Columbus, Georgia November 10, 2011 Outdoorsmen who require accurate weather forecasts, detailed Doppler radar, and severe weather alerts can now have all of this and more for free on their iPhone, iPod and iPad. Realtree and Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) have teamed up to make certain that every key weather feature outdoorsmen need is available in the palm of their hands, with this new weather app.

The free app, which is available now in the iTunes App Store, provides everything, including severe weather alerts, sunrise and sunset data, humidity, dew point, barometric pressure and video hunting tips.

“There are countless weather apps available but while developing Realtree’s weather app, we kept hunters top of mind. The dynamic features included in this app provide a new customized user experience for outdoorsmen that we are proud to stand by,” said Bill Jordan, Realtree designer and president.

Realtree’s Weather Base Station app offers additional features with GPS location-based current weather conditions, as well as live, local and animated radar and satellite information. Within the GPS location-based feature, the app even automatically detects the user’s location and allows users to simply type in the name of a location to view or store for future use.

“Realtree’s Weather Base Station provides the highest quality weather on the market today. Outdoor activities demand timely, accurate and powerful weather intelligence. This app delivers all this, and more,” said Mike Eilts, Chief Executive Officer, WDT.

Anyone familiar with vast array of readily available online radar apps will be impressed by the level of detail found in this app. Users will be able to utilize the “pinch” method to zoom in and out of the weather map, along with the capability to zoom all the way down to street level. The radar within the app animates on demand, creating a continuous loop and allowing hunters to better predict storm paths.

For users looking for more features, useful in-app upgrades can be added for a small fee of 99 cents each. These upgraded features include barometric trends, lightening strike data and Realtree’s Game Activity Meter, a feature that utilizes years of field research.

Research for the Game Activity Meter is combined with a formula that also takes in to account temperature, dew point, barometric pressure, wind direction/speed, cloud coverage and moon phases. All of these factors are used to calculate a 1-to-100 Activity Grade Scale, which allows users to know when greater game activity should be expected. It is important for many hunters to have access to solunar data as well, which is included separately within the Game Activity Meter.

The free Realtree’s Weather Base Station app is available now in the iTunes Store.

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