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noaa weather Radar Live
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Real-time radar images, severe weather alerts, accurate weather forecasts and much more - precise & timely to help keep you safe! STAY INFORMED: - Radar overlay shows the areas of rain, snow & mixed precipitation in high resolution and vivid colors right on the interactive map; - Precipitation map provides precipitation forecast for the next 24 hours; - Satellite map illustrates the cloud cover; - Snow depth map displays the detected snow cover and depth; - Choose background maps (standard, hybrid, satellite), search locations, add them to bookmarks and always stay out of harm’s way. KEEP YOURSELF SAFE: - Read weather alerts with all the details you might need; - Receive push notifications whenever there’s a weather alert for the bookmarked location (tornadoes, hurricanes, freeze warnings, and more); - Monitor all important national weather service watches, warnings and alerts in the form of interactive polygons on the map. Tap one to see the full alert text. VIEW WEATHER DETAILS: - 24-hour and 7-day forecast for any location; - Current, today’s min & max and "Feels Like" temperature; - Pressure, humidity, wind speed, visibility, dew point info; - Chance of Precipitation; - Sunrise & sunset time. Coverage Info: Radar images: the US (Continental US, Alaska (except northern), Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico), Mexico (northern), Canada (southern), Australia, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy (northern and north-western), Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Andorra, Japan, Taiwan and more. See the full list on the developer’s website. Precipitation map, satellite images, detailed weather info, hurricane & lightning trackers: most of the world. NWS watches, warnings, advisories: the US only. Governmental severe weather warnings: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US. Get noaa weather Radar Premium: - Severe weather alerts for all saved locations - Hurricane tracker - Advanced precipitation forecast - Lightning tracker - Temperature map - Rain alerts - Air quality index - No ads * Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase. * Subscriptions will automatically renew and payment will be charged to your iTunes account unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal depends on your Subscription Plan. Our standard Subscription Plans are: * 1-week Subscription with 7-day free trial (2.99 USD) * 1-month Subscription with 7-day free trial (6.99 USD) * 1-year Subscription (19.99 USD) * Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel or manage your free trial's auto-renewal in your Account Settings after purchase. The cancellation will take effect 24-hours after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free service. * Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. Privacy Policy: https://weatherornotapps.com/privacyPolicy EULA: https://weatherornotapps.com/eula AdChoices: https://weatherornotapps.com/privacyPolicy
Not worth paying for
by Let'sgolynne on 2020/08/09 15:54
The app shows me radar in the past not future time frame. What good is that? Also, have been attempting to cancel & when I pull up in settings , which is where it says to go, there isn’t a place to cancel . What’s up App?
Deceptive subscription
by dld22 on 2020/08/09 15:25
Open app, you have choice to subscribe or continue. I chose continue, wanting to see what was available on the free app. My finger was on the home button and before I knew what had happened I was signed up for a free trial and $2.99 per week subscription. I immediately cancelled it. I don’t mind paying for apps that have value to me, but I don’t appreciate being tricked into a subscription before I can even check out the app. And don’t tell me about the 1 week free trial - I know they are counting on me forgetting to cancel in time at least once. BS.
Lost features
by Lagnap on 2020/08/09 14:21
Subscribed but sev features not working
It doesn’t matter
by Weatherdoug on 2020/08/09 14:10
This is the perfect app if you can’t read. All you get is pictures with nice colors. Very vague. I wish you didn’t hide the current reviews from us when choosing to take our money. I noticed to late, that the “wonderful “ reviews are 2 and 3 years old. This is the most deceiving app purchase I’ve wasted my money on yet.
Weather report
by Debbie&Lexi on 2020/08/09 13:32
I’m so glad that I have NOAA weather on my phone. I’m up early everyday and so is my sweet brittany spaniel named Lexi. If not for the app I would only be guessing about what to wear. Every morning and now afternoon when we go for long walks, I don’t want to get caught in a rain storm. I’m so happy to check the weather app and go. Lexi and I have been caught in some bad storms before having the NOAA weather. Thanks!
Pay to play
by plum Joe on 2020/08/09 11:59
There is no weather info unless you pay.
Bait and switch
by learn to socialize on 2020/08/09 11:58
I can’t cancel my subscription before the free trial ends. Thanks for ripping me off!
