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Storm Shield app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 3776 ratings )
Weather Travel
Developer: E.W. Scripps Company
2.99 USD
Current version: 3.9, last update: 3 months ago
First release : 21 May 2012
App size: 56.96 Mb

Named by Time.coms @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 Shields 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 whats 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.

Pros and cons of Storm Shield app for iPhone and iPad

Storm Shield app good for

Great app, helps me keep track not only of home but also family all around the country.
This app is awesome for keeping up to date on not just local weather but my kids locations while at college
I like this weather app a lot. You can check weather updates in up to five citys. It also alerts you when a storm warning has been issued. Just this passed summer we had a tornado warning issued and I was able to take shelter quickly. Definitely worth it.
I love this app! I have saved my loved ones locations as well. This allows me to receive alerts faster than any other app and is always the most accurate. Useful and informative. Would highly recommend!
This app was advertised on my local news station. It was easy to set up, simple to customize (For example, I wont need tsunami warnings living in Tennessee USA).
I also use it to know the weather up north where my family is in Angola,NY(Buffalo) so I can check on them if its real bad.

Some bad moments

Last update was November 2015. I think its time for an update. I wish it didnt have location on all the time and had 3D Touch features. Please please please make an update.
Needs an update for latest iOS. App crashes before it opens fully. This is generally the only weather app I use. Since it wont load, I cant get watches or warnings at all.
This app has never failed me. If you are in the path of severe weather this app is consistently the first to let you know.
I love using this app. It alerts me no matter where I am if severe weather is coming!
I used Storm Shield when I lived in CO, because Im a fan of Mike Nelson the Meteorologist. The voice is still his that I hear for weather warnings in AZ! Its a great reminder of "home" every time an alert comes across my cell phone. Thanks
I depend on your app is very good best weather app I had ever keep me up to everyday .

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