AccuWeather.com Stratus 1.1

App for in-depth forecasts in your area and others

  • Category:

    Geography

  • Version:

    1.1

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.9 (108)

AccuWeather is one of the leading weather websites on the Internet, and the AccuWeather Statrus program is a simple way to get the weather on your desktop without browsing the Web. You may find yourself trying to navigate a local news station's website for weather information, but these sites are unreliable. You can use Stratus to get the current weather with just one click of the program on your desktop.

The Benefits

  • When you download AccuWeather Stratus, you are getting access to the amazing weather information and research from AccuWeather and their scientists.
  • You can pull up this program on your desktop without doing any browsing at all. If you are concerned about the weather in your area, you can get answers to your questions in a matter of seconds.
  • Stratus runs in the background on your computer so you can reference it whenever you need.
  • You can set up the program to give you warnings and alerts for your area. National Weather Service warnings will chime a tone when they are received, and you will receive a notification icon on your system tray.
  • This program is updated along with the information on the AccuWeather website. You are guaranteed to get the most current weather information at all times.

The Drawbacks

  • This program requires an open Internet connection to work. If you are in a situation where dangerous weather is heading your way, it is possible that you do not have an active Internet connection. This can be problematic if you are relying on the program.
  • If you choose to get updates from the program about severe weather, you could get updates that are not exactly relevant to your area. You must still yourself and check the warnings carefully to see if they actually apply to your area.
  • The program will drain your battery as it runs in the background. This is a problem when you are not experiencing severe weather. It is also possible that you will forget to turn it on when you need it. You must weigh your battery against your need for weather information.

When you download the AccuWeather Stratus program, you will get accurate weather information for your area on your desktop. However, you must make sure you are managing the program correctly to get the best information possible. If you are not in range of an Internet signal, this program will be rendered useless.

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