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storm radar: Weather Tracker
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Now you can track the most severe - and potentially damaging - weather in real time with Storm. This powerful, high-definition NOAA radar and tornado tracker is designed to help you stay safe, stay up-to-date and weather the storm. So if you need to know about the weather for your job, for your home safety, even for your hobby, Storm helps you understand the weather like never before with our clear, advanced HD mapping technology (the same technology the Weather Channel depends on). Plus, you can view live weather patterns around the world as they happen with our incredible predictive radar. You’ll always be prepared for any weather with Storm on your iOS device! STORM: TOP 3 FEATURES 1. Get a detailed, color-coded view of the changing weather patterns in your area, including how much wind and rain is coming your way. 2. Know exactly when and where the storm will hit with 6 hours of global future radar across land and sea. 3. Stay safe with live local storm alerts and severe weather warnings. Track every extreme condition from cyclones to hurricanes to tornadoes. • View comprehensive data on all impending storms: find out wind speed, storm tracks and much more. • Customize your radar map with detailed data overlays such as seismic activity and temperature. Get real-time weather notifications. • Get notified of incoming rain with real-time precipitation updates for your area. • Be aware of hazardous lightning strikes: get live lightning alerts for your GPS location. Chase the perfect storm, or get home before the rain starts. storm radar helps you to stay safe and informed in any weather. *Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. ---------- WANT YOUR STORM APP AD FREE? Simply subscribe to storm radar’s Ad-Free version! For just $0.99 per month you get all the standard features PLUS you can quickly track storms heading your way and enjoy high-resolution radar. If you choose to purchase the Ad-Free version of storm radar, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. The current subscription for Ad-Free starts at $0.99 USD per month and the subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. If you decide to not purchase Ad-Free, you are welcome to continue using the free version of storm radar. THE WEATHER CHANNEL: WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA Forgot your phone? Access many of the top app features on the web, wherever you go. Find us on the Web: weather.com Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/theweatherchannel Follow us on Twitter: @weatherchannel. PERMISSIONS In order to provide personalized local weather data, alerts, and forecasts, The Weather Channel app needs permission to access your location. PRIVACY Our Privacy Policy can be accessed here: https://weather.com/en-US/twc/privacy-policy Our Terms of Use can be accessed here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html FEEDBACK Your feedback is important to us! If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the App Store. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at twcstormradar@weather.com
What went wrong?
by DrDR1998 on 2020/12/03 01:53
This used to be my go to app for weather. Once had amazing features. Now the developers have focused on monetizing it, gutted the good features, and the app has so many bugs it is almost unusable. I miss the old intellicast. This is a really sad replacement.
Awesome app
by Austo1211 on 2020/12/03 00:01
$3.99 a month or $1.99 a week? I’ll keep the free version. You don’t gain much for the subscription(what more could you gain from a weather app). I think if they lowered the price or just had a set price, it would be better. Awesome app, very laggy, and crashes a lot. But when it works, it’s fantastic.
What happened to annual?
by Awesomesauce609 on 2020/12/02 13:21
Was subscribed to annual at $19.99. Now it disappeared. I’m good thanks buh bye 👋
Storm radar
by Ret. Lt. on 2020/12/01 21:00
Love the hour to hour updates.
Love this app
by SusanMMraz on 2020/12/01 17:20
I love getting real time info. Love it.
wow is all that i have to say
by MeerKat_Roar on 2020/12/01 14:50
this app here is just awesome take a look at it for yourself and but just omg this app here is awesome
Nice App but Half the Features Require Premium
by glencastle on 2020/12/01 13:26
Half the stuff doesn’t work until you pay. Annoying.
Thank you!
by plossie on 2020/12/01 12:38
I was able to prepare for my travel and make arrangements for my job, because I had a very good idea of what was coming. It was very accurate.
Why does it refresh if I look at another app
by Gilles12344 on 2020/11/30 23:27
Anytime I switch to another app without closing Storm Radar and come back to it, it refreshes the app as if I just opened it. My other apps don’t do that thankfully. If I select a city and then go, as an example, to my calendar to see at what time I’ll be there, I will have lost the city selected and have to find it again when I return to the app. Great app otherwise. Please make it better!
Good app
by polocla outf on 2020/11/30 23:11
Good app
Amazing app
by JeffreyF matlack on 2020/11/30 19:14
Amazing
Application problem
by Bubba HO on 2020/11/30 17:24
Regularly comes up half-screen which is very irritating. Only way to get full screen is to completely power off and restart iPhone. Very annoying. Can’t something be done?
Awful weather but great app
by w3techie on 2020/11/30 15:32
Awful weather but a great app.
Me Pruitt
by truthno1 on 2020/11/30 14:56
Always available, thanks
AP
by AP579 on 2020/11/30 14:47
Best weather app I have found!
Storm:
by toofussy? on 2020/11/30 13:48
No legend on map.
Storm Radar
by Pete8880 on 2020/11/30 11:59
Just updated,,,,. Works great,,,,,.
My first resource!!
by possum640 on 2020/11/30 10:57
Read above
Notifications
by KZottopiv on 2020/11/30 09:47
Changes to App have made it worse.
Love the weather
by Cubcoupe on 2020/11/30 01:30
By having a great weather app, you are always prepared. I enjoy your system!!
New app is great.
by GreginJax on 2020/11/29 18:24
App is great but too many updates. I keep get ads even though I paid $3
Ads
by santa2021 on 2020/11/29 07:00
Adding ads that cover the satellite view has ruined the purpose of this site. Moving on.
Display changed!
by Oviedo Ghost on 2020/11/29 03:57
What happened to the full page display on my I-phone 7?
Notifications stink
by Pattianndt on 2020/11/29 00:31
Every notification I receive does not open well in the app. Just a small portion of the app is seen and enlarged to boot.
It won’t. Let me cancel
by pugman3 on 2020/11/28 20:05
Pleas cancel
Premium
by jsmcrm on 2020/11/28 15:07
I paid for premium and still gettin adds. How do I cancel it and get my money back on credit card
Problems recently
by ChristianRiley on 2020/11/28 13:38
Controls vanished today out of the blue. More testing needed
New version big step down
by Fmnnewton on 2020/11/28 03:33
The previous version was great. The new version is very much a tremendous let down. Hope I can find another app similar to the previous version This app has gone from fantastic to not worth the memory it uses on my phone. Just about worthless. Need to find another weather app
Timely
by Belleair Res on 2020/11/28 00:03
Accurate and timely. I am sitting here watching the incredible light show as lightning performs...no surprise as I can see it on the radar!
Privacy
by 4411$bill on 2020/11/27 20:21
Your opt out of personal advertising instructions are not accurate. I’m paying for Premium, fix your app; seriously.
Aggravating!!!
by Baxk to Ford! on 2020/11/27 16:09
OFTEN shows NO data. Just: LABEL LABEL LABEL When it does load data, its necessary to switch to another location, then switch back to update data for current location. Used to be excellent. Shame on Weather Channel. 0 stars.
useless
by asdf2214 on 2020/11/27 10:47
Now that greed has taken over, this app is nearly useless. What has happened to the data / forecast window? Now,, I have to pay for “full screen” to see it! Forget this! I will go elsewhere!
Great weather information
by MikeMcL on 2020/11/27 03:17
Excellent application. Easy to use and good information. You can ask for more
Excellent
by mashnee on 2020/11/26 15:58
Accurate and timely
Chatsword3
by Chatsword on 2020/11/26 02:51
This is an amazing app thank you for your help
Crashes constantly
by HelloPretzel on 2020/11/26 00:15
Receive notification. Open app. Click on alert. App crashes. Every. Single. Time. For THREE YEARS. Developer still hasn’t fixed it.
Used to be great
by LCSRock on 2020/11/25 04:22
Now the screen hardly ever goes to the forecast page without deleting the app and reloading.
Storm
by Pauly713 on 2020/11/25 04:17
Too much stuff on the screen when app is first opened, and not customizable to just show radar...again at first open. The original Storm was much better and for what I pay per month, one should be able to set it up the way they want
Very helpful
by Eflintx on 2020/11/25 02:52
Lighting strikes and warnings are spot on
Problems with legend
by Jazzuray on 2020/11/25 01:32
The details about what the storm track symbols are isn’t showing up. It will flash when you press on a symbol but not long enough to get any of the information. I have no idea what the different colored diamonds represent.
Inaccurate
by David Robert Farmerie on 2020/11/24 22:01
Yes, the app keeps me updated with storm warnings, however, they all seem to be for a location that is about 600 miles away from me
Great graphics
by Indruf on 2020/11/24 16:43
Love it
Accurate
by berfot on 2020/11/24 16:29
Alerts me to weather advisories which has been helpful in planning outdoor recreation.
Good app!
by Cali Todd on 2020/11/24 12:59
Good app. Love the satellite view.
Greatest app ever
by zxzxxxxxzzzascvhgdr on 2020/11/23 01:22
Great app
Love storm radar
by dennybgone on 2020/11/22 19:20
Great app with very little lag time. Love it.
Not as advertised
by Solar440 on 2020/11/22 01:59
Much more basic than advertisement appeared. No where near the functions described.
My Favorite Weather Forcast
by Sandie in rural MT on 2020/11/21 05:28
This is the best weather app I have found and I have looked at LOTS of them!!
Clearer faster loading and a wider field of view
by neville l w on 2020/11/21 04:45
In comparison with the radar view embedded in the Weather Chanel Ap, this is higher resolution, fast to load at least in WiFi were I chiefly use it, and easier manipulate. Thumps up!
Great App
by Reese.degree on 2020/11/19 15:15
Excellent heads up alerts for incoming storms.
Good weather app but has its bugs
by bman230 on 2020/11/19 13:50
Overall my goto weather app. It has the best radar! It does have its bugs....every time I get a weather alert I pick on it to open the app once I pick to see what the weather alert is it crashes, every time it does this. Once I reopen the app it works just fine. I have an iPhone X running the latest IOS. It has done this from the first time I installed the app through several versions of IOS. Otherwise it’s a great app!
Crashes
by Yo Brotha on 2020/11/19 01:25
App starts up, and then crashes/closes in 5-6 seconds. Wassup folks, can we fix this?
WU troubles
by 654evan7652588 on 2020/11/18 23:54
The old storm was absolutely incredible. Then when they went to the new app, they decided to require you to pay for almost everything that was free before?!?!?!
Paid for it but still have ads
by durban23 on 2020/11/18 20:23
I like the app all in all. It crashes often especially when you need the radar. I canceled the paid app and use the version with ads.
CRASHES all the time
by FighterPilotPTSD on 2020/11/17 19:42
Tried to provide feedback to developers within the app.before it tried to animate and it crashed while I was composing the message! CRASHES whenever I zoom in on the map. CRASHES when I press play to animate the weather radar. Used to work great. No more. Useless app. Please fix it.
Changed for the worst
by KT4Q on 2020/11/16 14:06
No need to duplicate what is being written. The powerful and fantastic app has changed significantly for the worst. Also it is now so unstable, it is not worth opening.
This app is a joke
by Mr. Ahi on 2020/11/16 03:31
A few years ago this app was a forced upgrade from the earlier Storm weather app. I am a follower of weather and have always appreciated having a quality weather app and have many on my iPhone. The upgrade was never as good as the previous app it replaced. I’m sitting here listening to high winds and a near squall as a front storm passes through tonight and this app, which was always touted as *the* premier radar app, shown no rain anywhere on its radar map, let alone the squall front that I keep getting severe weather alerts about for the last few hours. Seriously?
Awesome app
by Dani_b_ on 2020/11/16 03:26
Living in North Dakota the weather can change so quickly. This app is always up to date and alerts me to storm coming through so we can be prepared. It’s very user friendly. I love it!
Great App
by Waddy on 2020/11/16 01:49
My go-to app for weather. I look at it daily for the most accurate information.
Storm radar app
by Buffalo Fred on 2020/11/15 16:52
Great app
Notifications Do Not Work
by scotease55 on 2020/11/15 15:43
App will not allow notifications to be turned on
Excellent accuracy
by Miltons girl16 on 2020/11/15 14:49
I love this app so I can plan my week
JWM
by jw moody on 2020/11/15 13:44
Very accurate and easy to use.
Alerts
by ginny1968 on 2020/11/15 12:59
Sometimes the weather alerts are hidden on the screen
Premium 2 Expensive
by DontneedaNickName! on 2020/11/15 10:32
The app is very good. But, I believe the price is too high for the premium features. It deserves a 5 star rating otherwise.
Don't really like subscription apps
by kula_jon on 2020/11/15 08:08
I kind of need the hurricane tracking but I'm pretty bummed that they made this a paid for option.
Disappointed
by Nick_Name001 on 2020/11/14 22:33
This was my go to weather app. Now everything costs extra. Deleting this for an app that has more information for free.
Best Radar app
by jdsMissouri on 2020/11/14 18:16
The best I have found. Instantaneous and accurate.
Great app
by burchettg1nku on 2020/11/14 16:38
Love the functionality of the app. The radar data is amazing for a smartphone.
Top Rate
by N114GG on 2020/11/14 15:54
Use this app for flying it’s so good.
Weather be gone
by S697s on 2020/11/14 13:26
Dependable
iPhone is good, iPad has bugs
by Spearfish25 on 2020/11/14 03:07
Love this on the iPhone. On the iPad, clicking a tropical storm won’t open the data window. It pops out for a split second and then vanishes.
Love Storm Radar.
by Camanonana on 2020/11/13 21:16
Gives me exactly what to expect with the weather conditions where ever I am. Thank you Storm Radar.
Chance of Rain Error
by Bill206 on 2020/11/13 00:59
The forecast frequently says “10% 0 inches” which I assume is trying to say that there is small chance of a minimal amount of rain. What really indicates is that there is a 90% chance of more than 0 in of rain. What it should say is that there is a 10% chance of more than 0 in. This properly indicates that there is a 90% chance of no rain at all. The total of possibilities should always add up to 100%.
Joe G.
by TwoClock77 on 2020/11/12 16:50
Timely and accurate, love the alerts!
Unreliable
by chinghop on 2020/11/12 13:15
This app used to be great but something happened and it works sometimes and get no info others. It used to work all the time. Very disappointed!
It is very accurate on its calls,thanks you.
by lion24c on 2020/11/12 00:31
Waynesboro va.lion
Does not work with iPhone 12
by Anon132445 on 2020/11/11 23:15
Bugs out after trying to load map
Not so great
by zvphb on 2020/11/11 23:04
All of a sudden I’m getting a half screen! Can’t see hourly or 10 day!!!
Storm Radar
by Fgator72 on 2020/11/11 18:17
Great. Use it for Golf times to play in Myrtle Beach, SC
Latest update complete failure.
by Luberma on 2020/11/11 13:22
Since the last update this app hardly ever works. It fails to show any storms coming or going. I’ve had to download other weather apps to see the weather. This had been my favorite app but not anymore. Why update if it only makes the app worthless.
11/11/20. Needs update
by Chaz V on 2020/11/11 13:15
Since latest iOS update this app does not display correctly on iPad in landscape mode. The text info is off the screen to the right. I have to force close to fix it. IPhone version does not do this. I use this every day for temp, wind and rain forecast and it has been the most accurate weather app that I use.
