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My Weather Resources 2023

It’s been a while since I posted about the weather apps I use but it’s time to update with the times. Some apps have disappeared, some were bastardized while others have become personally indispensable.

I’ve broken out my list between websites that are open for everyone and apps (some of which may require subscriptions).


Windy: Wind map & weather forecast

  • Free
  • Multiple forecast models
    • Including the European models
  • Interactive Forecast Map
  • Tons of layers
  • Can forecast a trip using GPX or KML files

National Weather Service

  • Source of multiple other weather providers

Ventusky – Wind, Rain and Temperature Maps

  • Multiple layers
  • Provides ground temperature

Fire and Smoke Map

  • Provides air quality station
  • Smoke alerts
  • Forecasting available

SunsetWx, LLC – Innovation Beyond the Horizon

  • Sunset/Sunrise forecasting
  • Vibrance forecasting for photography, etc.
  • Static maps

Weather Spark

  • Climate data for any location
  • Includes regional daylight
  • Historical data


Carrot Weather

  • Subscription
  • Multiple forecast providers
  • Custom Alerting
  • Integrated Forecast Map and Radar
  • Moon Data
  • Tide Data
  • AQI
  • Customizable interface


  • Subscripion
  • Direct radar incredible granular display
  • What storm chasers use
  • Multiple advanced radar views (rotation, radar tilt)


  • Free
  • Same capabilities as website


  • Light Forecasting
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Twilight
  • Moon Phases
  • Sun Direction


  • Free
  • Same capabilities as website

Let me know if you know of any other resources you use in the comments.

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