Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
Description
Named by Time.com's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone and Apple Watch. Severe weather alerts for your exact location. storm shield gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storms and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification. Storm-based alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. County-based alerts can result in false alarms, warning you when your location in the county is not within the threatened area. What people are saying: • storm shield "alerted our family of the Broken Arrow, OK tornado, faster than the TV and tornado sirens." - Robyn • "I was in Oklahoma City during the tornado... we were right in its path. Your app literally was a life saver." - dcalk12 Benefits: • Get voice alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via push notification anywhere in the United States. • With Apple Watch, get a tap on your wrist when alerts are issued for your locations. • Add storm shield's widget to your Today screen to get quick access to active alerts for the first location in your app. • Touch storm shield's app icon on your 3D-Touch enabled iPhone for widget access. • Hi-Def radar map is your home screen so you can quickly see what's going on at your locations. • Fully supports Dark Mode in iOS 13. • Long-tap on the map to get current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts. • Save additional locations to ensure family members stay safe. View NOAA severe weather alerts on the map to see where dangerous weather is happening: • Tap alerts to view info • Flood watches & warnings • Tornadoes & Thunderstorms • Hurricane & Tropical Storm forecast tracks • Winter storms • Marine & Coastal alerts • Radar & Clouds • Wind Speed • Snow Fall • Water Temperatures • Road Weather • Premium Weather (purchase required) • Lightning Alerts and notifications (purchase required) Enhance your app with auto-renewing monthly subscriptions: • Buy 'Premium Weather' to unlock these features and see predicted imagery for these map layers: 1) Future Radar 2) Future Clouds 3) Future Clouds & Radar together 4) Future Surface Temperature Land 5) Future Surface Temperature Water 6) Future Surface Temperature Land & Water together 7) Future Wind Speeds Map 8) Storm Tracks: See how fast storms are moving & where they're headed. • Buy 'Lightning' to unlock these 2 features: 1) Lightning strike push notifications up to 10 miles away. 2) See lightning on the map within 100 miles of a selected location. Note: • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. • Privacy Policy: https://www.stormshieldapp.com/privacy_stormshield_wxs.html • Terms of Use: https://www.stormshieldapp.com/terms_stormshield_wxs.html • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. storm shield is made possible by The e.w. scripps company & KNXV Phoenix, WCPO Cincinnati, WEWS Cleveland, WXYZ Detroit, WMAR Baltimore, WFTS Tampa, WPTV West Palm, KSHB Kansas City, KJRH Tulsa, RTV6 Indianapolis, KMGH Denver, KGTV San Diego, KERO Bakersfield, WKBW Buffalo, WTVF Nashville, KMTV Omaha, WSYM Lansing, WFTX Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA Green Bay, KIVI Boise, KTNV Las Vegas, KGUN Tucson, WTXL Tallahassee, KXXV Waco, KRIS Corpus Christi. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Great app for weather warning of all kinds
by 368gigi on 2021/04/12 23:11
I had a problem with the ap and the developer answered right away - solving my problem.
They use old maps now
by Krankenheim on 2021/04/09 21:06
Used this app for years. Even had a subscription. But they stopped using new maps and now have very old satellite images. So old that my house isn’t even on the map anymore and it was built 10 years ago.
No sound
by 4a traveeler on 2021/04/09 14:02
All we get are messages across the phone. No Audible sounds. We had a EF 0 tornado come into our city and heard about it on the news the next morning.
Great For Alerts!
by DMOGSLNJ on 2021/04/03 14:57
This app is really great for a general-use radar, satellite imagery, but this app REALLY shines when it comes to push-notifications for weather alerts and warnings (which is something that even applications like RadarScope or Radar Omega don’t do). GLADLY have paid for the upgrade and have for well over a year! 100% satisfied and I am a weather spotter / chaser.
Love it
by jabari2070 on 2021/04/03 01:21
I get alerts sent to me immediately. I love it. And the alerts are loud enough for me to plan for a severe storm or catastrophic storm event.
3:30 AM nonessential alerts
by TheDonh on 2021/04/02 19:15
I downloaded and have use this app for a year or two. As of lately nonessential alerts come out at 3:30 AM waking us up. For now I have turned the sound off, which makes it useless as an app to warn of a impending tornado.I have been informed that storm shield is not the one that sends out the alerts, I think it is NOAA weather service. I will try contacting them to see why they have to send out useless information at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate the app people contacting me to inform me where the alerts were coming from. Thank you
Repetion
by RC&Rufus on 2021/03/29 13:44
Too much repetition!!!!!!!!
No notifications
by DeansReview on 2021/03/28 18:36
I have to open the app, Settings -> Manage Locations, select my current location and click Refresh. The weather alert then appears. Meanwhile both the Weather Channel and Accuweather apps have already alerted me to severe weather automatically without me having to do anything. I wouldn’t trust this app to alert me in severe weather. Uninstalled.
Used to be the best
by markh20 on 2021/03/27 18:51
This was my go to but since I upgraded to an IPhone 11 with iOS 14 it’s just kind of there. Alerts are stuck in the background even with everything set right. 3 stars because it could be the best but it’s not really useful any longer.
The best app!
by hairdresser05 on 2021/03/27 13:33
This helps me so much!!!! My weather radio will not be delivered until Wednesday!... but this will still will remain on my phone. So accurate!
Appreciate the alerts
by Satya 1906 on 2021/03/27 11:34
I have survived three hurricanes and send weather warnings and messages to family and friends. Tornadoes are different and you may not have an alert. X Its very important for everyone to check weather daily. Thank all of you who provide this service.
Will not alert
by TownPlanner on 2021/03/27 11:26
I have tried many adjustments but the app will not alert with a sound when chosen alerts are marked.
Alerts
by nayala1 on 2021/03/26 14:37
I have loved this app for a little over 2 years now I believe. So much so that when our friends from California moved here to Tennessee with no experience in severe weather and were nervous about the weather, I recommended it to them to keep them up to date on watches and warnings and give them a heads up if there was a tornado warning in the middle of the night to get to the basement. Got us all set up with locations picked, alerts turned on and everything and felt good about it, until last night when tornadoes went through the area and there was not ONE alert that popped up for any of us other than the tornado watch that came through like 3 hours after it was issued. We never got any alert for the severe thunderstorm warning or the special weather statement that came and went. And thank the good Lord the radar still worked because I had to watch it all night and just happened to notice the red box pop up when the tornado warning was issued right over their location, and was able to call and tell them to get them and their kids downstairs in time for their area to get hit. People’s roofs were ripped off within a mile or two of their home and they would have had no idea they were even in danger if they’d just trusted this app:( makes me sad because it’s always worked for me and my family in the past and I trusted it too, but none of us (3-4 phones) got any alerts when it really mattered despite double and triple checking all our settings were correct.
Can’t get info
by 19cc75 on 2021/03/26 03:15
Twice I paid for the app when I got new phones I’m not paying for it this time I don’t understand why the information doesn’t stay with me and I have to repay every time I get a new phone
Alerts don’t work
by JStan99 on 2021/03/25 20:25
I could have died if I didn’t have more weather apps on my phone. A tornado was three blocks from my house and not once did I get an alert of a tornado warning or even a watch until just a few minutes ago, an hour and a half AFTER the tornado expired. Now Helena AL has been devastated by a tornado and we could’ve been hurt since this app DOES NOT WORK. Deleting.
Terrible
by GuyInTN on 2021/03/18 03:29
Awful app. Never got radar to work. Features included with most weather apps require a paid upgrade on this one. Our local station in Nashville has a great weather team. It’s too bad this is the crap they’re being forced to push. For example of app with good radar, past + present + future radar, with overlays, storm tracks (with individual stats), lightning strikes, etc. search for ‘News 2 Weather Authority’. I don’t like their meteorologists as much, but they have a much better app, especially radar wise.
App status
by hickorky hill homestead on 2021/03/17 21:34
I like the app, i wish it would give the out loud alerts however. .
Solid Stats & Forecasts
by Altman9 on 2021/03/16 10:55
Not as flashy as my other 3 iPhone weather apps, but definitely the most accurate! Oh did I mention it's free :-)
Reason roar gilmore
by roar gilmore on 2021/03/07 21:15
Too many warning. One
Meh.
by hildiesmom on 2021/03/05 18:29
Decided to kick this one to the curb. It’s good, but not monthly charge good. I’ve got multiple weather/radar apps. This is simply not the one I reach for. Maybe if they had an option for an annual subscription at a discounted price... but for now, no.
Family Sharing is NOT available!
by JRAinKY on 2021/03/01 15:56
I purchased the premium upgrade for this app but when my husband downloaded the app via family sharing it tried to sell him the premium upgrade. I will not be renewing my subscription unless family sharing starts working. If you are looking for a great weather app your family can share, keep looking.
Weather Alarm
by Bassetlver on 2021/03/01 02:46
I wish it would sound off an alarm to let us know if a Tornado Warning is in effect for our County.
Overall good app
by atlantagirlintn on 2021/02/28 15:50
My only problem is we moved south of our original location and I cannot remove the blue icons on the map. They are irrelevant to us now but need help to remove these.
Good but needs to be better
by Mr. Sheppy on 2021/02/22 13:49
This app is the best I’ve found for NWS alerts. But the fact that the announcement alert is always exactly the same is troublesome. It matters very much in the moment — when time can be crucial — whether the alert is “heavy fog,” which I don’t need to know since I’m not going anywhere and can see out the window, or “there’s a tornado three blocks away so get downstairs!” I get so many “fog” and “heavy rain” alerts that I can safely ignore that it’s easy to become complacent. Indeed, I rarely bother to look at the alerts anymore unless I have already got a reason for serious worry. Please make at least the notification wisher show more detail, and ideally have the spoken alert be more specific. Then this app would be the must-have life saver it could be.
Simple, but Great
by Kevin 72638393 on 2021/02/16 04:06
Simple, but great. Fills the need of real-time weather alerts for multiple locations - a feature that is behind a pay wall, or covered in ads, or not offered altogether on other apps. This app allows me to keep an eye on the weather for my family scattered all over the US. I'm considering buying into the subscription model just to donate - I don't need any of the premium features but like the app. LATER EDIT: Yes, purchased into the subscription model just to donate.
The best
by beltorin on 2021/02/14 02:10
Life saver plain and simple
Excellent!
by Elysian75 on 2021/02/12 18:51
Please add a widget! and possibly a " report " weather conditions in your area.
Excellent Weather App
by forecaster32 on 2021/02/11 03:28
I purchased this app when I began looking after my father. The updates and alerts have been reliable, and proven crucial in that effort. I rely upon it, daily.
Storm Shield Chanel 7
by Ginaday on 2021/02/07 04:19
Not Dakota! Michigan please.
Weather Overlays
by CrispyBiskit on 2021/02/05 20:07
Severe weather overlays do not disappear when the map animation is toggled on iPad, making it difficult to see the weather movement. Was ok before iOS 14.4 update
Gives me the information I need
by Vpenning on 2021/02/05 19:40
I like the app as it gives a verbal alert so I know to check for more details. It is loud enough that I can hear it even without my hearing aids. Important when you need an emergency weather notification.
👎🏼
by pyro279 on 2021/01/19 16:58
Bought the app almost 9 years ago for work and it was excellent. Upgraded phone it was fine. Did an iOS update and it went to crap. Redownloaded it recently and it’s still crap
Great
by Trammelgal on 2021/01/16 02:01
I have finally found a weather app that I can really depend on.
Why do u change
by elgreco51 on 2021/01/15 21:08
All others are free
A “Good to Know” kind of app.
by G329 on 2021/01/15 15:56
Always brings me what I need to know when I need to know it.
good
by HaydenStropes on 2021/01/13 03:25
tiss good app
Best ever
by Wyrdraja on 2021/01/09 04:48
Great app, makes the tv guy look like a fortune teller with a cracked crystal ball.
I love this app but...
by MdvlCastle on 2021/01/08 19:49
I’ve had the StormShield app since it was first released and I use it daily. I like that I can also see my local forecast right in the app. However, that feature hasn’t worked on my phone for the last few days abs it’s it’s frustrating.
Thanks
by Jacattack 1999 on 2021/01/07 20:32
Thank you Newschannel 5. I’ve watched the weather from you guys for years. You always give a in-depth analysis on what to expect. Which is great! Thank you Lelan, Bree, Heather, Nikki-Dee ,and Henry! 😊 ☀️🌤🌦🌧⛈🌩🌨💧💦☔️☂️❄️☃️⛄️🌬💨🌪
Blood curdling / deafening alert
by bluemeanieface on 2021/01/05 20:31
I can weather a storm but I only have so many more decibels to go until completely deaf after using this app with headphones. I would rather die in a snowstorm or hurricane than use this app for one more minute. Headache city do not download. Every weather app in the world has alerts. PS this alert came hours after all the other apps on my phone for the impending storms. Update. Developer response in no way offered a solution. Here’s one- perhaps make the notification less loud when on headphones. Or it could interrupt what’s playing and flash a text warning. My hearing is precious and the devs don’t seem to get that.
Great app
by Jfmatt2 on 2021/01/02 17:00
This is my go to weather app. It has all weather needs all in one place!
Help
by cole 29 on 2021/01/01 18:19
I changed phones and lost my up grade and don’t know how retrieve it I need help
Storm shield delivers the whole picture.
by Nihozas on 2020/12/30 03:00
My go to app for weather and alerts.
