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Storm - Weather radar & maps
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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
Once was the best weather app
by txoffroader on 2019/11/12 10:36
This was one of the better weather apps Now many of the features that were previously part of the normal app have been put under the “Premium” version. Searching for a new weather app now.
GREED
by Cnudi on 2019/11/12 08:02
Once again it’s all about the money!
Bye bye
by dlwoods00 on 2019/11/12 02:25
“We’re going to take some functionality away and charge you money to get it back instead of innovating.” Bye Weather Channel I mean Storm Radar app.
Change not necessarily better
by Realhll on 2019/11/11 20:27
There were some good changes but I didn’t like losing what we had before, for no extra cost, like it is today
Great weather app.
by Tightans on 2019/11/11 19:40
Right on target with their forecasts
Too slow, radar especially
by Even review feature is awful on 2019/11/11 16:58
Takes way too long to load radar from recent history. Lack of ability to alter the speed of the radar playback is what caused me to delete the app. Since the radar predictions of future weather are so inaccurate, i like to scroll back to look at the last hour, so i can make a more accurate guess on my own, but this app makes it near impossible
Mamas Terri
by Eliza&Trey on 2019/11/11 16:47
Love2weather
Accurate
by campos16 on 2019/11/11 16:43
Gives pretty accurate weather information!
Excellent app
by Joesteiner on 2019/11/11 13:45
I check this multiple times daily..like it better than the four other apps I’ve tried
Great site
by msrosenstock on 2019/11/10 23:04
My go to app
Excelente
by MIGHTY_PR on 2019/11/10 10:30
Muy buena app muy detallada y fácil de entender excelente!!!
Can see
by almomdjoy on 2019/11/10 00:23
Love being able to see, a large area.
Bad
by Bode & Bella Cheek on 2019/11/09 22:12
Where is the videos?
Great capabilities
by Saber38 on 2019/11/09 19:26
✔️
Storm app
by :3$7 on 2019/11/09 15:51
I can’t open and down load the storm app to my phone? Help!! I like it but
Fast scan for the next 8 hrs.
by Texas Rus on 2019/11/09 08:22
Really enjoy the quick loading Very accurate information.
Deleted this 💩now using Weather Mate👍👍👍👍👍
by bunchofnobodys on 2019/11/09 01:34
I think someone is adjusting reviews so the Boss doesn’t know it’s a crap app with no maintenance. Fake News😤. Minus 5 ⭐️’s. Seems like no one home, maybe if everybody would change to 1 ⭐️, we would get information if this app is even going somewhere in the future. You could have made the the storm app even greater by just adding the new radar,etc, to the layers, I keep track of weather at multiple areas, easy to do with locations across top, not now without tapping multiple times trying to get right location. Map was easier to change with one tap on layers than choose icon, how in the world would someone think searching through more pages in layers is an improvement. How do you have a weather map without fronts. Zero stars!!! No need to reply with your generic message to do better, because you don’t seem to listen too all the others who don’t like the new (all the pretty colors). Just an opinion, no big deal since it was free, delete button is free too. Have a tornado warning within 30 miles, with news reporting 🌪 on ground, old storm would have been going crazy with alerts, nothing showing up on crap storm radar.
Unusable
by GMNS on 2019/11/08 20:07
App is unusable after last app update. Crashes immediately after opening. Have tried deleting and reinstalling the app multiple times as well as rebooting the phone nothing works.
Great helper!
by H Wagner on 2019/11/08 12:01
Very precise!
Garbage
by BA04357842 on 2019/11/07 22:18
Garbage
Storm tracker
by Peaches happy on 2019/11/07 16:44
It’s really nice to be able to see any where in the world the storms that could happen . Helps you to prepare for them .
Standard features now premium
by colorado, too on 2019/11/07 12:16
Making storm tracking and lightning features now part of premium makes this app of no use. These are more of a safety feature that should be free.
Awesome app
by chris357952268994336 on 2019/11/07 03:48
Easy to use. Very reliable and up to date maps.
Great Weather App
by Us2yup on 2019/11/06 23:56
This is a great weather app and has been quite reliable for me on a daily basis. It is definitely worth getting if you are looking for accurate radar and local weather forecasts.
Purchased a premium subscription …
by Mgrad92 on 2019/11/06 22:54
… to get rid of the ads, but I’m still presented with a PREMIUM RADAR / UPGRADE NOW ad upon app launch — ironically promoting the subscription I already bought.
Just added this app
by kain95 on 2019/11/06 22:44
Waiting to see how well it works.
Awesome App 🤙😎🤙
by CletisJ on 2019/11/06 19:51
Awesome App 🤙😎🤙
Weather Forecast
by Dookoferl on 2019/11/06 17:35
Many times during severe weather the app does not connect to my local area
Got Robbed
by Crosshair57 on 2019/11/06 12:47
I paid for the hurricane upgrade and now they trying to make me pay again. They asking for a monthly payment but I already paid for the upgrade. They also trying to make you pay for lightning strikes. What a RIP OFF. What was once my favorite weather app is now my least favorite. I have been messaging them for months with no reply
New and improved (whatever)!
by rmrelt901 on 2019/11/06 04:30
The weather channel is so good at political agendas, they forgot about the weather. We can’t develop a good app, so we ruin someone else’s app. We charge for features that were once free (we need more money for our political agenda). Was once the best weather app by far - not anymore.
Well it is pretty good
by New tri on 2019/11/06 03:51
I like this app because it helps me see what the weather is like everywhere basically. Get this app! If you like the weather then get this baby. Based on my experiences the app is great. Don’t notice ads, don’t notice bugs, so yeah! It’s better than most apps I’ve had. GET IT NOW!😝
Update needed
by tavara on 2019/11/05 21:06
Keeps crashing after updating my iPhone to 13.2
Great app
by Romeuja on 2019/11/05 20:56
I use it all the time to stay tune with the ever changing weather in our community.
Accurate weather
by nere45 on 2019/11/05 16:59
I use this APP because it is so accurate in reporting current conditions and what to expect in immediate future.
Outstanding - shows me EXACTLY what I need!
by Jim Medema on 2019/11/05 12:49
What this app can show me in seconds visually replaces at least 5 minutes of verbal blah blah blah explanations. Extremely well-designed. Kudos to the development team! MPLS, MN
Can’t determine where I am
by PACERTA on 2019/11/04 22:56
I went on vacation and it still thinks I’m there giving me useless weather information
X
by this is too frustrating on 2019/11/03 23:28
The previous app was much simpler to use and showed everything needed very clearly. I do not like this app.
Cousin Kimo
by Cousin Kimo on 2019/11/03 21:37
One of several weather apps that I use. Usually the first one checked. Easy to use and very informative.
Great app
by mouybre on 2019/11/03 14:14
Thanks
Ruined a great app. Awful
by idlibm on 2019/11/02 20:22
NG
charging for life saving lightning strike layer WOW
by Labutl on 2019/11/02 19:48
This app has gone downhill since it was owned by Intellicast. The storm tracker function was my favorite and it no longer works well. All the functions except radar and temp are locked unless you purchase. You cannot even see satellite cloud cover without paying. I understand they have to make money but they’ve done it in the past with advertisers.
A great representation of corporate America ruining something great.
by Codyclone on 2019/11/02 18:45
This app was GREAT when it was Storm, and ran by Wunderground. It has features, such as storm track (showing type of weather to be expected from each cell), lightning view, a lot of useful layers, etc. Now that the Weather Channel owns this, you’ll need to pay for the aforementioned features monthly, and it doesn’t have the same features it used to. All for money, they withhold valuable information from people.
Fantastic weather alerts
by rbstla on 2019/11/02 17:44
This app lets you know when to expect any weather event before it gets to you!
