Hurricane tracker for iPad can help you beat the Irene

As Irene continues to create havoc in the US, this app for iPad might just keep you up-to-date with how the hurricane is moving

The hurricane Irene seems to have mellowed down a bit, but still is far from over. As Irene continues to create havoc in the US, you might want to keep track of it up to the minute, especially if you live in the area or have relatives and friends who might be affected. There is an app for your iPad that can help you do this.

There are several apps for the iPad that let you track hurricanes around the globe, but this app. But some of the best hurricane-tracking apps, according to Jason Parker of CNET, are the “Hurricane” for iPhones and “Hurricane Tracker HD” for iPad. These apps can give you up-to-the minute storm information, include radar and satellite images, and offer detailed push alerts for warnings and storm intensity changes. For relevance sake, we will discuss about the iPad app.

The iPad, unlike the iPhone, gives you that extra real estate to look into, which means you'll be able to view larger map area, completed with floated info that does not block your view too much. You'll be able to use the information from your app combined with local news sources to try to stay safe during Hurricane Irene and the rest of this year's hurricane season.

Hurricane Tracker HD (costs $2.99) is an excellent severe weather-tracking app for iPad that is easy to navigate with content for each item in a large window on the right. This helps a great deal in navigation when in a hurry or moving as can be in case of an emergency situation. The app loads up with the overview screen that shows you the latest major storm, its projected path, a list of all the storms that are currently being tracked, quick links to the biggest hurricanes, and more. But Hurricane Tracker HD doesn't stop there.

CNET also found the UI extremely easy to read on the iPad's larger screen, though they did experience some lag issues while waiting for some of the more complicated animations to load.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-08-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)