Fall is in full swing now, and winter is just around the corner. As fun as the holidays can be, you do want to keep an eye out on any major weather changes. Here are a few things that you should stay on top of this season.
Hurricanes: With the devastation left behind by Hurricane Matthew last month, you should be well-aware of hurricanes and potential tornadoes in your area. With hurricane season under way, you can expect some hurricanes, but top apps can update you and help you stay safe in case of emergency.
Precipitation: Some places, including California, are seeing some extra rain this season, while others, like New Mexico, are drier than usual. With your forecast weather app, you can keep an eye out for rain, snow, and humidity in your area, so that you can avoid being caught off guard. Most apps will even provide hourly updates based on your location.
La Niña: A milder version of El Niño, La Niña is predicted to bring in more rain to the Northern United States, while provoking a more dry climate in the South. If you’re an avid skier, this might mean extra powder on the slopes during ski season. Use top weather apps for your phone and computer to stay updated on any new changes that La Niña may bring.
Top weather apps can give you a good idea of the extended forecast—usually a seven to 15 day outlook—in the area you choose to monitor. You can customize your app with widgets to help you deal with the changing weather, and add alerts that can forewarn you of any potentially hazardous conditions. It is always a good idea to check the weather before making travel plans, either business or for the holidays, so download a weather app before you travel.