Download Storm Shield 2.5.6
OS Support: iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1, iOS 5.1, iOS 5.1.1, iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1, iOS 6.1.1, iOS 6.1.2, iOS 6.1.3
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Date added: 26 Mar 2013
Last Update: 14 Mar 2013
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WEATHER ALERTS FOR YOUR EXACT LOCATION Storm Shield is "a detail-rich app for weather bugs, with
WEATHER ALERTS FOR YOUR EXACT LOCATION
Storm Shield is "a detail-rich app for weather bugs, with an emphasis on smart, active, automatic alerts for severe weather... Its ability to pinpoint data to your location could literally be a life-saver."
Turn your iOS device into an emergency weather radio. Get storm-based alerts for winter storm season, tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification. Storm Shield delivers alerts using NOAA polygon warnings.
Now with version 2.5: get School Closings for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Tulsa.
HOW WEATHER ALERTS WORK
Storm Shield uses new precise storm-based alerts, whereas traditional county-based alerts (what you usually see on TV) can result in people at one end of a county receiving alerts for weather that will not impact them.
If your current or saved locations fall inside a NWS watch or warning box, you'll receive alerts from Storm Shield.
If your locations are outside a watch or warning box (even though you may be in the storm and the county), you would not receive a warning from Storm Shield.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Storm Shield is like having a sophisticated weather radio on your iPhone."
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog
"During the roughest part of the storm I was constantly getting push messages to my iPhone and iPad... Thanks for developing this amazing app!"
- Joe C.
Storm Shield is designed to make a negligible impact on your battery. The app never actually uses GPS. It uses Apple's Location Services, which can be turned on/off.
There is one known exception - iPhone 3 when running iOS 4.0+ does not honor the use of Apple's Location Services so it will use GPS. This could result in significant battery drain. Users on iPhone 3G running iOS 4.0+ should turn off Location Services in Settings when it's not needed.
Turn off Location Tracking and instead set one of your five locations to where you are most often.
Throttle up or down Storm Shield's Location Tracking to balance between location accuracy and battery life.
INTERACTIVE RADAR MAP: See Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks.
MAP OVERLAYS: See where on the map watches and warnings are issued by switching between map overlays.
FOLLOW ME: Get alerts no matter where you are in the United States.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Save FIVE additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.
AUDIO ALERTS: 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.
LIVE VIDEO: Watch live video streams where available from Scripps markets.
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 is made possible by Scripps, 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.
Get tips, updates and more on our Storm Shield Facebook page.
Visit our support page for FAQs.