Do not buy!
by Blackhawkduster on 2019/11/02 16:48
This app was great a few years ago. Showed you weather, direction it was heading, temperature, lightening strikes, etc... it was wonderful. Then an update! Now you need to subscribe monthly at $10 a month. Do you want lightening strikes-$10 a month. Weather direction -$10 a month. Hurricane or tornado coming-$10 a month. It totals up to $120.00 a year. For $120 I could get NASA to email me the weather every 2 hours. There are 1000 of other weather apps that offer these things for free, or a one time fee to reduce ads. The developers of this app are crazy to charge so much without even a free trial run first. Anyone who pays for this subscription are just as crazy. Run Forrest Run as fast as you can from this useless app!
Worthless
by gghhtty on 2019/11/02 11:31
Old storm rocked this is just a money grabber and the worst. Not worth it get a free noaa app
Reliable Notifications of Significant Weather
by Minnetonka_Mark on 2019/11/02 09:00
Storm Radar has consistently provided notification of significant weather events. Once notified the weather can be viewed on the radar display.
Inferior App
by Cape Monday on 2019/11/01 13:32
One would think that a replacement app would be superior to the app it replaced; Not true in this case. Please bring back the original Storm app. It was comprehensive and accurate.
Premium
by LStandish9 on 2019/11/01 06:11
I used to really like this app. I’ve used this app for a couple years and was always able to use the lightning strike location feature when storms passed through. Today I tried and it seems, like the new and unimproved Weather Channel app, I would have to pay to use this “premium” feature. Forget it. It’s not an upgraded feature. They’ve just decided to take features away to make you pay. I’m deleting both apps. Thanks but no thanks.
Terrible
by Wren Sinclair on 2019/11/01 04:13
So many good weather apps out there, this ain’t one of them. Visible satellite is a premium feature - lol. Get real
Awesome!! Helps me out at work
by pmeny1313 on 2019/11/01 03:34
Great app when I need to see that tiny storm coming. Work on sanibel island and I've seen storms pop up and come in from all directions. Thanks!!!
Accurate storm predictions
by Qusies on 2019/11/01 01:01
This app provides accurate storm predictions spread over an longer period of time. We are better able to track the storm’s progress throughout the day or night so that we can be better prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Thank you Weather Channel.
Rating the App
by ajbressler on 2019/11/01 00:55
I think this is nice as far as it goes but it don’t go far enough original Storm was better. This only shows today’s weather. How is a person suppose to make plans with this weather app when there is no ten day forecast. Or plan to plant garden or anything in future of more than 8 hours. Not much help unless you want to just know weather as of now and only need weather for next 8 hours. So we had to give up original storm for this crap not good. That’s the other thing seems all nick names are taken if you give bad report isn’t that strange?
Great app
by Denny G. on 2019/11/01 00:27
Use this all the time, let’s me see what’s on the way and what has gone by. Like checking it before I fly my drone.
Storm reports and storm track analyses
by targakid on 2019/10/31 23:51
Do not work on iPad. Only on iPhone.
Stop asking
by matt90915 on 2019/10/31 22:47
Stop asking me to buy the no ads bs. Pops up every time I go to the app. I won’t buy it.
Money Grab
by Me16066 on 2019/10/31 21:49
Great app turned into a money grab.
Great app
by Grr8lady on 2019/10/31 16:13
Love this app it’s pretty much right on and great notifications
Awesome App
by McStug on 2019/10/31 14:58
Really is reliable
It's always something with this app!
by PZeeR on 2019/10/31 12:37
LATEST UPDATE: One annoying problem fixed, two others remain: Loading the app to my home location (rather than Africa!) has now been corrected (thank you!), but it seems there is ALWAYS some annoying glitch in this app. Now, whenever the map loads, the radar is animated and begins by (slowly) loading the past few hours rather than opening to the current view, which is how I have the settings set ("Autoplay animation at launch" is unchecked on the main settings page). The other obvious problem is when you get to click on a weather warning for a specific location (at the bottom of condensed the overlay on the map page), the box expands to show all current conditions and daily/hourly conditions, but the warning link will not work...nothing happens when you click on the warning link. By trial and error, I discovered that if you close the location box, the warning sometimes appears but even that is hit-or-miss. Very frustrating. I'm a Premium annual subscriber using the app on an iPhone X, so can't see anything on my end that should keep it from fully functioning. Makes me winner - do any of the developers of anyone at The Weather Channel actually USE this app??? UPDATE: The recent update that added the option for overlay controls to appear on the main screen is an improvement (finally copied one of the good ideas that was in the previous app, WU Storm!). But since about the same time, every time I open the app, West Africa is in the center of my screen rather than Birmingham, AL, which is set as my home location (although when I scroll over to it, Bham is still marked with the blue dot as my current location). Not only that, my personalized settings are missing (replaced by app defaults) and saved locations are nowhere to be found. Nothing will fix the problem other than closing the app by swiping it off the screen and then reopening the app again, at which point it opens on my home location and the customized settings all mysteriously reappear. Why are there always so many glitches and design issues with this app??? I think it's programmed by a group of 4th graders (no, more like 2nd graders - pardon the insult, kids!). And just to be clear, I don't work for a competitor and don't write apps...but I use plenty of them and this is one of the worst executed. Good data, lousy GUI, unexplained glitches that last for weeks or months. You can do better, Weather Channel (the owner)!!! Just read the many similar reviews over the past year since the app was replaced and you'll find plenty of good ideas & suggestions! Or just go back to the previous Weather Underground version, which was far superior! ORIGINAL REVIEW: This app is so mediocre compared to the WU Storm app (which TWC just stopped supporting) that I hardly know where to start. The GUI is poor, cluttered & extremely inefficient. How did this get out of design and rolled out in this shape? And who really thought it was ready to replace the highly efficient and well laid out Storm app? Must have been someone getting paid to design new apps, not someone looking out for users! This app seems like it was produced by a small, two-bit developer, not one with the resources of The Weather Channel. Storm Radar's initial view is cluttered with the current conditions placed in the middle of the screen over the radar (instead of at the top or bottom to allow as much uninterrupted initial view as possible). Finding and reading the daily & hourly forecasts requires more clicks & scrolling than Storm did, a definite step back. And while I like the QuickView option to check weather at any location with a click of the screen, it's too easy to change locations when simply trying to move the radar or click on one of the items overlaid on the radar. The Storm app required a brief tap & hold that avoided these unintended changes in location. Worst of all, the animation bar for past & future radar views is also placed on top of the radar away from the edge of the page and cannot be removed (like it could on Storm) - aargh! WU Storm, on the other hand, made very efficient use of screen space, giving access to many options from the home screen view via the use of the Current/Hourly/Daily/Video sliding boxes across the bottom of the main home screen by providing a summary of each item from the home screen and giving quick, easy access to much more detail at the touch of the screen on the desired box. And the ability to see several of the user's custom locations at one time across the top of the screen with current temp & conditions graphic - and click on them to switch the screen to that location - was very informative, a terrific design. Another very useful & efficient feature on Storm was the small optional shortcut bar on the right side of the screen to select/deselect up to 5 customized overlays on the radar view - made the radar very readable at the click of a button. One click access to numerous options...genius and efficient! I'm extremely disappointed to be forced to make this change and, while I appreciate the developer's replies about making improvements to other negative reviews (which are many!), I am searching for a better app in the meantime. This is a mess!
My go to app for radar
by authentic reviewer on 2019/10/31 11:43
It works
Restore purchase
by rolomi on 2019/10/31 04:36
I can’t
Accurate, fast, and life-protecting at times!
by Skyeterr on 2019/10/31 02:28
This service is a blessing to everyone.
