WGN Weather

WGN Weather

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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When in doubt, Chicago turns to WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling and his team to understand the weather. With the Chicago Weather Center app, you will have the latest forecasts and reports on current conditions from Chicago's superman of meteorology with you wherever you go.


• Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance
• Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
• NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry
• Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
• Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index
• Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
• Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
• Integrated compass overlay
• Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
• Ability to easily save your favorite locations
• Full featured and user tested
• Weather Widget for unlock page
• Earthquake Plotting
• Storm Track Plotting
• Tropical Track Plotting
• Status bar alert acknowledgement
• Alerts over map on/off switch in settings
• Additional Small Widget
• Widget Configuration (Daily or Hourly view)
• Watch/Warning (Alert) boxes on map.
• Spanish language support; NOTE: Language used in the app will reflect the overall language being used for the device
• Ability to acknowledge Alerts from within the app
• Audio, LED, and vibrate for Alert Notifications
• Feature tips to help users more fully take advantage of app features
• User controllable alerts - Allow the selection of all alerts or just critical alerts
• Single activity scrolling menu
• Future Radar
• Satellite/Radar combined layer

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Recently changed in this version

We’ve added an option to toggle between two map looks. You can find it in the Settings menu.
You can now see multiple map alert categories on the map
Improved data handling in poor reception areas.
Fixed a bug that was causing the app widget to disappear on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Comments and ratings for WGN Weather
  • (69 stars)

    by Mike Stanis on 30/06/2014

    People that have problems haven't explored what it can do or something. Maybe memory. I find it great and incredible. I am impressed with new choices for maps. The best got better!

  • (69 stars)

    by Holim Kyung on 27/06/2014

    Not accurate at ALL. :(

  • (69 stars)

    by Opusvii Symphony on 23/06/2014

    Great little weather app. Accurate and easy to use.

  • (69 stars)

    by tyrice312 on 20/06/2014

    Chicago's weather can be dynamic and this application is not. The weather location needs to be implemented. Weather downtown can be vastly different then in the suburbs lands of Chicago, this app will say it's 85 out when it's really 60 in downtown Chicago because of the lake.

  • (69 stars)

    by TheRgregor455 on 18/06/2014

    I have had this app for two years. Its never right. I don't like seeing a thunder cloud icon when there is only a 20% chance of it happening.

  • (69 stars)

    by Nicholas Hoppenrath on 17/06/2014

    I mean really, Tom Skilling is the only weather professional that I trust because of how accurate he is. But this app is wrong 70 percent of the time. So I'm sorry but accu-weather is more accurate I'm uninstalling. Only good thing is the map portion.

  • (69 stars)

    by Walter Klimas on 14/06/2014

    whatever they did now the blogs work