Versatile weather app
by eraseradarhead. on 2020/12/29 09:27
Perhaps a feature I like the most is the ability to drop pins for certain areas and get alert for those areas. Then all you have to do is click on it and play audio and hear what the alert is is if you had a weather radio. Then you can get the layered radar as well in the mosaic it’s a perfect companion to a radar alone program. And best of all it’s free.
Always helpful
by tkunder on 2020/12/28 13:02
No matter where I am I always know what weather will be.
Staying on top
by handandwrist on 2020/12/25 00:30
I love to know what to expect. My special needs granddaughter loves it to. She’s all about the weather
EXCELLENT
by EICHOLTZ 1957 on 2020/12/18 05:57
I love this App! It always announces out loud about any bad weather. It definitely keeps me informed. Thank you.
Radar issues
by oldsmar cb on 2020/12/16 21:27
Storm shield is great except for when the radar Images so not show.
location
by MBAVRHM on 2020/12/16 10:13
Cannot change my locations. I just moved and I’ve gone through every button. Is this top secret
Weather app review
by Neesnarf on 2020/12/07 16:34
Easy to use app with kept current weather updates.
Monthly fee
by agcmain on 2020/12/06 22:01
I hate paying a monthly fee
Best weather app ever
by LadieKadie on 2020/12/01 10:53
I’ve used this application since 2014, and after all the work the developers have done, it’s spotless and has saved me several times AND allows me to call others who don’t live by me to warn them! Thank you guys!
Storm shield, a great app for everyone including the blind community.
by iOS master 2020 on 2020/11/30 21:53
I really do appreciate this app having some improvements for someone who is a accessibility user, the audible feature is definitely better than ever before, I am going to get this update a try, and see how this app works, thank you four creating this app to make it a lot more user friendly and more accessible as well. Hoping that this update can actually fix the notification issue that has been happening lately ever since, thank you for your service.
Weather
by jodreyb647 on 2020/11/24 03:37
I love this App
Buggy
by Giantbushhog on 2020/11/19 10:01
Always been buggy. I get alerts and go to open the app and find there is no alert warnings about 50% of the time
CSConrad
by Christy Conrad on 2020/11/17 14:08
Love this app! It warned my family of a tornado that went right over our house. We had enough time to head to the safety of our basement.
I LOVE IT!
by Alphega4 on 2020/11/15 17:05
I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and my son lives in Columbus. Storm Shield alerts me to bad weather in both cities.
Best Weather App
by rMr.G. on 2020/11/14 18:52
Please keep developing it, especially for locations outside of the USA.
Quick updates
by GustalynnPortJonlynnp on 2020/11/08 09:36
I guess we have a storm approaching from the gulf. this has been the only app that has
C Gamse
by CLGa777 on 2020/11/07 22:51
I love that but I paid a lot of money for this app and I’ll keep asking for my money home and I bought it when it first came out but if you need more money I guess I have to just let it go
Great Weather Tracker
by Don.S. on 2020/11/07 22:05
I just moved to Tampa/Clearwater Fl from California. Never really needed this type of weather tracker. However due to the many Hurricanes we had this year I thought I might need such an app. So far this has helped with predicting and the on coming weather. Also you can set up your preferences and location to where you live.
The best weather app
by tik tok dead on 2020/10/24 04:19
This app really helps keep track on the storms around me and it helps to see If bad storms come
It’s ok
by hana baioumy on 2020/10/22 01:39
It’s ok but the three rings in the beginning always scare me and my family. It also says that it’s foggy in my area but then I check it it says that it’s in philly.
Jim Beazel
by Mrbeaz on 2020/10/11 03:53
Please maybe consider switching to viper radar and have news 5 wews meteorologists have more frequent more detailed and longer weather videos please.
Night forecasts
by Chirleski on 2020/10/09 11:35
This app needs to include text forecasts for nighttime.
The fact that you have a
by Me136982420 on 2020/10/04 16:38
I
Great App
by Sueowl on 2020/10/02 16:33
Love this app, spot on for my area. Like the alerts to keep me updated. Having family all over the US, this is also a great app to keep updated with weather conditions.
Won’t Let You See Future Radar Unless You Pay
by JS20212021 on 2020/09/29 17:02
Kinda the whole point why I want to check the weather. I want to see what will happen in the future lol DELETE!!!!
Not Reliable.
by Bigmo1988888 on 2020/09/26 20:40
Fails to accurately or reliably alert for sever weather. Dangerously unreliable considering this is a life saving app (at least it’s supposed to be).
Cepmama
by cepmama on 2020/09/26 02:35
Why change a good app to a non functional mess?
No sound in Forecast Report
by NinjaRicky on 2020/09/26 02:33
I’ve bought this App and have used for several years now. There is recorded Forecast based on the area, and at one time the sound could be heard, but for 1-2 years now there has been no sound. I’ve gone through several updates hoping it would be fixed, but it still doesn’t work. I’ve tried to adjust it in other settings only phone (iPhone 8) but no luck. If someone knows of a fix, I would greatly appreciate it!
Seems to be the best I’ve used.
by Trendversify on 2020/09/21 01:07
With my experience, it seems that the app has beaten all other weather apps in sending me weather alerts. Love the fact that it will also alert me with “Special Weather Statements” which seems to be unique to them because all the other weather apps I’ve tried do not seem to do this and if they do, I have not found the toggle for them and/ or it’s not on default. Also, really great that it reads out the alerts!
Very accurate good radar
by joenfaye on 2020/09/15 20:46
Thanks the best
Weather
by jawmaww1234 on 2020/09/13 17:11
This is the best app for me!!!!
Not accurate?
by songsinthenight on 2020/09/12 16:23
Not accurate. Said “Heavy Rain” for our location’s current conditions and it’s mostly cloudy. The closest rain to us is 30 or more miles away.
Storm Shield
by Rockin Ol Granny on 2020/09/10 11:49
Love this App keeps me updated with current weather updates.
I like it!
by Milehighmom on 2020/09/09 20:21
Since a recent update, I’ve been able to see weather around the globe - something I’ve not been able to do in the past. I really like being able to see weather outside the United States. Seeing everything leads to an understanding of how it all works together to give us the climates we live in. I’m pleased!
Good
by mljkdb on 2020/09/08 11:49
Good app but I would like to see a year long subscription price rather than paying a small fee that will send my bank alarms off.
Love to view the weather daily
by 007cricketeer on 2020/09/07 15:00
I just love to see the weather. All I see though are grids in every city I monitor. This is annoying when I would rather see weather radar
Forecast
by Try2bread on 2020/09/06 22:10
I really appreciate the correctness of the app.
Good For Alerts
by IDontFeelLikeIt on 2020/09/06 17:54
A convenient way to get severe weather or environmental alerts while traveling.
Radar should show current
by Kunseeded on 2020/08/29 21:51
When it shows a storm,,, the storms already hit. It’s way to far behind. The hourly and weekly are good.
No warning
by Mr.Rright on 2020/08/28 18:02
There is no warning or alert that came through this app.
It puts my location somewhere else
by Lelessogreen on 2020/08/23 00:17
I have had this app for a year now it’s great for its alerts but sometimes when I open the app it will show me I’m in a different location so please fix that and that’s it :)
Best app ever created!
by Dragon7284 on 2020/08/21 14:24
I love this app if you put on notifications on it and let it use your location it will alert you when severe weather is coming your way! And I am serious!
Just Ok for weather info
by Reenee17 on 2020/08/17 20:38
I’ve had this app for years now, and after using it for so long, I can honestly say it’s just OK. What’s not so great is that the Doppler is not up to the minute CURRENT. With the basic purchase, you only get a view of conditions from several minutes ago. Here in Florida, you know how conditions can change in a split second as far as severe storms go. I’ll be trapped in the supermarket staring at Doppler on the app, trying to decipher if the storm pouring down outside is going to let up any time soon, and this app is not good for that, since it’s MINUTES behind, for the basic version. For the version that will show you the most CURRENT conditions, you must pay a monthly fee. Another thing that’s not great about this app, you will never get lightning alerts. In the lightning Capitol of the USA, you need that. You can pay a monthly fee for that feature as well. I considered paying for the lightning alerts out of desperation because we spend a lot of time outdoors playing, working, and for school activities, but then I found another excellent app, WeatherBug, that includes current conditions AND lightning alerts FOR FREE. I get alerts when lightning is 10 miles away or closer, and I can view the screen showing exactly where the strike was. And it is very accurate in its warning system! I instantly get an alert and within a second or two I hear the thunder! Now, for hurricane tracking, that’s what Storm Shield is good for, because that shows warnings and watches, and the track. It’s kind of tricky to figure out settings to view the hurricane tracking and to be able to view storms that are a few minutes passed, and opacity of colors, but once you figure that out, it’s a helpful app.
Want you back on Dish programming
by Jan Oden , Springhill , TN on 2020/08/16 11:54
Pleeeeeeease come back to Dish , miss watching you EVERY day , PLEASE !!!!!!
Following a hurricane
by Cgoofies on 2020/08/04 05:09
Im across the country but I am still able to see the Eastern Coast weather, plus get the hurricane alerts. I added a few towns I follow, and this all started when I was looking for an app to track torandos. It is a good app.
Very helpful
by julixxxzza on 2020/08/03 21:30
Messages come very helpful
Best
by blood gang bi*tvh on 2020/08/03 15:48
Keeps me notified I give this 5 stars best app ever to exist
Best Weather App Ever!
by Doyle's town on 2020/07/31 01:43
I have downloaded a lot of weather apps in the pass but never seen one as great as this app!
Unable to purchase subscription
by pnw_jc on 2020/07/27 01:00
Every time I try to purchase a subscription it says I am all set then get an error saying “invalid code receipt 21003”. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, rebooting the phone, and so on. Without the added features the app is mediocre. The app seems broken as the subscription dies not work yet I have no issue with my other apps.
Excellent Advance Notice
by the "Colang" Girl on 2020/07/23 18:58
Most important part of Any weather app is that you know as far in advance as possible. Storm Shield makes this possible!
Storm Shield Location
by sr21115 on 2020/07/22 18:03
I travel. So can I get it to find my current location without having to set the location by looking up the city?
Handy app
by AmarilloLynn on 2020/07/20 23:15
Nice to get the warnings and advisories for local weather events.
Future radar
by Bass_Fishing1 on 2020/07/17 12:22
Had this over two years ago and back then it had free future radar. Any plans to put it back or just going to settle on getting money maybe and being ranked most of the time in the 30’s instead of the top 10???
It’s great
by good💩💩 on 2020/07/16 18:31
Only thing is that you have to pay for some of it like the future tracking
Awesome app! BEST WAETHER APP
by Midnight Dena on 2020/07/16 16:40
I wrote a previous review about how slow the app had been the last couple of months, I got a very quick reply from customer service and they helped me fix the issue which was MY FAULT on something I had turned on making it slower. Once I switched it back, it was instantly fixed! This app is AWESOME and now I will add that the customer service is equally as awesome! Thank you for providing a wonderful up to date app!!! Love it and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!
AMc
by AMcNMj on 2020/07/16 08:33
Alerts & maps work very well. My go to for weather
Pretty good app.
by Aaaaaaaaaaaamr on 2018/05/28 20:58
Just got this but so far so good. Kept us up to date on the latest winter storms. Hopefully works as good on summer storms. Seems to use a lot of battery. Would like to see road emergency levels if possible. Since last update it's terrible. Radar takes forever to load if it ever does. Right now its a waste of money. Thinking of finding something else. Will not advise friends and family to get this. Last update is useless. I live in a flood area and no longer receive audible warnings. As long as i am awake i know water is rising. If in bed guess i will just drown. Keep up the great updates and no one will be alive to buy your app. Why would i want a weather app that doesn't notify me. Hope a tornado warning is never issued at night. Think about us and not your pocket. Ok got notifications back and then another update In May--- lost notifications AGAIN. What gives? Really starting to rethink this app AGAIN.
Alerts
by nayala1 on 2021/03/26 14:37
I have loved this app for a little over 2 years now I believe. So much so that when our friends from California moved here to Tennessee with no experience in severe weather and were nervous about the weather, I recommended it to them to keep them up to date on watches and warnings and give them a heads up if there was a tornado warning in the middle of the night to get to the basement. Got us all set up with locations picked, alerts turned on and everything and felt good about it, until last night when tornadoes went through the area and there was not ONE alert that popped up for any of us other than the tornado watch that came through like 3 hours after it was issued. We never got any alert for the severe thunderstorm warning or the special weather statement that came and went. And thank the good Lord the radar still worked because I had to watch it all night and just happened to notice the red box pop up when the tornado warning was issued right over their location, and was able to call and tell them to get them and their kids downstairs in time for their area to get hit. People’s roofs were ripped off within a mile or two of their home and they would have had no idea they were even in danger if they’d just trusted this app:( makes me sad because it’s always worked for me and my family in the past and I trusted it too, but none of us (3-4 phones) got any alerts when it really mattered despite double and triple checking all our settings were correct.
Adding a star for customer support
by appfetish on 2020/06/14 15:25
Updating my previous review and adding a star for great customer support! Within hours, the developers responded directly to my review, noting a temporary server glitch that prevented me from adding new locations. Works now! It’s a little cumbersome on the search function and only supports U.S., but once the location is set, the swipe-between-locations feature in the main interface is easy to use. I figure the other issue re: dark vs. light background is related to the settings on each of my devices. No big deal. I may keep Storm Shield for local weather monitoring and still stick with my old standby Storm Radar for a global view and peppier radar. Intellicast was the best weather app hands-down, but since its demise, no one has been able to match it. Previously: I’m on the fence trying to decide between weather apps for my iPhone and iPad. Storm Shield is good, but on the iPad I keep getting an error message when I try to add locations. The darker radar background is preferred on the iPad, but I’ve been unable to replicate it on my iPhone. The simple interface, one click between radar and detailed forecast info, is easy to navigate — a big plus!