Great forecast but drains battery
by E1NT on 2020/08/09 11:20
Drains my battery constantly even when not in use. (Even if I swipe it closed.) Will be deleting for this reason even though the weather reports are great.
Only a fool would buy this app
by Rlwingerjr on 2020/08/09 11:09
This app does nothing that the NOAA website doesn’t do, so my review is based on the fact that every time you open it, the app prompts you to pay for the “Pro” version, which allows you to actually see weather forecasts, something every other weather app does for free. If you want to track a storm or hurricane, you have to buy the “Pro” version. $19.99 a year may not be much, but why pay for free information available on a multitude of websites? I’m deleting it.
Pricing
by swhpmember on 2020/08/09 03:40
Pricing is ridiculous. Too many free ones available. I have a weather station feeding data 24/7 but they still want to charge me. NOT!!
Used love NOAA app
by unhappy fitbit 91047 on 2020/08/09 02:28
I have had this app for many years and the free app with iPhone is better and faster don’t waste your money! It used to be almost free and this year they wanted $10 bucks to keep too much money!
Good App for Florida
by Brottamy on 2020/08/09 01:57
Very helpful for tracking storms. Thanks.
I need this
by Roxy✌️🤟 on 2020/08/09 00:59
I have never tried this app before but I live in Florida so I HAVE to know if any tornado is bout to hit y’know what I mean.
Not accurate at all
by wwrrgghh on 2020/08/08 22:43
Completely inaccurate
Fuhgeddsboutit
by XC pilot on 2020/08/08 21:34
All ads for a subscription (ridiculously expensive), very little value added. Not affiliated with NOAA other than repackaging their free data.
Where are the NOAA forecasts?
by 3September2015 on 2020/08/08 21:32
I love this app, but in the recent update, I can’t find the NOAA coastal marine forecasts any more. Help!!
Full of spam, payments, ads
by BandwagonTVLR on 2020/08/08 16:41
Despite subscribing to the paid version, I continuously get ads and am bombarded by requests to pay for add-one at a monthly price. One of the worst weather apps I’ve ever downloaded.
They pulled me back in...
by eyeoftorus on 2020/08/08 16:18
... and now I cant get out. I used to live on the east coast and use this app about 10 years ago. I redownloaded it since I am back here during hurricane season. Now, the app forces you into a paid subscription with the classic “first week free” line. I tried to ‘Manage Subscription’, but when I click on that it magically cant connect to the itunes store. DO NOT use this app!! Extremely frustrating and I havent even had to deal with what I expect to be a tiring cancellation process. The response I received from contacting them was to contact apple? Tremendous fail!
Why not just charge for the app?
by KelbyMichelle on 2020/08/08 14:23
I’ve seen the responses from the developer “it’s your decision to subscribe” why would I subscribe when I don’t know what I’m getting? I know there is a free trial but you’re banking on people forgetting to cancel. I’d rather pay 4 dollars up front for Dark Sky, which is what I’m going to do. As a consumer, it just seems like you’re taking advantage of people and that is wrong.
The best radar app ever
by Rango711 on 2020/08/08 13:29
You can track the weather in every country
Amazing
by hgghvjigggghgg on 2020/08/08 13:26
I love this app
Oh yeah
by nick n ame 😒 on 2020/08/08 01:01
Very good.
Lots of Fun
by Paiz42 on 2020/08/07 22:32
Good for planning trips. Improves knowledge of Geography.
Weather reports
by Bevee#1 on 2020/08/07 19:31
I love being able to go to my phone and find out about the weather in my area as we do get tornadoes and huricanes here!
