storms not yet named.

Looks Great!

I think this has excellent potential. My only criticism would be that it needs to have Landscape View for iPads. I understand that is a lot of extra work, but I think the end result would be worth it for the 12” iPad.


Great application for the latest information and updates on hurricanes.

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