NOAA Weather Alerts

NOAA Weather Alerts

By WeatherSphere

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2011-02-12
  • Current Version: 5.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 59.79 MB
  • Developer: WeatherSphere
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,354 Ratings

Description

A simple yet powerful app that combines science with simplicity so you can be notified of real-time severe weather warnings that affect your locations. NOAA Weather Alerts has been updated for iOS 10 and beyond. With this major update comes a sleek new design, new alerts, and new weather radar. NOAA Weather Alerts sends you storm-based (or polygon) alerts via push notification so you can be notified of real-time severe weather warnings that affect your locations. Storm-based (or polygon) alerts help reduce false alarms from county-based alerts by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. Why is that important? Because county-based alerts warn you even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area, effectively giving you a false alarm. Receive storm-based push notifications for 45 different types that focus on the most Severe Weather Warnings. View alerts on the weather map to see severe weather warning boxes where dangerous weather is happening. Tap the alert to view its info. • Tornadoes and Thunderstorm watches and warnings • Flood watches and warnings • Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks • Hurricane and Tropical Storm watches and warnings • Storm Tracks with detailed storm information (requires Future Weather in-app subscription) • Winter storm watches and warnings • Marine and coastal alerts New Layers on the weather map let you see recent weather activity from the last 6 to 12 hours. • Radar • Clouds • Clouds & Radar together • Wind Speed • Snow Cover • Temperatures • Water Temperatures • Road Weather • Earthquakes • Future Weather (in-app purchase subscription required) • Lightning Alerts and notifications (in-app purchase subscription required) Enhance your app with a Future Weather auto-renewing subscription for purchase within the app for $0.99/month. Future Weather lets you see: • Radar up to 6 hours in the future • Storm Tracks, that let you see how fast storms are moving and where they're headed • Temperature Forecast map up to 12 hours in the future Enhance your app with a Lightning Strikes auto-renewing subscription for purchase within the app for $0.99/month. Lightning lets you: • See lightning strikes on the map within 150 miles of a selected location • Receive lightning strike push notifications for your locations Please note the following about Future Weather's and Lightning's auto-renewing subscriptions: • Payment will be charged to 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 Additional features include: • Install and go, no complex setup. • Select opacity of radar images for your preference. • Near real-time, shows the latest radar images within minutes of being gathered. • Sharp radar images even on retina displays that show the latest radar images within minutes. • Get detailed and trustworthy forecasts for all your locations. • Check the current weather and forecast for any point on the map. • Bookmark multiple locations easy access to your favorite places. • Current conditions, hourly and five-day forecasts alongside detailed weather information, including pressure readings for all your locations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Reviews

  • Useless weather app

    1
    By Sunflo76
    Does not provide active push notifications during weather warnings! Application developers response was useless! Buyers beware before purchasing & installing! Pursuing refund from apple! This app will give less information than accuweather! Zero stars!
  • Loss of alerting functions

    2
    By The emusifyer
    This app used to fill a niche no other app could touch - you could set the distance that once a weather alert fell within this distance, this app would push a notice to you. It was great especially when traveling, eg. it could tell you there was a severe storm ahead 20, 30, 50 miles or any distance away if you were driving towards it. This allowed you to avoid the storm. Unfortunately this developer dropped this app’s best and most useful feature. Now, it’s just like most other weather apps that give you the basics. It does have a weather alert map but it loads slower than other app’s alert maps. Also, when you move the map around, it has to constantly reload the alerts on the map... slowly. I used to feel this was one of the best weather apps for home and traveling due to its alerting capabilities but now it’s just a second rate weather app with nothing special.
  • Great app but not liking the update

    5
    By Crystal_Leopard
    I’m confused by the recent update. I used to be able to type in specific locations for alerts. Now I cannot do that and I find it annoying. I don’t want warnings for other random locations. The feature that that allowed me to turn on & off different alerts is no longer available, which I also find disappointing. I feel that if there was a video going through all the changes the update made, the transition would’ve been much easier for me. Disputes all this, I’m giving this app a high rating because of it’s great quality and efficiency to distribute information quickly and accurately.
  • Notifications simply don’t show up

    1
    By briantpar
    I just need notifications to warn me without actually checking the weather. They show up inside app but not in my Notification Center. Yes I checked, I have the notifications on. It’s simply ineffective...
  • Won’t send push notifications even though enabled.

    1
    By Itaintezbnrich
    That’s all I want it to do. Please fix this so I can update review.
  • Went downhill

    2
    By Bones-357
    This app used to be great. But since the last "update", it is quite disappointing. I recently got NO notifications for a Winter Storm Watch and a Winter Weather Advisory for my location. You can no longer specify which alerts you wish to receive and which you wish to ignore. I went back to Storm Shield and immediately got notification of a Winter Weather Advisory. I've disabled Weather Alerts and won't go back to it unless it returns to its former usefulness.
  • No updates

    3
    By kruisin66
    Using 2 other Weathersphere apps along with this one. All seem to be ok and warnings still come through in a timely mannr but no updates in almost 3 years? Maybe not since they sold out to Scripps. Is this app being maintained at all? Latest updates has taken away storm tracks Had it when purchased the app a couple years back Please give back what we paid for
  • Needs a major upgrade

    1
    By ***BAM***BAM***
    What happened to being able to see the actual weather alert from the NWS? And how about them voice alerts? They are great for Halloween, but down right creepy in the middle of the night. A freeze warning at 4am, what the hell am I supposed to do with that info, put another blanket on the bed and go back to sleep? I had to shut off sound alerts for this app... can you guess why? I’m about ready to delete this app unless there are improvements. PLEASE restore the ability to select your own alerts and radius/distance. Otherwise this app is no better, probably worse than what is out there now.
  • Not Alerting

    1
    By Voldemonkey
    New version stopped alerting and even showing that there were still active alerts from earlier. Needs some fine tuning. Tried several uninstall and reinstalls. This IS version 5.2.
  • Updated For The Worse

    2
    By G_A_H
    This app used to be a must have weather app. Having lived in an area which frequently experienced tornadoes, the ability to set warning radius set this app apart from other weather apps, and helped get our family to safety. With the latest update, it appears to have become just like every other weather app. I sure hope the developers will bring back the features of the old versions and I will update me review

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