Why premium
by Mashbgoode on 2020/08/07 14:31
Why premium when you can use wgn Weather app for free
No warning
by Huminbrd on 2020/08/07 11:41
We just had super high winds, trees down, power outages and the only notice on the app was coastal flooding. Why didn’t I get a warning on my phone? That’s why I upgraded to premium. Also, using NOAA in the name implies you’re NOAA. That is dishonest. It was the only reason I paid for a whole year. I canceled same day, so I better see a refund.
$$ This should be illegal
by 123bob897 on 2020/08/07 11:11
Since NOAA is funded by the Federal Government then we are already paying for this app with our taxes. So it should be free to all Tax Payers. If I’m going to have to pay then there’s much better Apps out there. Also, those other Apps are cheaper and there not monthly, there annual, meaning you don’t, and shouldn’t need to have them hold your credit card details on line, which is unsafe financially. So no thanks
Don’t subscribe
by Naterfromkater on 2020/08/07 03:34
I am a CDL driver and I thought it would be a good idea to get this app as sort of a heads up of what I’m driving towards. I completely regret getting a subscription to this app! First off, it’s not as accurate a radar as I would’ve hoped. Second off, I tried to unsubscribe to this app, and it will not let me. I’ve emailed the company with out any answers in return. Because I refuse to pay for some thing I do not want now all of my Apple services are suspended until I update my payment. I can’t even get into my emails or download new apps. This is so stupid! I wish I could give this app a -5 stars!
Free trial is a scam
by F. Kaufman on 2020/08/07 00:42
There’s no way to quit the “free trial” before the subscription renews. The developers pretend to be surprised that people might think this app is affiliated with the government agency NOAA. Do not download this app.
Update needed-radius based alerts, not city based
by LMarieB16 on 2020/08/06 21:41
I don’t understand how we don’t have the ability to set alerts based on proximity. I’m in Jacksonville, Fl, one of the largest land based cities in the country and I’m getting alerts for over 50 miles away and it’s draining my phone. They need to update it like all of the other apps.
Tremenda basura
by Enrique Lugo on 2020/08/06 20:49
Una estrella porque no puedo darles cero pero si quieren bañarse bajo la lluvia les recomiendo esta aplicación. No se molesten en responder no pienso mirar nunca mas esta app
Cancel my subscription ASAP
by gini marie on 2020/08/06 18:20
Effective immediately I need to cancel this subscription I did not know that I had to pay $2.99 per week. I want confirmation that you have received this message and also that you will be canceling this app NOAA weather ASAP Gini Sarno 727-432-7325
No Cancun radar
by Magentaoctober on 2020/08/06 16:37
No Cancun radar
It’s a nice app but to free
by footstang on 2020/08/06 16:00
Why would I pay for a service that I already get for free from weatherbug
Have to Pay $20 for “Free” App
by saz1234 on 2020/08/06 12:54
Have to pay $20 to make it useful.
Outstanding
by 8winn on 2020/08/06 07:56
Real-time data with great visual details
Up Grade
by Ottbea on 2020/08/06 03:47
I have been on the app less than one minute and all it is about is trying to up Grade me to the real Weather alerts for $19.95 I’m am deleting this app. Junk!
$$$
by boligna46 on 2020/08/06 02:35
All they want is money for ad-ons to see when and where it’s raining, or snowing, etc. What a waste! I’m deleting the app.
Too many places to accidentally select free trial
by Onitsuka fast hound on 2020/08/06 01:57
If not cancelled the free trial turns into a paid subscription. My taxes pay for NOAA, I’m not paying for it again in an app. Total bullishìt.
Might be the best app but I’ll never know
by tony5989 on 2020/08/06 00:44
This is a complete bait and switch. It a free download but touch anything in the app and you’ll be asked to pay for the information. I was excited to see something like this from NOAA but apparently this is not their product. It’s a licensing deal so they can use the NOAA acronym. I’m removing it from my devices once this review is posted. They should be honest and charge for it up front. Shady people behind this thing.
Bad app
by gytffecb on 2020/08/05 23:13
Site tries to charge $$ right away, in fine print, easily missed, what else are they up to? Avoid!
No
by hrjcbruhvirir on 2020/08/05 22:53
Sorry I hate this app
Ridiculous
by kearena on 2020/08/05 22:21
Clickbait for subscription. It gives you nothing but past radar unless you pay money. Why don’t you just be honest and not call this a free app 😡 Update based on developer feedback: you may intend it to deliver radar & weather forecast free but it does not. It sends you to subscription options, which you can’t get out of without closing the app.
Money Hungry
by Chuck Calandro on 2020/08/05 22:15
Nothing but pop ups with a cost. Buyer beware!
