Storm Shield

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Published by: E.W. Scripps Company

  • App Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Current Version: 3.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 56.96 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: $2.99

Storm Shield
App Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 2,629 Reviews
Buy now: $2.99

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App Description

Named by Time.com's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone. And now the first app to give you severe weather alerts for your Apple Watch. Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield Weather Radio gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storms 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. Many other products 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 "can keep you appraised of everything from severe thunderstorms to flash flooding... this kind of information can be a life-saver, as many of its loyal users have already attested." - Time.com • "Has kept me up to date with all Winter Storm Watch and Warnings this winter. Very helpful for my winter hikes." - Matthew • "A total life saver. I live in Chicago and we have winter storms... Storm Shield is on my side when my mom has to call the school requesting a snow day!" - Zachary34562 • 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 Benefits include: • Get NOAA alerts via voice and push notification no matter where you are in the United States. • With Storm Shield's Apple Watch extension get a tap on your wrist any time severe weather alerts are issued for your locations. • Share severe weather alerts with your family and friends to make sure they stay safe. • Beautifully sharp radar map as your home screen so you can immediately see what's going on at your current and saved locations. • Share your radar view with family and friends when severe weather is affecting them. • See where NOAA watches and warnings are issued by switching map overlays. • See Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks. • Save five additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe. • School Closings for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Tulsa and Buffalo. • View current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts. • Watch live video streams when available (usually during local coverage of severe weather in most cities listed below). Battery tips: • Storm Shield uses iOS Significant-Change Location and Background Refresh (not GPS) to balance location accuracy and battery life. • Turn off Background Tracking and instead set one of your five locations to where you are most often. 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, WTVF Nashville, KMTV ActionNews Omaha, WSYM Fox47 News Lansing-Jackson, WFTX Fox 4 Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA NBC26 Green Bay, KIVI Fox9 On Your Side Boise, KTNV 13 ActionNews Las Vegas, KGUN 9 On Your Side Tucson, KTTS Springfield and KFDI Wichita. View our Support FAQs at support.stormshieldapp.com, and get tips, updates and more on our Storm Shield Facebook page. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

App Reviews

  • Doesn't work as well after update

    2
    By Oufire12
    Takes forever for rain radar to pop up if it even does
  • No hurricane

    1
    By Bulldog2741
    Great, can't track the hurricanes now since the update
  • Awesome app

    5
    By Tboss03
    Great for tracking bad weather
  • Weather Geek Approved!!!

    5
    By CoganLampps
    This App is absolutely amazing, coming from someone who have tried all the top Weather apps in the store. The radar is one of the best and most hi-definition quality in the business. The Hourly/Weekly forecasts are super accurate and detailed and follow the NOAA forecasts to the tee. The added alerts for your specific location is amazing and super accurate to fit your situation best. This app is worth every dollar!!
  • Irma

    5
    By Clock and a night light!
    Totally accurate and relied out during Hurricane Irma
  • No alerts - dangerous!

    1
    By flippityfloppityflipflop
    I purchased this app in preparation for Hurricane Irma because it said it would sound alerts if there were any issued by the National Weather Service. Absolute rubbish. There was not one alert from this app at all during the hurricane. I mean, even the weather.com app was sending out alerts and this app was dead silent. Complete waste of money. If I could, I'd demand my money back. Despite all its talk of being one of the best weather apps out there, I beg to differ. I'd say it's one of the worst. Imagine if I was relying on only this app during Hurricane Irma and did not get a notification about a tornado warning - that could be very dangerous, even fatal. If you want a good weather app, the NOAA weather radio app is the way to go. It's very accurate and doesn't fail to provide alerts that will wake you up in the middle of the night. Don't waste your money on this one.
  • Great App!

    5
    By TimmyB64
    It gives great information
  • Very helpful

    5
    By ays5004
    Good app. Provides solid detail on storm conditions.
  • Paid money for this and it stopped working after two days... as we are awaiting hurricane Irma.

    1
    By Robyn9807
    Lousy... don't buy it.
  • Unusable... freezes all the time

    1
    By SpeedSkydiver
    iPhone 7 and iOS10. App is unusable. Freezes when setting location

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