Storm Weather App
by duckrpapa on 2020/11/11 03:34
My favorite weather app that I learned to use as a storm insurance adjuster.
No More.
by jsmobbs46 on 2020/11/11 03:20
This app was barely worth $20 a year. Now it’s more than twice that at $3.99 month. Not worth almost $50. Other apps are much less and provide better up to date information. Good bye.
Lonnie
by 6 aglvt on 2020/11/11 02:26
It good to have this app on my phone . Thank for the good service.
Storm Radiar
by Ed amd Mary on 2020/11/11 01:53
Two small screen liked the old screen
Free app
by catfishcharley0141 on 2020/11/11 00:33
Need at least a 24hr.time on the app, not just 12 hrs.chuck
Was good, now previous features are “Premium”
by Tigorgan on 2020/11/10 23:29
Loved the app before, but they changed the way it worked. Before you could see anticipated storm directions, now it’s a “premium” feature.
Storm Radar
by jayste393 on 2020/11/10 13:26
Very cool app
Very good
by justbirds2000 on 2020/11/10 00:59
👍👍👍
Stability
by Professor! on 2020/11/09 20:08
Getting better
Fast and helpful
by hnhoj on 2020/11/09 15:38
Great tool for quick look at conditions. It includes future cast which I like.
Very good app
by Padre Bob on 2020/11/08 21:35
Good combination of weather data.
Great weather app
by randyroom on 2020/11/08 18:59
Love the future animation!
McKay bay pirates
by Capt. Snook on 2020/11/08 17:54
Great graphics for radar. Zoom is on the spot details. THANKS ! Best yet. Thanks storm troopers!
Accept
by abedin behzadi on 2020/11/08 17:35
I love this application
Maps are getting to Small
by ADDAOCEAN on 2020/11/08 17:15
Like this app but maps are getting to small
The best
by Braybuy on 2020/11/08 16:44
Been through all the weather apps including my iphone app. Storm Radar beats them all hands down... Just one minor complaint...When l pinch size the active radar screen it would be great if it was that size my next time in... Thanks guys/gals for a great app...
Not stable anymore
by MRP00 on 2020/11/08 14:21
Past 2 weeks, the app has started to crash frequently when you try to use it. This needs to get fixed ASAP. Can’t even use the app anymore, has become useless.
One of the best
by TechDev1 on 2020/06/09 06:14
I too used this app for years before the Weather Channel bought it. I also wondered why they felt the need to strip it down and change everything. However, that was then, nowadays it is arguably the best storm tracking and info app on IOS. The detailed information you get about the storm when you have Storm Tracks turned on is fantastic. All you have to do is to touch the storm center icon and a screen of probably 2 dozen attributes about the storm pops up. As I have quite a few rental cars on my lot, I find the hail percentage and hail size the most interesting. With that, though, since the last IOS update (I think) the pop up of the storm detail analysis doesn’t work. It pops up and immediately goes back down. Simultaneously, on the right side, a white rectangle that covers the entire right 1/4 of the screen pops up and goes right back down. I have tried it on my iPad Pro 12.9, my iPad Mini 4 and my iPhone 8+ and it fails the same way on all three. I have tried disabling ad blockers, changing font sizes and literally a dozen other tests but not one has made the slightest change. I hope this is something they can fix quickly as it is their best feature and the main reason I pay the yearly subscription.
A Strong Storm Arising
by Closet Meteorologist on 2019/04/22 15:58
Like many of you, at first glance I thought what a letdown and a waste the new Storm App is compared to the older version. Why would anyone put out a newer version that is inferior to their previous product? The new Storm Radar is an excellent app once you learn to navigate the new system. Just pulling down on the temperature banner provides you with much more in-depth weather data, probably more than the average person cares to see. Wondering about the weather in another place? Just tap on the map and the weather banner for that location appears, no need to search the city name. Need more detail, just slide downward on the banner and get your information. Monitoring storm systems? Add Storm Tracker in the Radar layers section at the bottom of the page. This will provide you Storm tracking data and by tapping on the storm marker, you will be provided all of the storm detail utilized by the meteorologists! The radar layers at the bottom of the page allows you to customize the data and alerts that you wish to receive. My daily job is heavily impacted by the weather and storms in general. Also, in my duties as a volunteer firefighter I monitor and depend upon accurate data for fire conditions and tracking storms. The Storm Radar tool is one of the top apps on my phone today. Load it and play with it to discover the many options available to monitor the weather the way you choose.
Sub par at best.
by SamThrash94 on 2018/09/21 00:01
I had storm for a very long time before this. Paid the $10 for it years ago. Loved it enough to move to the subscription service when they dropped that. I gave this a chance but I refuse to even pay $.99 for the ad free version of this. A few of the issues I have with this app: the touch location feature is horrible I find myself accidentally clicking a location while moving around the radar. The radar centric version with the expandable bottom banner was wonderful over this. Also, why are advisories different colors from the standard! This is probably the biggest complaint, I see a red box around my country and worry it’s a tornado warning... it isn’t. I miss the markups on the radar you could do on storm, you could measure the distance and use this to predict when the front would arrive. Used to love the storm tracks but now they just don’t mesh well, and guess what when I try and tap the storm track to get more information I end up changing the floater box location because it’s easy to accidentally tap a location on the map rather than the track. Lastly, the ability to use local radars was great! I loved being able to look at the velocity track and find the hook when there was a nearby tornado. All in all what was an extremely user friendly and advanced weather app has become another “simplistic” “pretty” ui for the masses, next they will push out an update to include a news feed like the weather channel.
New Storm not as good as old Storm
by Pmotz on 2019/07/13 12:14
Well the Weather Channel has now ruined a perfectly good app. Since they “remodeled” the Storm app into the new “Storm Radar” app it’s just not very good anymore. The layout is odd and not very intuitive, plus they changed one of the best things on Storm, the wind speed graphics. It was real easy to see the wind movement with many wind speed arrows, but now it is the occasional arrow and no movement, just a direction. No where near as useful. The radar is ok, but when you zoom in sometimes the rain/snow that was there disappears! Something is wrong there. The current weather info seems to be lacking a measure of precipitation in the last 24 hours, something that is pretty basic for weather information. After using this for several months (I would switch to another app, but they are all bad!), I’ve found it pretty flakey. Quite often the app just quits for no reason. Other times I try to move the map area and it takes 10-15 seconds for it to respond. I also do not like the radar to go into animation mode when I open the app and have configured it to not do that ... but it still does occasionally. This is all pretty sad given all the time they have had to work on this. Update, now they are pushing the “Pro” version and have some icons on the left side of the screen that are only active in the “Pro” version. Problem is they block the view on the iPhone, but you can’t get rid of them. Another annoying money grab ....
No ability to save custom map settings?
by fit_fiddler on 2019/06/16 20:32
I've tried many weather apps trying to find one that is simple, clean, and provides high quality weather data. My favorites have been this one and the Weather Underground app. Weather Underground was my staple app until I found this one, and this is my new go-to weather app for radar, daily, and hourly weather information. My favorite feature is the ability to set custom map overlays for viewing radar, temperature, weather alerts, etc, including the ability to re-order the overlays. However, when I close and re-open the app, the activated overlays and the order of those overlays is not maintained. It would be an even better app if the custom map overlays and the order of those overlays was maintained after closing and reopening the app.
Am I missing something? (Updated again)
by Inter-Space Freight on 2019/08/22 03:04
It got better by only a little. Storm Radar is still an inferior app to what it replaced. Several updates to fix bugs and still hasn’t fixed most. App opens up showing Africa and the Eastern Atlantic. Must close the app and then reopen it to connect back with my location and current radar. I use it, but still wish for something better. Exploring other apps. All the comments below still apply. _________________________ The Storm Radar app is supposedly the replacement for the Storm app, which gave a notice of being discontinued May 24. I eventually found a very difficult to read graph of hourly temps and daily forecast. OK maybe for a LARGE display, but too tough to read on typical smartphone screens. I can save favorites of destinations I go for work but then constantly get unwanted weather notices for all of them. Haven’t found out how to turn that off while keeping my home location on. This is still NOT an improvement over the former app. It is a major step backwards. It is not intuitive. It is not easy to use or to read. I have to search for information where the former app gave great info all on one screen. Disappointed in the extreme. I’ve started using local news weather reports rather than turn this thing on. Hanging in there to SEE / HOPE it improves. Giving it the Summer months. If no better, it’s deleted.
Took a good app and ruined it
by dgjuytfv on 2019/05/16 20:00
This app is so disappointing, there’s probably too many things to list. First of all, it was way better when it was just Weather Underground. Once they forced you to move over from “Storm“, everything went downhill from there. First, I had paid for an ad free experience on Weather Underground (WU), and when they forced you to move over to Storm, they didn’t credit you for the ad free experience you had paid for on the original app. I have contacted them repeatedly, and have gotten no response whatsoever. Apparently they just don’t care about taking your money and then not providing the service you had paid for. Secondly, the underlying map in Storm isn’t nearly as good as the one they used to use when it was WU. Currently, you are unable to edit saved locations or recents. The delete button does not function. The satellite layer on the map doesn’t work. I’d say that their customer service sucked, but you would actually have to have made contact with someone to make that assessment. They can’t even be bothered to reach out to you when you have a problem and request some help. The list goes on and on. How do you take a product that was really good (WU), and then make it significantly worse, while effectively stealing people’s money for a service they had prepaid for. Truly mystifying. Don’t waste your time with this app.
What happened?
by Cmeiman2019 on 2019/10/01 11:51
When I first got this app it was easily one of the best one the App Store. Great radar, easy to use tools, alerts that were on the mark. I’m in landscaping and snow removal so it was perfect, but that was 5 years ago. Since then through several updates and “improvements” the developers have gotten sloppy and greedy. On my iPhone 10 with the most updated free version the app constantly shuts down, won’t open several “free” and important features like special weather statements. A few years ago they changed the app so you could click on any part of the map and get the weather, but it’s very seldom I need the weather anywhere but where I’m at, and if I do need the weather in Canada I could easily search it. The only thing this map does it make me mad when I accidentally click it instead of the small carrot to minimize the forecast screen and get thrown into Toronto! Then there is the greedy part, only a few short months ago you could do anything on this app. There were some features to upgrade but they were very specialized or to go without adds. Now I can’t even make the app full screen without a subscription, what are the adds for? Don’t get me started on the IPad version.. bug city! I plead with the developers and owners, take a look at the old version of this app and remember what it was like when you were #1, Thank You!
Disappointed
by djdidjdbd chejisixj on 2019/08/24 03:10
I’ve used this app for years and loved it. I’ve recommended it to everyone I know. BUT something changed a few months ago after an update and now every single time I open the app it takes me to Africa. I live in Georgia. There is never a time now that it takes me to my location on the first time of opening the app. So I have to close it out and then open it back up again. My husband also has the app and his opens up to Africa as well and when you hit the location icon it takes you to our location but you can’t pull up any forecast information or see the radar or anything. It’s just blank. So no matter what you do you have to close it out and open it back up again. We’ve both tried deleting and reinstalling it. I even went on and paid for the pro version just to get it to stop doing what it was doing and if anything it got worse when I upgraded. I’ve sent messages to the developer (or whoever the feedback goes to) 3 different times and have yet to get any type of response. I’m so disappointed because I have loved this app for so many years and relied on it to keep me informed of any severe weather at home and also where our kids in college are and now I’m trying to find another app that even compares to the way this one used to work.
Wow a lot of fake 5 star reviews
by NikolaiGranakov on 2019/08/26 17:27
Hi, my name is John Fujita-Beaufort Weathervane and I was an Air Force hurricane hunter pilot before I became a tornado chaser for a big name weather company and I’ve got 45 years of experience with forecasting, even though I’m only 38 - Oh, I didn’t mention, I was orbiting the moon on a secret weather mission to see if there was moon weather, and I was going so fast that time actually slowed down, so that’s why my earth age is 38 but I have those seven extra years of experience. Relativity is a crazy thing! Anyway, this app has brought me so much joy that it brings tears to my eyes every time I open it on my phone. Most of the time it crashes, like that one time my C-130 crashed while hunting a hurricane, and the app has reduced functionality like, well, that one time when my C-130 lost an engine Come on people this is a terrible app, please review to balance out all of these fake five star ratings. Storm by WU was the best weather app ever, and I gave this app a chance for a long, long time, waiting for it to mature and it has just gotten worse. I’ve never been more sad about a piece of software in my life. 1 star because it works about 20% of the time, because of the baffling amount of patently fake five star reviews, and because I can’t assign a lower score.
IBM Downgraded Weather App
by Concerned 343 on 2018/09/14 00:05
Don’t waist your time with this ‘upgrade’ —IBM’s ‘new’ Storm Radar app is sadly disappointing and wholly inferior to the original Weather Underground Storm App. It’s a shame to see that IBM purchased the Weather Channel and Weather Underground with the long term intent of implementing dated technology, removing superior competition, and providing decreased value. The original Storm app had easy access to everything one needs in a weather app, with the ‘new’ Storm Radar Weather app by IBM one would have to use multiple weather apps to even get anywhere near the performance of the original and still they would be lacking. The original WU Storm App helped my family weather Hurricane Harvey and saved us once from running directly in to the path of a tornado. Sad to think that IBM would purposely take away the public’s choice and access to an app that helped so many during Hurricane Harvey and could help countless others in the future. It’s also sad to see that someone is trying to raise the ratings on this app with all fake 5 Star one line reviews rather than fix the app’s issues or bring back the original Storm app features — in one month the rating has gone from 2.9 to 4.4 yet nothing has changed with the app.
Good, but needs improvement
by Quint41 on 2020/10/23 20:34
I used to use the original version of Storm, which came with storm cell tracking as part of the free app. I don’t care about ads, but as full-time RVers, our lives DEPEND on having storm cell tracking and alerts so that we know for sure if a dangerous storm is coming our way. I have to pay to get the benefit of storm cell tracking now which, ok, you’ve got me because it’s essential for us. But, please add a legend that shows me what the different colors mean. I don’t know a green circle with a green dot inside from a blue square with a blue square inside. What does that even MEAN? If you are going to put it on your map for me to see, then for the love of God PLEASE put some information as to what that means!! Right now, there is a large square just west of our campground that is colored dark red. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? If you are trying to warn me that there is some kind of weather warning nearby, there should be a way for me to tell WHAT THAT MEANS!! I was hoping that I would be able to put our old fashioned weather radio away ... but it looks like that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Bring back the old app!
by HelenaHanbaskit on 2020/03/20 20:53
UPDATE: Just paid for a one month sub so I can see lightning and the lightning tracker won’t toggle on. Utter joke. Want a refund. I miss the 3 day thunderstorm/spc outlook display! The earthquake monitor (which the new app has but it’s hard as the dickens to see)! I miss the lightning monitor (again, this app has one but it’s not nearly as reliable). I miss being able to search a location by typing it in. Hunting it down and tapping the screen is a pain when I’m not 100% familiar with the area I might be looking for radar info in. I can’t tap my saved locations anymore and I miss that, too! My husband works in a different town, now when he asks is it going to rain, I have to hunt him down rather than tapping the location at the top of the screen. Overall, the radar is gorgeous...it’s the sheer loss of functionality that stinks. I miss the current conditions at the bottom of the screen; the tap-to-expand setup now is frustrating and very confusing to read. Sometimes it opens...sometimes it causes the location pointer to relocate, causing me to again have to find where I wanted to be looking in the first place. You have a great radar, at this point. That’s about it. One star.
