Description

Named by Time.com'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

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


Benefits:
• Get voice alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via push notification anywhere in the United States.
• With Apple Watch, get a tap on your wrist when alerts are issued for your locations.
• Add Storm Shield's widget to your Today screen to get quick access to active alerts for the first location in your app.
• Touch Storm Shield's app icon on your 3D-Touch enabled iPhone for quick widget access.
• Hi-Def radar map is your home screen so you can quickly see what's going on at your locations.
• Long-tap on the map to get current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts.
• Save additional locations to ensure family members stay safe.
• Closings for Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing, Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha, Tulsa.

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


Enhance your app with auto-renewing subscriptions:

Buy Premium Weather ($0.99/mo) 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 & where they're headed
3) Future Temperature Map: See future temperatures map (12 hrs on Wi-Fi, 5 hrs on cellular)

Buy Lightning ($0.99/mo) 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.

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: 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.


Storm Shield is made possible by The E.W. Scripps Company & 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.

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

What's New

Version 4.8

Version 4.8

APP IMPROVEMENTS:
• NEW! LONG-TAP ON THE MAP:
You can now long-tap on the map to get current conditions and weather forecasts for any location in the United States. After dropping a temporary purple pin onto the map, tap the blue 'Info' button to view its current conditions and forecasts. You can also choose to save this location right from the long-tap results display, by tapping the '+' icon in the upper-right corner of the Location Details screen. Long-tap makes it quick and easy to check a location's weather and add a new location to your Saved Locations just by tapping the map.

• 'FUTURE WEATHER' PAID SUBSCRIPTION RENAMED TO 'PREMIUM WEATHER'
We renamed the 'Future Weather' paid in-app subscription to 'Premium Weather' to eliminate some confusion caused by the old name. Some users mistakenly thought 'Future Weather' meant they had to pay for Daily and Hourly forecasts, which is not the case. Daily and Hourly forecasts come with your app download at no extra charge.

As a reminder, the 'Premium Weather' (formerly known as 'Future Weather') paid in-app subscription unlocks these 3 features that are NEW in version 4:

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 & where they're headed
3) Future Temperature Map: See future temperatures map (12 hrs on Wi-Fi, 5 hrs on cellular)

BUG FIXES:
• Additional bug fixes and performance improvements are included in this release.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

Great app but room for improvements

J3eremy

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

UPDATE 5/24/18: Version 4.7 (released on May 23, 2018) now includes a widget, just like you asked for. Additional features and improvements have been added with previous updates as well. We encourage you to check out the improvements!

2/10/18: 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.

Was a ‘5’ / Now a ‘2’ at best

Velocitoro

Of course I have used this app for years and it has performed flawlessly (and I mean that), but never bothered to give it a rating. It is only now that it has become so slow and glitchy that I bother to finally rate it. 1) I launch the app in the middle of a thunderstorm and deluge and the display at the same location shows not cloud in the sky. 2) If and when there is thunderstorm display, random blocks or quadrants of the display are blank. 3) The ‘Play / Pause’ display function may or may not decide to comply though its icon says otherwise. 4) Should the ‘Play’ display function decide to actually comply, the time-stamped storm movement may just stop in its movement or most likely it will cycle ONCE and then STOP rather than repeating through the prior 30-45 minute time span as it once did. 5) After having purchased the purportedly full app in good faith, the now optional ‘Future’ function for an ongoing monthly fee belies the app’s public service quality because if the technology to provide the information is already existent (ie, available to and paid for by the issuer), then it should be incorporated into the app for its existing clientele. Bottom line: Just get it together or it will be money wasted as people move on to another, more reliable, better app. Thanks for reading...Velocitoro

Developer Response

To be clear, you are not being charged a monthly fee for features you had previously. In fact, NO features from the old version 3 app were moved to a monthly fee. In this version 4 release, two NEW 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, and are subscription-based and optional. These features did not exist in the old version 3 app. With your download of Storm Shield App version 4, the features that were in the previous version 3 app are still available at no additional charge. You can: get severe weather alerts, view alerts on the radar map, view details of active alerts, save multiple locations, view current conditions, view hourly and daily forecasts, view local TV station content (if a local media provider exists in your market). Also, there are several NEW features you get for FREE that were not available in the old version 3 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 (which version 3 could not do). If you have other concerns or something isn't performing as you expect, 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.

Ok, so I was wrong

Scoot2mtns

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.

Information

Seller
E.W. Scripps Company
Size
65.8 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. 30-Day Limited Offer Upgrade $1.49
  2. Premium Weather $0.99
  3. 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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