You charge too much
by charerpack0197543 on 2020/08/05 20:17
You charge too much
Stay safe
by Kimbrough1957 on 2020/08/05 13:14
I have 2 now grown kids with their own families and kids but they are still terrified of bad storms. We had been caught in a tornado in Tennessee when they were kids and now they are married with kids. They were so terrorized by the one back in Tennessee they have never gotten over it. And my Son is the Captain at the Firefighter department in Tennessee. My daughter is just turned 40 and my son is 30 but the tornado blowed the windows out of our apartment.
Great app!!!
by mikeyonan on 2020/08/05 12:47
Awesome
WAS GOOD NOW JUST A MONEY GRUBBING RIP-OFF
by Stray_Trons on 2020/08/05 11:16
Latest version just sits on the PAYWALL screen until you decide to pay $19.99 up frontier pick a week free trial that will then chard you $2.99 A WEEK OR $155.48 A YEAR, UNTIL YOU MANAGE TO GET FREE OF THE LOANSHARK. Go try RadarScope, while it’s not a national level mosaic, it has more and better services and much better regional resolution.
Very unfriendly
by Abet Doch on 2020/08/05 08:55
I have no idea what is included with what upgrade. 2.99 a week times however many services is absurd. Very poor communications here. The name suggests it is a government program. That in itself is illegal. This info is available for free elsewhere. Go elsewhere.
Doesn’t show accurate weather
by elissa65 on 2020/08/05 05:11
I was looking on the app to see how big the storm was that was hitting my house and there was no storm on the radar. So I closed the app from my background, open it up again and it still showed no storm - as I stare out my window looking at strong winds and rain. So I look to see what the current weather is saying and it said partially cloudy skies and basically no wind. I thought huh how odd - go on google, pull on accuweather and they clearly show a storm on the radar. Kind of bummed I paid for this app when it’s not even accurate.
Subscription only
by MAX-dB on 2020/08/05 00:16
Thought this would be a government app given the name “NOAA”. Talks about subscription “pro” version, implying there is a free basic version, but unable to get past the mandatory subscription page to use it free. Deleted without ever using the app.
Not free
by NoMoreNames2020! on 2020/08/04 23:00
I downloaded the app because it was free weather updates. However, it’s not free if I want rain forecasts or hurricane updates or anything else resembling weather updates. Not worth it!
Great app
by Syed10977 on 2020/08/04 22:37
Very informative thanks
Martha’s Vineyard
by Al1800 on 2020/08/04 22:31
Spot on so far with the approaching storm!!
Horrible
by thunder cuntz on 2020/08/04 21:13
I’m not spending I dime on the service I can get with any free app... and the fact I’ve been trying to cancel
Careful - 2.99 week vs 19.99 year
by Fastreaderslowapp on 2020/08/04 21:07
Nice display and interface but be careful with this one. Been paying 2.99/week for a few months now. Forgot to cancel after the trial when checking out weather apps and no in-app reminder that I am subscribed. My bad, lesson learned. Don’t trial apps that require a cancellation and check subscription pages often! If you are going to buy it, go for the yearly option, much less painful. Other apps provide good enough access to data your taxes have collected through the NOAA.
Trump admin make you PAY
by DragonMac.com on 2020/08/04 21:05
So I used to be able to get all weather and radar free. Thought my taxes paid for something guess not. Now we need to pay for weather under Trump Administration. Yeah Make it Great haha
Bait and switch
by Maryzs&$() on 2020/08/04 20:11
Was advertised as free but immediately prompts user to paid version. Even when I tried to use app for free, I noticed I was about to be set up for a free trial after which I would be charged. I quickly deleted app. Beware!
Review
by dhskdjdududududhdh on 2020/08/04 19:54
You need to pay to see hurricane that’s sad
Poor operation with ads for upgrade making it impossible to get meaningful information.
by Tryingx20 on 2020/08/04 18:25
I was setting it up, but the app kept closing
review
by ru12colo on 2020/08/04 17:58
I enjoyed the app. I tried to pay for annual- rather then paying monthly. ($3.99) I would like to pay the $19.99 for a full year. But it didn’t seem to go through for me. I enjoy the App immensely. I’m from the Pacific Northwest, I have a sister and her family areHurricane WV and I live in Eden,NY so very happy to have this app. that I can check the weather absolutely moment by moment
Not NOAA
by kd_mango on 2020/08/04 17:38
This app is not an official NOAA app and is not supported or endorsed by NOAA. App also has predatory ads that a lot of people will just tap to continue to the app without realizing they just signed up to pay a monthly subscription. I understand that advertising a payed subscription service is fine but it pops up to frequently and aggressively.
unwanted change
by InvisibleBike399 on 2020/08/04 17:11
Used to absolutely love this app. Now it seems to only show future maps, forecast guesstimates. What happened to showing past radar up to present time? This is much more useful to me than only showing forecast. Is there a setting for this I am missing? If not what would have been five star app now 2 (or one if it wasn’t for decent UI).
