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Lightning Cast - Push Notifications, Alerts, NOAA Weather Radar

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The only app in the appstore that instantly alerts you via push-notification whenever there is a lightning strike near any of your designated places. CAUTION: subscription based pricing, see below.

Important: When you install and launch for the first time, the app will ask to turn on push-notifications. Please choose YES to avoid the hassle of having to manually enable it later.

- See lightning strikes in near real-time on a fluid animated hi-def radar map
- Add location bookmarks on the map for your important places
- Get a push-notification whenever lightning strikes near a bookmark within the radius you have specified!
- You can choose anywhere from 1 mile all the way upto 200 miles for notification radius, individually per location bookmark
- NWS severe weather warning boxes on map with alert details
- Check weather + forecast for any point on map
- Choose from Hi-Def Radar or Cloud Cover animated map overlays
- Hourly forecast for the next 24 hours
- Swipe through forecasts for all your bookmarked locations
- On screen temperature & conditions display for either your current or bookmarked home location
- Live pressure for current location on devices with a barometer sensor
- Live GPS (speed, altitude, direction) display on the map as you are moving about!
- Portrait/Landscape: iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPhone5 fully supported at full-screen
- Get fast support from within the app

Lightning strike locations are shown with full accuracy on the map throughout the contiguous lower 48 states, regardless of distance from your location.

- The initial purchase gets you lightning data and notifications for 3 months.
- After the first 3 months are over, you must purchase a subscription renewal to get notifications.

Subscription Information:
- Renewal options are either 3 months for $1.99, or 1 Year for $6.99.

Coverage Notes: 
- This app is only useful for users in the lower 48 states. Accuracy is not sufficient for users in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico.

What's New in Version 2.0

Your trusted Lightning Alert ally has been updated for severe weather season! This update brings a ton of new features, all packaged in a great design.

A sampling of what's been added:
- Much faster display of lighting strikes on map!
- Hourly forecast for the next 24 hours
- Swipe through forecasts for all your bookmarked locations
- Live pressure for current location on devices with a barometer sensor
- Beautiful, customized backgrounds for your city
- Temperature specific “Feels Like” icons
- An updated collection of awesome map icons for marking your locations!


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Customer Reviews


I have been using this app for over a year. Most of the time I use this app I am covering sporting events as an athletic trainer. This app has enabled me to let game officials know well in advance of the need to get indoors BEFORE lightning strikes. Alerts to my phone are almost instant. Well worth the small fee I pay annually. Giving it 4 stars only because sometimes lightning strikes don't show on the map and I wish this was more consistent.

Speed and accuracy is unreal

Love the push notifications when lighting strikes nearby. Ever lifeguard should have this app!

Keeps my family safe!

Instant lightning alerts so I can pull my kids off the field. Amazing. Thank you.

Lightning Cast - Push Notifications, Alerts, NOAA Weather Radar
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 10.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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