Matter of Degree
An app for micromanaging the weather
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the high school kids are wearing shorts so short they’re practically underwear. It’s official: Spring has sprung.
Except, you know, when it suddenly drops 15 degrees and starts monsooning.
Luckily, there’s a new app for better anticipating the weather’s fickle tendencies. Enter Nooly.
Think of Nooly as your standard weather predictor--but with a serious case of OCD. Unlike other apps, Nooly gives estimates in five-minute increments and distills location down to the 0.4-square-mile mark, meaning you’ll get a differently calculated forecast if you live on one side of town versus the other.
While Nooly will pinpoint your exact location, you can zoom around on a little map to find info for different neighborhoods. (We were recently fascinated to learn of a four-degree difference in temperature between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and that it was sunny in Downtown Boston but raining in the suburbs). You can also adjust a convenient slider to see how quickly conditions will change, which is useful for planning things like runs, picnics and excursions in your Jaguar convertible.
Particularly as outdoor-activity season comes into full swing, we like the idea of heightened accuracy on the weather front.