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Old 05-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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Severe Weather Alert for Cell Phone

Can anyone recommend an APP for Android that will sound an alarm anytime on your phone for severe weather?

We are on the move all the time fulltiming and I'm looking for an APP that will know my phone location, without putting in a location each time we move.

I use Weather Underground app to look up & view weather, but it won't wake me up in the middle of the night if a tornado is coming our way.

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If you Google 'Android Severe Weather Apps' a number of them come up. To do what you want, notify warnings at your present location, you might have to pay a bit.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...leweatheralert

Storm Shield Weather Radio App: Severe weather alerts for your exact location, for iPhone and Android

I use an iPhone so I really can't suggest one over the other.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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Any late model phone should have emergency alerts that you can enable. During the day I look at the sky for alerts.

While sleeping I use a weather alert radio, it only takes a minute to find one of the 7 channels. No cell phone outages and no delays as it comes direct from the NWS. Flash Floods can be as dangerous as Tornadoes.
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I use a separate Weather Alert radio too. I often will not wake up if the cell phone sounds off, but that weather radio rolls me out of bed PDQ! Not quite as loud as a smoke alarm!
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Check out Pro Weather Alert, the pro version (without ads is about $3). The free version works well. The one feature I like is that it will display a map of the counties affected by the warning and your proximity to that area. Here is the address of the free version https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...leweatheralert

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We get alerts from The Weather Channel on our I-Phones,
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NOAA actually has a free app or two that will do that for you.. Go to the Play store and search on NOAA.
NOAA weather free
Radar Express
(Both do it I think)
M-Ping (So you can report server weather to NOAA using your phone)
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Check out Pro Weather Alert, the pro version (without ads is about $3). The free version works well. The one feature I like is that it will display a map of the counties affected by the warning and your proximity to that area. Here is the address of the free version https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...leweatheralert

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I loaded Simple Weather Alert before I posted this discussion, and got a fixed location only. Now I found this statement which tells me what I was looking for:

"Simple Weather Alert allows you to monitor one location for NWS alerts. If you want to monitor more locations (including locations that move with you), then consider purchasing Pro Weather Alert."

My preference is to try a free app first and see if I really like it before I purchase it to get the additional features or if I can live with the restrictions and ads.
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I didn't know of the limitation, my apologizes
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Weather Bug is my favorite weather app. It will give you alerts. Weather Undergound is another good one.
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Weather Bug is my favorite weather app. It will give you alerts. Weather Undergound is another good one.
Problem I had with Weatherbug alerts, I couldn't pick and choose which alerts I got. I live on high ground, the Ohio River would have to raise 300 ft to get to my house, the closest creek would have to come up 80 feet. I would still get Flood Warnings every time it rained. Tornado, Thunderstorms, High Wind fine, but Flood Warnings didn't do anything for me.
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Problem I had with Weather Bug is when I installed it on my laptop my anti-virals went crazy.. I went with a different laptop app.

NOAA apps you pay for, does not matter if you use 'em, you pay for them, Every April 15th.. Of all the forecast services out there, NOAA has the best track record.. So why not get the best.
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We have used Pro Weather Alert for some time. I like the fact it follows me wherever we are. The alerts show up a couple of minutes after the Nat'l Weather issues the warning.

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AccuWeather will if you leave your location turned on. Imagine most all will with location on. But then they know where you are.
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