Ridiculous
by abartbren on 2020/08/04 16:33
It is especially annoying to load an app from a Federal Agency that continues asking for money to enable the standard features. Is this what our President is giving us? The app is so basic without the subscription that it is worthless. Get a life NOAA! Just received a response from developer. Even more concerned that their using the NOAA acronym which is misleading at the best and fraudulent at the worst. We should not support this app developer.
Scam
by Hfddhiu on 2020/08/04 16:27
It’s absurd that you need a paid subscription to get a rain forecast. This is an app produced by a government agency funded by taxpayer money and it charges for basic functionality.
Not Thrilled
by Fallz4Fun on 2020/08/04 16:25
Not sure I get it. Upgrade for $ to access features that should just be included. My opinion.
They want money
by rwsva on 2020/08/04 15:58
NOAA is funded by tax dollars yet they was money for use of data. No thanks. Also just got a note from the developer that this is NOT a NOAA app. The name is used because of “one source for the data”. Is that legal?
??
by Scott Kack on 2020/08/04 15:10
What happened today guys? App won’t open at all Resolved by next day. Back in business.
Best
by 4335199 on 2020/08/04 15:09
The reports are specific and timely.
Pay to be safe
by RoProductions on 2020/08/04 15:07
You actually have to pay in order to track tornados and hurricanes. How ridiculous! If I don’t have the money that means I’m going to be in danger, how stupid. One star because it really shows the hunger for money.
Too expensive
by MoiraMuir on 2020/08/04 14:41
Little info unless you pay big bucks.
Weather
by 2001maxima on 2020/08/04 14:22
I like it very much. Nice!!
Hurricane movement
by RIRI4077 on 2020/08/04 13:20
Watch for safety of classmates on coast.
It’s was good
by creamyas$ on 2020/08/04 07:06
Ur mom
Eh
by kiki calliopy on 2020/08/04 05:52
I don’t want to have to pay just to see the weather coming up in my area
Hi
by bbbbbbaaaaaaddddd!?!? on 2020/08/04 03:56
Hi
Why
by letmeknowhy on 2020/08/04 02:03
Why is there a price it should be free
Money grab
by Tiger316 on 2020/08/04 00:45
Can’t view hurricane radar with paying???
Rate
by onetghj on 2020/08/04 00:27
Love the app!
Weather radar
by bcwit on 2020/08/03 22:59
Very accurate time wise .Easy to use.
More of a Marketing platform less of a weather app
by sam knoody on 2020/08/03 22:53
If you want quick non-commercialized weather info this isn’t the app for you.
WhO invented this app ??
by peterboy22 on 2020/08/03 22:38
Not user friendly at all.., Can’t figure out local weather easily either All they send h to is how to spend money to upgrade app... This isn’t any good for most people to use The whole app is too hard to use and figure it out
Thumbs down.
by ngcji on 2020/08/03 22:10
Invasive and pushy.
Horrible
by horrible 🤬 on 2020/08/03 21:03
You have to pay for everything the weather Channel is way better
Navigation
by whatdoyouwsnt on 2020/08/03 19:14
Can’t get where I want
Ads and Paid features
by rubaduet on 2020/08/03 17:45
no one should have to pay to be able to see hurricane/tornado forecasts! it’s basic safety
Awareness is Key
by dimestore 5-10 on 2020/08/03 16:52
Feeling confident with app I can prepare for weather related issues and monitor
BEWARE - Unable to cancel
by DBM0815 on 2020/08/03 15:59
This app works well and looks good but automatically charges you up to $2.99 a week. Normally with other subscription services, you can simply cancel under your Apple ID subscription settings however interestingly this is the only app that has no option to cancel. You can only change your subscription plan to a longer term but you can’t cancel. When a company has to hold onto its subscribers by force, it calls into question the value it really brings. There are hundreds of good weather apps a out there -stay away from this one.