Hoping for more
by 4HisPleasure on 2018/09/12 12:16
This app, which replaced Storm, looks pretty cool with the theming. Unfortunately, that’s about all I have good to say about it. It has just a fraction of Storm’s features and customizability. I sorely miss seeing more details like dewpoint, cloud cover, and pressure in the daily/hourly forecast graphs. And those graphs need to be full screen instead of trimmed down to fit just three days/six hours at a time. The map options are drastically reduced from Storm’s, too. I could go on and on about what this app is missing in comparison. It just baffles me that they removed the best weather app (Storm) before releasing those features in this app. I’m not sure who this app is targeting. On the one hand, there is the great future radar, but some of the forecast details we weather aficionados use to understand what’s coming and how to plan are missing. Hopefully this is just an interim, growing pains gap (akin to Apple Final Cut Pro’s 7 to X), and the missing features will work their way into subsequent versions. In the mean time, this app doesn’t really offer much, so I will have to use a combination of weather apps and websites to piece together the full picture.
Great App though Recent Location Searches Cannot be Cleared
by Brian Cox on 2019/05/18 03:34
I’ve purchased and used at least twelve other weather apps over the last seven (7) plus years and this app is simply a superior product overall with side-by-side comparisons. That said, with the latest app software update, I am now unable to clear any of the many recent current searched weather locations. When I attempt to slide the location text to clear it, the app now crashes and closes up leaving me to start the weather app process all over again. This has become increasingly frustrating and leaving me considering going back to inferior yet more reliable Weather Bug or the original AccuWeather apps. I’ve removed and reinstalled this app with no success whatsoever when rebooted. I hope that this issue is fixed soon as the number of searched locations is well over twenty (20) and currently populating more every day. I’m sure that this cannot help the overall speed and performance of my less than two (2) years old iPad Pro and less than one (1) year old iPhone 8.
I really liked this app but.......
by Techick74 on 2019/09/06 13:30
I guess because I chose not to upgrade to premium I don’t get to see the weather at all. The last couple of times I’ve gone to the app all I get are dashes where information should be. My saved locations were gone so I entered them again to see if that would help, no. I refuse to put an app (that I can get the same information else where for free)on the payroll. I’m only willing to make a one time payment. Update..... The makers of this app contacted me after my first review assuring me that I would still receive basic weather information to keep me safe in the case of hazardous weather. I just went through a hurricane here in NC no thanks to this app. The entire time leading up to the storm all I got was a picture of the continents, I couldn't even zoom in on my location to see anything. I got the notification for a warning but because I couldn't open my location I didn’t know how to get to the warning. I probably wouldn't say anything now but this morning I got another notification for a weather warning. Why is it I can now get all the detail I could ever want about a storm that has already passed.
Stripped of Features
by Sabor Místico on 2020/06/03 12:37
While the free version of this app once offered actual customizable features, like a choice of how many miles away the lightning tracker would scan, for example (i.e.: 1 mile, 3 miles or 5 miles...), those choices have now been taken away and replaced with standardized generic settings for all features. So now the lightning tracker is set at a 5 mile radius, which I have found not to be particularly significant or useful. The thing is, the previous Storm app that this replaced (not to mention the defunct Intellicast) was practical, usable and detailed, and a much better product overall. The free version of this app once actually gave you something you could use, but it is now little more than a glorified electronic map. The removal of any real ability to customize the features of this replacement version is clearly designed to motivate users to purchase the premium version. However, after this free app that once provided useful features was gutted and now offers next to nothing, why would I bother? This is just another useless gimmick now...with a whole lot of fake positive reviews propping up its rating, to boot.
Worthless, unreliable. Don’t waste your time
by BrrKsu on 2019/06/21 20:28
This app was amazing a few years ago. Why is there always a need to take something great and “update” it to something that is trash. Every time I open the app, it shows me as somewhere in Africa (I’m in the Midwest USA). When I click the arrow to find my location, the app crashes and closes. Upon reopening the app, it shows my location and sometimes shows the current radar. It no longer shows weather alerts (highlighted counties with active weather watches and warnings), even with the “alerts” button selected, each time I open the app, I have to turn on storm tracks and lightning alerts because it doesn’t remember my preferences anymore. I’ve tried emailing Storm support, but get no response. Ever since “the weather channel” name was added to the app, it turned into trash. TWC is worthless in my opinion anyway. Bring back the old intellicast the way it was before TWC “fixed it”, or at least have your developers read the reviews and fix the bugs. I am away from home a lot of the time and rely on apps like this for weather alerts. It’s just too unreliable anymore. Fix it please
Way worse than the last version
by Thaddeusrex on 2018/10/01 15:12
What’s up with this?! Why did you launch a new app with a fraction of the functionality? I can’t find any of the old options I liked in the older version, like the wind arrows, which were actually amazingly accurate. Much worse. Revert back please. The loading is horrendous, especially the tropical storm/hurricane tracks, which are the most critical. It’s basically random as to whether storms will show up on my iPad screen or not. I open the app, then sit and stare at it for several minutes. Sometime none will load, so I zoom the view in and out, and sometimes that eventually works. Sometimes some storms will load, but not others. After all that, I still keep going back to the old version to view the wind arrows (which are my favorite feature, and are gone now), and going through the “OOPS, there’s an upgrade!” Screen, just so I can see where the arrows go into a tight circle, which indicates a hurricane. The arrows are so accurate, last year they predicted hurricanes before any service, or other data did! Bring back the arrows!
Best weather app available!!
by Stormy83' on 2020/01/09 18:08
My husband works outside for a living so weather is our life. I have had just about every possible weather app out there and I have found Storm Tracker to be the absolute best. My unscientific method for choosing a weather app is to have three weather apps and average them over a certain period of time. The winner hands-down has been Storm Tracker through at least a dozen rounds. It will tell you when it will rain/snow down to the minute and they are accurate over 95% of the time! Now that’s awesome. I love the personalization options that are available. My husband can save the weeks job sites and with one tap know the weather down to street level. Awesome job to the developers!! You have saved my husband from many unneeded road trips due to weather. I can’t say enough about how great this app is for anyone who depends on the weather for their livelihood. Great graphics too!
Emails in link in app must go to trash
by Catcala on 2020/07/10 09:49
I’ve been a user of this app for years, mostly in summer to watch for tornadoes and hail. Then they downgraded it and make you pay for it. I paid for the summer at least this year but I’m about to cancel it. I mostly use the storm track details but it doesn’t work. It worked last year and every year before that but now I pay to have it not work. The storm track details won’t scroll. I can’t even get to the hail info. I’ve emailed twice for help but receive NOTHING. They must send them straight to the trash instead of replying. And the search for help topics, another big joke. You can find Covid info there but nothing about how to fix a problem with the app. So not worth it. EDIT: well I’m happy most people have an app that works for them. Me, nothing works. Still paying for it but this is now the 4th time I have written and said what the problems are and I get no reply whatsoever. No help nothing. It worked beautifully when it was free. As soon as I started paying-nothing works. That tells me one thing. All they care about is the money and could care less about any problems.
Sadly not what it used to be
by joshybigmac on 2019/08/17 20:07
I downloaded this app about 5 months ago and it was amazing to use. I used it almost every day and had some very useful and insightful information that I like to look at when viewing the weather and the radar. Recent updates have since stripped away all of the functionality that I used to enjoy in favor of a bogus $20 annual fee which wouldn’t be so bad if you weren’t additionally extorted by a completely useless app for those who don’t wish to pay. I know this company knows how to do premium — the main The Weather Channel app introduced a premium program a couple months back as well, but instead of forcing users to pay by excluding features they already used, new and exciting features were made available on top of the free experience if they so wished to use them. I don’t understand why the same company could find it so hard to just do the same thing across all their apps. I’ll be sure to telling the people whom I recommended this app to to uninstall it if they haven’t already made the good decision to use the storage this app occupies for something actually worth keeping.
Miss the OLD WUnderground
by Anana0016 on 2019/10/03 17:20
I don’t usually write app reviews, but this one is a long time coming. I used to love Weather Underground, and used them exclusively. Ever since The Weather Channel acquired WU, this app (and the desktop site for the record) has steadily decreased. After nearly a decade of loyalty, you’ve lost this subscriber. (1) TWC separated what was once ONE SINGLE APP, into two apps, the spinoff being this Storm app. Ok fine, I thought, this will help focus on severe weather. (2) Then it got glitchy and started crashing when trying to view the radar in future mode. (3) Then they take the awesome storm tracks feature from the free app and make it a premium-only setting. WTH?! That was like the one advantage this app had over others. (4) Finally, today was the last straw. I get a river flood alert in the push notifications. Opened the app and what does it always do when you try to get more info? It crashes. After three dIfferent iPhones...IT. ALWAYS. CRASHES. I’m done. THIS APP COULD BE ALL A PERSON HAS IN A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. At the very least, it should not crash on us!
layers once free, now a premium purchase! What happened?!!
by Eagles215 on 2019/07/18 01:40
many of the layers once free have been taken away and now are only available as a premium purchase. This also applies to some really basic layers you’d think would be free; such as satellite cloud cover and wind speed just to name a couple. This App was always somewhat buggy, but was still a must have for any weather geek. Now it’s just a simple weather app that cant stand apart from the pack after taking so much away once given as free and/or considered a basic feature and locking them behind a premium pay wall. I HIGHLY suggest looking elsewhere for a weather app. One that doesn’t drastically change their business model just to sell you something once given for free or considered to be an industry standard/basic weather feature. This is my first ever review left for an App if that tells you anything. I really hope this App comes back around and they resolve any internal differences, cause it really was once a great app. Not worth the price of admission today with the added concern of company’s unstable nature toward a business structure to build around.
Cluttered and counter intuitive
by Beernun on 2019/04/15 00:21
This app was great in its previous form. Now it’s an annoying mess. It’s got so much information in it, but the UI is horrible. It covers the map and only gives a tiny window to view. How many different ways to I have to turn off the animation of the Map? There are so many warning larders turned on that I can’t see THE MAP. I’ve turned them all off and there’s still several on that can’t be deactivated. The only good thing about this app is the lightning strike warnings. The previous incarnation of this app was still better at it though. When I’m trying to find the weather conditions I want to know now, not after if turned off a bunch of layers, then stopped the reader animation, and pressed the now button 3 times to get it to the current radar, then accidentally changed the location of the forecast by putting my finger on the side of the screen. This app has become a total mess. You can have all the information possible, but it’s useless because the UI is so bad that I do to want to use the app.
Paying for this app for the Third time!
by IroqAtty on 2019/08/13 00:55
So a few years ago I bought this app for a couple bucks, and it was a great companion to the weather channel app during stormy weather. It was a phenomenal app that I still miss in bad weather. After a couple years TWC discontinued that app and migrated to the *new* storm app. I paid a couple bucks (again) and got a app with reduced functionality, but it had weather boxes and lightning strikes. So I swallowed the loss and eventually sought out another app that had storm tracks and timing and some of the other functionality of the old app. Now Storm is insisting that I pay a few more bucks to continue doing the same thing I already paid for it to do, lightning and severe boxes, and that it was already doing just a few weeks ago. So now do I invest a few more bucks in an app that has now proven itself unreliable? Especially after I had to pay for a competitor app to fill the gaps left by the last migration? Perhaps I’ll delete Storm for the time being, and see if I miss it next time there’s a storm, the way I miss the original app.
Total Extortion!!! Don’t waste your $
by QuitRuiningApps! on 2020/06/08 18:11
With this new “update”, which again made this IBM/Weather Channel app even more useless than the original, they now are requiring you to pay for basically everything in the app that has been free for years! I have been a user of this app for years (even after IBM/Weather Channel bought and ruined it) and now they expect people to pay for this garbage app they have created? No Thanks!! ***There are tons more apps that are much better and are free!!*** I have never seen an app update that locked the entire app down and won’t unlock unless you pay for it! This is just infantile GREED AT ITS CORE!! Whoever at IBM/Weather Channel that changed, I’m sorry, RUINED THIS APP really needs to contemplate a career change because I’ve never seen garbage like this...ever. You should be so ashamed of this that you should fire yourself, and take some time off to figure out how you so profoundly messed up a great app. Or, go stick your head in a toilet and flush, because that’s the experience you get with this app since IBM/Weather Channel bought it. You have been warned!
The only good thing about this app is watching it crash and burn.
by Grrrrrr4411 on 2019/07/20 21:44
Ok. I’ve hated this app from day one. It was a huge step back from WU. But watching the developers dig themselves into a deeper hole? It’s getting to be entertaining at least! I found new apps after a dangerous situation that Storm showed nothing and we had hail and tornados. I contacted the developers and got the canned responses of thank you for your feedback. There was a glimmer of hope when they added storm tracks again several months ago. It still sucked. But slightly better. And now we have to pay for it for premium in a subscription model? I deleted it today as these bad storms are moving through and I can’t get any info on them. How is it that the weather channel app is this horrible? I’m so disappointed they bought out WU and ruined it. If you want a basic radar that’s horribly inaccurate- there are a ton of free apps that will give you that. Weathermate, Aeries Pulse and Accuweather are my go to-s now if anyone is looking for help. None of the three give me everything I want but together have what WU used to.
Storm Was Better
by MomCatM4 on 2020/08/16 17:09
This app has been stripped of a lot of what made Storm my go-to weather app. In Storm, I could have various locations set across the top so I could see at a glance what the temp was in another city. In Storm, I could get an hourly or daily forecast—extremely useful when traveling. In Storm, I could get specific weather stats like dew point, wind chill, and more. In Storm, I could GET RID OF THOSE ANNOYING ADS!!! In-app ads have the potential to track you or follow you and you would not know it. C’mon, Weather Channel, fix this thing!! Until then, I probably will use other weather apps that give me better information. They are still saying it costs 99¢/month. That is no longer true. It is now $3.99/month—a whopping $48/year. There is no longer a yearly option, either. This is being deleted off my devices now. I will periodically check to see if things have improved, but I doubt it will happen. There are other weather apps out there that easily have similar, if not better, features for a far more reasonable price. It was good while it lasted. :-(
Has become useless since TWC/IBM took over
by cobaltjump on 2019/08/16 21:25
App has slid downhill for ages now. Really, how does an app manage to get WORSE? I had been a paid subscriber $0.99 month for years to get the AD free experience. Started having issues with radar images not loading requiring an app restart. Then it started serving me ads even though I was paying to remove them. Numerous emails and support requests sent over 2 months with no response. Finally canceled subscription last month and was going to give them one more shot with re-subscription at the .99 rate when it officially expired a day from now with hopes it would reset my subscription token or whatever. Now I see they want 3.99 a MONTH to remove ads and see basic weather data other apps offer for free. No way I am taking that chance with no previous response to support requests. Putting 75% of a weather app behind a pay wall....hilarious. I am preparing to free up some storage space by removing this app. “Weather Mate” as mentioned by another reviewer has some amazing features and customization for free.
