Description

Named by Time.com's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone. The first app to give you severe weather alerts for your Apple Watch.

Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield Weather Radio gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storms and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification.

Storm-based or polygon alerts help reduce false alarms from county-based alerts by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. Why is that important? Because county-based alerts can give you false alarms, warning you even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area.


What people are saying:
• Storm Shield "can keep you appraised of everything from severe thunderstorms to flash flooding... this kind of information can be a life-saver, as many of its loyal users have already attested." - Time.com

• "Has kept me up to date with all Winter Storm Watch and Warnings this winter. Very helpful for my winter hikes." - Matthew

• "A total life saver. I live in Chicago and we have winter storms... Storm Shield is on my side when my mom has to call the school requesting a snow day!" - Zachary34562

• Storm Shield "alerted our family of the Broken Arrow, OK tornado, faster than the TV and tornado sirens." - Robyn, Broken Arrow, OK resident

• "I was in Oklahoma City during the tornado... we were right in its path. Your app literally was a life saver." - dcalk12


Benefits include:
• Get NOAA alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via voice and push notification no matter where you are in the United States.

• With Storm Shield's Apple Watch extension get a tap on your wrist any time severe weather alerts are issued for your locations.

• Share severe weather alerts with your family and friends to make sure they stay safe.

• Beautifully sharp radar map as your home screen so you can immediately see what's going on at your current and saved locations.

• Share your radar view with family and friends when severe weather is affecting them.

• See where NOAA watches and warnings are issued by switching map overlays.

• See Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks.

• Save five additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.

• School Closings for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Tulsa and Buffalo.

• View current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts.

• Watch live video streams when available (usually during local coverage of severe weather in most cities listed below).


Battery tips:
• Storm Shield uses iOS Significant-Change Location and Background Refresh (not GPS) to balance location accuracy and battery life.

• Turn off Background Tracking and instead set one of your five locations to where you are most often.


Storm Shield is made possible by The E.W. Scripps Company, including KMGH ABC7 Denver, WXYZ Detroit, WCPO Cincinnati, WEWS Newsnet5 Cleveland, WRTV RTV6 The IndyChannel Indianapolis, KSHB 41 Action News Kansas City, WTVF Nashville, KMTV Action News Omaha, KJRH Tulsa, KTTS Springfield, KFDI Wichita, WFTS ABC Action News Tampa, WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach, WFTX Fox 4 Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA NBC26 Green Bay, WSYM Fox47 News Lansing-Jackson, WMAR ABC2 Baltimore, WKBW Buffalo, KNXV ABC15 Phoenix, KGUN 9 On Your Side Tucson, KTNV 13 Action News Las Vegas, KGTV ABC10 San Diego, KERO 23 Bakersfield, KIVI On Your Side Boise.


View our Support FAQs at support.stormshieldapp.com, and get tips, updates and more on our Storm Shield Facebook page.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 3.10

Version 3.10:
• Squashed an annoying bug that was causing the radar imagery timestamp to be off by one hour for some users.

Version 3.9 - New features and changes:
• New hi-definition radar provides stunning precipitation detail. See freezing rain (pink) areas of radar so you know where hazardous road conditions are likely.

• Tap any storm alert polygon on the map to view info about that weather alert.

• New weather overlay called 'Snow Cover' that shows you snow accumulation across the United States.

• In an active alert's detail screen, the audio play bar that spoke the text of the alert has been removed. (The text-to-speech service was not functioning correctly at times due to an unreliable back-end service).

• In the Weather conditions screen (after tapping 'More' on the Location Card), the 'Forecast Audio' play bar has been removed. (This was due to a weather technology change that does not supply the same data feed that the previous app version used.)

• The National Forecast story content is no longer provided.

• The Featured Stories content is no longer provided.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

310 Ratings

310 Ratings

Pretty good app.

Aaaaaaaaaaaamr

Just got this but so far so good. Kept us up to date on the latest winter storms. Hopefully works as good on summer storms. Seems to use a lot of battery. Would like to see road emergency levels if possible. Since last update it's terrible. Radar takes forever to load if it ever does. Right now its a waste of money. Thinking of finding something else. Will not advise friends and family to get this

Storm Shield App

Fall Happiness

We constantly use Storm Shield to keep us informed for planning trips, working, daily travel, and house preparations if needed.
We can look at other Cities where we have family/friends to check on their weather as well.
Since our weather can change pretty rapidly it is nice to be able to know what to expect and how to plan anytime we want.

Great Weather Alert App

IgDrig

I love the vast list of alerts that the user can receive. I also like the map showing the polygon colors & area within the alert.

*****One hazard that is missing is the “Special Weather Statement” alerts for winter & severe weather. Please add this feature ASAP! It would really come in handy in the winter. TWC & Accuweather both include those alerts. Once that is included, this app will be perfect.*****

Information

Seller
E.W. Scripps Company
Size
54 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© The E.W. Scripps Company
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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