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Old 06-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Is there an App for that??

The DW and I were overnighting in a RV parking lot when severe weather came through. We were clueless (something I'm getting used to) as to where to go if things went really bad weatherwise. Does anyone know of a resource, where a person could go into a strange area, look up a site or app to see shere the nearest shelter would be?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:35 AM   #2
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Portable Weather radio works. Gives forecasts and warnings in areas your in. Don't need a fancy one, just get one.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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Don't know of an app such as your describe, but in addition to the weather radio, you could download the NOAA app which is pretty good for situations you describe.

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Old 06-29-2011, 01:20 PM   #4
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There are many weather forcast apps out there.. Most of them will give you the NOAA severe weather alerts for your area.. However I do not knwo if they will alarm or not. (I have such an app as part of the internet browser on my laptop by the way, Says no alerts in my area just now)

The portable Weather/All Hazard alert radios are good, however there is no guarantee of a signal (I'm in no-sig city right now)

And none of them tell you where to go.. Telling folks were to go used to be my job (Retired dispatcher) So ask the person at the check in desk where the shelter is when you pull into the RV park.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:27 PM   #5
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My radar shows the current radar for your location. Works fine. Does not give alerts , but you can see what the radar has done.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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My problem isn't knowing when there is going to be bad weather, it's knowing where to go for safety. While boondocking, there is no one to consult.
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The Weather Channel app shows radar at your current location and will show weather alerts too.Saved us this past April way home from fl in SC ... Kept us out of the storms!
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I do not know of any APP that will tell you where a shelter is located. If you are boondocking, a call to the local law enforcement agency should give you some information for the area you are in. You would want to make that call when you are setting up in any possibility a storm is headed your way.

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I agree with Wayne M. Call the local police/fire department/hospital for locations of the shelters in the area.

Personally I always survey my surroundings to see what is available when I arrive. A good ditch beats nothing.

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I have a paid weather app for my android phone called "WeatherBug". It will sound a loud alert tone if I am in an area with a weather warning. It doesnít track my location 100% of the time however, so I must occasionally refresh it manually.

Iím not aware of an app that will tell you where to go for shelter.

My Motorola walkie-talkies also have NOAA frequencies which I have tuned into, once or twice.

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My in-dash radio has a weather band, very handy, never forget to bring it along.
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There are many "Weather Apps" for both I-Phone and Droids however they all suffer from one problem.. You need to know where you are.. Usually by zip code (easy to find) so when you are on the road you need to constantly change your location in the app.

A portable Weather/All hazard Alert Radio in "Travel" mode.. will work so long as he can "hear" a NOAA weather station (These broadcast on or near 162.6 MHz, narrow band FM)

Most can be programmed so you only hear local ones when you are "parked"
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Weatherbug on my Droid Charge knows where I am, at least to the nearest weather station. "My Location" changes as I move about... Really neat when you're traveling in bad weather to see your location/nearest weather station change.

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I have a CB that has NOAA weather bands in it. It works when I need it.
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