SO Disappointing
by Mummal66 on 2019/08/03 13:02
Like all of the other reviews state this app is subpar at best. Doesn’t even deserve one star. I miss, miss, miss the old Intellicast app! The “upgrade” to storm has just steadily gone downhill and now I have to PAY for features that have always been standard features. Additionally 50% of the time when I open my app it is showing the continent of Africa on my screen. I have learned that the app is not functioning at this point because if I touch on the screen the app crashes. Also most of the time when I open the app there is no radar showing. I have to widen my view and then the radar will pop onto the screen. Plus the satellite view is terrible! If there are clouds showing I can’t see them! Only if I widen my view can I see them very faintly. Have tried adjusting the opacity which does nothing. Of course like others I could go on and on. And the few Developer responses on here are BS! It’s 100% about profit. They know how popular this app has been for years and are trying to capitalize on that. Don’t waste your time people!
Remember when...?
by Tardy_Slip on 2019/08/23 03:29
Remember when this application used to be hands down the best detailed weather tracking application one could have a smart phone? Remember when you could track an individual storm’s direction, wind velocity, cloud Atlas, windshear, and other detailed information so as to predict the storms severity relative to your specific location? And, Remember when it was completely free? I don’t mean this basic unintelligible version that exists now,... that you’re forced to get whenever you buy a new phone, or because they shut down support for the previous version. And to the developers… Don’t patronize us with the fact that you charge a subscription to provide a more intuitive ad free experience. We had that already that (ad banners were minuscule at most) and you decided since you bought the rights you could take that away from us. I realize that legally yet immorally, you can. But you didn’t even make the app better, you made it completely and appallingly worse. We prefer the original app. Give it back!
This app is garbage...
by revbigD on 2019/10/22 13:50
I’d just like to go on record as saying how poor a weather app experience this app gives now. I’ve had the “Storm” app for several years (when still under previous ownership) and it was remarkably good, reliable and an overall it provided a great app experience. It stinks now. Not only have you made it where you must pay for premium for less than premium (even basic I’d say) services, the maps are unreliable and it crashes often. This looks like a classic business decision where a product that wasn’t broken and was very solid was traded for a cheaply made counterfeit all for the sake of more profit. I pay for premium versions (as well as standalone) of apps but there NO way I’d give a dime for this product. I feel like what we had in the previous version of Storm was Coke and you’ve tried (like Coke did once) to change the formula. Do you remember “New Coke”? No, you probably don’t. And neither does anyone else. Because it was crap. Be like Coke. Change it back. Make it better, but change it back please.
Horrible!
by Ana Beth :) on 2020/03/19 07:45
This app WAS the best app around. It really used to teach you about how the weather works. A few years ago you could see high and low pressures, lighting, storm altitude, distance and so much more. It had it all. Well NOT ANYMORE! First they made the change of getting rid of the low and high pressure tracking and some other stuff. Ok fine no big deal for some. I wasn’t happy but got over it. However now they got rid of storm tracking and lighting and everything else. Now it is just an app for me to see why is already happening over my area. It’s the same info I get from the news and wether channel. Nothing great! To make it even worse... you now have to pay $4 a month if I want to have the features I used to have a couple months ago. I still do not get the awesome things that I had with the original. I get to pay for what I used to have for free. This is insane!!! How is the weather channel going to charge citizens for a product that we already pay for with our taxes. I’m done! Moving on to a new app!
You finally ruined it
by JRedPark on 2019/08/20 00:19
At one time Storm was the best. When the Weather Channel acquired it the “improvements” made it much harder to use and also made it ugly. Although unhappy with it, I have continued to use it. I even paid yearly to remove the adds, I supported it because it was the best. After it was redone to the terrible interface, all memberships were voided and you couldn’t pay to remove adds. Annoying, but eventually they brought being able to remove adds for a monthly fee, so I did again. I have paid now to have adds removed for years... but the last 6 months or so even though I paid every month, the app constantly displayed adds. I begrudgingly still used it because it still had the best data even though a stupid and cumbersome interface. This new change in the last two weeks making you pay an exorbitant amount the the data thats been free for YEARS is finally too far and too greedy. I have PAID for YEARS. I am done with you guys. You have finally ruined it. Great job.
Old app was better
by sterlingwynn on 2019/02/06 15:20
Update: After reading all the bogus 5 star reviews, I downgraded my review. Compared to the old app, this is almost a zero. The current weather for my location is usually off, weather channel always uses an airport that is 25 miles away across a reservoir for data, then applies it to the town 12 miles away from me, and gives me the same data as both of those. Weather underground used to have data that more closely matched the readings we were receiving on site. The nearby highway weather station on 511 is much better at current conditions. Previous: The weather alerts are meaningless in this app. Instead of real time and real details, an alert will state something like “four minutes ago”; it stays that way even if it has been hours. The old app used to state a time and a quantity or value, such as inches of precipitation, mph of wind, and so on. Also, the notifications don’t show up in the app, only in your Notification Center.
Has declined since intellicast...
by KAny04 on 2018/09/18 21:39
As both a pilot and a weather enthusiast I started out with intellicast. The original storm upgrade was decent but this most recent Storm Radar can easily be considered a downgrade from its predecessor. I am in agreement with many of the other reviews stating that the original app could have just been improved upon. Much of the information that had set this program apart from every other app has been removed. The removal of frontal information, pressure systems, and wind overlays (just to start) hinder the apps capability of being considered an advanced meteorological tool and more so places it in the category with every other weather app. The only difference is that it’s slightly less user friendly but with less to offer in exchange for its complexity. What used to be a very capable program for years is now heavily at risk of becoming easily replaced by a couple of the other apps that also offer detailed meteorological information. As a fan I hope they do better. Also, the canned responses don’t help. Update: Will be deleting due to the forced update with diminished performance. There are better radar/meteorology apps out there. 2nd Update: Notice this score is now below 3.0. There is a reason for this. The old app was easily greater than 4.0 consistently. Final Update: This app was at a 2.5. Then they deleted all of the negative ratings from disappointed users. Now it’s back at a 4.3, yet somehow, the exact same app. Interesting.
Good app but...
by es 3 on 2020/07/06 02:50
I have liked this app and have used it for years but there is a bug that they haven’t/won’t fix. You load the app. Turn on storm data under Radar which gives you detailed storm data like speed, direction, helictity, hail size, etc. Long list that you have to scroll. The first time you load the app, the list will scroll. Once you close the app, the next and subsequent times you go open the app you can’t scroll the list. I have a new SE 2020 with updated operating system so it’s not an old phone. This is critical info for us during tornado season. The app used to be reliable years ago but now it isn’t. Because of having to reload the app over and over to get the storm data, I can’t have my list of favorite cities. Too much trouble to load them over and over. We’ve tried to turn in this bug but no one will listen. Fix the bug and you will get 5 stars.
Great App
by Shades of 😴 on 2019/09/18 21:45
Consistently gives the pertinent information needed to make decisions regarding actions to take to protect the ones you love. Many other Apps repeatedly interview news caster to news caster trying to validate their projections and opinions. I like the latest facts. Good or bad we know it’s real and valuable information. Your App shows unbiased facts backed up by real data from reputable sources. Thank you for staying true. Far too many “News Outlets”seem to want to sensationalize what’s happening even to the extent of intervening their own reporters until they get across a message no matter how slanted it may be. Please keep up the great job of getting the real information out to as many folks as possible. Thanks again for keeping things real,relatable,reliable current and on point. Sincerely LS
All aboard the Paywall Train!
by Kitsune-242 on 2019/08/13 02:55
I used to love this app. Honestly. Used it at least once a day, multiple times if there was a big storm in the area. But this recent update? Added on a new “premium” version that has hidden a number of previously-free features behind a paywall. Want to track a storm’s projected path? Fork over the cash. Want to check to see if/where a tornado was reported in that storm cell that’s right over your house? Better pay up. It’d be different if these were new features. But they’re not. They’re the features that made me an avid fan of this app in the first place. They’re what made me recommend this app to anybody that lives in an area with unpredictable weather. These features were what set this app apart from the rest. But now they’ve been shuffled behind a paywall that seems like nothing but a cash grab, creating a base app that pales in comparison to what it used to be. I expect more features will be stuck behind the paywall soon enough. Time to start looking for a new weather app.
Terrible when compared to Org STORM APP
by Bob Griffith III on 2019/01/13 20:07
Having been in Aviation meteorological weather forecasting since 1969, I can say beyond any argument whatsoever this replacement app to the original “Storm app” is absolutely terrible! It’s hard to navigate, it’s screen is anything but pleasant to look at, it navigates very slowly, it does not give nearly the same amount of weather reporting stations, and so on and so on and so on! I just cannot fathom why they (weather channel group) would have taken The original Storm app and could have ever thought it’s replacement they have was equal to or better to the Original Storm app. I wish there ego was such that they would realize this and go back to the original Storm app in it’s entirety. In other words, what they have now is just terrible at very best. I truly miss the original Storm app and on a professional level it would serve them much better by bringing it back. I simply cannot express that enough! Please, please, please bring the original Storm app back on line!
Irrelevant Weather Warning
by Ann Marie_13 on 2019/05/24 03:38
I’ve never liked this app all that much, but I didn’t really feel much need to find a new one until now. In addition to the slow/glitchy radar, I just received a tornado warning that wasn’t actually relevant to me, which caused undue stress. The alert said for my entire county, but it was actually only relevant to the opposite part of the county from where I live, and I don’t have that part of the county listed as a favorite either. FIX THIS ASAP and only deliver tornado warnings to those currently in the specific warning area or those who have a town in the specific warning area as a “favorite”. You’re only causing undue stress when you send a warning like that out to people it’s not relevant to. Plus people will be less likely to take your future warnings seriously if the warnings they receive now are irrelevant. Very irresponsible and I would have expected better. I will be looking for a new app that is more useful in general and more precise with the tornado warnings.
Some good, some not as good
by ciriousclouds on 2018/09/23 03:23
Compared to the old app before it became the new “Storm” there is only one thing I like better, and that even comes with a “but it doesn’t” caveat. I like that it is faster to pinpoint a specific location anywhere across the country by tapping instead of having to write in a place name. But, I liked the way you could save your frequently used places and go directly to them. I liked the ease of getting the customized overlays better in the old app. I still haven’t found out how to see jet stream patterns or surface wind speed patterns. I also think the forecasted radar view seems to be using a model which must say “always predict more rain in 12 hours”. I’d like to see a long range forecast, (even though I never trust them as being more accurate than what I used to do with the radar images, but now I don’t even trust the radar forecast)
Not worth the memory
by g33q on 2018/11/08 11:19
Storm Radar isn’t the worst weather app but it’s also far from the best... the only reason I haven’t deleted it yet is that it has potential and I keep hoping they will upgrade the features to match their claims. The biggest blunder they have is there is no way of setting minimums of what is considered a storm so basically if a storm watcher reports anything happening within 300 miles it shows as a storm even though the storm track is nowhere near the users location and is unwanted information. This means is anyone reporting reports a brief sprinkle it’s considered a storm and it pops up the same as if there was a imminent flood situation. The other problem that needs immediate attention is it is not intuitive as to how to set it up. There ought to be a how-to manual manual built in at least until they figure how to make it general public friendly...
Poor and unnecessary replacement
by April girl on 2019/01/07 10:19
Storm was a beautiful and elegant weather app. This is a hot mess. Where do I begin? With Storm, I could easily move among my saved locations, as opposed to this "improvement" that has me tapping all over the place trying to get back to the location I want. Storm had easy-to-read tiles that gave as much or as little info as one wanted, including a tile with alert information and graphics that showed what the alert was for. Then there's the super useful lightning radar. It even had a handy dandy thermometer graphic that showed the historic, current, and record highs and lows, a feature, hard as I've tried, I cannot find on any other weather app. PLEASE, PLEASE being back the old Storm. Until then, I'll be scrolling through the four other weather apps I have along with a bookmarked almanac for historical data. This app is not worth the space on my phone. Consider putting effort into fixing the app instead of writing all those fake 5-star reviews.
Best weather app
by Pauly1216 on 2019/10/21 12:43
I recommend storm radar app due to its accuracy and other information bout daily forecast. I’m an avid angler and having an accurate, lot of extra helpful information weather app makes a big difference to my day knowing the areas on where the rain is gonna be, when it is going to cleared out, etc... my favorite feature of the app would be the temperature, I can check on the app the water temp. Before heading out to the water and with that info I would have the idea on how deep the species of fish I’m trying to catch that day. You have the option to pay for the extra features of the app if you prefer to have all the necessary information you want to know for example; winter storms, temperatures, tropical storms, etc...
Ruined a great App
by unhappy05192018! on 2019/07/17 02:00
When this was weather underground there was much better data. You could see weather fronts storm tracks as well as many other great data points. Once the weather channel took over they took away most of this functionality. I submitted many requests to bring back the features from the original app. Recently they have taken another step backwards and now they charge for basic functionality like viewing satellite. Don’t waste your time with this as the standard weather channel app provides more and better data free. If you want extra data points look at the Accuweather app. The main reason I have removed this app is because the old weather underground app still allows for the ability to see fronts and satellite. Storm tracking was nice and I would not be opposed to paying for it, but it is disappointing that all of the features that once made the app excellent are removed or now you have to pay for them.
One Big Flaw
by Downlinerz2 on 2019/10/30 01:42
I had the previous editions of this app and liked it very much. There are many great features of is app but the “storm attribute”tables opened by clicking on the cell icons were the best for me. There was an abundance of information available on them and I didn’t need to spend a lot of time going from radar to Meso analysis sites to get the info. So I was happy to this version. After I downloaded the app (onto my iPad Air 2 with OS 12.4.1) I immediately opened a cell icon and encountered a major problem. The attributes table opened, for a second, and then disappeared. Now without this feature I can get what is available free on most other radar shows apps. I am waiting and hoping this bug will be fixed in an update but I am not holding my breath. As a major feature I would have thought it would have been a priority. I am very disappointed! UPDATE: 29 OCT 2019 After sending 5 or 6 emails & Feedbacks I have not heard one word from anyone. Not one response. They have my money and that’s apparently all that matters. The only reason I use this app is the cell attributes tables. And I cannot use them at all cause they won’t open longer than a second. It’s sad when they can’t even try to do something about a problem. I was disappointed up above...now I’m angry.
Wow, this app is something else...
by tribblepuppy on 2019/05/16 19:19
... well, it would be something else if it actually worked on my iPhone 6s. I have thrown away and re-downloaded this app many times now, and it still continues to freeze up. It’s very frustrating that if I try to perform any function such as enlarge or reduction the screen, change locations, or turn on or off the animation, it’s like the app needs to think about whether it wants to reply or not. Sometimes deleting the app is my only option, but even that doesn’t help. I sure wish you had done more beta testing before making us throw away an app that actually worked pretty well. I wish the old app was still available, I would gladly pay to use it. And as an aside, could you make the lightening indicators easier to see? It’s hard to see them when there are many other colors on the screen. Maybe a black outline on the lightening would help?