Removed original features and made them a premium feature
by Denelix on 2019/10/31 00:56
Very scummy to do that. To remove features we have always been using and the reason why I still used this app is now premium? Uninstalled switching to another app at least make new features iff possible instead of just switching features that were originally free to “premium”. Will not use every again because there are other apps that give you these options for free such as just seeing where storm warnings are(yes that’s a premium feature now).
Deceptive Ad at bottom of iPad Screen, ACTIVATES ALWAYS when sliding up app to close.
by The Oracle: The Succession War on 2019/10/31 00:53
Deceptive Ad at bottom of iPad Screen, ACTIVATES ALWAYS when sliding up app to CLOSE. Click Fraud Monetary Model.
LeeRoy Gun
by leeroygun on 2019/10/30 22:25
Number UNO the best
Not as good as original Weatherchannel app
by Brzysunset on 2019/10/30 14:02
Somehow my weather channel app that I used for years changed. This is good but not nearly as good as I had before.
Storm radar app 👍👍👍
by Tanmanlove on 2019/10/30 13:21
Great weather app I have several other apps for weather I’m a general contractor and I depend on a weather app to do my work it’s a vital part of my work. I’ve had this app for a few weeks and it is very accurate in its predictions. I’ve crossed checked it with my other apps and it is more accurate. I also like the lightning warning ⚠️ in your area. Just a great app it follows you if you have your location on in your settings.
Lester Edwards
by ljej83 on 2019/10/30 12:16
The storm is the most accurate weather forecast I have viewed, I turn it on every day!
Review
by 1st2go on 2019/10/30 04:33
Could show more on lightning activity, i.e. strikes.
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.
Great app!
by momswords on 2019/10/29 17:28
Very helpful and accurate!
Best weather app!
by vincent9577 on 2019/10/29 13:43
I am very picky about my weather app, and this one is the best in my opinion. It has everything I need, but it would be nice of it also showed Air Quality Index.
Weather map
by Pensmith on 2019/10/29 13:39
I like this app because it allows me to view the weather conditions hour by hour and helps me plan my local shopping trips, etc. 👍🏻🎃
Rip off subscription
by Rparker59 on 2019/10/29 09:17
Subscription destroyed what used to be the best weather app. Go check out Dark Sky...no subscription and great functionality.
Love this ap
by MandyP72 on 2019/10/28 20:15
Best radar app around
Best weather app I’ve used
by BoDaBaNGo on 2019/10/28 15:50
From the detailed radars, to notifications of changes in weather, to ease of use...
Storm Radar
by phntech on 2019/10/28 09:23
I think that this is the best free app for radar and storm tracking
Reliable and greatly improves safety.
by Tigmav on 2019/10/28 03:59
Accurate forecasts particularly in our remote mountain home in northwest Wyoming. I trust STORM in all my planning in 24 to 36 hours segments.
Storm Radar is great!
by Ben Apt on 2019/10/27 23:41
You can check any area you are interested in to find out what weather an area is getting or what’s coming to that area. Check it out!
Storm radar
by another german on 2019/10/27 22:46
Great.
WXnut
by 311AFtw on 2019/10/27 15:49
UPDATE: 10/27/19 I HAVE CANTACTED YHIS APP’S UPPORT REPEATEDLY SINCE 6/14/19 AS NOTED BELOW ON ADS! still no response from developer or Support. Seems like they would want better ratings! 6/14/19 update*** Again, paying for “NO ADs”. Now ads have popped up again!!! Help!! 8/28/19 Update*** ADS are BACK!!! Every month I’m paying for “NO ADS”! Please correct this annoying and now expensive problem. 10/12/19 Update! Still no response from Support on the ADS still showing. Again, paying every month for a LONG time! Please correct and respond promptly! 10/24/19 update STILL NO response from Storm Radar on the ADS problem. Have contacted Support multiple times & NO response!! PLEASE RESPOND!!
Doesn’t work
by Diego 1776 on 2019/10/27 14:20
App constantly crashing and will not pull up storm cell data.
A perfectly good app is ruined
by Kenferg1 on 2019/10/27 12:13
It is nothing like the original Weather Underground Storm app. Leave it to the now cheesy reality tv Weather Channel to screw up what was a great weather app.
Best weather app
by GVanMan on 2019/10/26 23:38
I have looked for something better but keep coming back here. It’s a fast and accurate app with tons of additional overlays
Works well
by Overload69 on 2019/10/26 23:28
Big help. Depend on it throughout the career
Used to be great...
by CBStrick1 on 2019/10/26 16:46
I can’t scroll through the storm track data. It didn’t used to be like this, needs a major update. I canceled my subscription. If they fix it, I’d continue it...
Great weather app.
by pbdapa on 2019/10/26 15:14
Great weather app
Great app
by Mmezrah on 2019/10/26 14:54
So cool. Love it.
Love storm Radar App
by Dutchiesmom on 2019/10/26 14:46
Very informative and so easy to use! Weather literally at your touch..
Old storm app was better
by AP Nashville on 2019/10/26 13:38
They took away some of the features and now require you to buy a premium subscription.
Mr.
by mr. papac on 2019/10/26 13:14
Great app. does what it is supposed to without a lot of garbage to slow down viewing.
Basic is very basic
by Cdavidc970 on 2019/10/26 10:24
If you want anything other than just live tracking of storms then you have to go premium. Even severe weather alerts, which I would think would be a pretty basic reason to have a weather app, require premium subscription.
Bordering on absurd
by FreddyFlibble on 2019/10/26 08:30
Not only was this app the best weather data app. It was the moat frequently used app on my iPhone. The advanced radar data layers were fabulous. The interface was polished, intuitive, and feature rich. Then TWC bought it. They chopped it up and de-contented it and now they want monetize it. What a hack job. I’ve never been so disappointed about an app before.
Used to be a great app
by Cwaggy on 2019/10/26 04:47
This was my favorite weather app before. Now you can’t do anything without having the paid subscription and it’s glitchy. I wouldn’t even be against paying a one time fee for a good app. I don’t expect it for free. But I am not willing to pay every month. Time to search for a new one I guess.
TWC strikes again...DELETE
by justsendalready on 2019/10/26 01:02
TWC bought the old storm which was perfect, deactivated, and replaced with a new, worse version. Now they update and make you PAY for a worse app. No use for this now. Getting deleted.
Why pay
by Its Meh after a certain point on 2019/10/25 20:02
Why should we have to pay to upgrade just to see where the storm is “headed” or lightning strikes and wind? You can watch the news and listen to the radio free for that info. Plus soooo many other apps give that info free. Yeah it’s only $4 a month but still.....
Slowly down hill...
by Katie885 on 2019/10/24 22:08
Once this app was bought by weather channel it has been changed slowly for the worse. Today realized all my favorite features are now apart of their premium paid services. After using this for the last few years, I’m going to delete and use another storm radar.
Was great app, now not. Thanks, Weather Channel.
by MarlaKate on 2019/10/24 17:55
Was sad when I found out The Weather Channel bought the Storm app awhile back. And, over time, TWC has slowly made it awful. Finally wrote a review today because of all of the upcharge features TWC wants you to pay for now, which used to be free regular features of the app. So, it is pointless to have and I will be deleting it.
Updates trashed the app
by 2bmoore on 2019/10/24 16:26
This was once a top app that I gladly paid for ... then suddenly it stopped having the features. Now I have to pay ( which I will do again to get good service) but it won’t let me purchase it! I’ve let them know but I guess I get to keep my $20. annually
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.
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 ....
