Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns and Severe Weather Team 2 have made the most accurate local weather app, “The WSBTV Weather App,” even better. New in 2015, Atlanta’s most powerful weather app includes the following:
-- Push alerts are FREE for more than 100 weather alerts types including everything from tornado warnings to winter storm warnings, fog, fire, wind and tropical storm alert types. See a complete list inside the alert settings.
-- New map layers are now available to be added to the interactive radar including severe watch and warning layers, the cone of probability for tropical storms, storm reports and more. Tap the layers and settings buttons on radar to see a complete list.
-- Locally crafted forecasts. Select a location inside the Atlanta market to see a local forecast created by WSB’s local weather experts. The app tells you which member of Severe Weather Team 2 crafted the local forecast. National applications that come pre-loaded on your phone don’t have local experts focused solely on getting the local forecast right every day.
-- Place a location pin precisely where you want it for a specific address or any position on a map. When saving a location, just press and hold the pin and then drag it to the exact location you want.
-- A new location switcher in the app header allows you to quickly and easily cycle through all your saved locations and your current location.
-- Both tablet and handset apps now have identical features and similar designs to make the app more intuitive for power users that want to use the The WSBTV Weather App on multiple devices.
-- The new video center gives you quick access to multiple live streams and other timely weather coverage from Channel 2 Action News and Severe Weather Team 2. You can stay up to date as WSB-TV’s local experts track storms and provide minute-by-minute information on specific streets and neighborhoods threatened by a storm.
In addition to these new features, the The WSBTV Weather App still has these critical benefits:
-- The app is constantly updated with the latest area storm and forecast information and includes Severe Weather Team 2’s 5-day Forecast with the “Weekend Always in View.”
-- Live Stormtracker 2HD Radar zooms down to your neighborhood or zooms out to check radar anywhere in the country.
-- It provides Location-Based Storm Alerts. While many other apps offer alerts based on your county, The WSBTV Weather App supports a more precise type of alert issued for the most dangerous types of weather threats. More precision means you get alerts that matter to you, not false alarms.
WSB-TV’s Weather App keeps you in touch with Severe Weather Team 2 using social media including Facebook, Twitter and interactive uploads of your photos and videos directly from your mobile device.
This Weather App focuses on complete North Georgia Weather Coverage.
**** ADDITIONAL FEATURES ****
• Current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts for any location you enter
• Background tracking for current location
• Alerts and push notifications for more than 100 alert types
• Level 3 interactive radar, animation/loops and visible satellite map
• Additional items added seasonally
*Data and alerting available for the United States only.
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
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Bug fixes and under the hood improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Since the advertisement at the bottom of the screen has showed up it is much harder to view the hourly weather forecast. If you want to add advertisements that is fine but shrink the picture of the news team. It is more important for me to be able to view the hourly forecast rather than see the faces of the news casters.
Update: Just deleted this app. They still care more about there advertisements and weather people and less about the weather. They are not accurate with the weather anyhow. Goodbye WSB.
Playing video is crashing this app
Lately, the app is crashing when trying to play the latest forecast video from the main page. It does ok from the videos page. Re-downloaded the app and still the same behavior. Otherwise a nice app. I’m running iOS 12.1 on an iPad Air.
Fix this bug and I’ll update my review and give a 5 star rating. :)
Accurate and indispensable
I’ve tried most of the relevant weather apps, and this one is the most accurate. I use it daily and it’s never let me down. I never write reviews, but value this app so much I decided I should share.
- Cox Media Group, Inc
- 88.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.