Disappointed
by nickname8320 on 2020/08/03 15:18
Constant spam of ads and very minimal functionality for free version. Rather use weather bug where I get what I need and not spammed with three pop ups just to see a weather map
Thieves
by awful app terrible agency on 2020/08/03 14:43
Automatically renews within a week. Cancelled CC and now I can’t download any more apps because my account has been frozen. Expensive. Only worth it if you’re a pilot, even then there are better apps. Contacted Apple and they said it was NOAA freezing my downloads. Of course NOAA says it not their fault. Pretty bad for a government agency! Apparently I’m not the only victim.
Cost
by jim1836 on 2020/08/03 14:38
This app tries to charge for everything.
Free version is almost useless.
by Suki194 on 2020/08/03 12:00
Everything you want to know you get a notice to upgrade.
Worthless
by omntdvm360 on 2020/08/03 11:41
There is not an explanation of this map.
SORRY I PAID 😩
by IE215 on 2020/08/03 11:35
The graphics make this look like it’s REALLY GOING TO BE A GREAT LOOK AT CURRENT WEATHER. IT ISNT! Sadly, the options are very basic. You can’t choose multiple conditions. Once you choose to view one way - you have to go back to the SETTINGS to see another view. All the choices in the settings are just there to make it look better. NOT WORTH THE &&$&
Add Hell !!
by bdtigxk on 2020/08/03 11:23
The features all require subscription! Don’t bother.
Weather service
by pweinst42 on 2020/08/03 10:51
The best. Worth the investment and should be supported.
Bad misleading
by hayeshawkins on 2020/08/03 09:39
This should be taken off of app store. Developer is not NOAA. Shady operator. Can’t opt out of paid version without signing up with access to your funds. Developer will say you can opt out after, but really? Why should I have to.
$150 per year (sneaky sneaky)
by willis41 on 2020/08/03 03:39
I thought it’d be worth paying $2.99 to get a “name brand” weather app and support such a good name as NOAA. With App Store already having all my info, how easy to just click. Took me a while to notice these $3.23 WEEKLY charges. Turns out to be $2.99 plus tax per week. That’s $150 per year!! And as I now see others saying, probably is not the NOAA we know.
I wish I didn’t have to pay.
by guibhji on 2020/08/03 03:05
I wish I didn’t have to pay.Because I won’t pay.
Really like but needs 1 improvement.
by J's Revolution on 2018/10/11 18:21
This app works well. To bad most people can’t read well enough to see that the trial and pricing issue are ‘user’ based and have nothing to do with bad or misleading practices, sheesh, slow down and read, actually read. My one suggested change is to go with a different map service. I like Mapbox myself. I want more detail when I zoom out and Mapbox provides this. If I compare this app to the map service in my current weather app Storm from TWC, they use Mapbox, much greater detail when zoomed out on the same regions. Other than this issue, which hopefully you’ll consider, I’m looking forward to making this my full time weather app! Plus, the yearly fee of $9.99 which can be chosen during the trial, feels great. Reading AND understanding will carry you far ;)
Love This App
by LauraAnn7691 on 2018/01/11 17:13
Love it b/c it let’s me look at the weather in other cities before I finalize my travel plans so I will know what the weather will be where I’m going and the outlook for several days which makes it easy to make decisions to still go or postpone due to possible bad weather forecasted. For example I was planning a trip to the Mountain here in Asheville, North Carolina and found that the weather was not going to be in my favor due to snow. First, I’m disabled and can’t take chances on being stuck somewhere I’m not able to get back home cause they shut down the highway when bad weather comes. Second, where I currently reside in North Carolina we get plenty of bad weather from snow, sleet, freezing rain and blizzard (due to nor Easters). I don’t take chances at home so why would I want to take chances somewhere else. I can’t take a risk of falling b/c of several medical issues that restrict my ability to get around (both knees been replaced and currently waiting on date for lower spine surgery) along with several other medical issues that restrict my ability to just go and take unnecessary chances. This app helps me make smart decisions that will best help me protect my health. Love it. It’s a 5 Star App. Highly Recommend you get it if you don’t already have it.
