My Weather Resources 2023

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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.

The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (February 4th, 2022)

Hello! Winter is here, as I write this there are several inches of snow, sleet and ice outside (I so do not want to go shovel the driveway.) This has been a very weird week for me, I’ve had several weird dreams and my brain has been oddly firing on several cylinders.

A very dense roundup for you this week, so dive in!

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The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (July 30th, 2021)

Welcome to the first of the weekly newsletter styled blog posts to guide you across the internet. The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup.1

I wanted to do this on my blog rather than signing up for some trendy newsletter service2. You can subscribe to my blog via email if you want. Don’t worry, I don’t often post, and it’s usually just pictures of nature, or video games… or pictures of video games in nature.

Let’s get to it!

Predicting a Robust Sunset

If you consider yourself a professional photographer, or you just enjoy a nice morning or evening walk there is a website called SunsetWX that can predict how beautiful the next sunrise or sunset will be. 

The founder loves meteorology and photography and found a way to combine those interests through SCIENCE!

They also have a Twitter account to follow to get an up-to-date sunrise/sunset forecast in your Twitter feed.

Weather Geek Apps

I am a weather geek and as a weather geek I’ve compiled a few of my favorite sites just for you to get accurate weather updates. What I’m about to provide you will be better than or the default weather app on your mobile device.

  • Weather Underground – This is my go to site. Weather Underground1 collects data from thousands of personal weather stations, and provides a ton of data at a glance. Their WunderMap feature can show storms, temps and more. Their mobile apps are also very great.

Weather Underground shows a lot of information at a glance.
Weather Underground shows a lot of information at a glance.

  • Dark Sky – My second go to, Dark Sky started out as a mobile app for iOS focusing on down to the minute predictions for precipitation. It was fairly reliable. After that they created a very cool site called which incorporated the accurate precipitation predictions along with forecast data, and climate history with the time machine. Now they’ve updated all that with beautiful design and maps.

Fantastic looking forecasts with even better maps.
Fantastic looking forecasts with even better maps.

  • Ventusky– A map based web app that shows all kinds of weather data present and historical on a map.

Ventusky Displays really cool maps, but it will use your computers resources.
Ventusky Displays really cool maps, but it will use your computers resources.

  • WeatherSpark – WeatherSpark can provide all kinds of historical climate data for an area that can be used for predicting if it will be rainy, windy, or more for any time of year.

WeatherSpark has several visual graphs for all kinds of historical climate data.
WeatherSpark has several visual graphs for all kinds of historical climate data.

  1. Weather Underground has been around since the 90s. They were bought out by the Weather Channel, which was in turn purchased by IBM for all of their data collection.