You can also add a PointCast location using the shortcut on the top left hand side of the menu bar.
You can search for US and International cities the same way you would search for Canadian cities except you cannot enter a postal or zip code.
Adding a city or location
By tapping on the list icon on the left side of the menu bar, you open the Add Location screen. Tap “+” to add a location and enter the US or International city name into the search bar. Do not include province, state or country as search only looks for city names.
If WeatherEye HD is not running smoothly or keeps crashing, try shutting the application down completely by removing it from the mult-task bar. . Double click the Home button will bring up the multi-task bar. Press down and hold the WeatherEye HD icon until the red delete icon displays in the top left corner of the icon. Tap the delete icon and WeatherEye HD will be removed from the multi-task bar. Click the Home button again to return to the multi-task bar to normal mode. Please note, WeatherEye HD will be added to the multi-task bar the next time the application is open and you click the Home button to exit.
If removing WeatherEye HD from the multi-task bar does not help, try uninstalling and reinstalling the application. To uninstall, after exiting the application press and hold down the WeatherEye HD icon until the “x” in a circle appears in the top left corner of the icon. Tap the “x” and the application will be uninstalled. To reinstall, go to the App Store and download WeatherEye HD again.
To completely shut down WeatheEye, you must remove the application from the multi-task bar. Double click the Home button will bring up the multi-task bar. Press down and hold the WeatherEye HD icon until the red delete icon displays in the top left corner of the icon. Tap the delete icon and WeatherEye HD will be removed from the multi-task bar. Click the Home button again to return to the multi-task bar to normal mode. Please note, WeatherEye HD will be added to the multi-task bar the next time the application is open and you click the Home button to exit.
To change from Metric to Imperial or Celsius to Fahrenheit, click the Settings icon in the top menu. A window will open; tap the unit measure you wish to see displayed. Tap outside the box to close it.
City list – add or edit locations.
Settings – change from Metric to Imperial and Celsius to Fahrenheit.
Sharing – allows you to share weather information with friends via email.
Forecast – takes you to the forecast page for your location.
Maps – satellite and radar maps of your location.
Next page – this icon moves you to the page to the right of where you are.
For all locations (city, school, park or airport) you can access the Hourly, Short Term and Long Term forecasts by tapping the triangular button in the middle of the screen and the Forecast menu will display. You can either tap the forecast icon you wish to see or using your fingers "pinch" the content together.
The Charts page can be accessed by either tapping the Charts icon in the top menu or from the Forecast page of all locations by swiping upwards from the dark blue portion of the screen.
On the Charts page you get the Hourly Forecast chart displaying the next 36 hours of Temperature and P.O.P. Using your finger you can drag the chart back and forth through the 36 hours or tap a specific hour to see the Temperature, Feels Like / Humidex (when applicable), P.O.P., Rain and Snow amounts.
Tap the Wind Speed & Direction button and the chart will display 36 hours of Wind Speed & Direction as well as Gusts. Scroll through the chart using your finger or tap an hour to see specific details.
The Maps page can be accessed from the top menu by tapping the Map icon or, from the Forecast page, by swiping downward from the dark blue portion of the screen. The map defaults to the Precipitation Forecast displaying current precipitation as well as forecast precipitation for the next 3 hours. Tap the play arrow to watch the precipitation forecast loop or tap a specific time to see the forecast radar.
Past Cloud & Precipitation data can be accessed by tapping the Layers button. After tapping Past Cloud & Precipitation, tap the map to close the Layers window and load the data.
To move the map to your current location, tap the GPS icon in the lower right corner of the screen. The map will move to centre on your current location.
Schools pages display all the same data as city pages and behave the same. Unique to the schools pages is the SchoolDay Forecast which can be accessed by tapping SchoolDay Forecast from the Forecast menu. The forecast includes “what to wear” for the following morning and afternoon as well as sidewalk conditions for the morning walk to school and the trip home.
In order to view the SchoolDay Forecast, you must add a school to your Locations list.
Parks pages display all the same data as city pages and behave the same. Unique to the parks pages is Bug Activity data which is only available during bug season (shutdown during the winter). To access bugs information, tap the Bugs Activity button from the Forecast menu.
In order to view a park, you must first add a park to your Locations list.
Airport pages display essentially the same data as a city pages and behave the same. Unique to the airport pages are the Trip Delay forecast in the Short Term Forecast and the Trip Forecast.
The Trip Forecast allows you see weather conditions for airports on your journey. First, you must add an airport to your Locations list. Once the airport has been added, from the Airport forecast page, you tap the Trip Forecast button in the Forecast menu. Enter the airport you will be departing from as well as the date. You may add a stopover with the date; finally, add the destination airport. For each airport, you will be presented with the forecast for the date you arrive.
Regional video forecasts can be accessed by tapping the Today’s Forecast Video from the forecast page. The video will begin automatically. To stop or restart the video, tap the screen and the video controls will display.
To enlarge the video, tap the screen to display the video controls. Tap the icon showing two arrows pointing outward in the lower right corner. This will maximize the screen size leaving a small band of black around the video. Tap the full screen icon in the top right corner to have the video enlarge to fill the entire screen. To return the video to its original size, tap the two arrows pointing inward icon. To return to the forecast page, either swipe from left to right or tap the next page icon in the top nav.
You can access the Active Weather forecast and the local regional forecast videos from the city forecast page by tapping the next page icon or swiping from right-to-left and scrolling down with your finger. To launch, tap the video you wish to view.
Air Quality data can be accessed from the forecast page of any location by tapping the Today’s Air Quality button beside the observations. From a city forecast page, you can access air quality data by tapping the next page icon or by swiping to the right with your finger. The current air quality level will display. For more detailed information, tap the level and you will be taken to the full report. To return to the forecast page either tap the forecast icon or swipe from left to right twice.
Pollen is a seasonal product with data available from mid-February in BC; data becomes available across Canada throughout the spring. Local pollen data is available from city forecast pages by tapping the next page icon to see both current Air Quality and Pollen data. For more details, tap the pollen level and you will be taken to the full Pollen Report page. The new Pollen Report displays the highest reported pollen first followed by less active pollen and inactive pollen listed last. The Spore Forecast is available at the bottom of the report.
Top Stories can be accessed from the forecast page of all locations (cities, parks, schools and airports) by tapping the next page icon, or swiping from right to left. Tap on the story you wish to read. Once you have read the article, swiping from left to right or tap the next page icon to return to the Top Stories page.
The lightning bolt icons display when active weather is happening in that location. There are three different types of active weather alerts:
To find out more information about the event, tap the icon. A box will open containing a brief description and a link to a full description of the event.