Better than the full website for fast information
by Mikeane1 on 2019/08/15 09:46
I have used the ‘full’ NOAA website for three decades to track hurricanes and watch for local bad weather. I have not used the app for hurricanes, yet, but the local maps for the radar loop are problematic, even with internet service, on the iPhone. They are almost useless for accurate local data on tornadoes (still great for tracking larger storms and rapidly moving fronts) due to data limits, particularly heavy local cell system usage during tornadoes. This app trims links to the massive database at NOAA for the power of a shorter ‘history’ (4 passed tracks to 7 on the full website, or 35-40 minutes instead of 70 minutes), but the ‘loss’ of tracking information is minor and FAST current data is more useful during sudden weather and for driving. It was invaluable during a recent trip to New Orleans to time leave times and plan stops to avoid pop up thunderstorms. Nothing but good things found with app over NOAA main website and local news weather apps (lots of adds with the ‘locals’ and websites are problematic to find using iPhone when traveling).
BUYER BEWARE Terrible - Bait and Switch - Not Free - Deceptive
by Emilee3 on 2019/09/02 02:27
It says it’s free in the App Store, but then you can’t even open the App until you sign up for a paid subscription. Really shady considering I think many people come to the app looking to track hurricanes that may threaten their lives and the makers of this app are trying to take advantage of them. Just do the right thing and list that it has a cost up front. It does have a ONE WEEK free trial option but that is linked to auto renew in 1 WEEK at $2.99 PER WEEK and I think the free trial doesn’t even include SHOWING the hurricanes anywhere, you would need to purchase the PREMIUM subscription for that, but you don’t find out any of that until after you sign up for auto renew. Also BUYER BEWARE, if you decide not to get the free trial and you leave the app, but then go back later thinking fine, I’ll just do the one week trial and remember to cancel in one week if the app is not good, the RATE HAS CHANGED to a 3 DAY TRIAL that auto renews in 3 DAYS and NOW AT $3.99 A WEEK! Super shady and sneaky. Most deceptive app I’ve ever come across. Seems like these people are trying to take advantage of people afraid of an impending potentially tragic hurricane and seems exactly like a form of price gouging, and just low low low business tactics. It’s incredibly shameful.
App tricks you into paying upfront
by santiagoqr1 on 2018/09/22 15:31
Downloaded the app, authorized the download with my fingerprint, then opened the app and was immediately prompted by another screen asking for my fingerprint, right after I said that I didn’t want to pay, that I just wanted the free version, they don’t clarify that the free version is 7 days free, and after that is paid. When it prompted me the second time for my fingerprint, I never thought I’d be paying a week later, since I selected the free version. I know they’re going to say “but it says on the screen that it’s not free” thing is, they use smaller fonts and on the bottom, making it deceiving and impossible to see at first glance. Also, NOAA is a government agency, pretty much the “Weather Bureau” (as you used to be called) you’re funded by taxes, literally “for the people by the people”, why do you charge people for an app, that only mirrors something that it’s already paid for with tax dollars, I know there’s app developers and support and everything, but the department doesn’t live off these payments through the AppStore, your department has an anual budget, so why, WHY, why charge people for something that’s already paid for, AND SUCH AN OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT!?
Weather channel 5* beats this apps Full-screen pop-ads,
by Sundaeluv on 2018/03/23 12:45
This would be a 5 star app if it werent for full screen ads that come up in seconds after opening. And weather details that slide open/closed/open/closed so cant read the forecast! Weather Channel app opens to beautiful scene, gives forecast and if scroll we can see radar, week ahead, etc. Sorry developers, you still after all these months cant get this NOAA app to function well. Instead of creatively having ads within the app page the pop-up ads cover full screen, often X to close ad is hidden, cant get ad to close. After getting to page the weather report that pops out of the right side goes away before you can read it, weather is gone and wont come back until you keep clicking, dragging etc. or close app and open again, but then you get another page covering ad again. Shame the app developers dont know how to build an app that has ads creatively in them like so many other apps. Deleted this again, I love the Weather channel app SO much better!
