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App wakes you up earlier if weather is bad

Friday - 1/20/2012, 8:18am  ET

WASHINGTON - Waking up can be difficult enough, but once snow is in the mix, everyone's morning routine can be messed up.

Now there's an app that can help that helps keep people from getting blindsided by snow and ice.

The "Winter Wake-Up" app was created by the Belgian ad agency Boondoggle.

It works by collecting weather data while people are sleeping, and moves their alarm times up if weather conditions change, giving people time to de-ice, dig out or deal with traffic..

The app is available for both iPhones and Androids.

Check out how it works in this YouTube video:

WTOP's John Aaron contributed to this story. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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