Belo Corp. has announced the release of their new app for iPad. WeatherCaster offers an enhanced weather forecast experience using 10 layers of nationwide weather data, plus enhanced forecasting features.

Available for free, WeatherCaster offers weather alerts, animated radar, and interactive maps. In addition, the app includes news, and video from Belo’s local stations.

However, before writing off WeatherCaster as “just another weather app,” consider some additional features that make it unique.

For one, the app includes unique social functionality, such as the ability for users to collect, post, and share their favorite weather photos, and videos. In addition, because WeatherCaster uses high definition graphics, the app’s many screens look stunning on the new iPad.

WeatherCaster for iPad

WeatherCaster for iPad

According to Joe Weir, Belo’s vice president of digital:

Today consumers need and expect more out of their weather forecast. Belo’s WeatherCaster takes this experience to the next level and the next screen. The app satisfies the lifestyle needs of consumers nationwide with the ability to present customizable national and hyper-­-local weather information.

Full features include:

  • Customizable forecast dashboards
  • Watches and warnings
  • 10+ layers of weather radars, satellites, and data
  • Community photo galleries
  • Weather glossary with over 200 weather terms

Take a look:

The WeatherCaster app is available for download in the App Store.