By E.W. Scripps Company
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Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield Weather Radio gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storm seasons and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification.
Storm-based or polygon alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. Most other apps and sources still use county-based alerts (meaning you'd get an alert even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area).
What people are saying:
• 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
Additional features include:
• Get NOAA alerts no matter where you are in the United States.
• See Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks from the National Weather Service (NWC).
• See where NOAA watches and warnings are issued by switching between map overlays.
• Save five additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.
• Voice alerts can wake you in the middle of the night or give you information when you can't stop to look at your phone.
• School Closings for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Tulsa.
• Watch live video streams when available (usually during local coverage of severe weather in Scripps TV markets, listed below).
• Current Conditions, 7-Day Forecast, and Hourly Forecasts
• View weather photos and submit your own weather photos (available for Scripps television and newspaper markets).
• Share a view of your map screen to let friends and family know where severe weather is happening, especially if it affects their location.
• Storm Shield uses iOS Location Services to balance location accuracy and battery life.
• Turn off Location Tracking and instead set one of your five locations to where you are most often.
• You can throttle up or down Storm Shield's Location Tracking to balance location accuracy and battery life.
Storm Shield is made possible by The E.W. Scripps Company, including WCPO Cincinnati, KNXV ABC15 Phoenix, WEWS Newsnet5 Cleveland, WXYZ Detroit, KJRH Tulsa, KMGH ABC7 Denver, KGTV ABC10 San Diego, KERO 23 Bakersfield, WMAR ABC2 Baltimore, WFTS ABCActionNews Tampa, WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach, WRTV RTV6 The IndyChannel Indianapolis, KSHB 41 Action News Kansas City.
Get tips, updates and more on our Storm Shield Facebook page.
Visit our support page for FAQs.
What's New in Version 2.6.4
• We fixed a bug that caused an intermittent crash for some users when adding or changing a Saved Location.
• We updated the logos for our local TV and Newspaper partner content inside Storm Shield so they have a more mobile-friendly appearance and are easier to read.
I was excited to get this app based on the good reviews. Unfortunately, I was unable to receive any notifications for alerts. I contacted customer support. They were prompt, and courteous in all correspondence. But, they could not fix the problem. They confirmed that I had all settings set correctly, and should have been getting notifications, but I was not getting them. They basically gave up because they did not know what else to do. Their knowledge was limited, and they could do nothing but check to see if a test alert sent a notification - which it did. But, as they admitted, the test alert has nothing to do with the real alerts. I was less than impressed with the customer service process. Without going into too much detail, they ended up wasting a lot of my time trying to get their test alert function to work on their end. Also, be aware... you need to have the native mail app activated to correspond with them. I didn't, because I prefer to use a separate app for privacy (my ipad is shared), so I had to set up an account on my ipad just for this. This seemed ridiculous to me. I wish this app would have worked for me, but it didn't. It might work fine for you, though.
My favorite weather app!
I tried many different weather apps — I wanted to be able to see real-time, detailed info, not just general forecasts. I love the hi-res radar and colored warnings — very easy to see what’s here and what’s headed my way because I can zoom in (and out) on my location (which the app enables you to pin!) instead of relying on general warnings from tv/radio.
One of my favorite features is to run the radar in motion; it really gives you a good idea of where weather is headed. The tornado warnings are great — easy to see if your particular location is within a tornado warning.
Lost settings (12/14)
I don't see that there was an update today or yesterday, but I've lost my settings in the past 24 hours and I'm wondering why. I know, big deal, but I was happy in the (possibly mistaken) knowledge that my weather was being shown accurately. This is meaningful to me because frequently there are different forecasts for my area above 6000 ft. and below 6000 ft. Since I am precisely at 6000 ft. I would like to be able to see if there are differences. "Find me" places the green pin in just the right spot. But then it moves when I click save. I am now wondering just how accurate this app is. When I opened it for the first time since yesterday, I had to let it know which of the Scripps areas I was in. What's up?
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Nov 25, 2013
- Version: 2.6.4
- Size: 25.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: E.W. Scripps Company
- © 2013 The E. W. Scripps Co. and Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.