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Description

A simple yet powerful app that combines science with simplicity so you can be notified of real-time severe weather warnings that affect your locations.

NOAA Weather Alerts has been updated for iOS 10 and beyond. With this major update comes a sleek new design, new alerts, and new weather radar.

NOAA Weather Alerts sends you storm-based (or polygon) alerts via push notification so you can be notified of real-time severe weather warnings that affect your locations.

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 warn you even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area, effectively giving you a false alarm.


Receive storm-based push notifications for 45 different types that focus on the most Severe Weather Warnings. View alerts on the weather map to see severe weather warning boxes where dangerous weather is happening. Tap the alert to view its info.
• Tornadoes and Thunderstorm watches and warnings
• Flood watches and warnings
• Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks
• Hurricane and Tropical Storm watches and warnings
• Storm Tracks with detailed storm information (requires Future Weather in-app subscription)
• Winter storm watches and warnings
• Marine and coastal alerts


New Layers on the weather map let you see recent weather activity from the last 6 to 12 hours.
• Radar
• Clouds
• Clouds & Radar together
• Wind Speed
• Snow Cover
• Temperatures
• Water Temperatures
• Road Weather
• Earthquakes
• Future Weather (in-app purchase subscription required)
• Lightning Alerts and notifications (in-app purchase subscription required)


Enhance your app with a Future Weather auto-renewing subscription for purchase within the app for $0.99/month. Future Weather lets you see:
• Radar up to 6 hours in the future
• Storm Tracks, that let you see how fast storms are moving and where they're headed
• Temperature Forecast map up to 12 hours in the future


Enhance your app with a Lightning Strikes auto-renewing subscription for purchase within the app for $0.99/month. Lightning lets you:
• See lightning strikes on the map within 150 miles of a selected location
• Receive lightning strike push notifications for your locations


Please note the following about Future Weather's and Lightning's auto-renewing subscriptions:
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
• Privacy Policy: http://www.weathersphere.com/privacy/
• Terms of Use: http://www.weathersphere.com/terms/
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable


Additional features include:
• Install and go, no complex setup.
• Select opacity of radar images for your preference.
• Near real-time, shows the latest radar images within minutes of being gathered.
• Sharp radar images even on retina displays that show the latest radar images within minutes.
• Get detailed and trustworthy forecasts for all your locations.
• Check the current weather and forecast for any point on the map.
• Bookmark multiple locations easy access to your favorite places.
• Current conditions, hourly and five-day forecasts alongside detailed weather information, including pressure readings for all your locations.

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

What's New

Version 5.3

Version 5.3.4
• We've improved the Voice Over text for Accessibility throughout the app. Thanks for your feedback!


Version 5.2
NOAA Weather Alerts has been updated for iOS 10 and beyond. With this major update comes a sleek new design, new alerts, and new weather radar.

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 warn you even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area, effectively giving you a false alarm.

New hi-definition radar provides stunning precipitation detail. See freezing rain (pink) areas of radar so you know where hazardous road conditions are likely.

Receive storm-based push notifications for 45 different types that focus on the most Severe Weather Warnings. View alerts on the weather map to see severe weather warning boxes where dangerous weather is happening. Tap the alert to view its info.
• Tornadoes and Thunderstorm watches and warnings
• Flood watches and warnings
• Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks
• Hurricane and Tropical Storm watches and warnings
• Storm Tracks with detailed storm information (REQUIRES FUTURE WEATHER SUBSCRIPTION)
• Winter storm watches and warnings
• Marine and coastal alerts

New Layers on the weather map let you see recent weather activity from the last 6 to 12 hours.
• Radar
• Clouds
• Clouds & Radar together
• Wind Speed
• Snow Cover
• Temperatures
• Water Temperatures
• Road Weather
• Earthquakes
• Future Weather (in-app purchase subscription required)
• Lightning Alerts and notifications (in-app purchase subscription required)

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
501 Ratings
501 Ratings
Ladybird383

I depend on this app...

I am recently widowed, live alone now in a storm-prone area of the country and am a very hard sleeper. Even though there is a tornado siren 1/4 mile away, I never hear it unless I am already awake. I used to have the phone call service from the Weather Channel and was concerned when they discontinued it for email and push notifications. Again, I don't hear the dings when I'm asleep!
Enter your Weather app. I searched for an app that would push notifications with a loud, piercing sound that my SLEEPING BRAIN would recognize and respond to. Well, I have found it!
You can set only the alerts you want as well as how far away you want to be alerted..I don't care if it is storming someplace 50 miles away if I'm asleep. I do care if that same storm is 10 miles from the place where I am sleeping.
The alert sounds are geared to the kind of sound effects you associate with each storm...a crack of thunder for a severe thunderstorm warning, a rushing, swirling wind for tornado watch, a storm siren for a tornado warning. And it is LOUD!!
Because it is so selective, my pastor asks me to have it on during services on very stormy days so we can go on with our service and yet know if we need to move to a safe place. In other words, this app is a literal life-saver! Way to go!

Will this do any good

So far not impressed with the update

Unless you make changes, the update to this app does not seem accessible for those of us that are blind and may use voice over. I don’t need the maps, or the radar. Previously, you could set the distance and a certain number of miles to get warnings. I got weather warnings for less than 100 miles which gave me all of the weather warnings for most if not all of the counties here in Arkansas. I don’t want just my county. This way if I get a warning A couple of counties away, I have an idea when the storm is coming to my area. You may not understand that and apparently neither does the National Weather Service but if you know your geography, you can have an idea when weather is coming to you. But so far, I am not impressed with this app and if it does not improve for those of us that are blind, I have to give it at the best one star maybe even zero stars. Very very very disappointed. I guess I need to start searching for a new Weather app which I really didn’t want to do. Since I first did this review a few days ago, I would like to make a bit of an update. They have made it somewhat more accessible and they are working on making it accessible for those of us that use voiceover. I really appreciate all their efforts that they are putting into this. I would now rate this three stars.

Developer Response

Thank you for your comments. We have identified issues in the new app with Accessibility and Voice Over. We're planning to get this update out as soon as possible.

ProfJack89

Dangerous if this doesn’t get fixed

I have had this app for several years now. I got this app when we moved to Oklahoma, where having constant access to weather alerts can literally save your life. For the first several years, this app worked very well. However, now it has simply stopped pushing notifications at this point (despite following all of the instructions provided by the app for troubleshooting this problem) — alerts just pile up in your inbox, but, never get pushed out to actually alert you. This has also occurred on my wife’s phone and on the phone of a colleague of mine to whom I had recommended this app (this is not a “stupid user” problem …). This is not simply a “small tech problem,” but, in the context of a place where somebody can have very severe weather seasons (like Oklahoma), this failure can literally endanger the person relying on this app. Yes, I get my weather alerts in many ways (NOAA weather radio, texts, Twitter, Facebook, and from my computer), but, when this app worked, NOTHING beat since, sometimes, you are away from your computer/home. Now that it seems to have failed, I strongly recommend people considering purchasing this to look elsewhere.

Information

Seller
WeatherSphere
Size
62.7 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 WeatherSphere
Price
$1.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Future Weather $0.99
  2. Lightning Strikes $0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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