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storm radar: Weather Tracker
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Now you can track the most severe - and potentially damaging - weather in real time with Storm. This powerful, high-definition NOAA radar and tornado tracker is designed to help you stay safe, stay up-to-date and weather the storm. So if you need to know about the weather for your job, for your home safety, even for your hobby, Storm helps you understand the weather like never before with our clear, advanced HD mapping technology (the same technology the Weather Channel depends on). Plus, you can view live weather patterns around the world as they happen with our incredible predictive radar. You’ll always be prepared for any weather with Storm on your iOS device! STORM: TOP 3 FEATURES 1. Get a detailed, color-coded view of the changing weather patterns in your area, including how much wind and rain is coming your way. 2. Know exactly when and where the storm will hit with 6 hours of global future radar across land and sea. 3. Stay safe with live local storm alerts and severe weather warnings. Track every extreme condition from cyclones to hurricanes to tornadoes. • View comprehensive data on all impending storms: find out wind speed, storm tracks and much more. • Customize your radar map with detailed data overlays such as seismic activity and temperature. Get real-time weather notifications. • Get notified of incoming rain with real-time precipitation updates for your area. • Be aware of hazardous lightning strikes: get live lightning alerts for your GPS location. Chase the perfect storm, or get home before the rain starts. storm radar helps you to stay safe and informed in any weather. *Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. ---------- WANT YOUR STORM APP AD FREE? Simply subscribe to storm radar’s Ad-Free version! For just $0.99 per month you get all the standard features PLUS you can quickly track storms heading your way and enjoy high-resolution radar. If you choose to purchase the Ad-Free version of storm radar, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. The current subscription for Ad-Free starts at $0.99 USD per month and the subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. If you decide to not purchase Ad-Free, you are welcome to continue using the free version of storm radar. THE WEATHER CHANNEL: WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA Forgot your phone? Access many of the top app features on the web, wherever you go. Find us on the Web: weather.com Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/theweatherchannel Follow us on Twitter: @weatherchannel. PERMISSIONS In order to provide personalized local weather data, alerts, and forecasts, The Weather Channel app needs permission to access your location. PRIVACY Our Privacy Policy can be accessed here: https://weather.com/en-US/twc/privacy-policy Our Terms of Use can be accessed here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html FEEDBACK Your feedback is important to us! If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the App Store. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at twcstormradar@weather.com
What went wrong?
by DrDR1998 on 2020/12/03 01:53
This used to be my go to app for weather. Once had amazing features. Now the developers have focused on monetizing it, gutted the good features, and the app has so many bugs it is almost unusable. I miss the old intellicast. This is a really sad replacement.
Awesome app
by Austo1211 on 2020/12/03 00:01
$3.99 a month or $1.99 a week? I’ll keep the free version. You don’t gain much for the subscription(what more could you gain from a weather app). I think if they lowered the price or just had a set price, it would be better. Awesome app, very laggy, and crashes a lot. But when it works, it’s fantastic.
What happened to annual?
by Awesomesauce609 on 2020/12/02 13:21
Was subscribed to annual at $19.99. Now it disappeared. I’m good thanks buh bye 👋
Storm radar
by Ret. Lt. on 2020/12/01 21:00
Love the hour to hour updates.
Love this app
by SusanMMraz on 2020/12/01 17:20
I love getting real time info. Love it.
wow is all that i have to say
by MeerKat_Roar on 2020/12/01 14:50
this app here is just awesome take a look at it for yourself and but just omg this app here is awesome
Nice App but Half the Features Require Premium
by glencastle on 2020/12/01 13:26
Half the stuff doesn’t work until you pay. Annoying.
Thank you!
by plossie on 2020/12/01 12:38
I was able to prepare for my travel and make arrangements for my job, because I had a very good idea of what was coming. It was very accurate.
Why does it refresh if I look at another app
by Gilles12344 on 2020/11/30 23:27
Anytime I switch to another app without closing Storm Radar and come back to it, it refreshes the app as if I just opened it. My other apps don’t do that thankfully. If I select a city and then go, as an example, to my calendar to see at what time I’ll be there, I will have lost the city selected and have to find it again when I return to the app. Great app otherwise. Please make it better!
Good app
by polocla outf on 2020/11/30 23:11
Good app
Amazing app
by JeffreyF matlack on 2020/11/30 19:14
Amazing
Application problem
by Bubba HO on 2020/11/30 17:24
Regularly comes up half-screen which is very irritating. Only way to get full screen is to completely power off and restart iPhone. Very annoying. Can’t something be done?
Awful weather but great app
by w3techie on 2020/11/30 15:32
Awful weather but a great app.
Me Pruitt
by truthno1 on 2020/11/30 14:56
Always available, thanks
AP
by AP579 on 2020/11/30 14:47
Best weather app I have found!
Storm:
by toofussy? on 2020/11/30 13:48
No legend on map.
Storm Radar
by Pete8880 on 2020/11/30 11:59
Just updated,,,,. Works great,,,,,.
My first resource!!
by possum640 on 2020/11/30 10:57
Read above
Notifications
by KZottopiv on 2020/11/30 09:47
Changes to App have made it worse.
Love the weather
by Cubcoupe on 2020/11/30 01:30
By having a great weather app, you are always prepared. I enjoy your system!!
New app is great.
by GreginJax on 2020/11/29 18:24
App is great but too many updates. I keep get ads even though I paid $3
Ads
by santa2021 on 2020/11/29 07:00
Adding ads that cover the satellite view has ruined the purpose of this site. Moving on.
Display changed!
by Oviedo Ghost on 2020/11/29 03:57
What happened to the full page display on my I-phone 7?
Notifications stink
by Pattianndt on 2020/11/29 00:31
Every notification I receive does not open well in the app. Just a small portion of the app is seen and enlarged to boot.
It won’t. Let me cancel
by pugman3 on 2020/11/28 20:05
Pleas cancel
Premium
by jsmcrm on 2020/11/28 15:07
I paid for premium and still gettin adds. How do I cancel it and get my money back on credit card
Problems recently
by ChristianRiley on 2020/11/28 13:38
Controls vanished today out of the blue. More testing needed
New version big step down
by Fmnnewton on 2020/11/28 03:33
The previous version was great. The new version is very much a tremendous let down. Hope I can find another app similar to the previous version This app has gone from fantastic to not worth the memory it uses on my phone. Just about worthless. Need to find another weather app
Timely
by Belleair Res on 2020/11/28 00:03
Accurate and timely. I am sitting here watching the incredible light show as lightning performs...no surprise as I can see it on the radar!
Privacy
by 4411$bill on 2020/11/27 20:21
Your opt out of personal advertising instructions are not accurate. I’m paying for Premium, fix your app; seriously.
Aggravating!!!
by Baxk to Ford! on 2020/11/27 16:09
OFTEN shows NO data. Just: LABEL LABEL LABEL When it does load data, its necessary to switch to another location, then switch back to update data for current location. Used to be excellent. Shame on Weather Channel. 0 stars.
useless
by asdf2214 on 2020/11/27 10:47
Now that greed has taken over, this app is nearly useless. What has happened to the data / forecast window? Now,, I have to pay for “full screen” to see it! Forget this! I will go elsewhere!
Great weather information
by MikeMcL on 2020/11/27 03:17
Excellent application. Easy to use and good information. You can ask for more
Excellent
by mashnee on 2020/11/26 15:58
Accurate and timely
Chatsword3
by Chatsword on 2020/11/26 02:51
This is an amazing app thank you for your help
Crashes constantly
by HelloPretzel on 2020/11/26 00:15
Receive notification. Open app. Click on alert. App crashes. Every. Single. Time. For THREE YEARS. Developer still hasn’t fixed it.
Used to be great
by LCSRock on 2020/11/25 04:22
Now the screen hardly ever goes to the forecast page without deleting the app and reloading.
Storm
by Pauly713 on 2020/11/25 04:17
Too much stuff on the screen when app is first opened, and not customizable to just show radar...again at first open. The original Storm was much better and for what I pay per month, one should be able to set it up the way they want
Very helpful
by Eflintx on 2020/11/25 02:52
Lighting strikes and warnings are spot on
Problems with legend
by Jazzuray on 2020/11/25 01:32
The details about what the storm track symbols are isn’t showing up. It will flash when you press on a symbol but not long enough to get any of the information. I have no idea what the different colored diamonds represent.
Inaccurate
by David Robert Farmerie on 2020/11/24 22:01
Yes, the app keeps me updated with storm warnings, however, they all seem to be for a location that is about 600 miles away from me
Great graphics
by Indruf on 2020/11/24 16:43
Love it
Accurate
by berfot on 2020/11/24 16:29
Alerts me to weather advisories which has been helpful in planning outdoor recreation.
Good app!
by Cali Todd on 2020/11/24 12:59
Good app. Love the satellite view.
Greatest app ever
by zxzxxxxxzzzascvhgdr on 2020/11/23 01:22
Great app
Love storm radar
by dennybgone on 2020/11/22 19:20
Great app with very little lag time. Love it.
Not as advertised
by Solar440 on 2020/11/22 01:59
Much more basic than advertisement appeared. No where near the functions described.
My Favorite Weather Forcast
by Sandie in rural MT on 2020/11/21 05:28
This is the best weather app I have found and I have looked at LOTS of them!!
Clearer faster loading and a wider field of view
by neville l w on 2020/11/21 04:45
In comparison with the radar view embedded in the Weather Chanel Ap, this is higher resolution, fast to load at least in WiFi were I chiefly use it, and easier manipulate. Thumps up!
Great App
by Reese.degree on 2020/11/19 15:15
Excellent heads up alerts for incoming storms.
Good weather app but has its bugs
by bman230 on 2020/11/19 13:50
Overall my goto weather app. It has the best radar! It does have its bugs....every time I get a weather alert I pick on it to open the app once I pick to see what the weather alert is it crashes, every time it does this. Once I reopen the app it works just fine. I have an iPhone X running the latest IOS. It has done this from the first time I installed the app through several versions of IOS. Otherwise it’s a great app!
Crashes
by Yo Brotha on 2020/11/19 01:25
App starts up, and then crashes/closes in 5-6 seconds. Wassup folks, can we fix this?
WU troubles
by 654evan7652588 on 2020/11/18 23:54
The old storm was absolutely incredible. Then when they went to the new app, they decided to require you to pay for almost everything that was free before?!?!?!
Paid for it but still have ads
by durban23 on 2020/11/18 20:23
I like the app all in all. It crashes often especially when you need the radar. I canceled the paid app and use the version with ads.
CRASHES all the time
by FighterPilotPTSD on 2020/11/17 19:42
Tried to provide feedback to developers within the app.before it tried to animate and it crashed while I was composing the message! CRASHES whenever I zoom in on the map. CRASHES when I press play to animate the weather radar. Used to work great. No more. Useless app. Please fix it.
Changed for the worst
by KT4Q on 2020/11/16 14:06
No need to duplicate what is being written. The powerful and fantastic app has changed significantly for the worst. Also it is now so unstable, it is not worth opening.
This app is a joke
by Mr. Ahi on 2020/11/16 03:31
A few years ago this app was a forced upgrade from the earlier Storm weather app. I am a follower of weather and have always appreciated having a quality weather app and have many on my iPhone. The upgrade was never as good as the previous app it replaced. I’m sitting here listening to high winds and a near squall as a front storm passes through tonight and this app, which was always touted as *the* premier radar app, shown no rain anywhere on its radar map, let alone the squall front that I keep getting severe weather alerts about for the last few hours. Seriously?
Awesome app
by Dani_b_ on 2020/11/16 03:26
Living in North Dakota the weather can change so quickly. This app is always up to date and alerts me to storm coming through so we can be prepared. It’s very user friendly. I love it!
Great App
by Waddy on 2020/11/16 01:49
My go-to app for weather. I look at it daily for the most accurate information.
Storm radar app
by Buffalo Fred on 2020/11/15 16:52
Great app
Notifications Do Not Work
by scotease55 on 2020/11/15 15:43
App will not allow notifications to be turned on
Excellent accuracy
by Miltons girl16 on 2020/11/15 14:49
I love this app so I can plan my week
JWM
by jw moody on 2020/11/15 13:44
Very accurate and easy to use.
Alerts
by ginny1968 on 2020/11/15 12:59
Sometimes the weather alerts are hidden on the screen
Premium 2 Expensive
by DontneedaNickName! on 2020/11/15 10:32
The app is very good. But, I believe the price is too high for the premium features. It deserves a 5 star rating otherwise.
Don't really like subscription apps
by kula_jon on 2020/11/15 08:08
I kind of need the hurricane tracking but I'm pretty bummed that they made this a paid for option.
Disappointed
by Nick_Name001 on 2020/11/14 22:33
This was my go to weather app. Now everything costs extra. Deleting this for an app that has more information for free.
Best Radar app
by jdsMissouri on 2020/11/14 18:16
The best I have found. Instantaneous and accurate.
Great app
by burchettg1nku on 2020/11/14 16:38
Love the functionality of the app. The radar data is amazing for a smartphone.
Top Rate
by N114GG on 2020/11/14 15:54
Use this app for flying it’s so good.
Weather be gone
by S697s on 2020/11/14 13:26
Dependable
iPhone is good, iPad has bugs
by Spearfish25 on 2020/11/14 03:07
Love this on the iPhone. On the iPad, clicking a tropical storm won’t open the data window. It pops out for a split second and then vanishes.
Love Storm Radar.
by Camanonana on 2020/11/13 21:16
Gives me exactly what to expect with the weather conditions where ever I am. Thank you Storm Radar.
Chance of Rain Error
by Bill206 on 2020/11/13 00:59
The forecast frequently says “10% 0 inches” which I assume is trying to say that there is small chance of a minimal amount of rain. What really indicates is that there is a 90% chance of more than 0 in of rain. What it should say is that there is a 10% chance of more than 0 in. This properly indicates that there is a 90% chance of no rain at all. The total of possibilities should always add up to 100%.
Joe G.
by TwoClock77 on 2020/11/12 16:50
Timely and accurate, love the alerts!
Unreliable
by chinghop on 2020/11/12 13:15
This app used to be great but something happened and it works sometimes and get no info others. It used to work all the time. Very disappointed!
It is very accurate on its calls,thanks you.
by lion24c on 2020/11/12 00:31
Waynesboro va.lion
Does not work with iPhone 12
by Anon132445 on 2020/11/11 23:15
Bugs out after trying to load map
Not so great
by zvphb on 2020/11/11 23:04
All of a sudden I’m getting a half screen! Can’t see hourly or 10 day!!!
Storm Radar
by Fgator72 on 2020/11/11 18:17
Great. Use it for Golf times to play in Myrtle Beach, SC
Latest update complete failure.
by Luberma on 2020/11/11 13:22
Since the last update this app hardly ever works. It fails to show any storms coming or going. I’ve had to download other weather apps to see the weather. This had been my favorite app but not anymore. Why update if it only makes the app worthless.
11/11/20. Needs update
by Chaz V on 2020/11/11 13:15
Since latest iOS update this app does not display correctly on iPad in landscape mode. The text info is off the screen to the right. I have to force close to fix it. IPhone version does not do this. I use this every day for temp, wind and rain forecast and it has been the most accurate weather app that I use.