Am I missing something? (Updated again)
by Paper trumpet 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Not the original Storm
by Tanzerbet on 2019/08/06 16:47
Used the original Storm for years and really liked it, particularly the layout and detail panels. It was my go-to source for weather info. Switched to this when prompted by the developers and found it to be less informative with features such as boating weather removed. New version is clunky, slow, less intuitive, less detailed, and the dreadful ads are awful. Can't wait for the next severe weather to creep up so that I can wait on an ad to load before I can see a storm track. I actually get frustrated with app now and look for weather information elsewhere. Update: So here I am watching a strong cell with heavy lightning move toward me at the coast and I can't see a storm track or get the animation to work on iPhone. Thought I'd give the app some more time to prove itself but now share the sentiments of another reviewer...that depending on this app can be dangerous, even fatal. At least the notifications work so I know to tune into another weather map. Please give us back the original Storm!
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.
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!
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)
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
Problems have cropped up with the latest version.
by eclectichead on 2019/07/21 12:04
The latest version of this app has created problems and emails to support have gone unanswered. First, I purchased an annual plan to add the premium features such as add free and more sophisticated radar features, but the app will not enable those features despite my verifying the subscription and even uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Second, the hourly display does not work properly. It gives a blank screen initially, but upon scrolling to the left, you do get a display of hourly conditions, but this is devoid of any info as to which day is being displayed. Finally I find it disappointing that there is no option to display so-called “real-feel” in any aspect of this app. If these components were to be fixed I would give five stars to the app, since the rest of the app gives a great display.
Extremely unhappy. Bring back the original storm app.
by Kuzanut on 2019/08/21 19:48
The Storm radar app was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. Honestly after almost 2 years I can say I am extremely disappointed. Time and time again I find that the radar glitches. This afternoon. There is a storm front approaching. If you hit play on the radar it show us about 60 miles away. Then it disappears and about an hour into the future the front reappears. This has happend more and more often. I loved the original storm app. I understand that it’s no longer supported but as a business that does weather. That puts out an app called Storm Radar. One would think the app would work. I live in northern NJ. We have 3 radar stations that cover this area. So it’s not like there is a lack of data. What is the problem with the app? Please someone contact me and talk to me. I need an app like this for my business but continually find this one less and less reliable. Thanks
What were you guys thinking?!!?
by Marshal law69 on 2019/07/20 05:25
WOW! I truly didn’t want to see one of my favorite, and otherwise; extremely useful, usable, and all-round great, info-packed weather apps, get “gutted” like so much road-side carrion, picked clean of virtually all good content and information, the user might actually find beneficial in the first place! Then, if THAT insult to the apps’ original creators was not insulting enough, you’ve finally decided, “NOW is the time to add insult to injury, and charge the users a PREMIUM for the privilege, while simultaneously providing FAR LESS USABLE INFORMATION than what they had in the first place!” (MINUS THE COST...MINUS THE INSULT TO CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE.) Well, hopefully, one day, some decent- genuinely, ethically motivated developer, decides to take on all of these money-hungry, fiscally myopic corporatists- reminding them that neither: are ALL consumers, total idiots, nor are they equally entitled to “far less, while charging them a premium”. Thanks for the great app W.U. while it lasted.
Needs some tweaks to match the original storm app
by J.A.Moore on 2019/07/11 00:44
Update July 10, 2019 New version now requires a paid subscription to see weather alerts on the map. They did not work for me in the previous version so not going to pay and not know if they work now - maybe they do? I would think having the basic weather alert location on the map would be a base feature. Time to look for a new app or just use the NOAA web site - which is the source of most all weather info. Latest version does not seem to show the alert areas on map. Alerts are listed when you happen to select a location, but you cannot see what area is covered. I have toggled all the options and even reinstalled the app. There is also some lag when should the radar data. This might be network related as sometimes it does seem to work. Other time I have to zoom in or out for it to trigger a fetch of the data. Previous review: Most of the features seem to be here that were in the older Storm app - which was my go-to weather app. Some things are missing but maybe I just cannot find them: Personal weather stations - on map and get details - i have my own station on weather Underground and would like to see what the weather is at home. Cloud cover % in the future chart - used to be with precipitation % - I used this to know if it was going to be a good night for star watching
Extremely Disappointing
by zmqpal102938 on 2019/07/30 22:37
Recent upgrades, post Intellicast, have been rather disappointing. At first, the change over to Storm had some excellent features that were improvements over Intellicast. Then came Storm Radar...In the beginning, I was having issues with it crashing almost every time I opened it. Now, when i open it, it opens a map of the continent of Africa. Then, when I choose my location, there is no information available, not even in the drop down. I have to close the APP and then reopen it in order to view conditions at my location. Also, there are now permanent icons on the screen which are totally useless. They just take up space on the screen. Also, I can’t even look at the previous 2 hours of HD Radar, or any of the many other features that were available at no cost. I am so disappointed that The Weather Channel has come to this point. I am ready to find another provider of weather data.
I give up
by nfahlgren on 2018/11/26 00:33
I loved the Weather Underground Storm app. It was definitely an advanced app that did more than just present the user with forecasts. This app was meant to replace Storm, and maybe the developers had different goals for this app than the last, but it’s definitely not a replacement for Storm. I have tried to use Storm Radar as my main weather app for the last 6 months or so as it’s okay (I would give it 3 stars but they lose one more for throwing away an already good product) and I figured it would gain features over time to regain things lost in the conversion. That hasn’t really happened though. It’s just stayed the same stripped down version of Storm that it always was. So I’m done waiting for regaining features we lost in the transition and I’m moving on to another app and deleting this one. I’m giving Aeris Pulse Weather a shot if that helps anyone else looking for a Storm replacement.
Nowhere near as good as its predecessor
by iPhannahPi on 2018/12/22 17:04
UPDATE 2: Why don’t these people get it? After a year plus of terrible reviews, they STILL don’t understand. Evidently the pointy-hair boss in Dilbert is running the ship. This app is crap! UPDATE: And the latest update wants you to pay $0.99 per month for an ad-free experience??? They must be joking or out of their minds. Why do they think people will pay to suffer through a lousy app experience with limited functionality just because it doesn't have annoying pop-up ads any more? It is an INFERIOR app and will still be inferior without ads. The no-longer-supported Storm app was WAY better. No surface winds or jet stream flows in this one. No maps showing front locations and types. This is NOT an improvement! Your responses say you will be working to make this the best radar app. How 'bout aspiring to make it the best all-around WEATHER app like the old Storm was. And hurry! Seems like you will be losing customers fast if you don't.
Wow. Premium didn’t Add layers it just took them away
by My-thoughts-as-stars on 2019/07/17 00:04
All the new premium layers are supposed to be so flashy and impressive except for the part where most of them were previously included and just free!!! Of Course GEOS-16 is premium but Why the hell would ADVISORIES be anything but free??? Also in rural as F#%& nowhere the “local storm reports” layer in this app was about the only way I could find out if there would be down trees or flooding on the roads when I drive to work before sunrise (most places don’t just have access to 911 call center reports) I’m a broke student driving 45 minutes each way to work for free in a hospital. It sure would be nice if I could access the information about what roads will get me there safely! And even though I’m no where near California it still feels like bad taste to put Earthquake information behind a paywall right now!!!! Really disappointed in the weather channel today. Really.
Summary: annoying
by Vilago on 2018/09/26 03:36
Not sure why they needed to change to a different storm app. All the reviews here indicate a step backward with this release yet they continue to ignore the comments. The old one had a better layout and could see daily, hourly and current temp and weather at a glance as a small banner at the bottom, with radar front and center how I like it. Now there’s an obtrusive banner at the top middle which only shows current conditions and also partially obscures the map and you have to move it out of the way. Only able to see hourly if I press the banner then scroll. annoying! Have to close the banner to see the radar which I don’t like. If you click anywhere on the map it changes your location which isnt intuitive and you can’t switch between saved locations. Please just keep the old version alive and don’t kill it at the end of the month! or at least allow you to switch to the old view layout...
