What The Forecast?!!
July 8th, 2018 – It’s been unbearably hot this weekend. You know this because you’ve likely stepped outside, and you’ve definitely seen one of your friends post a screenshot of their weather app. If you’re tired of seeing the same old boring degree breakdown, though, get you a friend who has the “What The Forecast?!!” app. Unfortunately, it can’t give you relief from the rays, but it can give you some much needed comic relief.
The WTForecast app has been giving people laughs and information for the past 10 months as seller William King explains the weather more like a standup than a meteorologist.
“What The Forecast?!! is an accurate weather app that will explain, in real terms, how nasty it is outside,” the app description reads. “You will never again wonder if you should just go back to bed (which, of course, you should). Sometimes, it is better to just give up and try again tomorrow.”
WTForecast boasts the normal features (10 day forecasts, weather alerts from NOAA, background images that match current weather conditions), but what keeps people opening the app are the ridiculous, and often profane, weather descriptors.
Here’s a taste of the super helpful weather descriptions you could get while using WTForecast (most of these are NSFW and not suitable for weather junkies under the age of 16):
The reactions to the extreme weather app seem to be mostly positive. Users have collectively given a 4.5 rating and almost 4,000 reviews.
“Seriously, I’ve never checked the weather so many times a day just for the laughs, especially when I’m having a bad day! There are times when I literally laugh out loud, not just at the weather but at the opening comments, too. I have a crude sense of humor and a foul mouth so I totally appreciate the humor in this, however I would never want my kids to look up the weather for me on this app with the settings that I use,” one user wrote.
Luckily for moms you have the option to switch the profanity setting to “on” or “off.” And you also apparently have the chance to have one of your own weather phrases featured.
Version 3.0.0 lists user-submitted sayings as one of the upgrades:
“- New weather phrases, including buttloads of user submitted sayings.
“- Minor bug fixes, because sometimes I’m an idiot, according to Apple’s listing.”
What The Forecast?!! recently won a 2018 Webby People’s Choice Award in the Mobile Sites & Apps – Services & Utilities category, so it looks like everything actually is turning up rainbows and sunshine.