Storm Weather App
by duckrpapa on 2020/11/11 03:34
My favorite weather app that I learned to use as a storm insurance adjuster.
No More.
by jsmobbs46 on 2020/11/11 03:20
This app was barely worth $20 a year. Now it’s more than twice that at $3.99 month. Not worth almost $50. Other apps are much less and provide better up to date information. Good bye.
Lonnie
by 6 aglvt on 2020/11/11 02:26
It good to have this app on my phone . Thank for the good service.
Storm Radiar
by Ed amd Mary on 2020/11/11 01:53
Two small screen liked the old screen
Free app
by catfishcharley0141 on 2020/11/11 00:33
Need at least a 24hr.time on the app, not just 12 hrs.chuck
Was good, now previous features are “Premium”
by Tigorgan on 2020/11/10 23:29
Loved the app before, but they changed the way it worked. Before you could see anticipated storm directions, now it’s a “premium” feature.
Storm Radar
by jayste393 on 2020/11/10 13:26
Very cool app
Very good
by justbirds2000 on 2020/11/10 00:59
👍👍👍
Stability
by Professor! on 2020/11/09 20:08
Getting better
Fast and helpful
by hnhoj on 2020/11/09 15:38
Great tool for quick look at conditions. It includes future cast which I like.
Very good app
by Padre Bob on 2020/11/08 21:35
Good combination of weather data.
Great weather app
by randyroom on 2020/11/08 18:59
Love the future animation!
McKay bay pirates
by Capt. Snook on 2020/11/08 17:54
Great graphics for radar. Zoom is on the spot details. THANKS ! Best yet. Thanks storm troopers!
Accept
by abedin behzadi on 2020/11/08 17:35
I love this application
Maps are getting to Small
by ADDAOCEAN on 2020/11/08 17:15
Like this app but maps are getting to small
The best
by Braybuy on 2020/11/08 16:44
Been through all the weather apps including my iphone app. Storm Radar beats them all hands down... Just one minor complaint...When l pinch size the active radar screen it would be great if it was that size my next time in... Thanks guys/gals for a great app...
Not stable anymore
by MRP00 on 2020/11/08 14:21
Past 2 weeks, the app has started to crash frequently when you try to use it. This needs to get fixed ASAP. Can’t even use the app anymore, has become useless.
One of the best
by TechDev1 on 2020/06/09 06:14
I too used this app for years before the Weather Channel bought it. I also wondered why they felt the need to strip it down and change everything. However, that was then, nowadays it is arguably the best storm tracking and info app on IOS. The detailed information you get about the storm when you have Storm Tracks turned on is fantastic. All you have to do is to touch the storm center icon and a screen of probably 2 dozen attributes about the storm pops up. As I have quite a few rental cars on my lot, I find the hail percentage and hail size the most interesting. With that, though, since the last IOS update (I think) the pop up of the storm detail analysis doesn’t work. It pops up and immediately goes back down. Simultaneously, on the right side, a white rectangle that covers the entire right 1/4 of the screen pops up and goes right back down. I have tried it on my iPad Pro 12.9, my iPad Mini 4 and my iPhone 8+ and it fails the same way on all three. I have tried disabling ad blockers, changing font sizes and literally a dozen other tests but not one has made the slightest change. I hope this is something they can fix quickly as it is their best feature and the main reason I pay the yearly subscription.
A Strong Storm Arising
by Closet Meteorologist on 2019/04/22 15:58
Like many of you, at first glance I thought what a letdown and a waste the new Storm App is compared to the older version. Why would anyone put out a newer version that is inferior to their previous product? The new Storm Radar is an excellent app once you learn to navigate the new system. Just pulling down on the temperature banner provides you with much more in-depth weather data, probably more than the average person cares to see. Wondering about the weather in another place? Just tap on the map and the weather banner for that location appears, no need to search the city name. Need more detail, just slide downward on the banner and get your information. Monitoring storm systems? Add Storm Tracker in the Radar layers section at the bottom of the page. This will provide you Storm tracking data and by tapping on the storm marker, you will be provided all of the storm detail utilized by the meteorologists! The radar layers at the bottom of the page allows you to customize the data and alerts that you wish to receive. My daily job is heavily impacted by the weather and storms in general. Also, in my duties as a volunteer firefighter I monitor and depend upon accurate data for fire conditions and tracking storms. The Storm Radar tool is one of the top apps on my phone today. Load it and play with it to discover the many options available to monitor the weather the way you choose.
Sub par at best.
by SamThrash94 on 2018/09/21 00:01
I had storm for a very long time before this. Paid the $10 for it years ago. Loved it enough to move to the subscription service when they dropped that. I gave this a chance but I refuse to even pay $.99 for the ad free version of this. A few of the issues I have with this app: the touch location feature is horrible I find myself accidentally clicking a location while moving around the radar. The radar centric version with the expandable bottom banner was wonderful over this. Also, why are advisories different colors from the standard! This is probably the biggest complaint, I see a red box around my country and worry it’s a tornado warning... it isn’t. I miss the markups on the radar you could do on storm, you could measure the distance and use this to predict when the front would arrive. Used to love the storm tracks but now they just don’t mesh well, and guess what when I try and tap the storm track to get more information I end up changing the floater box location because it’s easy to accidentally tap a location on the map rather than the track. Lastly, the ability to use local radars was great! I loved being able to look at the velocity track and find the hook when there was a nearby tornado. All in all what was an extremely user friendly and advanced weather app has become another “simplistic” “pretty” ui for the masses, next they will push out an update to include a news feed like the weather channel.
New Storm not as good as old Storm
by Pmotz on 2019/07/13 12:14
Well the Weather Channel has now ruined a perfectly good app. Since they “remodeled” the Storm app into the new “Storm Radar” app it’s just not very good anymore. The layout is odd and not very intuitive, plus they changed one of the best things on Storm, the wind speed graphics. It was real easy to see the wind movement with many wind speed arrows, but now it is the occasional arrow and no movement, just a direction. No where near as useful. The radar is ok, but when you zoom in sometimes the rain/snow that was there disappears! Something is wrong there. The current weather info seems to be lacking a measure of precipitation in the last 24 hours, something that is pretty basic for weather information. After using this for several months (I would switch to another app, but they are all bad!), I’ve found it pretty flakey. Quite often the app just quits for no reason. Other times I try to move the map area and it takes 10-15 seconds for it to respond. I also do not like the radar to go into animation mode when I open the app and have configured it to not do that ... but it still does occasionally. This is all pretty sad given all the time they have had to work on this. Update, now they are pushing the “Pro” version and have some icons on the left side of the screen that are only active in the “Pro” version. Problem is they block the view on the iPhone, but you can’t get rid of them. Another annoying money grab ....
No ability to save custom map settings?
by fit_fiddler on 2019/06/16 20:32
I've tried many weather apps trying to find one that is simple, clean, and provides high quality weather data. My favorites have been this one and the Weather Underground app. Weather Underground was my staple app until I found this one, and this is my new go-to weather app for radar, daily, and hourly weather information. My favorite feature is the ability to set custom map overlays for viewing radar, temperature, weather alerts, etc, including the ability to re-order the overlays. However, when I close and re-open the app, the activated overlays and the order of those overlays is not maintained. It would be an even better app if the custom map overlays and the order of those overlays was maintained after closing and reopening the app.
Am I missing something? (Updated again)
by Inter-Space Freight on 2019/08/22 03:04
It got better by only a little. Storm Radar is still an inferior app to what it replaced. Several updates to fix bugs and still hasn’t fixed most. App opens up showing Africa and the Eastern Atlantic. Must close the app and then reopen it to connect back with my location and current radar. I use it, but still wish for something better. Exploring other apps. All the comments below still apply. _________________________ The Storm Radar app is supposedly the replacement for the Storm app, which gave a notice of being discontinued May 24. I eventually found a very difficult to read graph of hourly temps and daily forecast. OK maybe for a LARGE display, but too tough to read on typical smartphone screens. I can save favorites of destinations I go for work but then constantly get unwanted weather notices for all of them. Haven’t found out how to turn that off while keeping my home location on. This is still NOT an improvement over the former app. It is a major step backwards. It is not intuitive. It is not easy to use or to read. I have to search for information where the former app gave great info all on one screen. Disappointed in the extreme. I’ve started using local news weather reports rather than turn this thing on. Hanging in there to SEE / HOPE it improves. Giving it the Summer months. If no better, it’s deleted.
Took a good app and ruined it
by dgjuytfv on 2019/05/16 20:00
This app is so disappointing, there’s probably too many things to list. First of all, it was way better when it was just Weather Underground. Once they forced you to move over from “Storm“, everything went downhill from there. First, I had paid for an ad free experience on Weather Underground (WU), and when they forced you to move over to Storm, they didn’t credit you for the ad free experience you had paid for on the original app. I have contacted them repeatedly, and have gotten no response whatsoever. Apparently they just don’t care about taking your money and then not providing the service you had paid for. Secondly, the underlying map in Storm isn’t nearly as good as the one they used to use when it was WU. Currently, you are unable to edit saved locations or recents. The delete button does not function. The satellite layer on the map doesn’t work. I’d say that their customer service sucked, but you would actually have to have made contact with someone to make that assessment. They can’t even be bothered to reach out to you when you have a problem and request some help. The list goes on and on. How do you take a product that was really good (WU), and then make it significantly worse, while effectively stealing people’s money for a service they had prepaid for. Truly mystifying. Don’t waste your time with this app.
What happened?
by Cmeiman2019 on 2019/10/01 11:51
When I first got this app it was easily one of the best one the App Store. Great radar, easy to use tools, alerts that were on the mark. I’m in landscaping and snow removal so it was perfect, but that was 5 years ago. Since then through several updates and “improvements” the developers have gotten sloppy and greedy. On my iPhone 10 with the most updated free version the app constantly shuts down, won’t open several “free” and important features like special weather statements. A few years ago they changed the app so you could click on any part of the map and get the weather, but it’s very seldom I need the weather anywhere but where I’m at, and if I do need the weather in Canada I could easily search it. The only thing this map does it make me mad when I accidentally click it instead of the small carrot to minimize the forecast screen and get thrown into Toronto! Then there is the greedy part, only a few short months ago you could do anything on this app. There were some features to upgrade but they were very specialized or to go without adds. Now I can’t even make the app full screen without a subscription, what are the adds for? Don’t get me started on the IPad version.. bug city! I plead with the developers and owners, take a look at the old version of this app and remember what it was like when you were #1, Thank You!
Disappointed
by djdidjdbd chejisixj on 2019/08/24 03:10
I’ve used this app for years and loved it. I’ve recommended it to everyone I know. BUT something changed a few months ago after an update and now every single time I open the app it takes me to Africa. I live in Georgia. There is never a time now that it takes me to my location on the first time of opening the app. So I have to close it out and then open it back up again. My husband also has the app and his opens up to Africa as well and when you hit the location icon it takes you to our location but you can’t pull up any forecast information or see the radar or anything. It’s just blank. So no matter what you do you have to close it out and open it back up again. We’ve both tried deleting and reinstalling it. I even went on and paid for the pro version just to get it to stop doing what it was doing and if anything it got worse when I upgraded. I’ve sent messages to the developer (or whoever the feedback goes to) 3 different times and have yet to get any type of response. I’m so disappointed because I have loved this app for so many years and relied on it to keep me informed of any severe weather at home and also where our kids in college are and now I’m trying to find another app that even compares to the way this one used to work.
Wow a lot of fake 5 star reviews
by NikolaiGranakov on 2019/08/26 17:27
Hi, my name is John Fujita-Beaufort Weathervane and I was an Air Force hurricane hunter pilot before I became a tornado chaser for a big name weather company and I’ve got 45 years of experience with forecasting, even though I’m only 38 - Oh, I didn’t mention, I was orbiting the moon on a secret weather mission to see if there was moon weather, and I was going so fast that time actually slowed down, so that’s why my earth age is 38 but I have those seven extra years of experience. Relativity is a crazy thing! Anyway, this app has brought me so much joy that it brings tears to my eyes every time I open it on my phone. Most of the time it crashes, like that one time my C-130 crashed while hunting a hurricane, and the app has reduced functionality like, well, that one time when my C-130 lost an engine Come on people this is a terrible app, please review to balance out all of these fake five star ratings. Storm by WU was the best weather app ever, and I gave this app a chance for a long, long time, waiting for it to mature and it has just gotten worse. I’ve never been more sad about a piece of software in my life. 1 star because it works about 20% of the time, because of the baffling amount of patently fake five star reviews, and because I can’t assign a lower score.
IBM Downgraded Weather App
by Concerned 343 on 2018/09/14 00:05
Don’t waist your time with this ‘upgrade’ —IBM’s ‘new’ Storm Radar app is sadly disappointing and wholly inferior to the original Weather Underground Storm App. It’s a shame to see that IBM purchased the Weather Channel and Weather Underground with the long term intent of implementing dated technology, removing superior competition, and providing decreased value. The original Storm app had easy access to everything one needs in a weather app, with the ‘new’ Storm Radar Weather app by IBM one would have to use multiple weather apps to even get anywhere near the performance of the original and still they would be lacking. The original WU Storm App helped my family weather Hurricane Harvey and saved us once from running directly in to the path of a tornado. Sad to think that IBM would purposely take away the public’s choice and access to an app that helped so many during Hurricane Harvey and could help countless others in the future. It’s also sad to see that someone is trying to raise the ratings on this app with all fake 5 Star one line reviews rather than fix the app’s issues or bring back the original Storm app features — in one month the rating has gone from 2.9 to 4.4 yet nothing has changed with the app.
Good, but needs improvement
by Quint41 on 2020/10/23 20:34
I used to use the original version of Storm, which came with storm cell tracking as part of the free app. I don’t care about ads, but as full-time RVers, our lives DEPEND on having storm cell tracking and alerts so that we know for sure if a dangerous storm is coming our way. I have to pay to get the benefit of storm cell tracking now which, ok, you’ve got me because it’s essential for us. But, please add a legend that shows me what the different colors mean. I don’t know a green circle with a green dot inside from a blue square with a blue square inside. What does that even MEAN? If you are going to put it on your map for me to see, then for the love of God PLEASE put some information as to what that means!! Right now, there is a large square just west of our campground that is colored dark red. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? If you are trying to warn me that there is some kind of weather warning nearby, there should be a way for me to tell WHAT THAT MEANS!! I was hoping that I would be able to put our old fashioned weather radio away ... but it looks like that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Bring back the old app!
by HelenaHanbaskit on 2020/03/20 20:53
UPDATE: Just paid for a one month sub so I can see lightning and the lightning tracker won’t toggle on. Utter joke. Want a refund. I miss the 3 day thunderstorm/spc outlook display! The earthquake monitor (which the new app has but it’s hard as the dickens to see)! I miss the lightning monitor (again, this app has one but it’s not nearly as reliable). I miss being able to search a location by typing it in. Hunting it down and tapping the screen is a pain when I’m not 100% familiar with the area I might be looking for radar info in. I can’t tap my saved locations anymore and I miss that, too! My husband works in a different town, now when he asks is it going to rain, I have to hunt him down rather than tapping the location at the top of the screen. Overall, the radar is gorgeous...it’s the sheer loss of functionality that stinks. I miss the current conditions at the bottom of the screen; the tap-to-expand setup now is frustrating and very confusing to read. Sometimes it opens...sometimes it causes the location pointer to relocate, causing me to again have to find where I wanted to be looking in the first place. You have a great radar, at this point. That’s about it. One star.
