WSBTV Channel 2 – Atlanta Weather, Radar, Forecast
By Cox Media Group
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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
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
What's New in Version 3.2.1
Performance enhancements and bug fixes
NWS Provides the Forecast for My Area Now?
I used to love this app, but apparently with a recent update, the forcast for my location is now provided by the National Weather Service and NOT WSB. I am assuming WSB thinks I live too far outside the viewing area (I live in Social Circle, just east of Covington). I tested this by changing my location to an Atlanta zip code in the app, and that forecast was provided by WSB, just like it had been for my location previously. If I am able to get the WSB TV channel at my house, I'm pretty sure that makes me a part of your viewing area. If I wanted a forecast provided by the NWS, I'd use Weather Channel or AccuWeather. What gives? Did you think people who don't live in an Atlanta zip code wouldn't notice this change?
Ad seems even larger
Are the ads even larger now, it seems so. They should offer an upgrade that removes them but probably make a lot of money and don't care.
The app keeps crashing when I'm using it. It is NOT dependable.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Jan 04, 2017
- Version: 3.2.1
- Size: 85.6 MB
- Languages: 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
- Seller: Cox Media Group, Inc
- © 2016 Cox Media Group, Inc. and Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.