Best winter weather apps
Winter in Chicago has been pretty brutal so far.
Here are some apps that will help you make it to the spring.
Free for iOs and Android
This is a must-download app for this time of year. If you get stuck on the road, hit the “I’m Stranded” button to access your emergency contacts as well as a gas calculator, which will tell you how long you can run your engine based on how much gas you have in your car. It also reminds motorists how prevent carbon monoxide buildup, and has a variety of other resources built into the app.
Free iOs, Android and web
If you’re often not sure how to dress for the weather, Swackett can definitely help you out. The app features current temperatures, “feels-like” temperatures and cartoons of what you should wear if you’re heading out.
Swackett also breaks down the forecast hour by hour, and the newest version of the app also has multiple editions, including UV index and dog-walking conditions.
And if you’re at your computer, Swackett is also accessible online.
Take WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling to-go with the Chicago Weather Center app. What’s unique about this weather app is that the seven-day forecast is updated daily by Skilling and his weather team. The app also features our Weather Center Blog which provides up-to-date information on every weather system moving through the greater Chicago area.