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Get through the dregs of winter with the help of these five apps
Many parts of the world have been experiencing arnparticularly brutal winter, so it makes sense that a lot of us have cabin feverrnand are ready for spring. Unfortunately, winter seems in no hurry to leave. Here are five great apps to help you stayrnsafe on the road, monitor weather trends, and fight the winter blues.
rnNote: This gallery is also available as an article.
Winter Survival Kit by NDSU Extension Service
The app reminds you to turn the car off every 30 minutes tornallow carbon monoxide to dissipate and features other helpful tips to stay warmrnand safe. It can calculate how long your car can keep you warm, and you canrndial 911 from the app if your situation turns critical. I haven’t had to usernthe app in a real situation yet, but having my emergency numbers (and insurancernnumbers) easily accessible through the app means I’ll keep it installed evenrnafter winter ends.
NOAA Weather Free by N Studio
The radar leaves a bit to be desired, but the hourly viewrnhas a great graph that shows many variables, including temperature andrn”feels like” temperature. The Forecast UI is simple and easy to read.rnThis app doesn’t have fancy graphics, but it has what you need to be preparedrnfor the weather.
Sunrise Sunset by Alok Mandavgane
Watch as the sunrise time gets a little earlier every week,rnand the sunset time gets a little later. It’s a basic app, but it does havernsome neat visuals of the planet’s position and solar path.
rnAvailable on: Google Play.rn
Alchemy Classic HD by NIAsoft
Drag items on top of each other to create new items. As yournplay, combinations get more difficult to determine, and more possibilities andrncategories open up. Game play is simple, but the quests get pretty hard. Thisrnlittle game will take your mind off the snow for a while.
rnAvailable on: Google Play. rn