Ok, so I was wrong
by Scoot2mtns on 2018/02/22 18:31
This is an update from my last review. If you know where to look, the features I liked about previous versions are still there. So I up-rated my review to 4 stars. The problem is that finding the forecast stuff isn’t straightforward in this version. In this version there is a fairly large button with the options “Current” and “Future”. Click on Future and basically what you get is a “Pay Up” message. To get the old forecast features, click on the little, tiny “More” in the bottom right, up comes a screen with current data plus sunrise/sunset. There is nothing to indicate that scrolling down will get you the forecast for the week that you were looking for. No slide bar shows until you actually start scrolling. Original review - Title: Last update turned a winner into a loser Great app but it’s really not free. With the last update it will only show you what’s happening right now. I can open the door for that. To get any forecast data (i.e., what’s going to happen), you have to buy a subscription. And it’s not clear that will even get you an ad free experience.
A Crappy and garbage app
by Rev Jude on 2019/05/18 06:56
I am a weather observer and when I first purchased this app I thought was pretty good. I contacted them and they got back to me in reference to my questions about the radar and also hurricane tracking? Now my son they are the speakers on and they want to charge you for them. I said something to them and they didn’t like it because I feel this way when we purchased these apps we can automatically get what is the add to it. All the other apps that I have do the same thing they give it to you accept with them. This app is very in accurate and also very horrible. It doesn’t tell forecast for nothing. I depend on it from my job and also packed a storm chase in this app is horrible. I do not recommend this app anyone. Do not practice is it a waste your time it’s garbage and very crappy. I wish I never purchased this app from them because it’s horrible. They only care about making money not a good app. I recommend AccuWeather even the weather bug is very good. Also any of the NOAA radar My radar apps are very good as well compared to this crappy app. I will add one more thing I do storm chasing and that was why I decide to get this app. I am a lesson learned from this garbage. Now are use other apps that a much superior to this crap.
Subscription features
by kRashkin81107 on 2018/09/24 16:02
I’ve read a lot of reviews that have the same complaint I’m about to make, and I’ve also read the developer responses to the reviews. I previously paid for this app years ago. And I get that the new version has all the same features as the previous version plus a few extra features. But the new features that require an additional monthly subscription, I don’t think it’s something that you should even be asking for an additional monthly charge for. Just have one flat fee of a few bucks to either upgrade to those features or raise the price of the initial cost of the app by a buck or two. I think the monthly charge to see future radar and lightning strikes is ridiculous. I would love to see future radar (could care less about lightning strikes), but I’m not paying .99 a month for it and I don’t think it’s fair to charge a monthly fee to see that. It doesn’t seem worth $12 a year, but I really would love to just have that feature if I could pay a couple dollars to add it if it’s that important to make a profit off of the future radar feature (lame). Otherwise I enjoy the app. Just think the extra subscription is ridiculous.
Best Alert App! 120%
by Worm56 on 2019/02/18 21:22
I am a certified storm spotter and storm chaser and I highly recommend this app to everyone, from the average person to weather experts. I am rarely caught off guard by weather but many people don’t pay much attention to the weather. Once you set this app up on your phone or tablet you will never be caught off guard by any weather. This app will alert you while your device is in sleep mode (screen is off). Also use your location tracking to alert you while traveling. This app will alert you before the news channels because you will receive the latest watches and warnings as soon as the National Weather Service issues them! Highly Recommended I can't say it enough, some people don't pay attention to weather. Continue your daily routines and let Storm Shield monitor the weather for you, this app might save your life one day!
Dangerously Inadequate Weather Alert App
by Zenman! on 2020/05/20 14:46
I was using this app during the free trial period. I got a Lightening Alert from the app which was legit alert as a storm was approaching. However, where this app is a total failure is that nowhere on its map did it show where the lighting was at, but my other weather alert app did show the location of the lightening strike. Another worrisome failure of the app is that its home screen indicated there was another Weather Alert in the exact area it sent a Lightning Alert 1 minute earlier, but did not indicate what kind of Alert it was. I have all the Alerts set to “On” at the time, too. So I’m canceling my free trial and will look at other subscription weather apps for dependable and accurate weather alert functioning. I appreciate the Developer taking the time to explain why some of the features (and by extension the usefulness and accuracy) of this app are out of their control. What I don’t like is that the Developer wants me to pay full price for their inaccurate, bug-riddled app and send them “trouble tickets” while they fiddle fart around trying to get it right at the same time I’m trying to dodge lightning and storms.
Best App ever
by Staceymac0814 on 2019/05/01 01:52
Look we live in the Brighton Mi. Area and have a 14 year old son who is involved in 3 different sports all outside and let me tell you I’ve tried all the other apps and they don’t hold a candle to Storm Shield. He also snow boards here in Brighton so I really rely on this app foe sanity lol, thank you also for the Storm Shield Alerts for severe Storms I really rely on it I also have two dogs and yes we do hit the basement for severe weather and this app has saved our lives when I was pregnant with my son. I truly feel that all the other weather apps have tried and failed to imitate your wonderful work, please keep up the good work keeping us safe. Thank you so much and from this mom to others it is well worth the money to protect your family when you have the air on in the middle of the night and can’t hear the tornado sirens, this app will save your families lives.
My severe weather lifeline
by Wxnow on 2018/04/02 02:17
As noted by the developer, they restored the missing watches/warnings/advisories and even added some that they didn’t used to have. Some bulletins were removed in an app update. Storm Shield addressed the concern promptly. Had a warning tonight pop right up on my phone and watch. This app makes following the weather in tornado alley simple. The nice thing is you can plug in multiple locations to receive alerts for. So if you live in the north part of town but work in the south part of town, you can get location specific alerts for both. It’s perfect for keeping track of the weather where older relatives live—if I see a “blizzard watch” pop up for my parents, I know to check-in on them. This is my go-to app! ——————————————————————-
Almost Everything I Want
by Gamer3475 on 2018/08/08 23:39
This app is so close to being perfect. I really like the radar and the severe box overlays. The severe alerts are also great; I’ve never seen so many choices for different alerts. I also like how you can easily tap any alert box anywhere and see the alert details. The only reason I took off two stars is for the subscription. I hate apps that have a subscription versus a one time payment. Why do you think your app is so great that we have to keep paying for it over and over again? I don’t understand this model. Just let me pay for it once and be done. This isn’t cable tv. I really think I would purchase a one time IAP to get the storm tracks feature. This is the only feature I think the app in general is missing. But I would never get a subscription from an app. Just let me pay you once and be done. Don’t be greedy!
Storm Shield app
by DEM0459 on 2019/07/18 04:45
I have had your Storm Shield app since you first introduced it and up until lately I have been happy with it. But since I found out that the information is supply by somewhere in another time zone I have been less and less pleased with it. For instance, tonight on the 10:00 news Mike Nelson said it was still 81 degrees however when I checked my app it said 77 degrees. I know I don’t live in Denver but I’m not that far away that I would think I would have that much of a difference! Please, why can’t your app have its information loaded from here in your studios?? Sincerely, an unhappy app user.
Can’t believe what has changed!
by Morbious23 on 2020/04/12 23:50
Getting rid of this App now! I think having to pay a monthly fee to get what most other Apps don’t charge a cent for an App that I paid for in the first place is totally ridiculous, to say the least! This App is nickeling & dimeing to death! I’m so disappointed in this weather App & it’s going as soon as I finish this review! I’m sticking with the exact same weather icons that I can get for free on the other Weather App I got for free! This was once a great App , now it stinks! It’s a shame that I paid for this & now I’m deleting it! The stuff On this App is exactly the same as the free Apps so why should I keep this one that I have to pay several monthly charges to get the complete weather information that I need? I or any one else shouldn’t have to! Storm Shield needs to get over themselves! I’m over this App even though I paid for it years ago! You change it back, I’ll come back!
Good, but latest update has problems
by Erin1776 on 2020/04/08 03:27
I’ve had this app for many years and it has worked well for me as a severe weather radio. I have my home location “pinned” on the map. However, with the latest update, the pin only shows up in the correct location if I am zoomed very close to the location of the pin(which doesn’t show much of the radar then). If I zoom out (even just to get a view of my entire county) to see a larger picture of the radar, the pin seems to move so that it doesn’t even appear to be in the same city or county any more. I never had this problem with the previous versions of this app. I hope that this issue is fixed because now it is difficult to tell if approaching storms will hit my home based on the radar image.
Great app but needs improvement
by awargo4 on 2018/07/18 22:10
This app is great and has many useful features. However, it is ridiculous that I have to open my phone to figure out the location of a weather alert when the app could easily announce the location with the alert. Also, it’s ridiculous that a weather alert app lacks the option to make severe weather alerts audible even when the phone is on silent. If third party alarm clocks can do it, you can do it. Finally, it would be nice to have the option to select whether chosen alerts apply to all locations or only the home location *individually*. Currently, it can’t be done at all. I want to know if severe weather is near my family. I don’t want all of the weather alerts for them that I have turned on for my home.
Good but needs to be better
by Mr. Sheppy on 2021/02/22 13:49
This app is the best I’ve found for NWS alerts. But the fact that the announcement alert is always exactly the same is troublesome. It matters very much in the moment — when time can be crucial — whether the alert is “heavy fog,” which I don’t need to know since I’m not going anywhere and can see out the window, or “there’s a tornado three blocks away so get downstairs!” I get so many “fog” and “heavy rain” alerts that I can safely ignore that it’s easy to become complacent. Indeed, I rarely bother to look at the alerts anymore unless I have already got a reason for serious worry. Please make at least the notification wisher show more detail, and ideally have the spoken alert be more specific. Then this app would be the must-have life saver it could be.
Accurate and on time...
by KeizerKate on 2018/11/20 16:57
Alerts have always been accurate and on time. There are a ton of different alert options so you can set up exactly what is unique to you own location and region. For example as we get into the cold Northwest winter months, we rely on dense fog alerts, freezing fog alerts, rain and freezing rain alerts, flood watches and alerts, etc. If we know we will be traveling, we can set alerts for mountain passes, destination cities. If we just want updates about places where family members live, we can set those alerts too. We consider Storm Shield an indispensable tool and would not want to be without it!
App works great
by Kevin539 on 2018/09/09 14:12
This app literally nearly saved my family’s life when a tornado struck our neighborhood two years ago, and was very helpful during hurricane Irma. One of the nice features is if you allow it, it will track you so if you are on a trip it will give you up to date info on all sorts of potential hazards. From floods to fires and everything in between. There are so many hazards listed in the app you may want to turn off some of the notifications. Just to give you a heads up it’s going to make you jump the first time it goes off it’s loud and seems to go off when I’m the most relaxed or asleep!
Misunderstood the New Monthly Subscription Fed
by renny2016 on 2018/06/25 23:59
After the app developers have taken the time to explain the changes - and that the most important thing is that you can still have the same features of the app without needing to pay a new monthly subscription fee - I’m updating the app review with more stars because it is the best most useful weather app I’ve come across! What I like best with this app is easily the watch and warning alert notifications. I would like to also mention that I was not given any reward for rewriting my review. Update: from 4 to 5 stars - I have weather app coverage in Canada!!!!!
New Updates And Pay Features Bad
by Mandyr735 on 2018/06/17 20:22
I’ve used this app for years and really liked it. It was great for seeing local radar and the general trajectory of storms. Previously, the radar showed the storms moving and the projected path and continued severity of the storm systems, generally only for the coming 20-30 minutes, but it was there. During hail and heavy thunderstorms, it was useful. Now, any kind of future casting is an in-app purchase, billed on a monthly basis. Let’s forget that any of us using this app have already BOUGHT the app in the first place. Way to nickel and dime us all!! I’ll find another real-time radar app st this point. The in-app purchased of basic uses while the touting of “free inclusions” of features that the typical everyday user doesn’t care about has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Avoid this app.
Awesome...
by Wolf(gang) on 2018/07/09 22:17
After the “Storm app” has been discontinued and replaced with a unreliable, confusing alternative I decided some weeks ago to go with Storm Shield. Living in Puerto Rico we just went through a strong Tropical Storm and thanks to this app I was able stay informed about track, thunderstorms, marine advisory etc. at all times. The available options in this app are outstanding and can be easily activated. App tops all other weather/storm apps I have tried and this will be here to stay and becomes my favorite to go through the current Hurricane Season. Thanks to the developer.
No longer gives weather detail
by Rebb42 on 2019/06/25 11:12
Update June 25,2019: the developer advised that the “weather statement” is a National Weather Service” decision. While those words mean nothing, it’s not the fault of the developers. Otherwise, in severe weather conditions, this app gives clear and loud alerts/warnings and we have relied on it for years. I changed my rating to 5. I appreciate the clarification from the developer. ************************* Previous review: This was a great app but the audible weather alert just says “weather authority has issued a statement”. That is unacceptable. For visually impaired and all others, we need to hear the actual alert details. Now we have to walk to the phone, open the app and read the alert. Please fix this problem quickly. Thank you.
Storm shield, a great app for everyone including the blind community.
by iOS master 2020 on 2020/11/30 21:53
I really do appreciate this app having some improvements for someone who is a accessibility user, the audible feature is definitely better than ever before, I am going to get this update a try, and see how this app works, thank you four creating this app to make it a lot more user friendly and more accessible as well. Hoping that this update can actually fix the notification issue that has been happening lately ever since, thank you for your service.