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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
Once was the best weather app
by txoffroader on 2019/11/12 10:36
This was one of the better weather apps Now many of the features that were previously part of the normal app have been put under the “Premium” version. Searching for a new weather app now.
GREED
by Cnudi on 2019/11/12 08:02
Once again it’s all about the money!
Bye bye
by dlwoods00 on 2019/11/12 02:25
“We’re going to take some functionality away and charge you money to get it back instead of innovating.” Bye Weather Channel I mean Storm Radar app.
Change not necessarily better
by Realhll on 2019/11/11 20:27
There were some good changes but I didn’t like losing what we had before, for no extra cost, like it is today
Great weather app.
by Tightans on 2019/11/11 19:40
Right on target with their forecasts
Too slow, radar especially
by Even review feature is awful on 2019/11/11 16:58
Takes way too long to load radar from recent history. Lack of ability to alter the speed of the radar playback is what caused me to delete the app. Since the radar predictions of future weather are so inaccurate, i like to scroll back to look at the last hour, so i can make a more accurate guess on my own, but this app makes it near impossible
Mamas Terri
by Eliza&Trey on 2019/11/11 16:47
Love2weather
Accurate
by campos16 on 2019/11/11 16:43
Gives pretty accurate weather information!
Excellent app
by Joesteiner on 2019/11/11 13:45
I check this multiple times daily..like it better than the four other apps I’ve tried
Great site
by msrosenstock on 2019/11/10 23:04
My go to app
Excelente
by MIGHTY_PR on 2019/11/10 10:30
Muy buena app muy detallada y fácil de entender excelente!!!
Can see
by almomdjoy on 2019/11/10 00:23
Love being able to see, a large area.
Bad
by Bode & Bella Cheek on 2019/11/09 22:12
Where is the videos?
Great capabilities
by Saber38 on 2019/11/09 19:26
✔️
Storm app
by :3$7 on 2019/11/09 15:51
I can’t open and down load the storm app to my phone? Help!! I like it but
Fast scan for the next 8 hrs.
by Texas Rus on 2019/11/09 08:22
Really enjoy the quick loading Very accurate information.
Deleted this 💩now using Weather Mate👍👍👍👍👍
by bunchofnobodys on 2019/11/09 01:34
I think someone is adjusting reviews so the Boss doesn’t know it’s a crap app with no maintenance. Fake News😤. Minus 5 ⭐️’s. Seems like no one home, maybe if everybody would change to 1 ⭐️, we would get information if this app is even going somewhere in the future. You could have made the the storm app even greater by just adding the new radar,etc, to the layers, I keep track of weather at multiple areas, easy to do with locations across top, not now without tapping multiple times trying to get right location. Map was easier to change with one tap on layers than choose icon, how in the world would someone think searching through more pages in layers is an improvement. How do you have a weather map without fronts. Zero stars!!! No need to reply with your generic message to do better, because you don’t seem to listen too all the others who don’t like the new (all the pretty colors). Just an opinion, no big deal since it was free, delete button is free too. Have a tornado warning within 30 miles, with news reporting 🌪 on ground, old storm would have been going crazy with alerts, nothing showing up on crap storm radar.
Unusable
by GMNS on 2019/11/08 20:07
App is unusable after last app update. Crashes immediately after opening. Have tried deleting and reinstalling the app multiple times as well as rebooting the phone nothing works.
Great helper!
by H Wagner on 2019/11/08 12:01
Very precise!
Garbage
by BA04357842 on 2019/11/07 22:18
Garbage
Storm tracker
by Peaches happy on 2019/11/07 16:44
It’s really nice to be able to see any where in the world the storms that could happen . Helps you to prepare for them .
Standard features now premium
by colorado, too on 2019/11/07 12:16
Making storm tracking and lightning features now part of premium makes this app of no use. These are more of a safety feature that should be free.
Awesome app
by chris357952268994336 on 2019/11/07 03:48
Easy to use. Very reliable and up to date maps.
Great Weather App
by Us2yup on 2019/11/06 23:56
This is a great weather app and has been quite reliable for me on a daily basis. It is definitely worth getting if you are looking for accurate radar and local weather forecasts.
Purchased a premium subscription …
by Mgrad92 on 2019/11/06 22:54
… to get rid of the ads, but I’m still presented with a PREMIUM RADAR / UPGRADE NOW ad upon app launch — ironically promoting the subscription I already bought.
Just added this app
by kain95 on 2019/11/06 22:44
Waiting to see how well it works.
Awesome App 🤙😎🤙
by CletisJ on 2019/11/06 19:51
Awesome App 🤙😎🤙
Weather Forecast
by Dookoferl on 2019/11/06 17:35
Many times during severe weather the app does not connect to my local area
Got Robbed
by Crosshair57 on 2019/11/06 12:47
I paid for the hurricane upgrade and now they trying to make me pay again. They asking for a monthly payment but I already paid for the upgrade. They also trying to make you pay for lightning strikes. What a RIP OFF. What was once my favorite weather app is now my least favorite. I have been messaging them for months with no reply
New and improved (whatever)!
by rmrelt901 on 2019/11/06 04:30
The weather channel is so good at political agendas, they forgot about the weather. We can’t develop a good app, so we ruin someone else’s app. We charge for features that were once free (we need more money for our political agenda). Was once the best weather app by far - not anymore.
Well it is pretty good
by New tri on 2019/11/06 03:51
I like this app because it helps me see what the weather is like everywhere basically. Get this app! If you like the weather then get this baby. Based on my experiences the app is great. Don’t notice ads, don’t notice bugs, so yeah! It’s better than most apps I’ve had. GET IT NOW!😝
Update needed
by tavara on 2019/11/05 21:06
Keeps crashing after updating my iPhone to 13.2
Great app
by Romeuja on 2019/11/05 20:56
I use it all the time to stay tune with the ever changing weather in our community.
Accurate weather
by nere45 on 2019/11/05 16:59
I use this APP because it is so accurate in reporting current conditions and what to expect in immediate future.
Outstanding - shows me EXACTLY what I need!
by Jim Medema on 2019/11/05 12:49
What this app can show me in seconds visually replaces at least 5 minutes of verbal blah blah blah explanations. Extremely well-designed. Kudos to the development team! MPLS, MN
Can’t determine where I am
by PACERTA on 2019/11/04 22:56
I went on vacation and it still thinks I’m there giving me useless weather information
X
by this is too frustrating on 2019/11/03 23:28
The previous app was much simpler to use and showed everything needed very clearly. I do not like this app.
Cousin Kimo
by Cousin Kimo on 2019/11/03 21:37
One of several weather apps that I use. Usually the first one checked. Easy to use and very informative.
Great app
by mouybre on 2019/11/03 14:14
Thanks
Ruined a great app. Awful
by idlibm on 2019/11/02 20:22
NG
charging for life saving lightning strike layer WOW
by Labutl on 2019/11/02 19:48
This app has gone downhill since it was owned by Intellicast. The storm tracker function was my favorite and it no longer works well. All the functions except radar and temp are locked unless you purchase. You cannot even see satellite cloud cover without paying. I understand they have to make money but they’ve done it in the past with advertisers.
A great representation of corporate America ruining something great.
by Codyclone on 2019/11/02 18:45
This app was GREAT when it was Storm, and ran by Wunderground. It has features, such as storm track (showing type of weather to be expected from each cell), lightning view, a lot of useful layers, etc. Now that the Weather Channel owns this, you’ll need to pay for the aforementioned features monthly, and it doesn’t have the same features it used to. All for money, they withhold valuable information from people.
Fantastic weather alerts
by rbstla on 2019/11/02 17:44
This app lets you know when to expect any weather event before it gets to you!