Hoping for more
by 4HisPleasure on 2018/09/12 12:16
This app, which replaced Storm, looks pretty cool with the theming. Unfortunately, that’s about all I have good to say about it. It has just a fraction of Storm’s features and customizability. I sorely miss seeing more details like dewpoint, cloud cover, and pressure in the daily/hourly forecast graphs. And those graphs need to be full screen instead of trimmed down to fit just three days/six hours at a time. The map options are drastically reduced from Storm’s, too. I could go on and on about what this app is missing in comparison. It just baffles me that they removed the best weather app (Storm) before releasing those features in this app. I’m not sure who this app is targeting. On the one hand, there is the great future radar, but some of the forecast details we weather aficionados use to understand what’s coming and how to plan are missing. Hopefully this is just an interim, growing pains gap (akin to Apple Final Cut Pro’s 7 to X), and the missing features will work their way into subsequent versions. In the mean time, this app doesn’t really offer much, so I will have to use a combination of weather apps and websites to piece together the full picture.
Great App though Recent Location Searches Cannot be Cleared
by Brian Cox on 2019/05/18 03:34
I’ve purchased and used at least twelve other weather apps over the last seven (7) plus years and this app is simply a superior product overall with side-by-side comparisons. That said, with the latest app software update, I am now unable to clear any of the many recent current searched weather locations. When I attempt to slide the location text to clear it, the app now crashes and closes up leaving me to start the weather app process all over again. This has become increasingly frustrating and leaving me considering going back to inferior yet more reliable Weather Bug or the original AccuWeather apps. I’ve removed and reinstalled this app with no success whatsoever when rebooted. I hope that this issue is fixed soon as the number of searched locations is well over twenty (20) and currently populating more every day. I’m sure that this cannot help the overall speed and performance of my less than two (2) years old iPad Pro and less than one (1) year old iPhone 8.
I really liked this app but.......
by Techick74 on 2019/09/06 13:30
I guess because I chose not to upgrade to premium I don’t get to see the weather at all. The last couple of times I’ve gone to the app all I get are dashes where information should be. My saved locations were gone so I entered them again to see if that would help, no. I refuse to put an app (that I can get the same information else where for free)on the payroll. I’m only willing to make a one time payment. Update..... The makers of this app contacted me after my first review assuring me that I would still receive basic weather information to keep me safe in the case of hazardous weather. I just went through a hurricane here in NC no thanks to this app. The entire time leading up to the storm all I got was a picture of the continents, I couldn't even zoom in on my location to see anything. I got the notification for a warning but because I couldn't open my location I didn’t know how to get to the warning. I probably wouldn't say anything now but this morning I got another notification for a weather warning. Why is it I can now get all the detail I could ever want about a storm that has already passed.
Stripped of Features
by Sabor Místico on 2020/06/03 12:37
While the free version of this app once offered actual customizable features, like a choice of how many miles away the lightning tracker would scan, for example (i.e.: 1 mile, 3 miles or 5 miles...), those choices have now been taken away and replaced with standardized generic settings for all features. So now the lightning tracker is set at a 5 mile radius, which I have found not to be particularly significant or useful. The thing is, the previous Storm app that this replaced (not to mention the defunct Intellicast) was practical, usable and detailed, and a much better product overall. The free version of this app once actually gave you something you could use, but it is now little more than a glorified electronic map. The removal of any real ability to customize the features of this replacement version is clearly designed to motivate users to purchase the premium version. However, after this free app that once provided useful features was gutted and now offers next to nothing, why would I bother? This is just another useless gimmick now...with a whole lot of fake positive reviews propping up its rating, to boot.
Worthless, unreliable. Don’t waste your time
by BrrKsu on 2019/06/21 20:28
This app was amazing a few years ago. Why is there always a need to take something great and “update” it to something that is trash. Every time I open the app, it shows me as somewhere in Africa (I’m in the Midwest USA). When I click the arrow to find my location, the app crashes and closes. Upon reopening the app, it shows my location and sometimes shows the current radar. It no longer shows weather alerts (highlighted counties with active weather watches and warnings), even with the “alerts” button selected, each time I open the app, I have to turn on storm tracks and lightning alerts because it doesn’t remember my preferences anymore. I’ve tried emailing Storm support, but get no response. Ever since “the weather channel” name was added to the app, it turned into trash. TWC is worthless in my opinion anyway. Bring back the old intellicast the way it was before TWC “fixed it”, or at least have your developers read the reviews and fix the bugs. I am away from home a lot of the time and rely on apps like this for weather alerts. It’s just too unreliable anymore. Fix it please
Way worse than the last version
by Thaddeusrex on 2018/10/01 15:12
What’s up with this?! Why did you launch a new app with a fraction of the functionality? I can’t find any of the old options I liked in the older version, like the wind arrows, which were actually amazingly accurate. Much worse. Revert back please. The loading is horrendous, especially the tropical storm/hurricane tracks, which are the most critical. It’s basically random as to whether storms will show up on my iPad screen or not. I open the app, then sit and stare at it for several minutes. Sometime none will load, so I zoom the view in and out, and sometimes that eventually works. Sometimes some storms will load, but not others. After all that, I still keep going back to the old version to view the wind arrows (which are my favorite feature, and are gone now), and going through the “OOPS, there’s an upgrade!” Screen, just so I can see where the arrows go into a tight circle, which indicates a hurricane. The arrows are so accurate, last year they predicted hurricanes before any service, or other data did! Bring back the arrows!
Best weather app available!!
by Stormy83' on 2020/01/09 18:08
My husband works outside for a living so weather is our life. I have had just about every possible weather app out there and I have found Storm Tracker to be the absolute best. My unscientific method for choosing a weather app is to have three weather apps and average them over a certain period of time. The winner hands-down has been Storm Tracker through at least a dozen rounds. It will tell you when it will rain/snow down to the minute and they are accurate over 95% of the time! Now that’s awesome. I love the personalization options that are available. My husband can save the weeks job sites and with one tap know the weather down to street level. Awesome job to the developers!! You have saved my husband from many unneeded road trips due to weather. I can’t say enough about how great this app is for anyone who depends on the weather for their livelihood. Great graphics too!
Emails in link in app must go to trash
by Catcala on 2020/07/10 09:49
I’ve been a user of this app for years, mostly in summer to watch for tornadoes and hail. Then they downgraded it and make you pay for it. I paid for the summer at least this year but I’m about to cancel it. I mostly use the storm track details but it doesn’t work. It worked last year and every year before that but now I pay to have it not work. The storm track details won’t scroll. I can’t even get to the hail info. I’ve emailed twice for help but receive NOTHING. They must send them straight to the trash instead of replying. And the search for help topics, another big joke. You can find Covid info there but nothing about how to fix a problem with the app. So not worth it. EDIT: well I’m happy most people have an app that works for them. Me, nothing works. Still paying for it but this is now the 4th time I have written and said what the problems are and I get no reply whatsoever. No help nothing. It worked beautifully when it was free. As soon as I started paying-nothing works. That tells me one thing. All they care about is the money and could care less about any problems.
Sadly not what it used to be
by joshybigmac on 2019/08/17 20:07
I downloaded this app about 5 months ago and it was amazing to use. I used it almost every day and had some very useful and insightful information that I like to look at when viewing the weather and the radar. Recent updates have since stripped away all of the functionality that I used to enjoy in favor of a bogus $20 annual fee which wouldn’t be so bad if you weren’t additionally extorted by a completely useless app for those who don’t wish to pay. I know this company knows how to do premium — the main The Weather Channel app introduced a premium program a couple months back as well, but instead of forcing users to pay by excluding features they already used, new and exciting features were made available on top of the free experience if they so wished to use them. I don’t understand why the same company could find it so hard to just do the same thing across all their apps. I’ll be sure to telling the people whom I recommended this app to to uninstall it if they haven’t already made the good decision to use the storage this app occupies for something actually worth keeping.
Miss the OLD WUnderground
by Anana0016 on 2019/10/03 17:20
I don’t usually write app reviews, but this one is a long time coming. I used to love Weather Underground, and used them exclusively. Ever since The Weather Channel acquired WU, this app (and the desktop site for the record) has steadily decreased. After nearly a decade of loyalty, you’ve lost this subscriber. (1) TWC separated what was once ONE SINGLE APP, into two apps, the spinoff being this Storm app. Ok fine, I thought, this will help focus on severe weather. (2) Then it got glitchy and started crashing when trying to view the radar in future mode. (3) Then they take the awesome storm tracks feature from the free app and make it a premium-only setting. WTH?! That was like the one advantage this app had over others. (4) Finally, today was the last straw. I get a river flood alert in the push notifications. Opened the app and what does it always do when you try to get more info? It crashes. After three dIfferent iPhones...IT. ALWAYS. CRASHES. I’m done. THIS APP COULD BE ALL A PERSON HAS IN A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. At the very least, it should not crash on us!
layers once free, now a premium purchase! What happened?!!
by Eagles215 on 2019/07/18 01:40
many of the layers once free have been taken away and now are only available as a premium purchase. This also applies to some really basic layers you’d think would be free; such as satellite cloud cover and wind speed just to name a couple. This App was always somewhat buggy, but was still a must have for any weather geek. Now it’s just a simple weather app that cant stand apart from the pack after taking so much away once given as free and/or considered a basic feature and locking them behind a premium pay wall. I HIGHLY suggest looking elsewhere for a weather app. One that doesn’t drastically change their business model just to sell you something once given for free or considered to be an industry standard/basic weather feature. This is my first ever review left for an App if that tells you anything. I really hope this App comes back around and they resolve any internal differences, cause it really was once a great app. Not worth the price of admission today with the added concern of company’s unstable nature toward a business structure to build around.
Cluttered and counter intuitive
by Beernun on 2019/04/15 00:21
This app was great in its previous form. Now it’s an annoying mess. It’s got so much information in it, but the UI is horrible. It covers the map and only gives a tiny window to view. How many different ways to I have to turn off the animation of the Map? There are so many warning larders turned on that I can’t see THE MAP. I’ve turned them all off and there’s still several on that can’t be deactivated. The only good thing about this app is the lightning strike warnings. The previous incarnation of this app was still better at it though. When I’m trying to find the weather conditions I want to know now, not after if turned off a bunch of layers, then stopped the reader animation, and pressed the now button 3 times to get it to the current radar, then accidentally changed the location of the forecast by putting my finger on the side of the screen. This app has become a total mess. You can have all the information possible, but it’s useless because the UI is so bad that I do to want to use the app.
Paying for this app for the Third time!
by IroqAtty on 2019/08/13 00:55
So a few years ago I bought this app for a couple bucks, and it was a great companion to the weather channel app during stormy weather. It was a phenomenal app that I still miss in bad weather. After a couple years TWC discontinued that app and migrated to the *new* storm app. I paid a couple bucks (again) and got a app with reduced functionality, but it had weather boxes and lightning strikes. So I swallowed the loss and eventually sought out another app that had storm tracks and timing and some of the other functionality of the old app. Now Storm is insisting that I pay a few more bucks to continue doing the same thing I already paid for it to do, lightning and severe boxes, and that it was already doing just a few weeks ago. So now do I invest a few more bucks in an app that has now proven itself unreliable? Especially after I had to pay for a competitor app to fill the gaps left by the last migration? Perhaps I’ll delete Storm for the time being, and see if I miss it next time there’s a storm, the way I miss the original app.
Total Extortion!!! Don’t waste your $
by QuitRuiningApps! on 2020/06/08 18:11
With this new “update”, which again made this IBM/Weather Channel app even more useless than the original, they now are requiring you to pay for basically everything in the app that has been free for years! I have been a user of this app for years (even after IBM/Weather Channel bought and ruined it) and now they expect people to pay for this garbage app they have created? No Thanks!! ***There are tons more apps that are much better and are free!!*** I have never seen an app update that locked the entire app down and won’t unlock unless you pay for it! This is just infantile GREED AT ITS CORE!! Whoever at IBM/Weather Channel that changed, I’m sorry, RUINED THIS APP really needs to contemplate a career change because I’ve never seen garbage like this...ever. You should be so ashamed of this that you should fire yourself, and take some time off to figure out how you so profoundly messed up a great app. Or, go stick your head in a toilet and flush, because that’s the experience you get with this app since IBM/Weather Channel bought it. You have been warned!
The only good thing about this app is watching it crash and burn.
by Grrrrrr4411 on 2019/07/20 21:44
Ok. I’ve hated this app from day one. It was a huge step back from WU. But watching the developers dig themselves into a deeper hole? It’s getting to be entertaining at least! I found new apps after a dangerous situation that Storm showed nothing and we had hail and tornados. I contacted the developers and got the canned responses of thank you for your feedback. There was a glimmer of hope when they added storm tracks again several months ago. It still sucked. But slightly better. And now we have to pay for it for premium in a subscription model? I deleted it today as these bad storms are moving through and I can’t get any info on them. How is it that the weather channel app is this horrible? I’m so disappointed they bought out WU and ruined it. If you want a basic radar that’s horribly inaccurate- there are a ton of free apps that will give you that. Weathermate, Aeries Pulse and Accuweather are my go to-s now if anyone is looking for help. None of the three give me everything I want but together have what WU used to.
Storm Was Better
by MomCatM4 on 2020/08/16 17:09
This app has been stripped of a lot of what made Storm my go-to weather app. In Storm, I could have various locations set across the top so I could see at a glance what the temp was in another city. In Storm, I could get an hourly or daily forecast—extremely useful when traveling. In Storm, I could get specific weather stats like dew point, wind chill, and more. In Storm, I could GET RID OF THOSE ANNOYING ADS!!! In-app ads have the potential to track you or follow you and you would not know it. C’mon, Weather Channel, fix this thing!! Until then, I probably will use other weather apps that give me better information. They are still saying it costs 99¢/month. That is no longer true. It is now $3.99/month—a whopping $48/year. There is no longer a yearly option, either. This is being deleted off my devices now. I will periodically check to see if things have improved, but I doubt it will happen. There are other weather apps out there that easily have similar, if not better, features for a far more reasonable price. It was good while it lasted. :-(
Has become useless since TWC/IBM took over
by cobaltjump on 2019/08/16 21:25
App has slid downhill for ages now. Really, how does an app manage to get WORSE? I had been a paid subscriber $0.99 month for years to get the AD free experience. Started having issues with radar images not loading requiring an app restart. Then it started serving me ads even though I was paying to remove them. Numerous emails and support requests sent over 2 months with no response. Finally canceled subscription last month and was going to give them one more shot with re-subscription at the .99 rate when it officially expired a day from now with hopes it would reset my subscription token or whatever. Now I see they want 3.99 a MONTH to remove ads and see basic weather data other apps offer for free. No way I am taking that chance with no previous response to support requests. Putting 75% of a weather app behind a pay wall....hilarious. I am preparing to free up some storage space by removing this app. “Weather Mate” as mentioned by another reviewer has some amazing features and customization for free.
