Best Way To Check Weather?

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Drew D.'s Comment
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This may be the dumbest question I ask yet, but is there a more streamlined way of checking the weather along your routes for the specific days you are planning to run through that area? Or do you really have to pull it up town by town?

I use most 511 apps Check Wyoroads Google/weather check the passes

Am I leaving anything out? What is the most efficient method you samurai level truckers use to get ahead of the weather?

Example: currently East of Dallas on i20 doing a ten. Going to leave at 3am to beat Dallas traffic headed toward the 287 and into Washington state. Now at Amarillo, I can go north to Limon / i70, I can take the Raton pass up the 25, or I could go through Moab through Soldier. Soldier will be snowing the day I run through it. But I'm not sure how bad. Raton looks clear but I'm not sure about the rest of Colorado on Friday or all of Wyoming for that matter. My head hurts... 😫

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I use the MyRadar, weather bug and weather underground apps in addition to the state 511 apps. Also, once you’re in range, switch the truck stereo over to one of the weather channels to get a current outlook for the area you’re in. Depending on potential weather, I’ll tune it in when I park so I can get the forecast for the next morning.

BK's Comment
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Is there an app that will let you enter your starting point and your destination and keep you informed of weather conditions along or ahead of your travel? Now THAT would be very useful.

Dave T.'s Comment
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The MyRadar is a good one to have. It will send you alerts for sudden changes and future severe weather events in your area. It’s location based so as long as you have it set up to track you all the time, it should be current to where you are. You can also look at the radar maps along your route and see how the weather is tracking and what you’re in for ahead. You can also change the map layers for precipitation, temperature and wind speeds to gauge your trip planning but of course it can change in an instant. It also sends alerts to my watch which is nice for when I’m out in the woods.

Klutch's Comment
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There are some apps that do this.

Checkout “Weather on the way” .

Is there an app that will let you enter your starting point and your destination and keep you informed of weather conditions along or ahead of your travel? Now THAT would be very useful.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Is there an app that will let you enter your starting point and your destination and keep you informed of weather conditions along or ahead of your travel? Now THAT would be very useful.

Driveweather app

Davy A.'s Comment
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Will tell you wind speed, temperature and weather along your route

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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Is there an app that will let you enter your starting point and your destination and keep you informed of weather conditions along or ahead of your travel? Now THAT would be very useful.

TruckerPath navigation app has the option to be alerted of severe weather along one's route. It won't update normal weather patterns, but it does a good job of providing severe weather alerts, basically any weather advisories put out by the National Weather Service. Just as an example: I am headed to Albany, NY (currently northeast of Columbus) and the app was alerting me earlier of high winds in Erie County, NY.

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