Do not buy!
by Blackhawkduster on 2019/11/02 16:48
This app was great a few years ago. Showed you weather, direction it was heading, temperature, lightening strikes, etc... it was wonderful. Then an update! Now you need to subscribe monthly at $10 a month. Do you want lightening strikes-$10 a month. Weather direction -$10 a month. Hurricane or tornado coming-$10 a month. It totals up to $120.00 a year. For $120 I could get NASA to email me the weather every 2 hours. There are 1000 of other weather apps that offer these things for free, or a one time fee to reduce ads. The developers of this app are crazy to charge so much without even a free trial run first. Anyone who pays for this subscription are just as crazy. Run Forrest Run as fast as you can from this useless app!
Worthless
by gghhtty on 2019/11/02 11:31
Old storm rocked this is just a money grabber and the worst. Not worth it get a free noaa app
Reliable Notifications of Significant Weather
by Minnetonka_Mark on 2019/11/02 09:00
Storm Radar has consistently provided notification of significant weather events. Once notified the weather can be viewed on the radar display.
Inferior App
by Cape Monday on 2019/11/01 13:32
One would think that a replacement app would be superior to the app it replaced; Not true in this case. Please bring back the original Storm app. It was comprehensive and accurate.
Premium
by LStandish9 on 2019/11/01 06:11
I used to really like this app. I’ve used this app for a couple years and was always able to use the lightning strike location feature when storms passed through. Today I tried and it seems, like the new and unimproved Weather Channel app, I would have to pay to use this “premium” feature. Forget it. It’s not an upgraded feature. They’ve just decided to take features away to make you pay. I’m deleting both apps. Thanks but no thanks.
Terrible
by Wren Sinclair on 2019/11/01 04:13
So many good weather apps out there, this ain’t one of them. Visible satellite is a premium feature - lol. Get real
Awesome!! Helps me out at work
by pmeny1313 on 2019/11/01 03:34
Great app when I need to see that tiny storm coming. Work on sanibel island and I've seen storms pop up and come in from all directions. Thanks!!!
Accurate storm predictions
by Qusies on 2019/11/01 01:01
This app provides accurate storm predictions spread over an longer period of time. We are better able to track the storm’s progress throughout the day or night so that we can be better prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Thank you Weather Channel.
Rating the App
by ajbressler on 2019/11/01 00:55
I think this is nice as far as it goes but it don’t go far enough original Storm was better. This only shows today’s weather. How is a person suppose to make plans with this weather app when there is no ten day forecast. Or plan to plant garden or anything in future of more than 8 hours. Not much help unless you want to just know weather as of now and only need weather for next 8 hours. So we had to give up original storm for this crap not good. That’s the other thing seems all nick names are taken if you give bad report isn’t that strange?
Great app
by Denny G. on 2019/11/01 00:27
Use this all the time, let’s me see what’s on the way and what has gone by. Like checking it before I fly my drone.
Storm reports and storm track analyses
by targakid on 2019/10/31 23:51
Do not work on iPad. Only on iPhone.
Stop asking
by matt90915 on 2019/10/31 22:47
Stop asking me to buy the no ads bs. Pops up every time I go to the app. I won’t buy it.
Money Grab
by Me16066 on 2019/10/31 21:49
Great app turned into a money grab.
Great app
by Grr8lady on 2019/10/31 16:13
Love this app it’s pretty much right on and great notifications
Awesome App
by McStug on 2019/10/31 14:58
Really is reliable
It's always something with this app!
by PZeeR on 2019/10/31 12:37
LATEST UPDATE: One annoying problem fixed, two others remain: Loading the app to my home location (rather than Africa!) has now been corrected (thank you!), but it seems there is ALWAYS some annoying glitch in this app. Now, whenever the map loads, the radar is animated and begins by (slowly) loading the past few hours rather than opening to the current view, which is how I have the settings set ("Autoplay animation at launch" is unchecked on the main settings page). The other obvious problem is when you get to click on a weather warning for a specific location (at the bottom of condensed the overlay on the map page), the box expands to show all current conditions and daily/hourly conditions, but the warning link will not work...nothing happens when you click on the warning link. By trial and error, I discovered that if you close the location box, the warning sometimes appears but even that is hit-or-miss. Very frustrating. I'm a Premium annual subscriber using the app on an iPhone X, so can't see anything on my end that should keep it from fully functioning. Makes me winner - do any of the developers of anyone at The Weather Channel actually USE this app??? UPDATE: The recent update that added the option for overlay controls to appear on the main screen is an improvement (finally copied one of the good ideas that was in the previous app, WU Storm!). But since about the same time, every time I open the app, West Africa is in the center of my screen rather than Birmingham, AL, which is set as my home location (although when I scroll over to it, Bham is still marked with the blue dot as my current location). Not only that, my personalized settings are missing (replaced by app defaults) and saved locations are nowhere to be found. Nothing will fix the problem other than closing the app by swiping it off the screen and then reopening the app again, at which point it opens on my home location and the customized settings all mysteriously reappear. Why are there always so many glitches and design issues with this app??? I think it's programmed by a group of 4th graders (no, more like 2nd graders - pardon the insult, kids!). And just to be clear, I don't work for a competitor and don't write apps...but I use plenty of them and this is one of the worst executed. Good data, lousy GUI, unexplained glitches that last for weeks or months. You can do better, Weather Channel (the owner)!!! Just read the many similar reviews over the past year since the app was replaced and you'll find plenty of good ideas & suggestions! Or just go back to the previous Weather Underground version, which was far superior! ORIGINAL REVIEW: This app is so mediocre compared to the WU Storm app (which TWC just stopped supporting) that I hardly know where to start. The GUI is poor, cluttered & extremely inefficient. How did this get out of design and rolled out in this shape? And who really thought it was ready to replace the highly efficient and well laid out Storm app? Must have been someone getting paid to design new apps, not someone looking out for users! This app seems like it was produced by a small, two-bit developer, not one with the resources of The Weather Channel. Storm Radar's initial view is cluttered with the current conditions placed in the middle of the screen over the radar (instead of at the top or bottom to allow as much uninterrupted initial view as possible). Finding and reading the daily & hourly forecasts requires more clicks & scrolling than Storm did, a definite step back. And while I like the QuickView option to check weather at any location with a click of the screen, it's too easy to change locations when simply trying to move the radar or click on one of the items overlaid on the radar. The Storm app required a brief tap & hold that avoided these unintended changes in location. Worst of all, the animation bar for past & future radar views is also placed on top of the radar away from the edge of the page and cannot be removed (like it could on Storm) - aargh! WU Storm, on the other hand, made very efficient use of screen space, giving access to many options from the home screen view via the use of the Current/Hourly/Daily/Video sliding boxes across the bottom of the main home screen by providing a summary of each item from the home screen and giving quick, easy access to much more detail at the touch of the screen on the desired box. And the ability to see several of the user's custom locations at one time across the top of the screen with current temp & conditions graphic - and click on them to switch the screen to that location - was very informative, a terrific design. Another very useful & efficient feature on Storm was the small optional shortcut bar on the right side of the screen to select/deselect up to 5 customized overlays on the radar view - made the radar very readable at the click of a button. One click access to numerous options...genius and efficient! I'm extremely disappointed to be forced to make this change and, while I appreciate the developer's replies about making improvements to other negative reviews (which are many!), I am searching for a better app in the meantime. This is a mess!
My go to app for radar
by authentic reviewer on 2019/10/31 11:43
It works
Restore purchase
by rolomi on 2019/10/31 04:36
I can’t
Accurate, fast, and life-protecting at times!
by Skyeterr on 2019/10/31 02:28
This service is a blessing to everyone.
