Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield Weather Radio gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storm seasons and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification.
Storm-based or polygon alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. Most other apps and sources still use county-based alerts (meaning you'd get an alert even if 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, Broken Arrow, OK resident
• "I was in Oklahoma City during the tornado... we were right in its path. Your app literally was a life saver." - dcalk12
Additional features include:
• Get NOAA alerts no matter where you are in the United States.
• See Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks from the National Weather Service (NWC).
• See where NOAA watches and warnings are issued by switching between map overlays.
• Save five additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.
• Voice alerts can wake you in the middle of the night or give you information when you can't stop to look at your phone.
• School Closings for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Tulsa.
• Watch live video streams when available (usually during local coverage of severe weather in Scripps TV markets, listed below).
• Current Conditions, 7-Day Forecast, and Hourly Forecasts
• View weather photos and submit your own weather photos (available for Scripps television and newspaper markets).
• Share a view of your map screen to let friends and family know where severe weather is happening, especially if it affects their location.
• Storm Shield uses iOS Location Services to balance location accuracy and battery life.
• Turn off Location Tracking and instead set one of your five locations to where you are most often.
• You can throttle up or down Storm Shield's Location Tracking to balance location accuracy and battery life.
Storm Shield is made possible by The E.W. Scripps Company, including WCPO Cincinnati, KNXV ABC15 Phoenix, WEWS Newsnet5 Cleveland, WXYZ Detroit, KJRH Tulsa, KMGH ABC7 Denver, KGTV ABC10 San Diego, KERO 23 Bakersfield, WMAR ABC2 Baltimore, WFTS ABCActionNews Tampa, WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach, WRTV RTV6 The IndyChannel Indianapolis, KSHB 41 Action News Kansas City, WKBW Buffalo.
Get tips, updates and more on our Storm Shield Facebook page.
Visit our support page for FAQs.
• We've added support for our affiliate partner WKBW in Buffalo, New York.
• Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
We've added days of the week back into the text forecast. Thanks for your feedback!
Additional minor bug fixes and performance enhancements are also included in this release.
Fixes an issue with the color on the map settings page.
* Fixed an issue that caused some users to lose their Saved Locations (this involved an intermittent current
location and background refresh problem).
* Fixed an issue for some users who were using the voice-over feature.
* Fixed an issue with audio playback that caused the app to crash occasionally.
* Other minor bug fixes and performance enhancements have been added to this release.
* We also updated the look of Storm Shield slightly as we begin integrating more aspects of iOS 7.
• We fixed a bug that caused an intermittent crash for some users when adding or changing a Saved Location.
• We updated the logos for our local TV and Newspaper partner content inside Storm Shield so they have a more mobile-friendly appearance and are easier to read.
• We replaced the orange background on your Location screens with an "easier on the eyes" blue background that helps make the Current Condition and Forecast details easier to read.
• We also added a few performance enhancements and bug fixes.
Version 2.6 integrates feedback we've received from you:
** DEFAULT SCREEN ON LAUNCH **
Quickly see if your Current or Saved Locations are under a severe weather alert. Storm Shield now opens to the Sidebar menu by default. (You can still view your "Current Conditions and Forecasts" by tapping any of your Locations in your Sidebar menu.)
** WIND SPEED and WIND DIRECTION **
You asked for Wind Speed and Direction and now you got it! Just tap into any of your Current or Saved Locations, then tap the Day to view Wind Speed and Direction within the Forecast breakout.
** TORNADO SAFETY TIPS **
Tornado Alley users, we wanted to give you as much information as possible so you're prepared in case of emergency. Get tips on what to do before, during and after a tornado under the "Nationwide" section.
** STORM SHIELD ON TWITTER**
See what we're sharing via our Twitter feed under the "Nationwide" section. (To enable Twitter, go to your iOS Settings, scroll to Twitter, then scroll down until you see Storm Shield and change it to ON.)
** PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS **
We identified a number of areas to optimize the app to ensure Storm Shield operates as smoothly as possible and you get the weather alerts you need to know, exactly when you need them.
Performance improvement updates
Fixed a location tracking bug.
- Fixed a crashing bug in school closings view
- Additional bug fixes and improvements
- Current Conditions, 7-Day Forecast, and Hourly Forecasts
- School Closings for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Tulsa
- View weather photos and submit your own weather photos (available for Scripps television and newspaper markets)
- Share a view of your iMap Radar screen to let friends and family know where severe weather is happening, especially if it affects their location
- Facebook integration (available in some markets)
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
-- Improved map performance
-- Fire Advisory, Fire Watch and Fire Warning alerts now on by default for first-time installs
-- Ability to display future tips and helpful storm information from Scripps local properties
-- Various bug fixes