Weather Watching: Gifts, Apps and Gadgets for Storm Geeks

Some people are weather obsessed because they have to be because of their career as a boat captain, pilot, mountaineer, or a tour guide, while others are just fascinated with storms. Whichever you are, there is an app or gadget out there for you. Here is a rundown on some of the top gifts for storm geeks.

Weather Live

How would you like to get an alert on your phone or tablet when there’s a storm coming? You can with Apalon’s live weather app for Android. You can also get current weather plus radar and rain maps and a 7-day weather forecast for anywhere in the world. You can get your fill of storms and be there when they happen. You can find the app on Google Play.

Portable Weather Meter

If you want accurate readings of the surrounding barometric pressure, temperature, and wind/airflow, you have it here with the Kestrel Pocket Weather Meter. It’s waterproof and drop tested to military standards and comes with a 5-year warranty. This device is a favorite with military personnel, hunters, law enforcement and mountaineers.

Home Weather Station

Lily’s Home Galileo Weather Station is not only highly functional, it’s also handsome and will look fantastic in any home. It’s comprised of a hygrometer, a barometer, a Galileo thermometer and a precision quartz clock, all encased in a wooden case with a mahogany finish. Thanks to its compact size it will fit on a bookshelf or a bedside table. It makes a great gift for any weather lover.

Professional Weather Station

This is the ultimate gift for the hardcore weather geek. Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Stations provides superior devices the likes of which are used at airports, schools and fire departments. They are packed with many features including runs on solar power with lithium battery backup, ability to read temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, rain rate, rainstorm warning, wind direction, wind chill, heat index, highs and lows, dew point, sunrise and moon phase and much more.

Wind Meter

Designed with storm chasers in mind, the Magnetic Mount Anemometer Wind Meter is designed to be mounted on the roof of your vehicle and comes complete with mounting brackets and magnets. It has a wind sensor with a 25’ wire and display with a connector. The visual panel allows you to see immediately which way the wind is blowing. The 3-Cup rotor Reed switch/magnet sensor permits 1 pulse per rotation.

Farmer’s Almanac

Any true weather geek will love pouring over the traditional annual Farmer’s Almanac. It’s packed with weather predictions, planting times, recipes, plant lore, folklore, moon phase, farming anecdotes, seed dispersal tips, and horoscopes. No wonder it’s been around for more than 200 years.

Storm Chaser Kit

The young storm chaser in your life will love this Backyard Safari Storm Chaser Field Kit. Designed for kids 5 years and older, the kit includes a mobile weather pod that can track wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow, a pop-up fields guide and a collectible patch.

Enjoy these great gift ideas for the weather geek in your life, so they can carry on storm chasing safely.