I googled, I tortured twitter, I searched every app store there is, I started watching TV forecasts for the first time in years and I listened closely to every comment made about weather and weather forecasts around me.
And as it happens once one starts engaging with a topic it suddenly seems to be popping up everywhere.
Known as priming in mass media research one suddenly sees green cars everywhere once one has bought one.
This is what happened to me with the weather topic. Maybe it was supported by a beautiful late summer suddenly turning into most ugly grey autumn but I guess it had a lot to do with me suddenly being aware of every remark made and continuously asking the whys and hows.
So I had a load of recommendations for weather app.
I can have weather current and forecasted for every destination on this planet on every possible device.
I can have more than one destination, I can have more beautiful graphics, I can have better local forecasts I can have storm and powder alerts but it seems that there is nothing out there that fullfills my need.
What do I want?
I am an outdoors girl. A weekend is a good one if I start driving out of the city on a friday night and won’t return til sunday being biking, climbing or in the snow as much as possible during that time.
So what happens week after week are detailed weather checks for every single possible destination.
The worse the weather gets the more comprehensive the checks get.
Long term for a first glance, detailed to see how bad the rain really is. A day back to check if it will be dry enough to climb, and a rather large set of locations.
And as far as I know now there is nothing relly helping me with this.
So the next step will be to figure out if it i just me or if there are other people with a similar need. And if yes to see if I can formulate the need in a more straight forward manner.