Swackett Weather Fun Fact: A gustnado is a small tornado that forms along the gust front of a thunderstorm. They are usually weak and short-lived. Often gustnados are only visible as a debris or dust whirl.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Did you know? Room temperature is defined as between 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 25 Celsius).
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Did you know? Perth is Australia`s windiest city.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world`s nuclear weapons combined!
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: DId you know? Antofagasta, Chile is the driest place on the planet with getting less than 0.1 mm (0.00393701 inches) per year, and with many years having no rainfall what so ever.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Vivian, South Dakota holds the record for the largest hail stone in the Unites States which measured 8-inches in diameter and fell on July 23, 2010.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: What is a fulgerite? Fulgerite is fossilized lightning; forms when a powerful lightning bolt melts the soil into a glass-like state. Such a record large specimen was found in Michigan.
Rain coming? Sunny? This iOS and Android app visually suggests the right apparel for the day, showing a display of a stick person, or “peeps” wearing clothing appropriate for the current weather, such as rain jackets and an umbrella or shorts and sunglasses. Along with a Sun/UV index, the app also adds a “Dog Walking Index” to tell you whether it’s actually a nice time to go and walk Fido.
Fast-forward 20 years and everyone has the AccuWeather app on his or her phone, or even more sophisticated ones like Swackett that skip the weather step and just tell you what to wear. As for traffic, just open Google Maps on your iPhone and not only will it give you directions, but it will also point out stretches of highway that are overly congested…
Swackett, free for iOS and Android, contains detailed weather predictions in graphics and text. But its main feature is a cute infographic display of a stick person wearing clothing appropriate for the current weather. It also contains amusing weather trivia (as in, one inch of rain is equivalent to 15 inches of powdery snow).