Removed original features and made them a premium feature
by Denelix on 2019/10/31 00:56
Very scummy to do that. To remove features we have always been using and the reason why I still used this app is now premium? Uninstalled switching to another app at least make new features iff possible instead of just switching features that were originally free to “premium”. Will not use every again because there are other apps that give you these options for free such as just seeing where storm warnings are(yes that’s a premium feature now).
Deceptive Ad at bottom of iPad Screen, ACTIVATES ALWAYS when sliding up app to close.
by The Oracle: The Succession War on 2019/10/31 00:53
Deceptive Ad at bottom of iPad Screen, ACTIVATES ALWAYS when sliding up app to CLOSE. Click Fraud Monetary Model.
LeeRoy Gun
by leeroygun on 2019/10/30 22:25
Number UNO the best
Not as good as original Weatherchannel app
by Brzysunset on 2019/10/30 14:02
Somehow my weather channel app that I used for years changed. This is good but not nearly as good as I had before.
Storm radar app 👍👍👍
by Tanmanlove on 2019/10/30 13:21
Great weather app I have several other apps for weather I’m a general contractor and I depend on a weather app to do my work it’s a vital part of my work. I’ve had this app for a few weeks and it is very accurate in its predictions. I’ve crossed checked it with my other apps and it is more accurate. I also like the lightning warning ⚠️ in your area. Just a great app it follows you if you have your location on in your settings.
Lester Edwards
by ljej83 on 2019/10/30 12:16
The storm is the most accurate weather forecast I have viewed, I turn it on every day!
Review
by 1st2go on 2019/10/30 04:33
Could show more on lightning activity, i.e. strikes.
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.
Great app!
by momswords on 2019/10/29 17:28
Very helpful and accurate!
Best weather app!
by vincent9577 on 2019/10/29 13:43
I am very picky about my weather app, and this one is the best in my opinion. It has everything I need, but it would be nice of it also showed Air Quality Index.
Weather map
by Pensmith on 2019/10/29 13:39
I like this app because it allows me to view the weather conditions hour by hour and helps me plan my local shopping trips, etc. 👍🏻🎃
Rip off subscription
by Rparker59 on 2019/10/29 09:17
Subscription destroyed what used to be the best weather app. Go check out Dark Sky...no subscription and great functionality.
Love this ap
by MandyP72 on 2019/10/28 20:15
Best radar app around
Best weather app I’ve used
by BoDaBaNGo on 2019/10/28 15:50
From the detailed radars, to notifications of changes in weather, to ease of use...
Storm Radar
by phntech on 2019/10/28 09:23
I think that this is the best free app for radar and storm tracking
Reliable and greatly improves safety.
by Tigmav on 2019/10/28 03:59
Accurate forecasts particularly in our remote mountain home in northwest Wyoming. I trust STORM in all my planning in 24 to 36 hours segments.
Storm Radar is great!
by Ben Apt on 2019/10/27 23:41
You can check any area you are interested in to find out what weather an area is getting or what’s coming to that area. Check it out!
Storm radar
by another german on 2019/10/27 22:46
Great.
WXnut
by 311AFtw on 2019/10/27 15:49
UPDATE: 10/27/19 I HAVE CANTACTED YHIS APP’S UPPORT REPEATEDLY SINCE 6/14/19 AS NOTED BELOW ON ADS! still no response from developer or Support. Seems like they would want better ratings! 6/14/19 update*** Again, paying for “NO ADs”. Now ads have popped up again!!! Help!! 8/28/19 Update*** ADS are BACK!!! Every month I’m paying for “NO ADS”! Please correct this annoying and now expensive problem. 10/12/19 Update! Still no response from Support on the ADS still showing. Again, paying every month for a LONG time! Please correct and respond promptly! 10/24/19 update STILL NO response from Storm Radar on the ADS problem. Have contacted Support multiple times & NO response!! PLEASE RESPOND!!
Doesn’t work
by Diego 1776 on 2019/10/27 14:20
App constantly crashing and will not pull up storm cell data.
A perfectly good app is ruined
by Kenferg1 on 2019/10/27 12:13
It is nothing like the original Weather Underground Storm app. Leave it to the now cheesy reality tv Weather Channel to screw up what was a great weather app.
Best weather app
by GVanMan on 2019/10/26 23:38
I have looked for something better but keep coming back here. It’s a fast and accurate app with tons of additional overlays
Works well
by Overload69 on 2019/10/26 23:28
Big help. Depend on it throughout the career
Used to be great...
by CBStrick1 on 2019/10/26 16:46
I can’t scroll through the storm track data. It didn’t used to be like this, needs a major update. I canceled my subscription. If they fix it, I’d continue it...
Great weather app.
by pbdapa on 2019/10/26 15:14
Great weather app
Great app
by Mmezrah on 2019/10/26 14:54
So cool. Love it.
Love storm Radar App
by Dutchiesmom on 2019/10/26 14:46
Very informative and so easy to use! Weather literally at your touch..
Old storm app was better
by AP Nashville on 2019/10/26 13:38
They took away some of the features and now require you to buy a premium subscription.
Mr.
by mr. papac on 2019/10/26 13:14
Great app. does what it is supposed to without a lot of garbage to slow down viewing.
Basic is very basic
by Cdavidc970 on 2019/10/26 10:24
If you want anything other than just live tracking of storms then you have to go premium. Even severe weather alerts, which I would think would be a pretty basic reason to have a weather app, require premium subscription.
Bordering on absurd
by FreddyFlibble on 2019/10/26 08:30
Not only was this app the best weather data app. It was the moat frequently used app on my iPhone. The advanced radar data layers were fabulous. The interface was polished, intuitive, and feature rich. Then TWC bought it. They chopped it up and de-contented it and now they want monetize it. What a hack job. I’ve never been so disappointed about an app before.
Used to be a great app
by Cwaggy on 2019/10/26 04:47
This was my favorite weather app before. Now you can’t do anything without having the paid subscription and it’s glitchy. I wouldn’t even be against paying a one time fee for a good app. I don’t expect it for free. But I am not willing to pay every month. Time to search for a new one I guess.
TWC strikes again...DELETE
by justsendalready on 2019/10/26 01:02
TWC bought the old storm which was perfect, deactivated, and replaced with a new, worse version. Now they update and make you PAY for a worse app. No use for this now. Getting deleted.
Why pay
by Its Meh after a certain point on 2019/10/25 20:02
Why should we have to pay to upgrade just to see where the storm is “headed” or lightning strikes and wind? You can watch the news and listen to the radio free for that info. Plus soooo many other apps give that info free. Yeah it’s only $4 a month but still.....
Slowly down hill...
by Katie885 on 2019/10/24 22:08
Once this app was bought by weather channel it has been changed slowly for the worse. Today realized all my favorite features are now apart of their premium paid services. After using this for the last few years, I’m going to delete and use another storm radar.
Was great app, now not. Thanks, Weather Channel.
by MarlaKate on 2019/10/24 17:55
Was sad when I found out The Weather Channel bought the Storm app awhile back. And, over time, TWC has slowly made it awful. Finally wrote a review today because of all of the upcharge features TWC wants you to pay for now, which used to be free regular features of the app. So, it is pointless to have and I will be deleting it.
Updates trashed the app
by 2bmoore on 2019/10/24 16:26
This was once a top app that I gladly paid for ... then suddenly it stopped having the features. Now I have to pay ( which I will do again to get good service) but it won’t let me purchase it! I’ve let them know but I guess I get to keep my $20. annually
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.
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 ....