Some annoying issues
by golfnut1982 on 2018/03/02 20:12
Please tweak the location options like before. Uses a lot of battery and an annoying blue warning now appears. Not sure I can let it run all the time like before. Also, the app needs the location arrow to bring you back to your current location when you visit other places. Rearrange your locations would be nice and also a widget. Many features on the old version were better in my opinion. Update: latest version fixed the battery drain. Thanks for the fast update.
Why it’s a good app
by jeffrey grey on 2018/07/17 01:46
It’s the best weather app, because it lets you know what is going on. Weather is the most important stuff because in a Instant a tornado can just form and you have no clue about it and then you die from it. so I like this weather app because it just let you know what’s going on, in like the weather system and all that. it’s just a helpful thing when traveling or just sitting at work and all of a sudden it goes off and tells you if there’s a tornado or like a severe thunderstorm watch or if nothings going on, just a very helpful app.
Still love but...
by GwynetteK on 2018/11/06 21:53
Update: I really appreciate the developers responding to my review. I swear I remember being able to see future tracks in the previous version, but I must be remembering wrong. Either way, this is a Great app & I will continue to use this as my main weather app. PS I still would LOVE the option of a one time fee for the future track :-D I still love the app but I really Hate that it changed to monthly charge to show Future track. I’d pay a one time charge ( as long as it’s not an exorbitant amount) but am not paying monthly fees. But I’ll still keep using it because other than that it’s great.
Storm Shield Review
by Have Slipped the Surly Bonds on 2020/04/30 15:17
This app is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive of any other weather apps. It shows large areas that could and or will be effected by the weather system that it displays. I use it a lot here in south Florida due to thunder/rain storms that pop up and head from inland to our east coast. The graphic information displayed leaves nothing to the imagination. You know and can see exactly what’s happening and where. It’s always my go to for up-to-date and accurate information. Thank you for keeping this app current. 😀
IAP
by Tim Delier on 2018/02/02 05:08
New review: Due to the developers response I am changing my review and giving it more stars. Their response is correct, all previous features and some new features do exist in the new build at no additional cost. In addition, the new UI is visually appealing. My original complaint is more focused on many developers / companies adopting an IAP / subscription, nickel and dime you model, and is a broader complaint than just this app. This is a great weather app, and I will still continue to enjoy it. I am just personally against the subscription components in a weather app. Previous review: Was a great app and have used it for a few years now, but the developers are getting greedy and jumped on the IAP / subscription model for parts of the application. Seems you have to have a subscription to use any services these days. It’s quite frustrating.
Money Grab
by iTouchAppReviewers on 2018/02/03 02:02
Took away granularity of alerts and now charges us PAYING USERS monthly fees if we want other features. We paid once. Why on earth would we pay again? Go get MyRadar (there’s a free version). Used to be happy with this app, but not anymore. Greedy. To reply to devs: You do realize that giving someone 3 “free months” of a service that they didn’t want originally doesn’t make up for the fact that we paid $5 for an app that’s now free, right? It doesn’t put that 5 bucks back into our pockets for an app that everyone else now can have for free. Making us early adopters that helped this app grow, look like suckers. This isn’t how you treat paying customers. Tired of apps going this subscription route. It’s disgusting at this point. MyRadar is the way to go now, I guess.
Audio Alert Worthless for Multiple Locations
by Password Pain on 2020/07/15 15:10
I have had PAID version of StormShield for years and it is good for radar and forecast. However, the tremendous feature of tracking multiple locations so you can get real time alerts is gutted because the audible alert makes ALL warnings about “your location” which is false. Come on developers, how about you finally get the text to audio tech to read the location in the alert? It’s worthless because you still have to drop what you’re doing and look at the phone. Not to mention when driving this critical safety feature drives distracted driving behavior. Multiple locations is great but it never gets over the goal line with generic audible alerts as it stands now. Make it hands free!!! And how about letting us have a horizontal scroll bar to manually advance the radar pic as we zoom in? Many others have this. I’m sticking with this app hoping it improves but have reached the point I have to start shopping around, sadly.
Didn’t go off for a tornado warning
by StarryEyes04 on 2020/04/09 02:37
I don’t know if it was an overall failure of the national weather service, but I-along with no one in my family or friends that live nearby- got an alert for the tornado warning right now. I’m sitting in my basement, thankfully because tornado sirens went off, but this app, along with all the other weather apps, did not even send a notification. I’m freaked out and I hate to give bad reviews, but I have it set to alert me! And I went in, and in the app, it was showing that there was a tornado warning, but I never got any notification. I’m sorry to leave a bad review, because otherwise it’s a great app, but this is a problem that is concerning to me.
It was a good app that I paid for...THEN...
by bobby50371 on 2018/06/27 18:55
This was a good app many moons ago… It would alert as to whether happenings wherever we were… And then one day some moron decided to make it free and then when I click on future radar it now asks me to pay for it. Bad form. So I have to pay a dollar per month to get future radar… But I paid five dollars for this app when it came out. And now it’s free and you have to pay for features that everyone else gives you for free. Time to move on. EDIT: I click FUTURE button on the radar it always shows the projected course, I have ALWAYS had this feature, Dont tell me I never had this with the old app, because it’s the only app I’ve used for weather radar for years SPECIFICALLY for this feature.
3:30 AM nonessential alerts
by TheDonh on 2021/04/02 19:15
I downloaded and have use this app for a year or two. As of lately nonessential alerts come out at 3:30 AM waking us up. For now I have turned the sound off, which makes it useless as an app to warn of a impending tornado.I have been informed that storm shield is not the one that sends out the alerts, I think it is NOAA weather service. I will try contacting them to see why they have to send out useless information at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate the app people contacting me to inform me where the alerts were coming from. Thank you
Added paid subscription
by JDubbDeuce on 2018/02/23 20:32
I have loved this app until now. With the most recent update, they added a subscription in order to get new features. This is an app that I already paid for, and should not have to pay for an additional subscription. People that paid for the app originally should be grandfathered in, and if you want to move to a subscription based fee going forward for people that are new to the app, then that would make a lot more sense. Storm Radar offers all of the new subscription stuff you added for free, and is now my main app, I am sure I will be deleting Storm Shield altogether before too long. I am tired of crappy excuses for getting greedy after supporting you guys for many years.
How is this not the #1 weather app!
by TheRealPolarVortex on 2019/02/11 21:55
This app has all the weather info I need and includes weather alerts from the NWS. Radar is immediately displayed at startup. Current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts are obtained with one touch. A long touch will pin a location and allow those conditions to be viewed. Storm Shield has replaced the local app which has shifted focus from weather to news. It has also bumped AccuWeather too. Thanks for a great app and keep up the great work!
Simple, but Great
by Kevin 72638393 on 2021/02/16 04:06
Simple, but great. Fills the need of real-time weather alerts for multiple locations - a feature that is behind a pay wall, or covered in ads, or not offered altogether on other apps. This app allows me to keep an eye on the weather for my family scattered all over the US. I'm considering buying into the subscription model just to donate - I don't need any of the premium features but like the app. LATER EDIT: Yes, purchased into the subscription model just to donate.
Fastest alerts around but interface needs some streamlining
by MrHudson on 2020/06/21 18:21
This app is outstanding as it alerts me faster than any other app of impending weather dangers. The problem is when the alert pops up and you selected you then are presented inside the app with a button that calls for you to show the alerts. Once you do that you see what the alerts are but then have to tap it again to see the details of the impending weather problem. Why not just make the app go straight to the newest detailed alert when you tap from the notification screen.
Seems to be the best I’ve used.
by Trendversify on 2020/09/21 01:07
With my experience, it seems that the app has beaten all other weather apps in sending me weather alerts. Love the fact that it will also alert me with “Special Weather Statements” which seems to be unique to them because all the other weather apps I’ve tried do not seem to do this and if they do, I have not found the toggle for them and/ or it’s not on default. Also, really great that it reads out the alerts!
Awesome app! BEST WAETHER APP
by Midnight Dena on 2020/07/16 16:40
I wrote a previous review about how slow the app had been the last couple of months, I got a very quick reply from customer service and they helped me fix the issue which was MY FAULT on something I had turned on making it slower. Once I switched it back, it was instantly fixed! This app is AWESOME and now I will add that the customer service is equally as awesome! Thank you for providing a wonderful up to date app!!! Love it and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!
I LOVE YOU STORM SHIELD!!
by wally12345na on 2019/08/21 16:16
Because of this app I now can monitor every location where my all family are located, and keep an eye on them. Having the option to turn alerts on and off is neat, but all the alerts is EXACTLY why I downloaded this app, I want to know if a pin drops in any of the locations I set up to receive alerts from. I have the free version here and it has saved me from a lot of worry, and kept me in the know when I needed it. THANK YOU Storm Shield! 10 stars!!
Disappointed
by derfner on 2020/05/25 15:07
Let me start by saying that this was my favorite weather app. I paid for it years ago because it’s that good. I recommended it to friends and family Until... they stopped providing proper radar unless you buy a subscription. Now it’s pretty much useless for radar - which I relied on. I already paid for this app and it HAD radar that wasn’t perpetually 15 minutes behind. Until you disabled it to force people to buy a subscription in. That isn’t cool. Oh and it still defaults to Omaha randomly.
Blood curdling / deafening alert
by bluemeanieface on 2021/01/05 20:31
I can weather a storm but I only have so many more decibels to go until completely deaf after using this app with headphones. I would rather die in a snowstorm or hurricane than use this app for one more minute. Headache city do not download. Every weather app in the world has alerts. PS this alert came hours after all the other apps on my phone for the impending storms. Update. Developer response in no way offered a solution. Here’s one- perhaps make the notification less loud when on headphones. Or it could interrupt what’s playing and flash a text warning. My hearing is precious and the devs don’t seem to get that.
Terrible update
by Mrkstoy on 2018/02/10 00:06
I’ve used 2.4GB of data using this app in less than 1 week. I Removed it from my cell. This was the only app I used for weather prior to the update. Now not only my iPhone X battery usage has gone up But I’ve used over half my data in less than two weeks. It shows storm shield has used 2.9 GB of data and I hadn’t changed any settings. This update is terrible I don’t normally use more than 2 GB of data in entire billing cycle
Glad to have this app, very helpful.
by Jax1822 on 2018/11/17 04:47
For a busy family, this works. Being able to prepare in advance for cautious driving in the winter or for tornadoes in our area. It alerts you especially when weather conditions change in your area and media isn’t covering it. Over the road truckers can benefit in areas they’re driving through by getting notifications based on their GPS. Solid app, highly recommended.
Storm Shield is a lifesaver!
by Coming Girl on 2018/10/13 14:54
We use Storm Shield all of time during the monsoon season, we can watch the coming storms so the we don’t get caught up in flash flooding areas in Arizona, the alert system is wonderful and warns us on our phone of lightning storms and alerts that we should know ahead of time so we can plan our outings and errands. The Doppler Radar maps are real-time so we can see the progress and severity of a storm, I’m addicted to this ap! So thankful to have it!
Alerts
by njhersey on 2020/04/15 17:08
I wish to voice my concern about getting an alert at the hours of early morning (1-6am) for things that don’t start until late the following day. We jump 3 ft up when these alerts come through. I want to leave my alerts on for any immediate alerts or emergencies.... just wondering if a watch or warning that’s going to happen, let’s say 2 or 3pm the following day, could be delayed until the working morning hours so we don’t get jolted out of bed at 2 or 3 AM that night before.
4.1 is a fantastic update!
by MNMacht on 2018/01/30 22:57
I have been keeping an eye on this app, hoping for an update. It’s finally here and it’s great!!! The screen real estate usage is way better. The menus are cleaner and sharper. This is my new favorite weather app since the old Storm app was abandoned and I do not care for the new version. I only wish there was a dark theme since I am using a iPhone X it will conserve battery. It will also not be so bright late at night or early in the morning.
Good view
by Jeremiah 2147 on 2020/04/29 21:52
I do appreciate the service that I received from you and receiving lightning strikes within 10 miles of my current GPS location. I also receive lightning strikes of any ZIP Codes that I put into the computer and I do appreciate that I can also know what’s going on in that area and if severe weather had any factors with that. Thank you for your service and thank you for all you do to keep me in my family safe.
Pretty good with some glitches
by boneandmandy on 2019/04/26 14:27
I have had this app for a bit over a year. I have had to uninstall and reinstall a few times because it tends to stop notifying me of weather warnings and watches. I have another weather app as well just to make sure I don’t miss anything. One of my biggest complaints is the “Special Weather Statements”. I get notified that there is a Special Weather Statement, but when I go to the app, there is nothing there. I then have to go to the NWS to see what I have missed.
Rating Trends
47,37,20,20,3,13,17,43,90,121,87,42,16,42,0,108,19,11,48,51,41,112,48,65,64,92,80,165,205,149,176,87,50,39,18,12,17,2,8,9,7,18,23,70,5,11,2,4,4,28,16,8,8,25,21,19,19,11,22,73,79,19,17,23,3,12,10,137,235,111,237,43,35,70,33,34,16,8,3,9,7,24,3,65,107,11,3,6,6,8
All Versions
4.0
68,657 total
 5
56,854
 4
7,922
 3
2,143
 2
640
 1
1,098
Current Version (4.14)
4.0
66,141 total
 5
54,869
 4
7,722
 3
2,074
 2
562
 1
914
Version History
More...
Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
Description
Named by Time.com's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone and Apple Watch. Severe weather alerts for your exact location. storm shield gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storms and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification. Storm-based alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. County-based alerts can result in false alarms, warning you when your location in the county is not within the threatened area. What people are saying: • storm shield "alerted our family of the Broken Arrow, OK tornado, faster than the TV and tornado sirens." - Robyn • "I was in Oklahoma City during the tornado... we were right in its path. Your app literally was a life saver." - dcalk12 Benefits: • Get voice alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via push notification anywhere in the United States. • With Apple Watch, get a tap on your wrist when alerts are issued for your locations. • Add storm shield's widget to your Today screen to get quick access to active alerts for the first location in your app. • Touch storm shield's app icon on your 3D-Touch enabled iPhone for widget access. • Hi-Def radar map is your home screen so you can quickly see what's going on at your locations. • Fully supports Dark Mode in iOS 13. • Long-tap on the map to get current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts. • Save additional locations to ensure family members stay safe. View NOAA severe weather alerts on the map to see where dangerous weather is happening: • Tap alerts to view info • Flood watches & warnings • Tornadoes & Thunderstorms • Hurricane & Tropical Storm forecast tracks • Winter storms • Marine & Coastal alerts • Radar & Clouds • Wind Speed • Snow Fall • Water Temperatures • Road Weather • Premium Weather (purchase required) • Lightning Alerts and notifications (purchase required) Enhance your app with auto-renewing monthly subscriptions: • Buy 'Premium Weather' to unlock these features and see predicted imagery for these map layers: 1) Future Radar 2) Future Clouds 3) Future Clouds & Radar together 4) Future Surface Temperature Land 5) Future Surface Temperature Water 6) Future Surface Temperature Land & Water together 7) Future Wind Speeds Map 8) Storm Tracks: See how fast storms are moving & where they're headed. • Buy 'Lightning' to unlock these 2 features: 1) Lightning strike push notifications up to 10 miles away. 2) See lightning on the map within 100 miles of a selected location. Note: • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. • Privacy Policy: https://www.stormshieldapp.com/privacy_stormshield_wxs.html • Terms of Use: https://www.stormshieldapp.com/terms_stormshield_wxs.html • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. storm shield is made possible by The e.w. scripps company & KNXV Phoenix, WCPO Cincinnati, WEWS Cleveland, WXYZ Detroit, WMAR Baltimore, WFTS Tampa, WPTV West Palm, KSHB Kansas City, KJRH Tulsa, RTV6 Indianapolis, KMGH Denver, KGTV San Diego, KERO Bakersfield, WKBW Buffalo, WTVF Nashville, KMTV Omaha, WSYM Lansing, WFTX Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA Green Bay, KIVI Boise, KTNV Las Vegas, KGUN Tucson, WTXL Tallahassee, KXXV Waco, KRIS Corpus Christi. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Great app for weather warning of all kinds
by 368gigi on 2021/04/12 23:11
I had a problem with the ap and the developer answered right away - solving my problem.
They use old maps now
by Krankenheim on 2021/04/09 21:06
Used this app for years. Even had a subscription. But they stopped using new maps and now have very old satellite images. So old that my house isn’t even on the map anymore and it was built 10 years ago.
No sound
by 4a traveeler on 2021/04/09 14:02
All we get are messages across the phone. No Audible sounds. We had a EF 0 tornado come into our city and heard about it on the news the next morning.
Great For Alerts!
by DMOGSLNJ on 2021/04/03 14:57
This app is really great for a general-use radar, satellite imagery, but this app REALLY shines when it comes to push-notifications for weather alerts and warnings (which is something that even applications like RadarScope or Radar Omega don’t do). GLADLY have paid for the upgrade and have for well over a year! 100% satisfied and I am a weather spotter / chaser.
Love it
by jabari2070 on 2021/04/03 01:21
I get alerts sent to me immediately. I love it. And the alerts are loud enough for me to plan for a severe storm or catastrophic storm event.
3:30 AM nonessential alerts
by TheDonh on 2021/04/02 19:15
I downloaded and have use this app for a year or two. As of lately nonessential alerts come out at 3:30 AM waking us up. For now I have turned the sound off, which makes it useless as an app to warn of a impending tornado.I have been informed that storm shield is not the one that sends out the alerts, I think it is NOAA weather service. I will try contacting them to see why they have to send out useless information at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate the app people contacting me to inform me where the alerts were coming from. Thank you
Repetion
by RC&Rufus on 2021/03/29 13:44
Too much repetition!!!!!!!!
No notifications
by DeansReview on 2021/03/28 18:36
I have to open the app, Settings -> Manage Locations, select my current location and click Refresh. The weather alert then appears. Meanwhile both the Weather Channel and Accuweather apps have already alerted me to severe weather automatically without me having to do anything. I wouldn’t trust this app to alert me in severe weather. Uninstalled.
Used to be the best
by markh20 on 2021/03/27 18:51
This was my go to but since I upgraded to an IPhone 11 with iOS 14 it’s just kind of there. Alerts are stuck in the background even with everything set right. 3 stars because it could be the best but it’s not really useful any longer.
The best app!
by hairdresser05 on 2021/03/27 13:33
This helps me so much!!!! My weather radio will not be delivered until Wednesday!... but this will still will remain on my phone. So accurate!
Appreciate the alerts
by Satya 1906 on 2021/03/27 11:34
I have survived three hurricanes and send weather warnings and messages to family and friends. Tornadoes are different and you may not have an alert. X Its very important for everyone to check weather daily. Thank all of you who provide this service.
Will not alert
by TownPlanner on 2021/03/27 11:26
I have tried many adjustments but the app will not alert with a sound when chosen alerts are marked.
Alerts
by nayala1 on 2021/03/26 14:37
I have loved this app for a little over 2 years now I believe. So much so that when our friends from California moved here to Tennessee with no experience in severe weather and were nervous about the weather, I recommended it to them to keep them up to date on watches and warnings and give them a heads up if there was a tornado warning in the middle of the night to get to the basement. Got us all set up with locations picked, alerts turned on and everything and felt good about it, until last night when tornadoes went through the area and there was not ONE alert that popped up for any of us other than the tornado watch that came through like 3 hours after it was issued. We never got any alert for the severe thunderstorm warning or the special weather statement that came and went. And thank the good Lord the radar still worked because I had to watch it all night and just happened to notice the red box pop up when the tornado warning was issued right over their location, and was able to call and tell them to get them and their kids downstairs in time for their area to get hit. People’s roofs were ripped off within a mile or two of their home and they would have had no idea they were even in danger if they’d just trusted this app:( makes me sad because it’s always worked for me and my family in the past and I trusted it too, but none of us (3-4 phones) got any alerts when it really mattered despite double and triple checking all our settings were correct.
Can’t get info
by 19cc75 on 2021/03/26 03:15
Twice I paid for the app when I got new phones I’m not paying for it this time I don’t understand why the information doesn’t stay with me and I have to repay every time I get a new phone
Alerts don’t work
by JStan99 on 2021/03/25 20:25
I could have died if I didn’t have more weather apps on my phone. A tornado was three blocks from my house and not once did I get an alert of a tornado warning or even a watch until just a few minutes ago, an hour and a half AFTER the tornado expired. Now Helena AL has been devastated by a tornado and we could’ve been hurt since this app DOES NOT WORK. Deleting.
Terrible
by GuyInTN on 2021/03/18 03:29
Awful app. Never got radar to work. Features included with most weather apps require a paid upgrade on this one. Our local station in Nashville has a great weather team. It’s too bad this is the crap they’re being forced to push. For example of app with good radar, past + present + future radar, with overlays, storm tracks (with individual stats), lightning strikes, etc. search for ‘News 2 Weather Authority’. I don’t like their meteorologists as much, but they have a much better app, especially radar wise.
App status
by hickorky hill homestead on 2021/03/17 21:34
I like the app, i wish it would give the out loud alerts however. .
Solid Stats & Forecasts
by Altman9 on 2021/03/16 10:55
Not as flashy as my other 3 iPhone weather apps, but definitely the most accurate! Oh did I mention it's free :-)
Reason roar gilmore
by roar gilmore on 2021/03/07 21:15
Too many warning. One
Meh.
by hildiesmom on 2021/03/05 18:29
Decided to kick this one to the curb. It’s good, but not monthly charge good. I’ve got multiple weather/radar apps. This is simply not the one I reach for. Maybe if they had an option for an annual subscription at a discounted price... but for now, no.
Family Sharing is NOT available!
by JRAinKY on 2021/03/01 15:56
I purchased the premium upgrade for this app but when my husband downloaded the app via family sharing it tried to sell him the premium upgrade. I will not be renewing my subscription unless family sharing starts working. If you are looking for a great weather app your family can share, keep looking.
Weather Alarm
by Bassetlver on 2021/03/01 02:46
I wish it would sound off an alarm to let us know if a Tornado Warning is in effect for our County.
Overall good app
by atlantagirlintn on 2021/02/28 15:50
My only problem is we moved south of our original location and I cannot remove the blue icons on the map. They are irrelevant to us now but need help to remove these.
Good but needs to be better
by Mr. Sheppy on 2021/02/22 13:49
This app is the best I’ve found for NWS alerts. But the fact that the announcement alert is always exactly the same is troublesome. It matters very much in the moment — when time can be crucial — whether the alert is “heavy fog,” which I don’t need to know since I’m not going anywhere and can see out the window, or “there’s a tornado three blocks away so get downstairs!” I get so many “fog” and “heavy rain” alerts that I can safely ignore that it’s easy to become complacent. Indeed, I rarely bother to look at the alerts anymore unless I have already got a reason for serious worry. Please make at least the notification wisher show more detail, and ideally have the spoken alert be more specific. Then this app would be the must-have life saver it could be.
Simple, but Great
by Kevin 72638393 on 2021/02/16 04:06
Simple, but great. Fills the need of real-time weather alerts for multiple locations - a feature that is behind a pay wall, or covered in ads, or not offered altogether on other apps. This app allows me to keep an eye on the weather for my family scattered all over the US. I'm considering buying into the subscription model just to donate - I don't need any of the premium features but like the app. LATER EDIT: Yes, purchased into the subscription model just to donate.
The best
by beltorin on 2021/02/14 02:10
Life saver plain and simple
Excellent!
by Elysian75 on 2021/02/12 18:51
Please add a widget! and possibly a " report " weather conditions in your area.
Excellent Weather App
by forecaster32 on 2021/02/11 03:28
I purchased this app when I began looking after my father. The updates and alerts have been reliable, and proven crucial in that effort. I rely upon it, daily.
Storm Shield Chanel 7
by Ginaday on 2021/02/07 04:19
Not Dakota! Michigan please.
Weather Overlays
by CrispyBiskit on 2021/02/05 20:07
Severe weather overlays do not disappear when the map animation is toggled on iPad, making it difficult to see the weather movement. Was ok before iOS 14.4 update
Gives me the information I need
by Vpenning on 2021/02/05 19:40
I like the app as it gives a verbal alert so I know to check for more details. It is loud enough that I can hear it even without my hearing aids. Important when you need an emergency weather notification.
👎🏼
by pyro279 on 2021/01/19 16:58
Bought the app almost 9 years ago for work and it was excellent. Upgraded phone it was fine. Did an iOS update and it went to crap. Redownloaded it recently and it’s still crap
Great
by Trammelgal on 2021/01/16 02:01
I have finally found a weather app that I can really depend on.
Why do u change
by elgreco51 on 2021/01/15 21:08
All others are free
A “Good to Know” kind of app.
by G329 on 2021/01/15 15:56
Always brings me what I need to know when I need to know it.
good
by HaydenStropes on 2021/01/13 03:25
tiss good app
Best ever
by Wyrdraja on 2021/01/09 04:48
Great app, makes the tv guy look like a fortune teller with a cracked crystal ball.
I love this app but...
by MdvlCastle on 2021/01/08 19:49
I’ve had the StormShield app since it was first released and I use it daily. I like that I can also see my local forecast right in the app. However, that feature hasn’t worked on my phone for the last few days abs it’s it’s frustrating.
Thanks
by Jacattack 1999 on 2021/01/07 20:32
Thank you Newschannel 5. I’ve watched the weather from you guys for years. You always give a in-depth analysis on what to expect. Which is great! Thank you Lelan, Bree, Heather, Nikki-Dee ,and Henry! 😊 ☀️🌤🌦🌧⛈🌩🌨💧💦☔️☂️❄️☃️⛄️🌬💨🌪
Blood curdling / deafening alert
by bluemeanieface on 2021/01/05 20:31
I can weather a storm but I only have so many more decibels to go until completely deaf after using this app with headphones. I would rather die in a snowstorm or hurricane than use this app for one more minute. Headache city do not download. Every weather app in the world has alerts. PS this alert came hours after all the other apps on my phone for the impending storms. Update. Developer response in no way offered a solution. Here’s one- perhaps make the notification less loud when on headphones. Or it could interrupt what’s playing and flash a text warning. My hearing is precious and the devs don’t seem to get that.
Great app
by Jfmatt2 on 2021/01/02 17:00
This is my go to weather app. It has all weather needs all in one place!
Help
by cole 29 on 2021/01/01 18:19
I changed phones and lost my up grade and don’t know how retrieve it I need help
Storm shield delivers the whole picture.
by Nihozas on 2020/12/30 03:00
My go to app for weather and alerts.
