Named by's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield 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 alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. County-based alerts can result in false alarms, warning you when 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

Benefits include:
• Get NOAA alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via voice and push notification anywhere in the United States.
• With Apple Watch, get a tap on your wrist when alerts are issued for your locations.
• Hi-Definition radar map is your home screen so you can immediately see what's going on at your locations.
• View current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts.
• Save additional locations to make sure family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.
• Closings for Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing-Jackson, Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha and Tulsa.

View NOAA severe weather warning boxes on the map to see where dangerous weather is happening:
• Tap an alert to view its info
• Flood watches and warnings
• Tornadoes and Thunderstorms
• Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks
• Winter storms
• Marine and Coastal alerts
• Radar and Clouds
• Wind Speed
• Snow Cover
• Water Temperatures
• Road Weather
• Future Weather (purchase required)
• Lightning Alerts and notifications (purchase required)

Enhance your app with auto-renewing subscriptions:

• Buy Future Weather ($0.99/month) to unlock these 3 features:

1) Future Radar - See radar into the future (6 hrs on Wi-Fi, 2 hrs on cellular)
2) Storm Tracks - See how fast storms are moving and where they're headed
3) Future Temperature Map - See future temperatures map (12 hrs on Wi-Fi, 5 hrs on cellular)

• Buy Lightning Strikes ($0.99/month) to unlock these 2 features:

1) Lightning strike push notifications up to 10 miles away.
2) See lightning on the map within 150 miles of a selected location.

Please note:
• Payment will be charged to your 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:
• Terms of Use:
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Storm Shield is made possible by The E.W. Scripps Company and KMGH Denver, WXYZ Detroit, WCPO Cincinnati, WEWS Cleveland, RTV6 Indianapolis, KSHB Kansas City, WTVF Nashville, KMTV Omaha, KJRH Tulsa, KTTS Springfield, KFDI Wichita, WFTS Tampa, WPTV West Palm Beach, WFTX Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA Green Bay, WSYM Lansing-Jackson, WMAR Baltimore, WKBW Buffalo, KNXV Phoenix, KGUN Tucson, KTNV Las Vegas, KGTV San Diego, KERO Bakersfield, KIVI Boise.

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

What's New

Version 4.5

Version 4.5

• Change the order of your saved locations! This was a common user request, and we're excited this is now part of the app! In Settings, tap Manage Locations, then tap 'Edit' to move existing locations up or down the list (tap 'Done' to save the new list order). Note: Current Location (if you allowed it) will always be set to position #1.

• The orange temperature displayed on the Location Card at the bottom of the map screen now shows the 'current conditions temperature' instead of the 'forecasted temperature for the current hour.' We made this change because some users were confused as to why the orange temperature on the Location Card (i.e. the 'forecasted temperature for the current hour') didn't match the orange temperature on the Location Details screen (i.e. 'current conditions temperature').

• Accessibility and Voice Over improvements for our visually-impaired users are included in this release.

• Select the text of an active alert's full details. Simply long-press on the text to display the iOS selection tool.

• When you receive a severe weather alert push notification for one of your locations, you can now swipe open that notification and the app will take you to that location on Storm Shield's map so you can see its active weather.

• Fixed a bug that caused current and saved locations to be duplicated in the app for some users. If your device was affected by this, updating and running this version 4.5 should correct that issue automatically. If it does not, please submit a Support ticket from within your Storm Shield App, which provides us with additional diagnostic data, and we’ll look into it.

• Tapping the red alert triangle on the Location Details screen (this red triangle appears if your location has an active alert), now takes you to the list of active alerts for that location.

• When using Metric units in Storm Shield's Advanced settings, the Location Details screen now correctly displays "mb" for Millibars instead of "in" for Inches on the barometric pressure reading.

• We're working on adding some new feature preferences, as well as continued performance improvements to further polish the app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

462 Ratings

462 Ratings

Great app but room for improvements


I love this app it is one of the top weather apps that I depend on I but one thing I would add is the ability to add the weather shield app to the widgets bar and I would try to figure out how to make this app battery conservative because right now this app is a huge battery hog but other than that you got my 5 stars ✨ so keep the updates coming and keep up the great work developers

Updated review ( January 30,2018)
Please read: I loved this app because it had no in app purchases but now it has been updated and new features have been added and I have to purchase them and pay a monthly subscription for it it’s almost like you guys are saying I know you loyal customers have paid $4.00 for this app but pay an extra $75 a year just to add 2 little features that nobody is going to pay for not even me I can easily download the storm team 8 weather app and that tells me when lightning has been detected in my area I’m not going to pay $75 a year just for this feature for that reason I took away 3 stars this app was perfect until you added these features that I can’t even afford I would rather pay for food to go on my table so sorry I love the app but not enough to pay for the 2 new features but if they become free new features I will give 3 stars back because like I said it was a great app until you guys added the in app purchases

