questionsdo you live or drive in arizona? if so you may…

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I'm unclear as to why someone would use this rather than just using WeatherBug.

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@stile99: I've never used weatherbug so I don't know if it forecasts sandstorms and their severity/visibility problems. It's a regional problem so I don't know if a national tracker like that would address it. I don't have an android phone, so I am not familiar with all these traffic apps.

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I personally like the haboobs and you get to see these things for miles. Nothing like a big pink cloud coming from the south to make you say "Ma get the animals inside."

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@moondrake: I understand completely...but the description says the warnings come directly from WeatherBug. I don't think it is a regional v national thing...I think, based on the description provided, that WeatherBug will indeed issue a sandstorm warning when/where appropriate, and until they do so, this app will not have that data.

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PS: I notice the deal has one downvote, and I want to assure you it did not come from me. If people find a limited version of an already-available free tool to be a good deal, more power to 'em. I would fear the dreaded free tag though.

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@stile99: make that 2 downvotes. ain't try'na see all dis deal action only 'ffectin 2.08% of US pop. wastin up muh bandwiff

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@stile99: My speculation about the advantages of this app versus the Weatherbug app: weather apps are great for information about a discrete location, but aren't designed to give constant updates as one travels along a road. I suspect that the Dust Storm App can be set to track one's location using GPS and issue an alert if there's a nearby dust storm. Most weather apps can also issue alerts, but there's no way to tell an app that you want dust storm alerts but not hot temperature alerts which are common in Arizona (and extend across zip codes, so every 10 minutes, Weatherbug would beep that IT'S STILL HOT: no kidding!).

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@stile99: I hate this phrase, partly because it is true, "Haters gonna hate". Since I don't use this type of app I was not able to determine its usefulness, but there have been many times on the Patriot freeway here in El Paso where we had full-on white out sandstorms and it was definitely very dangerous. I didn't put it in deals as I saw it as more of a public service thing than a deal.

@pinchecat: I having this app can make one person safer it's good by me. 2.08% of the population is a plenty big target demographic.