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Appalachian Trail Weather

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Updated September 23, 2013
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Description

Due to the spotty, slow, and unreliable cell signal in the Appalachian mountains I had a tough time getting weather forecasts with data hungry commercial weather applications. I created Appalachian Trail Weather to use an extremely small amount of data (less than 1kB) in order to pull back a fast, accurate forecast with as little battery drain as possible.

Simply enter what mile you are at and get the closest 7 shelters to your location, click on the shelter you wish to get the current and future forecast for that location.

Sort by State, or view all shelters in one list.

I created Appalachian Trail Weather over a weekend half way through my thru-hike in 2011 while visiting family. It proved to work well back in 2011 and several 2012 thru-hikers found success as well.

Good luck to all NOBO and SOBO 2013 hikers as well as section hikers this year.

I’ll be doing trail magic around Front Royal and the Roller Coaster this year.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1
• Temperature adjustment due to elevation differences between weather stations and shelter elevation based on the “Lapse Rate”
• Forecast screen now scrolls for lower resolution phones (Thanks Ron)

Version 1.0
• Initial release with core functionality

Updates planned:
10 day forecast using NOAA instead of the 2 day Yahoo weather forecasts I currently use
Dopplar Radar images for more data hungry users
SOBO settings.

Content rating: Everyone

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