Versatile weather app
by eraseradarhead. on 2020/12/29 09:27
Perhaps a feature I like the most is the ability to drop pins for certain areas and get alert for those areas. Then all you have to do is click on it and play audio and hear what the alert is is if you had a weather radio. Then you can get the layered radar as well in the mosaic it’s a perfect companion to a radar alone program. And best of all it’s free.
Always helpful
by tkunder on 2020/12/28 13:02
No matter where I am I always know what weather will be.
Staying on top
by handandwrist on 2020/12/25 00:30
I love to know what to expect. My special needs granddaughter loves it to. She’s all about the weather
EXCELLENT
by EICHOLTZ 1957 on 2020/12/18 05:57
I love this App! It always announces out loud about any bad weather. It definitely keeps me informed. Thank you.
Radar issues
by oldsmar cb on 2020/12/16 21:27
Storm shield is great except for when the radar Images so not show.
location
by MBAVRHM on 2020/12/16 10:13
Cannot change my locations. I just moved and I’ve gone through every button. Is this top secret
Weather app review
by Neesnarf on 2020/12/07 16:34
Easy to use app with kept current weather updates.
Monthly fee
by agcmain on 2020/12/06 22:01
I hate paying a monthly fee
Best weather app ever
by LadieKadie on 2020/12/01 10:53
I’ve used this application since 2014, and after all the work the developers have done, it’s spotless and has saved me several times AND allows me to call others who don’t live by me to warn them! Thank you guys!
Storm shield, a great app for everyone including the blind community.
by iOS master 2020 on 2020/11/30 21:53
I really do appreciate this app having some improvements for someone who is a accessibility user, the audible feature is definitely better than ever before, I am going to get this update a try, and see how this app works, thank you four creating this app to make it a lot more user friendly and more accessible as well. Hoping that this update can actually fix the notification issue that has been happening lately ever since, thank you for your service.
Weather
by jodreyb647 on 2020/11/24 03:37
I love this App
Buggy
by Giantbushhog on 2020/11/19 10:01
Always been buggy. I get alerts and go to open the app and find there is no alert warnings about 50% of the time
CSConrad
by Christy Conrad on 2020/11/17 14:08
Love this app! It warned my family of a tornado that went right over our house. We had enough time to head to the safety of our basement.
I LOVE IT!
by Alphega4 on 2020/11/15 17:05
I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and my son lives in Columbus. Storm Shield alerts me to bad weather in both cities.
Best Weather App
by rMr.G. on 2020/11/14 18:52
Please keep developing it, especially for locations outside of the USA.
Quick updates
by GustalynnPortJonlynnp on 2020/11/08 09:36
I guess we have a storm approaching from the gulf. this has been the only app that has
C Gamse
by CLGa777 on 2020/11/07 22:51
I love that but I paid a lot of money for this app and I’ll keep asking for my money home and I bought it when it first came out but if you need more money I guess I have to just let it go
Great Weather Tracker
by Don.S. on 2020/11/07 22:05
I just moved to Tampa/Clearwater Fl from California. Never really needed this type of weather tracker. However due to the many Hurricanes we had this year I thought I might need such an app. So far this has helped with predicting and the on coming weather. Also you can set up your preferences and location to where you live.
The best weather app
by tik tok dead on 2020/10/24 04:19
This app really helps keep track on the storms around me and it helps to see If bad storms come
It’s ok
by hana baioumy on 2020/10/22 01:39
It’s ok but the three rings in the beginning always scare me and my family. It also says that it’s foggy in my area but then I check it it says that it’s in philly.
Jim Beazel
by Mrbeaz on 2020/10/11 03:53
Please maybe consider switching to viper radar and have news 5 wews meteorologists have more frequent more detailed and longer weather videos please.
Night forecasts
by Chirleski on 2020/10/09 11:35
This app needs to include text forecasts for nighttime.
The fact that you have a
by Me136982420 on 2020/10/04 16:38
I
Great App
by Sueowl on 2020/10/02 16:33
Love this app, spot on for my area. Like the alerts to keep me updated. Having family all over the US, this is also a great app to keep updated with weather conditions.
Won’t Let You See Future Radar Unless You Pay
by JS20212021 on 2020/09/29 17:02
Kinda the whole point why I want to check the weather. I want to see what will happen in the future lol DELETE!!!!
Not Reliable.
by Bigmo1988888 on 2020/09/26 20:40
Fails to accurately or reliably alert for sever weather. Dangerously unreliable considering this is a life saving app (at least it’s supposed to be).
Cepmama
by cepmama on 2020/09/26 02:35
Why change a good app to a non functional mess?
No sound in Forecast Report
by NinjaRicky on 2020/09/26 02:33
I’ve bought this App and have used for several years now. There is recorded Forecast based on the area, and at one time the sound could be heard, but for 1-2 years now there has been no sound. I’ve gone through several updates hoping it would be fixed, but it still doesn’t work. I’ve tried to adjust it in other settings only phone (iPhone 8) but no luck. If someone knows of a fix, I would greatly appreciate it!
Seems to be the best I’ve used.
by Trendversify on 2020/09/21 01:07
With my experience, it seems that the app has beaten all other weather apps in sending me weather alerts. Love the fact that it will also alert me with “Special Weather Statements” which seems to be unique to them because all the other weather apps I’ve tried do not seem to do this and if they do, I have not found the toggle for them and/ or it’s not on default. Also, really great that it reads out the alerts!
Very accurate good radar
by joenfaye on 2020/09/15 20:46
Thanks the best
Weather
by jawmaww1234 on 2020/09/13 17:11
This is the best app for me!!!!
Not accurate?
by songsinthenight on 2020/09/12 16:23
Not accurate. Said “Heavy Rain” for our location’s current conditions and it’s mostly cloudy. The closest rain to us is 30 or more miles away.
Storm Shield
by Rockin Ol Granny on 2020/09/10 11:49
Love this App keeps me updated with current weather updates.
I like it!
by Milehighmom on 2020/09/09 20:21
Since a recent update, I’ve been able to see weather around the globe - something I’ve not been able to do in the past. I really like being able to see weather outside the United States. Seeing everything leads to an understanding of how it all works together to give us the climates we live in. I’m pleased!
Good
by mljkdb on 2020/09/08 11:49
Good app but I would like to see a year long subscription price rather than paying a small fee that will send my bank alarms off.
Love to view the weather daily
by 007cricketeer on 2020/09/07 15:00
I just love to see the weather. All I see though are grids in every city I monitor. This is annoying when I would rather see weather radar
Forecast
by Try2bread on 2020/09/06 22:10
I really appreciate the correctness of the app.
Good For Alerts
by IDontFeelLikeIt on 2020/09/06 17:54
A convenient way to get severe weather or environmental alerts while traveling.
Radar should show current
by Kunseeded on 2020/08/29 21:51
When it shows a storm,,, the storms already hit. It’s way to far behind. The hourly and weekly are good.
No warning
by Mr.Rright on 2020/08/28 18:02
There is no warning or alert that came through this app.
It puts my location somewhere else
by Lelessogreen on 2020/08/23 00:17
I have had this app for a year now it’s great for its alerts but sometimes when I open the app it will show me I’m in a different location so please fix that and that’s it :)
Best app ever created!
by Dragon7284 on 2020/08/21 14:24
I love this app if you put on notifications on it and let it use your location it will alert you when severe weather is coming your way! And I am serious!
Just Ok for weather info
by Reenee17 on 2020/08/17 20:38
I’ve had this app for years now, and after using it for so long, I can honestly say it’s just OK. What’s not so great is that the Doppler is not up to the minute CURRENT. With the basic purchase, you only get a view of conditions from several minutes ago. Here in Florida, you know how conditions can change in a split second as far as severe storms go. I’ll be trapped in the supermarket staring at Doppler on the app, trying to decipher if the storm pouring down outside is going to let up any time soon, and this app is not good for that, since it’s MINUTES behind, for the basic version. For the version that will show you the most CURRENT conditions, you must pay a monthly fee. Another thing that’s not great about this app, you will never get lightning alerts. In the lightning Capitol of the USA, you need that. You can pay a monthly fee for that feature as well. I considered paying for the lightning alerts out of desperation because we spend a lot of time outdoors playing, working, and for school activities, but then I found another excellent app, WeatherBug, that includes current conditions AND lightning alerts FOR FREE. I get alerts when lightning is 10 miles away or closer, and I can view the screen showing exactly where the strike was. And it is very accurate in its warning system! I instantly get an alert and within a second or two I hear the thunder! Now, for hurricane tracking, that’s what Storm Shield is good for, because that shows warnings and watches, and the track. It’s kind of tricky to figure out settings to view the hurricane tracking and to be able to view storms that are a few minutes passed, and opacity of colors, but once you figure that out, it’s a helpful app.
Want you back on Dish programming
by Jan Oden , Springhill , TN on 2020/08/16 11:54
Pleeeeeeease come back to Dish , miss watching you EVERY day , PLEASE !!!!!!
Following a hurricane
by Cgoofies on 2020/08/04 05:09
Im across the country but I am still able to see the Eastern Coast weather, plus get the hurricane alerts. I added a few towns I follow, and this all started when I was looking for an app to track torandos. It is a good app.
Very helpful
by julixxxzza on 2020/08/03 21:30
Messages come very helpful
Best
by blood gang bi*tvh on 2020/08/03 15:48
Keeps me notified I give this 5 stars best app ever to exist
Best Weather App Ever!
by Doyle's town on 2020/07/31 01:43
I have downloaded a lot of weather apps in the pass but never seen one as great as this app!
Unable to purchase subscription
by pnw_jc on 2020/07/27 01:00
Every time I try to purchase a subscription it says I am all set then get an error saying “invalid code receipt 21003”. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, rebooting the phone, and so on. Without the added features the app is mediocre. The app seems broken as the subscription dies not work yet I have no issue with my other apps.
Excellent Advance Notice
by the "Colang" Girl on 2020/07/23 18:58
Most important part of Any weather app is that you know as far in advance as possible. Storm Shield makes this possible!
Storm Shield Location
by sr21115 on 2020/07/22 18:03
I travel. So can I get it to find my current location without having to set the location by looking up the city?
Handy app
by AmarilloLynn on 2020/07/20 23:15
Nice to get the warnings and advisories for local weather events.
Future radar
by Bass_Fishing1 on 2020/07/17 12:22
Had this over two years ago and back then it had free future radar. Any plans to put it back or just going to settle on getting money maybe and being ranked most of the time in the 30’s instead of the top 10???
It’s great
by good💩💩 on 2020/07/16 18:31
Only thing is that you have to pay for some of it like the future tracking
Awesome app! BEST WAETHER APP
by Midnight Dena on 2020/07/16 16:40
I wrote a previous review about how slow the app had been the last couple of months, I got a very quick reply from customer service and they helped me fix the issue which was MY FAULT on something I had turned on making it slower. Once I switched it back, it was instantly fixed! This app is AWESOME and now I will add that the customer service is equally as awesome! Thank you for providing a wonderful up to date app!!! Love it and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!
AMc
by AMcNMj on 2020/07/16 08:33
Alerts & maps work very well. My go to for weather
Pretty good app.
by Aaaaaaaaaaaamr on 2018/05/28 20:58
Just got this but so far so good. Kept us up to date on the latest winter storms. Hopefully works as good on summer storms. Seems to use a lot of battery. Would like to see road emergency levels if possible. Since last update it's terrible. Radar takes forever to load if it ever does. Right now its a waste of money. Thinking of finding something else. Will not advise friends and family to get this. Last update is useless. I live in a flood area and no longer receive audible warnings. As long as i am awake i know water is rising. If in bed guess i will just drown. Keep up the great updates and no one will be alive to buy your app. Why would i want a weather app that doesn't notify me. Hope a tornado warning is never issued at night. Think about us and not your pocket. Ok got notifications back and then another update In May--- lost notifications AGAIN. What gives? Really starting to rethink this app AGAIN.
Alerts
by nayala1 on 2021/03/26 14:37
I have loved this app for a little over 2 years now I believe. So much so that when our friends from California moved here to Tennessee with no experience in severe weather and were nervous about the weather, I recommended it to them to keep them up to date on watches and warnings and give them a heads up if there was a tornado warning in the middle of the night to get to the basement. Got us all set up with locations picked, alerts turned on and everything and felt good about it, until last night when tornadoes went through the area and there was not ONE alert that popped up for any of us other than the tornado watch that came through like 3 hours after it was issued. We never got any alert for the severe thunderstorm warning or the special weather statement that came and went. And thank the good Lord the radar still worked because I had to watch it all night and just happened to notice the red box pop up when the tornado warning was issued right over their location, and was able to call and tell them to get them and their kids downstairs in time for their area to get hit. People’s roofs were ripped off within a mile or two of their home and they would have had no idea they were even in danger if they’d just trusted this app:( makes me sad because it’s always worked for me and my family in the past and I trusted it too, but none of us (3-4 phones) got any alerts when it really mattered despite double and triple checking all our settings were correct.
Adding a star for customer support
by appfetish on 2020/06/14 15:25
Updating my previous review and adding a star for great customer support! Within hours, the developers responded directly to my review, noting a temporary server glitch that prevented me from adding new locations. Works now! It’s a little cumbersome on the search function and only supports U.S., but once the location is set, the swipe-between-locations feature in the main interface is easy to use. I figure the other issue re: dark vs. light background is related to the settings on each of my devices. No big deal. I may keep Storm Shield for local weather monitoring and still stick with my old standby Storm Radar for a global view and peppier radar. Intellicast was the best weather app hands-down, but since its demise, no one has been able to match it. Previously: I’m on the fence trying to decide between weather apps for my iPhone and iPad. Storm Shield is good, but on the iPad I keep getting an error message when I try to add locations. The darker radar background is preferred on the iPad, but I’ve been unable to replicate it on my iPhone. The simple interface, one click between radar and detailed forecast info, is easy to navigate — a big plus!
