Storm Shield

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Published by: E.W. Scripps Company

  • App Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Current Version: 3.10
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 51.49 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: $2.99

Storm Shield
App Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 2,695 Reviews
Buy now: $2.99

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App Description

Named by's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone. 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 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 can give you false alarms, warning you 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." - • "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 just like a NOAA weather radio 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 KMGH ABC7 Denver, WXYZ Detroit, WCPO Cincinnati, WEWS Newsnet5 Cleveland, WRTV RTV6 The IndyChannel Indianapolis, KSHB 41 Action News Kansas City, WTVF Nashville, KMTV Action News Omaha, KJRH Tulsa, KTTS Springfield, KFDI Wichita, WFTS ABC Action News Tampa, WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach, WFTX Fox 4 Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA NBC26 Green Bay, WSYM Fox47 News Lansing-Jackson, WMAR ABC2 Baltimore, WKBW Buffalo, KNXV ABC15 Phoenix, KGUN 9 On Your Side Tucson, KTNV 13 Action News Las Vegas, KGTV ABC10 San Diego, KERO 23 Bakersfield, KIVI On Your Side Boise. View our Support FAQs at, 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

  • Like it

    By tammy.808
    I just downloaded this app and I like it. Of course, I’m still getting use to its features. I only wish I could add more than its max number of 5 locations.
  • Awesome!

    By LuvKateMoss
    The Brst!
  • Don’t Waste Your Money

    By heywildbill
    APP locks up all the time. Cannot make settings etc.
  • Didn't Notify Me of Flood Conditions

    By Markdada
    You had one job. Fail.
  • 2 alerts?

    By lawgone
    Why do I get 2 alerts each time like the world is ending? Chill the f*ck out!
  • Storm Area color blocks

    By Rungean
    I got a new iPhone, and when I opened this app (which had been the best one!) the color blocks for tornado watches and warnings are gone. I wish they’d come back.
  • No Weather Overlay

    By Loheiahnfosn
    I am not able to select any of the three weather overlays from the settings, so nothing shows up on the map except for the pins for my saved locations. Alerts are still coming thru. The radar works ok on my iPhone, but not working correctly on my iPad.
  • Why are radar maps delayed over 1 hour?

    By MDP48178
    The animated radar maps used to be less than 15 minutes delayed; but today I noticed they are 1hr delayed. Not good.
  • Excellent weather app

    By JMcC24
    Exactly what I was looking for. Radar and alerts. No pictures, cams, social, videos. Don’t need that junk. The radar seems accurate, have only been using for about a week. No alerts in my area yet, but I’m sure those will work just as well as the radar. Highly recommended.
  • Roc

    Excellent app very accurate

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