SO Disappointing
by Mummal66 on 2019/08/03 13:02
Like all of the other reviews state this app is subpar at best. Doesn’t even deserve one star. I miss, miss, miss the old Intellicast app! The “upgrade” to storm has just steadily gone downhill and now I have to PAY for features that have always been standard features. Additionally 50% of the time when I open my app it is showing the continent of Africa on my screen. I have learned that the app is not functioning at this point because if I touch on the screen the app crashes. Also most of the time when I open the app there is no radar showing. I have to widen my view and then the radar will pop onto the screen. Plus the satellite view is terrible! If there are clouds showing I can’t see them! Only if I widen my view can I see them very faintly. Have tried adjusting the opacity which does nothing. Of course like others I could go on and on. And the few Developer responses on here are BS! It’s 100% about profit. They know how popular this app has been for years and are trying to capitalize on that. Don’t waste your time people!
Remember when...?
by Tardy_Slip on 2019/08/23 03:29
Remember when this application used to be hands down the best detailed weather tracking application one could have a smart phone? Remember when you could track an individual storm’s direction, wind velocity, cloud Atlas, windshear, and other detailed information so as to predict the storms severity relative to your specific location? And, Remember when it was completely free? I don’t mean this basic unintelligible version that exists now,... that you’re forced to get whenever you buy a new phone, or because they shut down support for the previous version. And to the developers… Don’t patronize us with the fact that you charge a subscription to provide a more intuitive ad free experience. We had that already that (ad banners were minuscule at most) and you decided since you bought the rights you could take that away from us. I realize that legally yet immorally, you can. But you didn’t even make the app better, you made it completely and appallingly worse. We prefer the original app. Give it back!
This app is garbage...
by revbigD on 2019/10/22 13:50
I’d just like to go on record as saying how poor a weather app experience this app gives now. I’ve had the “Storm” app for several years (when still under previous ownership) and it was remarkably good, reliable and an overall it provided a great app experience. It stinks now. Not only have you made it where you must pay for premium for less than premium (even basic I’d say) services, the maps are unreliable and it crashes often. This looks like a classic business decision where a product that wasn’t broken and was very solid was traded for a cheaply made counterfeit all for the sake of more profit. I pay for premium versions (as well as standalone) of apps but there NO way I’d give a dime for this product. I feel like what we had in the previous version of Storm was Coke and you’ve tried (like Coke did once) to change the formula. Do you remember “New Coke”? No, you probably don’t. And neither does anyone else. Because it was crap. Be like Coke. Change it back. Make it better, but change it back please.
Horrible!
by Ana Beth :) on 2020/03/19 07:45
This app WAS the best app around. It really used to teach you about how the weather works. A few years ago you could see high and low pressures, lighting, storm altitude, distance and so much more. It had it all. Well NOT ANYMORE! First they made the change of getting rid of the low and high pressure tracking and some other stuff. Ok fine no big deal for some. I wasn’t happy but got over it. However now they got rid of storm tracking and lighting and everything else. Now it is just an app for me to see why is already happening over my area. It’s the same info I get from the news and wether channel. Nothing great! To make it even worse... you now have to pay $4 a month if I want to have the features I used to have a couple months ago. I still do not get the awesome things that I had with the original. I get to pay for what I used to have for free. This is insane!!! How is the weather channel going to charge citizens for a product that we already pay for with our taxes. I’m done! Moving on to a new app!
You finally ruined it
by JRedPark on 2019/08/20 00:19
At one time Storm was the best. When the Weather Channel acquired it the “improvements” made it much harder to use and also made it ugly. Although unhappy with it, I have continued to use it. I even paid yearly to remove the adds, I supported it because it was the best. After it was redone to the terrible interface, all memberships were voided and you couldn’t pay to remove adds. Annoying, but eventually they brought being able to remove adds for a monthly fee, so I did again. I have paid now to have adds removed for years... but the last 6 months or so even though I paid every month, the app constantly displayed adds. I begrudgingly still used it because it still had the best data even though a stupid and cumbersome interface. This new change in the last two weeks making you pay an exorbitant amount the the data thats been free for YEARS is finally too far and too greedy. I have PAID for YEARS. I am done with you guys. You have finally ruined it. Great job.
Old app was better
by sterlingwynn on 2019/02/06 15:20
Update: After reading all the bogus 5 star reviews, I downgraded my review. Compared to the old app, this is almost a zero. The current weather for my location is usually off, weather channel always uses an airport that is 25 miles away across a reservoir for data, then applies it to the town 12 miles away from me, and gives me the same data as both of those. Weather underground used to have data that more closely matched the readings we were receiving on site. The nearby highway weather station on 511 is much better at current conditions. Previous: The weather alerts are meaningless in this app. Instead of real time and real details, an alert will state something like “four minutes ago”; it stays that way even if it has been hours. The old app used to state a time and a quantity or value, such as inches of precipitation, mph of wind, and so on. Also, the notifications don’t show up in the app, only in your Notification Center.
Has declined since intellicast...
by KAny04 on 2018/09/18 21:39
As both a pilot and a weather enthusiast I started out with intellicast. The original storm upgrade was decent but this most recent Storm Radar can easily be considered a downgrade from its predecessor. I am in agreement with many of the other reviews stating that the original app could have just been improved upon. Much of the information that had set this program apart from every other app has been removed. The removal of frontal information, pressure systems, and wind overlays (just to start) hinder the apps capability of being considered an advanced meteorological tool and more so places it in the category with every other weather app. The only difference is that it’s slightly less user friendly but with less to offer in exchange for its complexity. What used to be a very capable program for years is now heavily at risk of becoming easily replaced by a couple of the other apps that also offer detailed meteorological information. As a fan I hope they do better. Also, the canned responses don’t help. Update: Will be deleting due to the forced update with diminished performance. There are better radar/meteorology apps out there. 2nd Update: Notice this score is now below 3.0. There is a reason for this. The old app was easily greater than 4.0 consistently. Final Update: This app was at a 2.5. Then they deleted all of the negative ratings from disappointed users. Now it’s back at a 4.3, yet somehow, the exact same app. Interesting.
Good app but...
by es 3 on 2020/07/06 02:50
I have liked this app and have used it for years but there is a bug that they haven’t/won’t fix. You load the app. Turn on storm data under Radar which gives you detailed storm data like speed, direction, helictity, hail size, etc. Long list that you have to scroll. The first time you load the app, the list will scroll. Once you close the app, the next and subsequent times you go open the app you can’t scroll the list. I have a new SE 2020 with updated operating system so it’s not an old phone. This is critical info for us during tornado season. The app used to be reliable years ago but now it isn’t. Because of having to reload the app over and over to get the storm data, I can’t have my list of favorite cities. Too much trouble to load them over and over. We’ve tried to turn in this bug but no one will listen. Fix the bug and you will get 5 stars.
Great App
by Shades of 😴 on 2019/09/18 21:45
Consistently gives the pertinent information needed to make decisions regarding actions to take to protect the ones you love. Many other Apps repeatedly interview news caster to news caster trying to validate their projections and opinions. I like the latest facts. Good or bad we know it’s real and valuable information. Your App shows unbiased facts backed up by real data from reputable sources. Thank you for staying true. Far too many “News Outlets”seem to want to sensationalize what’s happening even to the extent of intervening their own reporters until they get across a message no matter how slanted it may be. Please keep up the great job of getting the real information out to as many folks as possible. Thanks again for keeping things real,relatable,reliable current and on point. Sincerely LS
All aboard the Paywall Train!
by Kitsune-242 on 2019/08/13 02:55
I used to love this app. Honestly. Used it at least once a day, multiple times if there was a big storm in the area. But this recent update? Added on a new “premium” version that has hidden a number of previously-free features behind a paywall. Want to track a storm’s projected path? Fork over the cash. Want to check to see if/where a tornado was reported in that storm cell that’s right over your house? Better pay up. It’d be different if these were new features. But they’re not. They’re the features that made me an avid fan of this app in the first place. They’re what made me recommend this app to anybody that lives in an area with unpredictable weather. These features were what set this app apart from the rest. But now they’ve been shuffled behind a paywall that seems like nothing but a cash grab, creating a base app that pales in comparison to what it used to be. I expect more features will be stuck behind the paywall soon enough. Time to start looking for a new weather app.
Terrible when compared to Org STORM APP
by Bob Griffith III on 2019/01/13 20:07
Having been in Aviation meteorological weather forecasting since 1969, I can say beyond any argument whatsoever this replacement app to the original “Storm app” is absolutely terrible! It’s hard to navigate, it’s screen is anything but pleasant to look at, it navigates very slowly, it does not give nearly the same amount of weather reporting stations, and so on and so on and so on! I just cannot fathom why they (weather channel group) would have taken The original Storm app and could have ever thought it’s replacement they have was equal to or better to the Original Storm app. I wish there ego was such that they would realize this and go back to the original Storm app in it’s entirety. In other words, what they have now is just terrible at very best. I truly miss the original Storm app and on a professional level it would serve them much better by bringing it back. I simply cannot express that enough! Please, please, please bring the original Storm app back on line!
Irrelevant Weather Warning
by Ann Marie_13 on 2019/05/24 03:38
I’ve never liked this app all that much, but I didn’t really feel much need to find a new one until now. In addition to the slow/glitchy radar, I just received a tornado warning that wasn’t actually relevant to me, which caused undue stress. The alert said for my entire county, but it was actually only relevant to the opposite part of the county from where I live, and I don’t have that part of the county listed as a favorite either. FIX THIS ASAP and only deliver tornado warnings to those currently in the specific warning area or those who have a town in the specific warning area as a “favorite”. You’re only causing undue stress when you send a warning like that out to people it’s not relevant to. Plus people will be less likely to take your future warnings seriously if the warnings they receive now are irrelevant. Very irresponsible and I would have expected better. I will be looking for a new app that is more useful in general and more precise with the tornado warnings.
Some good, some not as good
by ciriousclouds on 2018/09/23 03:23
Compared to the old app before it became the new “Storm” there is only one thing I like better, and that even comes with a “but it doesn’t” caveat. I like that it is faster to pinpoint a specific location anywhere across the country by tapping instead of having to write in a place name. But, I liked the way you could save your frequently used places and go directly to them. I liked the ease of getting the customized overlays better in the old app. I still haven’t found out how to see jet stream patterns or surface wind speed patterns. I also think the forecasted radar view seems to be using a model which must say “always predict more rain in 12 hours”. I’d like to see a long range forecast, (even though I never trust them as being more accurate than what I used to do with the radar images, but now I don’t even trust the radar forecast)
Not worth the memory
by g33q on 2018/11/08 11:19
Storm Radar isn’t the worst weather app but it’s also far from the best... the only reason I haven’t deleted it yet is that it has potential and I keep hoping they will upgrade the features to match their claims. The biggest blunder they have is there is no way of setting minimums of what is considered a storm so basically if a storm watcher reports anything happening within 300 miles it shows as a storm even though the storm track is nowhere near the users location and is unwanted information. This means is anyone reporting reports a brief sprinkle it’s considered a storm and it pops up the same as if there was a imminent flood situation. The other problem that needs immediate attention is it is not intuitive as to how to set it up. There ought to be a how-to manual manual built in at least until they figure how to make it general public friendly...
Poor and unnecessary replacement
by April girl on 2019/01/07 10:19
Storm was a beautiful and elegant weather app. This is a hot mess. Where do I begin? With Storm, I could easily move among my saved locations, as opposed to this "improvement" that has me tapping all over the place trying to get back to the location I want. Storm had easy-to-read tiles that gave as much or as little info as one wanted, including a tile with alert information and graphics that showed what the alert was for. Then there's the super useful lightning radar. It even had a handy dandy thermometer graphic that showed the historic, current, and record highs and lows, a feature, hard as I've tried, I cannot find on any other weather app. PLEASE, PLEASE being back the old Storm. Until then, I'll be scrolling through the four other weather apps I have along with a bookmarked almanac for historical data. This app is not worth the space on my phone. Consider putting effort into fixing the app instead of writing all those fake 5-star reviews.
Best weather app
by Pauly1216 on 2019/10/21 12:43
I recommend storm radar app due to its accuracy and other information bout daily forecast. I’m an avid angler and having an accurate, lot of extra helpful information weather app makes a big difference to my day knowing the areas on where the rain is gonna be, when it is going to cleared out, etc... my favorite feature of the app would be the temperature, I can check on the app the water temp. Before heading out to the water and with that info I would have the idea on how deep the species of fish I’m trying to catch that day. You have the option to pay for the extra features of the app if you prefer to have all the necessary information you want to know for example; winter storms, temperatures, tropical storms, etc...
Ruined a great App
by unhappy05192018! on 2019/07/17 02:00
When this was weather underground there was much better data. You could see weather fronts storm tracks as well as many other great data points. Once the weather channel took over they took away most of this functionality. I submitted many requests to bring back the features from the original app. Recently they have taken another step backwards and now they charge for basic functionality like viewing satellite. Don’t waste your time with this as the standard weather channel app provides more and better data free. If you want extra data points look at the Accuweather app. The main reason I have removed this app is because the old weather underground app still allows for the ability to see fronts and satellite. Storm tracking was nice and I would not be opposed to paying for it, but it is disappointing that all of the features that once made the app excellent are removed or now you have to pay for them.
One Big Flaw
by Downlinerz2 on 2019/10/30 01:42
I had the previous editions of this app and liked it very much. There are many great features of is app but the “storm attribute”tables opened by clicking on the cell icons were the best for me. There was an abundance of information available on them and I didn’t need to spend a lot of time going from radar to Meso analysis sites to get the info. So I was happy to this version. After I downloaded the app (onto my iPad Air 2 with OS 12.4.1) I immediately opened a cell icon and encountered a major problem. The attributes table opened, for a second, and then disappeared. Now without this feature I can get what is available free on most other radar shows apps. I am waiting and hoping this bug will be fixed in an update but I am not holding my breath. As a major feature I would have thought it would have been a priority. I am very disappointed! UPDATE: 29 OCT 2019 After sending 5 or 6 emails & Feedbacks I have not heard one word from anyone. Not one response. They have my money and that’s apparently all that matters. The only reason I use this app is the cell attributes tables. And I cannot use them at all cause they won’t open longer than a second. It’s sad when they can’t even try to do something about a problem. I was disappointed up above...now I’m angry.
Wow, this app is something else...
by tribblepuppy on 2019/05/16 19:19
... well, it would be something else if it actually worked on my iPhone 6s. I have thrown away and re-downloaded this app many times now, and it still continues to freeze up. It’s very frustrating that if I try to perform any function such as enlarge or reduction the screen, change locations, or turn on or off the animation, it’s like the app needs to think about whether it wants to reply or not. Sometimes deleting the app is my only option, but even that doesn’t help. I sure wish you had done more beta testing before making us throw away an app that actually worked pretty well. I wish the old app was still available, I would gladly pay to use it. And as an aside, could you make the lightening indicators easier to see? It’s hard to see them when there are many other colors on the screen. Maybe a black outline on the lightening would help?
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