Finally, a weather app you can trust!
StormWatch+ has been reinvigorated with an all-new graphical user interface featuring fast, smooth nationwide radar with precipitation type, watch and warning overlay, SPC severe weather outlooks, storm tracks, and satellite imagery; your local weather conditions; and National Weather Service (NWS) point forecast. In addition, safety videos and tips for multiple severe weather scenarios are a tap away.
No crap app here! By using NWS data, each forecast has a real meteorologist responsible for your location, not a computer weather model that changes every hour and can’t be trusted past 3 days.
STORMWATCH+ ALERTS IN-APP UPGRADE
For the ultimate severe weather preparation tool, check out our optional alerting technology, StormWatch+ Alerts, a potentially life-saving service that sends you push notifications whenever hazardous weather threatens your specific location. Once again relying on the expertise of over 3000 NWS meteorologists nationwide, StormWatch+ Alerts compares up to three specific locations you select (not your county, but a GPS location) with weather watches and warnings issued by your local NWS office. Alerts are sent to the app ONLY if you are in the path of hazardous weather. Opening the StormWatch+ app will show your location with respect to the warning boundaries on a map, as well as retrieve the full text of the alert. In addition, “wake-me-up” audio and voice alerts will sound for the most severe warnings. ^
Besides three programmable static locations, StormWatch+ EnRoute allows you to receive severe weather alerts while on the go! Simply enable EnRoute and the app will track your location (even while in the background^^) and alert you when you drive into a warned area!
No longer do you have to wonder whether the warning sirens are meant for your location or another part of your county/parish. For about the cost of a meal at your favorite fast-casual restaurant (regular price $8.99), you can have peace of mind when severe weather is threatening!
StormWatch+ provides personalized weather alerts in the palm of your hand!
Features of StormWatch+ Alerts include:
* Your choice of push notifications in the event of:
- Tornado Watches and Warnings
- Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings
- Flash Flood Watches and Warnings
- Tropical Watches and Warnings
- A suite of Winter Storm Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
* Notifications sent even if the app is not running and your device is not in use
* Push notifications accompanied by audio alerts that will wake you up (for Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings)^
* Alerts for up to 3 static locations, which can be changed at any time
* StormWatch+ EnRoute, which uses your device's location services and/or GPS^^ to actively monitor your location for severe weather as you travel
* Map showing warned area and your location
* Quiet time – to temporarily stop alerts during a specified time of day
* Status button to disable all notifications (i.e., vacation stop)
* Status buttons to disable individual locations
* Free re-install if the app is deleted
* Multi-device installation with one purchase using the iCloud service or Family Sharing
^ Audio alerts cannot be heard if your device is manually silenced or in "Do Not Disturb" mode, as iOS does not provide a means to override your choice to silence your phone or place the device in Do Not Disturb mode.
^^ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
For additional information, visit www.stormwatchplus.com or follow us on Twitter @stormwatchplus
Questions for our support team can be directed to email@example.com. Please contact us to resolve any issues before leaving a negative review. Customer service is priority #2, right behind providing an accurate, life-saving service.
This update contains the following fixes for StormWatch+ Alerts users:
– resolves layout issue when setting quiet times
– resolves issue in which restoration of StormWatch+ Alerts would rarely be required when it was not necessary
Ratings and Reviews
I am a storm spotter. I use this ap and RadarScope to chase and spot storms. I have used the weather alerts ap and many others but nothing compares to the accuracy of this one. No false alarms, no alarms about storms out of my range. This ap is extremely reliable vs the competition. Today during a tornado outbreak storm watch went off to let me know a tornado was near, while weather alerts failed to do so.
Thanks for your great review! We would greatly appreciate you telling other chasers and spotters about how pleased you are with it! Thanks!
App has a few issues
Can’t save map layers. App crashes every time after selecting maps layers. Yeah, still not worth $8.99. Not useful for Skywarn storm spotters.
Costs $8.99 for severe alert functionality
(Response to developer's response: You probably should make it clearer what the free version of the app offers, as this was recommended elsewhere online by someone who lauded the alert functionality for severe weather events. I was ready to probably pay the 8.99 for this functionality, but again, I think this generally should be charged at the outset if its the core functionality an app is providing. That said, if the other features you mentioned are adding value as well (I wasn't aware of them), they should again be pointed out so people are clear on the difference between the free and premium product. Raised review to 3 stars for now - still won't be subscribing as I think the charge should be provided up front (you could also consider offering a separate "premium" app if you really want to make the initial download free but want to have a pay product as well). I'll consider editing/deleting the review later if I have a chance to check out free version
This is essentially just a weather radar app with some basic severe weather safety tips unless you invest the $8.99 in buying the full version, as far as I could tell. The $8.99 is very reasonable for the service (apparently) provided, but it's poor form offering this free version with such limited functionality imo. Just charge $8.99 at the outset and I probably would have paid it & hopefully rated 5 stars.
Greetings, Thank you for your review. I'm not sure what the difference is in paying $8.99 within the app or at the outset, but if you believe the alerting service is $8.99, I'd encourage you to not worry about whether it's an in-app purchase or an upfront purchase. By offering multiple overlay options on your radar display and local forecasts directly from the National Weather Service (one of only a few apps to actually use the official forecasts from the NWS rather than a generic computer model) for free, we hope that that convinces people to upgrade to the alerting technology. Would appreciate a "do over" and perhaps an updated review if you would be kind enough to do so! Thanks! /EP
- Cirrus Weather Solutions
- 45.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Cirrus Weather Solutions, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- StormWatch+ Alerts $8.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.