Am I missing something? (Updated again)
by Paper trumpet 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Not the original Storm
by Tanzerbet on 2019/08/06 16:47
Used the original Storm for years and really liked it, particularly the layout and detail panels. It was my go-to source for weather info. Switched to this when prompted by the developers and found it to be less informative with features such as boating weather removed. New version is clunky, slow, less intuitive, less detailed, and the dreadful ads are awful. Can't wait for the next severe weather to creep up so that I can wait on an ad to load before I can see a storm track. I actually get frustrated with app now and look for weather information elsewhere. Update: So here I am watching a strong cell with heavy lightning move toward me at the coast and I can't see a storm track or get the animation to work on iPhone. Thought I'd give the app some more time to prove itself but now share the sentiments of another reviewer...that depending on this app can be dangerous, even fatal. At least the notifications work so I know to tune into another weather map. Please give us back the original Storm!
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.
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!
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)
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
Problems have cropped up with the latest version.
by eclectichead on 2019/07/21 12:04
The latest version of this app has created problems and emails to support have gone unanswered. First, I purchased an annual plan to add the premium features such as add free and more sophisticated radar features, but the app will not enable those features despite my verifying the subscription and even uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Second, the hourly display does not work properly. It gives a blank screen initially, but upon scrolling to the left, you do get a display of hourly conditions, but this is devoid of any info as to which day is being displayed. Finally I find it disappointing that there is no option to display so-called “real-feel” in any aspect of this app. If these components were to be fixed I would give five stars to the app, since the rest of the app gives a great display.
Extremely unhappy. Bring back the original storm app.
by Kuzanut on 2019/08/21 19:48
The Storm radar app was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. Honestly after almost 2 years I can say I am extremely disappointed. Time and time again I find that the radar glitches. This afternoon. There is a storm front approaching. If you hit play on the radar it show us about 60 miles away. Then it disappears and about an hour into the future the front reappears. This has happend more and more often. I loved the original storm app. I understand that it’s no longer supported but as a business that does weather. That puts out an app called Storm Radar. One would think the app would work. I live in northern NJ. We have 3 radar stations that cover this area. So it’s not like there is a lack of data. What is the problem with the app? Please someone contact me and talk to me. I need an app like this for my business but continually find this one less and less reliable. Thanks
What were you guys thinking?!!?
by Marshal law69 on 2019/07/20 05:25
WOW! I truly didn’t want to see one of my favorite, and otherwise; extremely useful, usable, and all-round great, info-packed weather apps, get “gutted” like so much road-side carrion, picked clean of virtually all good content and information, the user might actually find beneficial in the first place! Then, if THAT insult to the apps’ original creators was not insulting enough, you’ve finally decided, “NOW is the time to add insult to injury, and charge the users a PREMIUM for the privilege, while simultaneously providing FAR LESS USABLE INFORMATION than what they had in the first place!” (MINUS THE COST...MINUS THE INSULT TO CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE.) Well, hopefully, one day, some decent- genuinely, ethically motivated developer, decides to take on all of these money-hungry, fiscally myopic corporatists- reminding them that neither: are ALL consumers, total idiots, nor are they equally entitled to “far less, while charging them a premium”. Thanks for the great app W.U. while it lasted.
Needs some tweaks to match the original storm app
by J.A.Moore on 2019/07/11 00:44
Update July 10, 2019 New version now requires a paid subscription to see weather alerts on the map. They did not work for me in the previous version so not going to pay and not know if they work now - maybe they do? I would think having the basic weather alert location on the map would be a base feature. Time to look for a new app or just use the NOAA web site - which is the source of most all weather info. Latest version does not seem to show the alert areas on map. Alerts are listed when you happen to select a location, but you cannot see what area is covered. I have toggled all the options and even reinstalled the app. There is also some lag when should the radar data. This might be network related as sometimes it does seem to work. Other time I have to zoom in or out for it to trigger a fetch of the data. Previous review: Most of the features seem to be here that were in the older Storm app - which was my go-to weather app. Some things are missing but maybe I just cannot find them: Personal weather stations - on map and get details - i have my own station on weather Underground and would like to see what the weather is at home. Cloud cover % in the future chart - used to be with precipitation % - I used this to know if it was going to be a good night for star watching
Extremely Disappointing
by zmqpal102938 on 2019/07/30 22:37
Recent upgrades, post Intellicast, have been rather disappointing. At first, the change over to Storm had some excellent features that were improvements over Intellicast. Then came Storm Radar...In the beginning, I was having issues with it crashing almost every time I opened it. Now, when i open it, it opens a map of the continent of Africa. Then, when I choose my location, there is no information available, not even in the drop down. I have to close the APP and then reopen it in order to view conditions at my location. Also, there are now permanent icons on the screen which are totally useless. They just take up space on the screen. Also, I can’t even look at the previous 2 hours of HD Radar, or any of the many other features that were available at no cost. I am so disappointed that The Weather Channel has come to this point. I am ready to find another provider of weather data.
I give up
by nfahlgren on 2018/11/26 00:33
I loved the Weather Underground Storm app. It was definitely an advanced app that did more than just present the user with forecasts. This app was meant to replace Storm, and maybe the developers had different goals for this app than the last, but it’s definitely not a replacement for Storm. I have tried to use Storm Radar as my main weather app for the last 6 months or so as it’s okay (I would give it 3 stars but they lose one more for throwing away an already good product) and I figured it would gain features over time to regain things lost in the conversion. That hasn’t really happened though. It’s just stayed the same stripped down version of Storm that it always was. So I’m done waiting for regaining features we lost in the transition and I’m moving on to another app and deleting this one. I’m giving Aeris Pulse Weather a shot if that helps anyone else looking for a Storm replacement.
Nowhere near as good as its predecessor
by iPhannahPi on 2018/12/22 17:04
UPDATE 2: Why don’t these people get it? After a year plus of terrible reviews, they STILL don’t understand. Evidently the pointy-hair boss in Dilbert is running the ship. This app is crap! UPDATE: And the latest update wants you to pay $0.99 per month for an ad-free experience??? They must be joking or out of their minds. Why do they think people will pay to suffer through a lousy app experience with limited functionality just because it doesn't have annoying pop-up ads any more? It is an INFERIOR app and will still be inferior without ads. The no-longer-supported Storm app was WAY better. No surface winds or jet stream flows in this one. No maps showing front locations and types. This is NOT an improvement! Your responses say you will be working to make this the best radar app. How 'bout aspiring to make it the best all-around WEATHER app like the old Storm was. And hurry! Seems like you will be losing customers fast if you don't.
Wow. Premium didn’t Add layers it just took them away
by My-thoughts-as-stars on 2019/07/17 00:04
All the new premium layers are supposed to be so flashy and impressive except for the part where most of them were previously included and just free!!! Of Course GEOS-16 is premium but Why the hell would ADVISORIES be anything but free??? Also in rural as F#%& nowhere the “local storm reports” layer in this app was about the only way I could find out if there would be down trees or flooding on the roads when I drive to work before sunrise (most places don’t just have access to 911 call center reports) I’m a broke student driving 45 minutes each way to work for free in a hospital. It sure would be nice if I could access the information about what roads will get me there safely! And even though I’m no where near California it still feels like bad taste to put Earthquake information behind a paywall right now!!!! Really disappointed in the weather channel today. Really.
Summary: annoying
by Vilago on 2018/09/26 03:36
Not sure why they needed to change to a different storm app. All the reviews here indicate a step backward with this release yet they continue to ignore the comments. The old one had a better layout and could see daily, hourly and current temp and weather at a glance as a small banner at the bottom, with radar front and center how I like it. Now there’s an obtrusive banner at the top middle which only shows current conditions and also partially obscures the map and you have to move it out of the way. Only able to see hourly if I press the banner then scroll. annoying! Have to close the banner to see the radar which I don’t like. If you click anywhere on the map it changes your location which isnt intuitive and you can’t switch between saved locations. Please just keep the old version alive and don’t kill it at the end of the month! or at least allow you to switch to the old view layout...
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