Ok, so I was wrong
by Scoot2mtns on 2018/02/22 18:31
This is an update from my last review. If you know where to look, the features I liked about previous versions are still there. So I up-rated my review to 4 stars. The problem is that finding the forecast stuff isn’t straightforward in this version. In this version there is a fairly large button with the options “Current” and “Future”. Click on Future and basically what you get is a “Pay Up” message. To get the old forecast features, click on the little, tiny “More” in the bottom right, up comes a screen with current data plus sunrise/sunset. There is nothing to indicate that scrolling down will get you the forecast for the week that you were looking for. No slide bar shows until you actually start scrolling. Original review - Title: Last update turned a winner into a loser Great app but it’s really not free. With the last update it will only show you what’s happening right now. I can open the door for that. To get any forecast data (i.e., what’s going to happen), you have to buy a subscription. And it’s not clear that will even get you an ad free experience.
A Crappy and garbage app
by Rev Jude on 2019/05/18 06:56
I am a weather observer and when I first purchased this app I thought was pretty good. I contacted them and they got back to me in reference to my questions about the radar and also hurricane tracking? Now my son they are the speakers on and they want to charge you for them. I said something to them and they didn’t like it because I feel this way when we purchased these apps we can automatically get what is the add to it. All the other apps that I have do the same thing they give it to you accept with them. This app is very in accurate and also very horrible. It doesn’t tell forecast for nothing. I depend on it from my job and also packed a storm chase in this app is horrible. I do not recommend this app anyone. Do not practice is it a waste your time it’s garbage and very crappy. I wish I never purchased this app from them because it’s horrible. They only care about making money not a good app. I recommend AccuWeather even the weather bug is very good. Also any of the NOAA radar My radar apps are very good as well compared to this crappy app. I will add one more thing I do storm chasing and that was why I decide to get this app. I am a lesson learned from this garbage. Now are use other apps that a much superior to this crap.
Subscription features
by kRashkin81107 on 2018/09/24 16:02
I’ve read a lot of reviews that have the same complaint I’m about to make, and I’ve also read the developer responses to the reviews. I previously paid for this app years ago. And I get that the new version has all the same features as the previous version plus a few extra features. But the new features that require an additional monthly subscription, I don’t think it’s something that you should even be asking for an additional monthly charge for. Just have one flat fee of a few bucks to either upgrade to those features or raise the price of the initial cost of the app by a buck or two. I think the monthly charge to see future radar and lightning strikes is ridiculous. I would love to see future radar (could care less about lightning strikes), but I’m not paying .99 a month for it and I don’t think it’s fair to charge a monthly fee to see that. It doesn’t seem worth $12 a year, but I really would love to just have that feature if I could pay a couple dollars to add it if it’s that important to make a profit off of the future radar feature (lame). Otherwise I enjoy the app. Just think the extra subscription is ridiculous.
Best Alert App! 120%
by Worm56 on 2019/02/18 21:22
I am a certified storm spotter and storm chaser and I highly recommend this app to everyone, from the average person to weather experts. I am rarely caught off guard by weather but many people don’t pay much attention to the weather. Once you set this app up on your phone or tablet you will never be caught off guard by any weather. This app will alert you while your device is in sleep mode (screen is off). Also use your location tracking to alert you while traveling. This app will alert you before the news channels because you will receive the latest watches and warnings as soon as the National Weather Service issues them! Highly Recommended I can't say it enough, some people don't pay attention to weather. Continue your daily routines and let Storm Shield monitor the weather for you, this app might save your life one day!
Dangerously Inadequate Weather Alert App
by Zenman! on 2020/05/20 14:46
I was using this app during the free trial period. I got a Lightening Alert from the app which was legit alert as a storm was approaching. However, where this app is a total failure is that nowhere on its map did it show where the lighting was at, but my other weather alert app did show the location of the lightening strike. Another worrisome failure of the app is that its home screen indicated there was another Weather Alert in the exact area it sent a Lightning Alert 1 minute earlier, but did not indicate what kind of Alert it was. I have all the Alerts set to “On” at the time, too. So I’m canceling my free trial and will look at other subscription weather apps for dependable and accurate weather alert functioning. I appreciate the Developer taking the time to explain why some of the features (and by extension the usefulness and accuracy) of this app are out of their control. What I don’t like is that the Developer wants me to pay full price for their inaccurate, bug-riddled app and send them “trouble tickets” while they fiddle fart around trying to get it right at the same time I’m trying to dodge lightning and storms.
Best App ever
by Staceymac0814 on 2019/05/01 01:52
Look we live in the Brighton Mi. Area and have a 14 year old son who is involved in 3 different sports all outside and let me tell you I’ve tried all the other apps and they don’t hold a candle to Storm Shield. He also snow boards here in Brighton so I really rely on this app foe sanity lol, thank you also for the Storm Shield Alerts for severe Storms I really rely on it I also have two dogs and yes we do hit the basement for severe weather and this app has saved our lives when I was pregnant with my son. I truly feel that all the other weather apps have tried and failed to imitate your wonderful work, please keep up the good work keeping us safe. Thank you so much and from this mom to others it is well worth the money to protect your family when you have the air on in the middle of the night and can’t hear the tornado sirens, this app will save your families lives.
My severe weather lifeline
by Wxnow on 2018/04/02 02:17
As noted by the developer, they restored the missing watches/warnings/advisories and even added some that they didn’t used to have. Some bulletins were removed in an app update. Storm Shield addressed the concern promptly. Had a warning tonight pop right up on my phone and watch. This app makes following the weather in tornado alley simple. The nice thing is you can plug in multiple locations to receive alerts for. So if you live in the north part of town but work in the south part of town, you can get location specific alerts for both. It’s perfect for keeping track of the weather where older relatives live—if I see a “blizzard watch” pop up for my parents, I know to check-in on them. This is my go-to app! ——————————————————————-
Almost Everything I Want
by Gamer3475 on 2018/08/08 23:39
This app is so close to being perfect. I really like the radar and the severe box overlays. The severe alerts are also great; I’ve never seen so many choices for different alerts. I also like how you can easily tap any alert box anywhere and see the alert details. The only reason I took off two stars is for the subscription. I hate apps that have a subscription versus a one time payment. Why do you think your app is so great that we have to keep paying for it over and over again? I don’t understand this model. Just let me pay for it once and be done. This isn’t cable tv. I really think I would purchase a one time IAP to get the storm tracks feature. This is the only feature I think the app in general is missing. But I would never get a subscription from an app. Just let me pay you once and be done. Don’t be greedy!
Storm Shield app
by DEM0459 on 2019/07/18 04:45
I have had your Storm Shield app since you first introduced it and up until lately I have been happy with it. But since I found out that the information is supply by somewhere in another time zone I have been less and less pleased with it. For instance, tonight on the 10:00 news Mike Nelson said it was still 81 degrees however when I checked my app it said 77 degrees. I know I don’t live in Denver but I’m not that far away that I would think I would have that much of a difference! Please, why can’t your app have its information loaded from here in your studios?? Sincerely, an unhappy app user.
Can’t believe what has changed!
by Morbious23 on 2020/04/12 23:50
Getting rid of this App now! I think having to pay a monthly fee to get what most other Apps don’t charge a cent for an App that I paid for in the first place is totally ridiculous, to say the least! This App is nickeling & dimeing to death! I’m so disappointed in this weather App & it’s going as soon as I finish this review! I’m sticking with the exact same weather icons that I can get for free on the other Weather App I got for free! This was once a great App , now it stinks! It’s a shame that I paid for this & now I’m deleting it! The stuff On this App is exactly the same as the free Apps so why should I keep this one that I have to pay several monthly charges to get the complete weather information that I need? I or any one else shouldn’t have to! Storm Shield needs to get over themselves! I’m over this App even though I paid for it years ago! You change it back, I’ll come back!
Good, but latest update has problems
by Erin1776 on 2020/04/08 03:27
I’ve had this app for many years and it has worked well for me as a severe weather radio. I have my home location “pinned” on the map. However, with the latest update, the pin only shows up in the correct location if I am zoomed very close to the location of the pin(which doesn’t show much of the radar then). If I zoom out (even just to get a view of my entire county) to see a larger picture of the radar, the pin seems to move so that it doesn’t even appear to be in the same city or county any more. I never had this problem with the previous versions of this app. I hope that this issue is fixed because now it is difficult to tell if approaching storms will hit my home based on the radar image.
Great app but needs improvement
by awargo4 on 2018/07/18 22:10
This app is great and has many useful features. However, it is ridiculous that I have to open my phone to figure out the location of a weather alert when the app could easily announce the location with the alert. Also, it’s ridiculous that a weather alert app lacks the option to make severe weather alerts audible even when the phone is on silent. If third party alarm clocks can do it, you can do it. Finally, it would be nice to have the option to select whether chosen alerts apply to all locations or only the home location *individually*. Currently, it can’t be done at all. I want to know if severe weather is near my family. I don’t want all of the weather alerts for them that I have turned on for my home.
Good but needs to be better
by Mr. Sheppy on 2021/02/22 13:49
This app is the best I’ve found for NWS alerts. But the fact that the announcement alert is always exactly the same is troublesome. It matters very much in the moment — when time can be crucial — whether the alert is “heavy fog,” which I don’t need to know since I’m not going anywhere and can see out the window, or “there’s a tornado three blocks away so get downstairs!” I get so many “fog” and “heavy rain” alerts that I can safely ignore that it’s easy to become complacent. Indeed, I rarely bother to look at the alerts anymore unless I have already got a reason for serious worry. Please make at least the notification wisher show more detail, and ideally have the spoken alert be more specific. Then this app would be the must-have life saver it could be.
Accurate and on time...
by KeizerKate on 2018/11/20 16:57
Alerts have always been accurate and on time. There are a ton of different alert options so you can set up exactly what is unique to you own location and region. For example as we get into the cold Northwest winter months, we rely on dense fog alerts, freezing fog alerts, rain and freezing rain alerts, flood watches and alerts, etc. If we know we will be traveling, we can set alerts for mountain passes, destination cities. If we just want updates about places where family members live, we can set those alerts too. We consider Storm Shield an indispensable tool and would not want to be without it!
App works great
by Kevin539 on 2018/09/09 14:12
This app literally nearly saved my family’s life when a tornado struck our neighborhood two years ago, and was very helpful during hurricane Irma. One of the nice features is if you allow it, it will track you so if you are on a trip it will give you up to date info on all sorts of potential hazards. From floods to fires and everything in between. There are so many hazards listed in the app you may want to turn off some of the notifications. Just to give you a heads up it’s going to make you jump the first time it goes off it’s loud and seems to go off when I’m the most relaxed or asleep!
Misunderstood the New Monthly Subscription Fed
by renny2016 on 2018/06/25 23:59
After the app developers have taken the time to explain the changes - and that the most important thing is that you can still have the same features of the app without needing to pay a new monthly subscription fee - I’m updating the app review with more stars because it is the best most useful weather app I’ve come across! What I like best with this app is easily the watch and warning alert notifications. I would like to also mention that I was not given any reward for rewriting my review. Update: from 4 to 5 stars - I have weather app coverage in Canada!!!!!
New Updates And Pay Features Bad
by Mandyr735 on 2018/06/17 20:22
I’ve used this app for years and really liked it. It was great for seeing local radar and the general trajectory of storms. Previously, the radar showed the storms moving and the projected path and continued severity of the storm systems, generally only for the coming 20-30 minutes, but it was there. During hail and heavy thunderstorms, it was useful. Now, any kind of future casting is an in-app purchase, billed on a monthly basis. Let’s forget that any of us using this app have already BOUGHT the app in the first place. Way to nickel and dime us all!! I’ll find another real-time radar app st this point. The in-app purchased of basic uses while the touting of “free inclusions” of features that the typical everyday user doesn’t care about has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Avoid this app.
Awesome...
by Wolf(gang) on 2018/07/09 22:17
After the “Storm app” has been discontinued and replaced with a unreliable, confusing alternative I decided some weeks ago to go with Storm Shield. Living in Puerto Rico we just went through a strong Tropical Storm and thanks to this app I was able stay informed about track, thunderstorms, marine advisory etc. at all times. The available options in this app are outstanding and can be easily activated. App tops all other weather/storm apps I have tried and this will be here to stay and becomes my favorite to go through the current Hurricane Season. Thanks to the developer.
No longer gives weather detail
by Rebb42 on 2019/06/25 11:12
Update June 25,2019: the developer advised that the “weather statement” is a National Weather Service” decision. While those words mean nothing, it’s not the fault of the developers. Otherwise, in severe weather conditions, this app gives clear and loud alerts/warnings and we have relied on it for years. I changed my rating to 5. I appreciate the clarification from the developer. ************************* Previous review: This was a great app but the audible weather alert just says “weather authority has issued a statement”. That is unacceptable. For visually impaired and all others, we need to hear the actual alert details. Now we have to walk to the phone, open the app and read the alert. Please fix this problem quickly. Thank you.
Storm shield, a great app for everyone including the blind community.
by iOS master 2020 on 2020/11/30 21:53
I really do appreciate this app having some improvements for someone who is a accessibility user, the audible feature is definitely better than ever before, I am going to get this update a try, and see how this app works, thank you four creating this app to make it a lot more user friendly and more accessible as well. Hoping that this update can actually fix the notification issue that has been happening lately ever since, thank you for your service.