Developer Response

Regarding Battery usage... UPDATE: Version 4.2.3, which was released on February 9, 2018, squashed a bug in versions 4.1.1 and 4.1 that was causing unwanted excessive battery usage for some users when Location Services were enabled. After you update to this latest version 4.2.3, it may take iOS up to 48 hours to re-calculate its individual app battery usage statistics for Storm Shield (see it in your iOS Settings > Battery > Battery Usage list of apps). If over the next few days you feel you're still having battery issues, please provide more detail by filing a Support ticket from within your Storm Shield App, which provides us with additional diagnostic data, and we’ll be happy to look into it. In our driving tests with our test iPhones, we saw big improvements in battery usage while ensuring Location Services are still tracking current location properly when Storm Shield App is set to 'Always' in iOS Location Services. To ensure you get severe weather alerts for your current location even when you're not using Storm Shield, be sure to choose 'Always'.

Regarding the new features... We apologize that you are unhappy about the update. The features that were in the previous version of the app are still there at no additional charge.

In addition, there are several NEW features you get for FREE that were not available in the old app: view Clouds and Radar together on the map; Wind Speed; Snow Cover; Temperature Map; Water Temperature Map; Road Weather; Earthquakes; and the ability to view multiple severe weather layers on the map at the same time.

Two new features, Future Weather and Lightning Strikes, are new additions to the app, and are subscription-based. These features also were not available in the previous version.

When you updated the app, you should have received an option to try out these subscription features free for three months. If you didn’t, you can click on Future Weather inside the app and it should give you that option. Offering these subscription features free for three months is our way of recognizing that you previously paid the one-time purchase of the original app download, and reimbursing you for your original purchase.

If you feel there is something missing that was in the previous version and is not free in this version, please let us know by filing a Support ticket from within your Storm Shield App and we’ll be happy to look into it.

Ok, so I was wrong


This is an update from my last review. If you know where to look, the features I liked about previous versions are still there. So I up-rated my review to 4 stars. The problem is that finding the forecast stuff isn’t straightforward in this version. In this version there is a fairly large button with the options “Current” and “Future”. Click on Future and basically what you get is a “Pay Up” message. To get the old forecast features, click on the little, tiny “More” in the bottom right, up comes a screen with current data plus sunrise/sunset. There is nothing to indicate that scrolling down will get you the forecast for the week that you were looking for. No slide bar shows until you actually start scrolling.

Original review - Title: Last update turned a winner into a loser

Great app but it’s really not free. With the last update it will only show you what’s happening right now. I can open the door for that. To get any forecast data (i.e., what’s going to happen), you have to buy a subscription. And it’s not clear that will even get you an ad free experience.

Developer Response

The features that were in the previous version of the app are still here at no additional charge, which include severe weather alerting for your current and saved locations, ability to view current conditions, daily and hourly forecasts for each of your locations, and view radar and alert polygons on the map.

In addition, there are several NEW features you get for FREE that were not available in the old app: view Clouds and Radar together on the map; Wind Speed; Snow Cover; Temperature Map; Water Temperature Map; Road Weather; Earthquakes; and the ability to view multiple severe weather layers on the map at the same time.

Also, two NEW optional paid features, Future Weather (which unlocks Future Radar, Storm Tracks, Future Temperature Map) and Lightning Strikes (which unlocks Lightning Notifications and Lightning strikes on the map), are NEW additions to the app. These are subscription-based and optional.

If you feel there is something missing that was in the previous version and is not free in this version, please let us know by filing a Support ticket from within your Storm Shield App and we’ll be happy to look into it.

Pretty good app.


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. Last update is useless. I live in a flood area and no longer receive audible warnings. As long as i am awake i know water is rising. If in bed guess i will just drown. Keep up the great updates and no one will be alive to buy your app. Why would i want a weather app that doesn't notify me. Hope a tornado warning is never issued at night. Think about us and not your pocket

Developer Response

UPDATE 3/25/18 - Version 4.4 released: UPDATE #1: New Weather Alerts improvements: Thanks to your feedback from the initial version 4 release, Storm Shield App now provides over 160 weather alert types (instead of 45) for which you can choose to receive a push notification. This is even more alert types than the original Storm Shield App version 3's push notifications (which had 110). To choose which alert types you want to enable or disable, on the Map screen tap Settings (the gear icon), then Manage Weather Alerts. As always, when you receive a push notification from Storm Shield App, you will hear an audio notification that says: "Beep! Beep! Beep! The National Weather Service has issued a 'Name of Alert'." UPDATE #2) New Lightning Alerts improvement: In Settings, you can now enable and disable Lightning push notifications with an on/off switch. Also, when you have Lightning Alerts enabled, a new slider lets you adjust the notification sensitivity between 1 and 10 miles. Adjust this by 1-mile increments to be notified of lightning strikes within X miles. We hope you enjoy these latest improvements!


E.W. Scripps Company
59 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© The E.W. Scripps Company
In-App Purchases
  1. 30-Day Limited Offer Upgrade $1.49
  2. Future Weather $0.99
  3. Weather Bundle $1.49


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