Apps Review

Hyper-local Weather Forecasts

The future is here. Today the Weather Network rolled out “PointCast” a service developed in house (over the past 15 years!) that provides 1-km forecast and weather data.

That’s a screenshot of my weather at home vs the “Winnipeg” weather station (likely) 10km away at The Forks. As you can see, it’s quite different.

From The Globe and Mail:

The technology works by taking information from weather stations across the country and using computers to predict what is likely to happen in between those stations over the next hour. Users can either enter their postal code or use the GPS function on their phones to find out the weather in an astonishing 800,000 zones across the country.

Pretty rad.