Some annoying issues
by golfnut1982 on 2018/03/02 20:12
Please tweak the location options like before. Uses a lot of battery and an annoying blue warning now appears. Not sure I can let it run all the time like before. Also, the app needs the location arrow to bring you back to your current location when you visit other places. Rearrange your locations would be nice and also a widget. Many features on the old version were better in my opinion. Update: latest version fixed the battery drain. Thanks for the fast update.
Why it’s a good app
by jeffrey grey on 2018/07/17 01:46
It’s the best weather app, because it lets you know what is going on. Weather is the most important stuff because in a Instant a tornado can just form and you have no clue about it and then you die from it. so I like this weather app because it just let you know what’s going on, in like the weather system and all that. it’s just a helpful thing when traveling or just sitting at work and all of a sudden it goes off and tells you if there’s a tornado or like a severe thunderstorm watch or if nothings going on, just a very helpful app.
Still love but...
by GwynetteK on 2018/11/06 21:53
Update: I really appreciate the developers responding to my review. I swear I remember being able to see future tracks in the previous version, but I must be remembering wrong. Either way, this is a Great app & I will continue to use this as my main weather app. PS I still would LOVE the option of a one time fee for the future track :-D I still love the app but I really Hate that it changed to monthly charge to show Future track. I’d pay a one time charge ( as long as it’s not an exorbitant amount) but am not paying monthly fees. But I’ll still keep using it because other than that it’s great.
Storm Shield Review
by Have Slipped the Surly Bonds on 2020/04/30 15:17
This app is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive of any other weather apps. It shows large areas that could and or will be effected by the weather system that it displays. I use it a lot here in south Florida due to thunder/rain storms that pop up and head from inland to our east coast. The graphic information displayed leaves nothing to the imagination. You know and can see exactly what’s happening and where. It’s always my go to for up-to-date and accurate information. Thank you for keeping this app current. 😀
IAP
by Tim Delier on 2018/02/02 05:08
New review: Due to the developers response I am changing my review and giving it more stars. Their response is correct, all previous features and some new features do exist in the new build at no additional cost. In addition, the new UI is visually appealing. My original complaint is more focused on many developers / companies adopting an IAP / subscription, nickel and dime you model, and is a broader complaint than just this app. This is a great weather app, and I will still continue to enjoy it. I am just personally against the subscription components in a weather app. Previous review: Was a great app and have used it for a few years now, but the developers are getting greedy and jumped on the IAP / subscription model for parts of the application. Seems you have to have a subscription to use any services these days. It’s quite frustrating.
Money Grab
by iTouchAppReviewers on 2018/02/03 02:02
Took away granularity of alerts and now charges us PAYING USERS monthly fees if we want other features. We paid once. Why on earth would we pay again? Go get MyRadar (there’s a free version). Used to be happy with this app, but not anymore. Greedy. To reply to devs: You do realize that giving someone 3 “free months” of a service that they didn’t want originally doesn’t make up for the fact that we paid $5 for an app that’s now free, right? It doesn’t put that 5 bucks back into our pockets for an app that everyone else now can have for free. Making us early adopters that helped this app grow, look like suckers. This isn’t how you treat paying customers. Tired of apps going this subscription route. It’s disgusting at this point. MyRadar is the way to go now, I guess.
Audio Alert Worthless for Multiple Locations
by Password Pain on 2020/07/15 15:10
I have had PAID version of StormShield for years and it is good for radar and forecast. However, the tremendous feature of tracking multiple locations so you can get real time alerts is gutted because the audible alert makes ALL warnings about “your location” which is false. Come on developers, how about you finally get the text to audio tech to read the location in the alert? It’s worthless because you still have to drop what you’re doing and look at the phone. Not to mention when driving this critical safety feature drives distracted driving behavior. Multiple locations is great but it never gets over the goal line with generic audible alerts as it stands now. Make it hands free!!! And how about letting us have a horizontal scroll bar to manually advance the radar pic as we zoom in? Many others have this. I’m sticking with this app hoping it improves but have reached the point I have to start shopping around, sadly.
Didn’t go off for a tornado warning
by StarryEyes04 on 2020/04/09 02:37
I don’t know if it was an overall failure of the national weather service, but I-along with no one in my family or friends that live nearby- got an alert for the tornado warning right now. I’m sitting in my basement, thankfully because tornado sirens went off, but this app, along with all the other weather apps, did not even send a notification. I’m freaked out and I hate to give bad reviews, but I have it set to alert me! And I went in, and in the app, it was showing that there was a tornado warning, but I never got any notification. I’m sorry to leave a bad review, because otherwise it’s a great app, but this is a problem that is concerning to me.
It was a good app that I paid for...THEN...
by bobby50371 on 2018/06/27 18:55
This was a good app many moons ago… It would alert as to whether happenings wherever we were… And then one day some moron decided to make it free and then when I click on future radar it now asks me to pay for it. Bad form. So I have to pay a dollar per month to get future radar… But I paid five dollars for this app when it came out. And now it’s free and you have to pay for features that everyone else gives you for free. Time to move on. EDIT: I click FUTURE button on the radar it always shows the projected course, I have ALWAYS had this feature, Dont tell me I never had this with the old app, because it’s the only app I’ve used for weather radar for years SPECIFICALLY for this feature.
3:30 AM nonessential alerts
by TheDonh on 2021/04/02 19:15
I downloaded and have use this app for a year or two. As of lately nonessential alerts come out at 3:30 AM waking us up. For now I have turned the sound off, which makes it useless as an app to warn of a impending tornado.I have been informed that storm shield is not the one that sends out the alerts, I think it is NOAA weather service. I will try contacting them to see why they have to send out useless information at 3:30 in the morning. I appreciate the app people contacting me to inform me where the alerts were coming from. Thank you
Added paid subscription
by JDubbDeuce on 2018/02/23 20:32
I have loved this app until now. With the most recent update, they added a subscription in order to get new features. This is an app that I already paid for, and should not have to pay for an additional subscription. People that paid for the app originally should be grandfathered in, and if you want to move to a subscription based fee going forward for people that are new to the app, then that would make a lot more sense. Storm Radar offers all of the new subscription stuff you added for free, and is now my main app, I am sure I will be deleting Storm Shield altogether before too long. I am tired of crappy excuses for getting greedy after supporting you guys for many years.
How is this not the #1 weather app!
by TheRealPolarVortex on 2019/02/11 21:55
This app has all the weather info I need and includes weather alerts from the NWS. Radar is immediately displayed at startup. Current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts are obtained with one touch. A long touch will pin a location and allow those conditions to be viewed. Storm Shield has replaced the local app which has shifted focus from weather to news. It has also bumped AccuWeather too. Thanks for a great app and keep up the great work!
Simple, but Great
by Kevin 72638393 on 2021/02/16 04:06
Simple, but great. Fills the need of real-time weather alerts for multiple locations - a feature that is behind a pay wall, or covered in ads, or not offered altogether on other apps. This app allows me to keep an eye on the weather for my family scattered all over the US. I'm considering buying into the subscription model just to donate - I don't need any of the premium features but like the app. LATER EDIT: Yes, purchased into the subscription model just to donate.
Fastest alerts around but interface needs some streamlining
by MrHudson on 2020/06/21 18:21
This app is outstanding as it alerts me faster than any other app of impending weather dangers. The problem is when the alert pops up and you selected you then are presented inside the app with a button that calls for you to show the alerts. Once you do that you see what the alerts are but then have to tap it again to see the details of the impending weather problem. Why not just make the app go straight to the newest detailed alert when you tap from the notification screen.
Seems to be the best I’ve used.
by Trendversify on 2020/09/21 01:07
With my experience, it seems that the app has beaten all other weather apps in sending me weather alerts. Love the fact that it will also alert me with “Special Weather Statements” which seems to be unique to them because all the other weather apps I’ve tried do not seem to do this and if they do, I have not found the toggle for them and/ or it’s not on default. Also, really great that it reads out the alerts!
Awesome app! BEST WAETHER APP
by Midnight Dena on 2020/07/16 16:40
I wrote a previous review about how slow the app had been the last couple of months, I got a very quick reply from customer service and they helped me fix the issue which was MY FAULT on something I had turned on making it slower. Once I switched it back, it was instantly fixed! This app is AWESOME and now I will add that the customer service is equally as awesome! Thank you for providing a wonderful up to date app!!! Love it and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!
I LOVE YOU STORM SHIELD!!
by wally12345na on 2019/08/21 16:16
Because of this app I now can monitor every location where my all family are located, and keep an eye on them. Having the option to turn alerts on and off is neat, but all the alerts is EXACTLY why I downloaded this app, I want to know if a pin drops in any of the locations I set up to receive alerts from. I have the free version here and it has saved me from a lot of worry, and kept me in the know when I needed it. THANK YOU Storm Shield! 10 stars!!
Disappointed
by derfner on 2020/05/25 15:07
Let me start by saying that this was my favorite weather app. I paid for it years ago because it’s that good. I recommended it to friends and family Until... they stopped providing proper radar unless you buy a subscription. Now it’s pretty much useless for radar - which I relied on. I already paid for this app and it HAD radar that wasn’t perpetually 15 minutes behind. Until you disabled it to force people to buy a subscription in. That isn’t cool. Oh and it still defaults to Omaha randomly.
Blood curdling / deafening alert
by bluemeanieface on 2021/01/05 20:31
I can weather a storm but I only have so many more decibels to go until completely deaf after using this app with headphones. I would rather die in a snowstorm or hurricane than use this app for one more minute. Headache city do not download. Every weather app in the world has alerts. PS this alert came hours after all the other apps on my phone for the impending storms. Update. Developer response in no way offered a solution. Here’s one- perhaps make the notification less loud when on headphones. Or it could interrupt what’s playing and flash a text warning. My hearing is precious and the devs don’t seem to get that.
Terrible update
by Mrkstoy on 2018/02/10 00:06
I’ve used 2.4GB of data using this app in less than 1 week. I Removed it from my cell. This was the only app I used for weather prior to the update. Now not only my iPhone X battery usage has gone up But I’ve used over half my data in less than two weeks. It shows storm shield has used 2.9 GB of data and I hadn’t changed any settings. This update is terrible I don’t normally use more than 2 GB of data in entire billing cycle
Glad to have this app, very helpful.
by Jax1822 on 2018/11/17 04:47
For a busy family, this works. Being able to prepare in advance for cautious driving in the winter or for tornadoes in our area. It alerts you especially when weather conditions change in your area and media isn’t covering it. Over the road truckers can benefit in areas they’re driving through by getting notifications based on their GPS. Solid app, highly recommended.
Storm Shield is a lifesaver!
by Coming Girl on 2018/10/13 14:54
We use Storm Shield all of time during the monsoon season, we can watch the coming storms so the we don’t get caught up in flash flooding areas in Arizona, the alert system is wonderful and warns us on our phone of lightning storms and alerts that we should know ahead of time so we can plan our outings and errands. The Doppler Radar maps are real-time so we can see the progress and severity of a storm, I’m addicted to this ap! So thankful to have it!
Alerts
by njhersey on 2020/04/15 17:08
I wish to voice my concern about getting an alert at the hours of early morning (1-6am) for things that don’t start until late the following day. We jump 3 ft up when these alerts come through. I want to leave my alerts on for any immediate alerts or emergencies.... just wondering if a watch or warning that’s going to happen, let’s say 2 or 3pm the following day, could be delayed until the working morning hours so we don’t get jolted out of bed at 2 or 3 AM that night before.
4.1 is a fantastic update!
by MNMacht on 2018/01/30 22:57
I have been keeping an eye on this app, hoping for an update. It’s finally here and it’s great!!! The screen real estate usage is way better. The menus are cleaner and sharper. This is my new favorite weather app since the old Storm app was abandoned and I do not care for the new version. I only wish there was a dark theme since I am using a iPhone X it will conserve battery. It will also not be so bright late at night or early in the morning.
Good view
by Jeremiah 2147 on 2020/04/29 21:52
I do appreciate the service that I received from you and receiving lightning strikes within 10 miles of my current GPS location. I also receive lightning strikes of any ZIP Codes that I put into the computer and I do appreciate that I can also know what’s going on in that area and if severe weather had any factors with that. Thank you for your service and thank you for all you do to keep me in my family safe.
Pretty good with some glitches
by boneandmandy on 2019/04/26 14:27
I have had this app for a bit over a year. I have had to uninstall and reinstall a few times because it tends to stop notifying me of weather warnings and watches. I have another weather app as well just to make sure I don’t miss anything. One of my biggest complaints is the “Special Weather Statements”. I get notified that there is a Special Weather Statement, but when I go to the app, there is nothing there. I then have to go to the NWS to see what I have missed.
Rating Trends
47,37,20,20,3,13,17,43,90,121,87,42,16,42,0,108,19,11,48,51,41,112,48,65,64,92,80,165,205,149,176,87,50,39,18,12,17,2,8,9,7,18,23,70,5,11,2,4,4,28,16,8,8,25,21,19,19,11,22,73,79,19,17,23,3,12,10,137,235,111,237,43,35,70,33,34,16,8,3,9,7,24,3,65,107,11,3,6,6,8
All Versions
4.0
68,657 total
 5
56,854
 4
7,922
 3
2,143
 2
640
 1
1,098
Current Version (4.14)
4.0
66,141 total
 5
54,869
 4
7,722
 3
2,074
 2
562
 1
914
Version History
More...