I’ve been using an app called ‘Satsquatch’ for the past few weeks and I am falling in love with it. I believe this app is the ultimate companion app to a radar app such as RadarScope or RadarOmega for storm chasers.
Two reasons why I’m loving this app:
1)The satellite views are really nice. I’ve always been frustrated by the pre-set satellite views on websites, so an app that allows me to zoom and pan at will for satellite imagery is a minor but groundbreaking experience.
2)The ability to overlay mesoanalysis items like METARs, CAPE, SRH, etc. over the map is just clutch. I am an avid user of the SPC’s mesoanalysis page, but it is admittedly clunky when it comes time for storm season. I absolutely have been waiting for an app like this.
Perhaps the only negative I have is the METARs aren’t a complete set, there are stations missing on the map and I think that was done to keep the map clean but I don’t agree with it. I’d personally love an option for a more customizable view with the ability to integrate mesonet stations as well onto my map with all metars. As a storm chaser, small changes in wind over short distances can make a huge difference in target selection during the spring.
Overall though, this app is growing and its already great. It’s now one of my two go-to weather apps. Get it!
**Note: This is not a paid endorsement. The Satsquatch folks have never contacted me about promotion, I just wanted to share this unbelievable app with all of you.
Thank you! I didn’t know about this app. Every storm chase for me involves traveling and staying in motels. I do my morning forecast using my iPhone and Safari browser to navigate the SPC Mesoanalysis pages and then draw pictures with my colored pencils on a blank map.
This app will help me get the data so much easier!
(I’m still going to draw pictures on my blank map every morning.)
Uh… I’m interested but I can’t seem to find it in the Play Store and a web search isn’t helping.
So sorry I should have thought twice about putting a link. I forgot people may think it’s spam. My apologies and I hope you can forgive me. Also thanks for the app. If I had this would I still need the SPC analysis?
I'm on Android and can't find it. Must be iOs. I can't even find it on the App Store for Mac. WTF?
Search wxbyte on the play store its avaliable for Mac on high Sierra only
Cannot find app on Google play. Maybe it’s IOS
Definitely gonna give this app a go. We’ll see how it works during the season!
Downloaded! Helps as I am a pilot, and watch out for storms for friends and family.
Just got the app, but the images are pretty blurry when I zoom in as compared to when I use satellite in web browser. Any suggestions to improve that? Thanks.