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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

App Review: Weather Whiskers

I have said it before, and I’ll say it again (and again and again): Everything is better with cats. Even weather is better with cats, as the geniuses behind the Weather Whiskers app obviously know.

Need a happiness boost
during a snowstorm?
This cat could help you out.
Weather Whiskers, available for both iOS and Android devices, gives current weather conditions, a four-day forecast…and cats. And when I say “cats,” I do not mean some random picture of a cute cat. No, this app gives you cats dressed appropriately for whatever weather is happening at the moment. It also gives a succinct summation of current conditions, “translated into LOLspeak” (e.g., “Rainz! Oh nos!”), as the Weather Whiskers website phrases it.

The weather part comes from Weather Underground, and it is pretty accurate, though if it was sunny an hour ago and is now pouring with rain, the app could still tell you the weather is “purrfect,” so it’s not up-to-the-minute accurate. But then, what weather app is?

Conditions in Seoul, South
 Korea when we wrote
this post: cold and starry!
You can plug in several different cities if you like to keep track of conditions far and wide. We keep an eye on locations from Seattle to London to Seoul (conditions in Seoul as of this writing: 37 degrees [F] and clear), because when the weather at home is unpleasant, it’s nice to know that somewhere, thousands of miles away, conditions are purrfect.

The app is free to download, but the frequent pop-ups that ask you to pay 99 cents to go ad-free will probably annoy you into either deleting the app or paying the 99 cents. We check this app multiple times a day, just to see which cat appears, so we think it’s worth the price.

The verdict

Weather Whiskers is the best cat-related weather app we have found. The cats can make you smile even in bad weather, and the forecast is usually accurate. They say the app is free, but in reality it will cost you 99 cents if you use it frequently enough to have the pop-ups get on your nerves. We think that’s a fair price.

Highly recommended!

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