Severe Weather App Review
by Mr. Cochroach on 2017/09/23 23:44
Being in Puerto Rico, it is necessary to have a severe weather app for the voracious Atlantic hurricane season. With the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, this app had to be in handy. However, this app is full of ads that pop up. Usually I close them, but this time around when hurricane Maria was closing in on the island, I left the app running continuously, while watching the dark clouds and squally weather coming off of the Caribbean. Little did I know, an advertisement popped up while I was gone. I came back a few hours later to find that the phone was acting up. I got the notice that a virus had been encrypted into the phone. The awful advertisement opened by itself and virused my phone. Little did I know that the eyewall was an hour away and my pet bird was outside. I had no way of knowing because of the viral malware, and the winds picked up to 130 before I knew it and my bird was gone. Please find a way to filter these malicious ads out of your application, because this situation was completely unwarrented.
Another subscription radar/weather app
by nxcoco on 2017/12/17 14:05
Who are the weather app developers? They must be those kind of people who think so much that they cannot really get anything right. This app just became more and more terrible. The radar alone is so dumb. It projects to the next day so while you think you are watching current weather conditions. You are actually watching radar data that may or may not happen. It makes the simple act of looking at a radar so confusing and dumb. It’s also full of ads unless you buy the subscription. Please help deter this disturbing trend by not buying this app and rating it low. In a few years they will have us paying 40 dollars a year for weather forecasts. This is how it starts. I'd rather pay up front and be done with it. I’m about to give up on radar apps. I wish someone would make and app that’s a current radar with the ability to put down pins. That’s it. They used to exist. There seems to be some sort of developer gold rush for subscription apps being done by idiots right now.
Not a good start
by MrPete56 on 2018/07/22 15:35
I just downloaded this app because my old weather app just changed drastically for the worse. Reading these reviews makes me think the root data provider for all these types of apps just changed how it does business. That being said, I signed up for the one week free trial that will automatically renew after the free trial is over. When signing up, the price was stated as nine dollars and change a year. What they don’t tell you is that is only one of three options. Nine something a year, four something per quarter and three dollars a week. Guess which “plan” you are automatically renewed to? The three dollars a week. If you aren’t paying attention, you will have spent the price of a year subscription in under a month. This information was hidden in the entire sign up process. I wouldn’t have bothered to look if Apple hadn’t sent me an eMail spelling out the terms. I think there must be quite a few complaints for Apple to do that.
AWESOME!!
by Edwgass on 2020/02/02 01:08
Wow!! What great graphics and info!! I already feel safer. We’ve endured 2 major floods, here in Robeson County NC, just in the past 5 years. Here in rural America, the weather is a major factor in what goes on , what gets accomplished on a day to day basis. Thanks people for a job well done! PS. We Natives Never worshipped the sun(son), the created,...We worship the Father YAH, the Creator. But, when colonialism took place, another belief was instituted, instilled,,FORCED upon the Natives. Our spiritual roots go all the way back to the Old Hebrewic way referred to in the Old Testament. For some reference; ‘The History of the American Indians’ James Adair, first published in 1775. On the other hand, see Alexander Hislop’s ‘The Two Babylons’ for some very interesting details of how the practices in Catholicism and Christianity are traced all the way back to Ancient Babylon.
NOAA app for my iPhone is okay
by Ranchitaa on 2019/04/07 12:52
This app could use a little bit of an upgrade. The weather “alert” app is not working since I rely heavily for the alert for thunderstorms and flooding. We have cattle and we have a creek. We can loose some of our cattle if our creek gets flooded. So I’m constantly looking at the weather to be prepared to move cattle when we need to. But, the alert would be very helpful and would be less stressful for me since I’m too busy to keep watching for the weather..... 😑 However, I dislike the fact that there is another weather app you can purchase for $4.99 a month just to know where the lightning strikes are at, when I already have the NOAA app. I wouldn’t mind paying $0.99 a month for the extra’s not $4.99.
Just what I was looking for
by TR904 on 2018/12/22 13:10
Update: Another option I’d like to have is the ability to turn on alerts but turn on/off alert overlays on the map. This app presents all the information I’m looking for in a simple layout. With other apps radar is secondary, this app makes it primary but very easy to then get detailed weather info. Here are two improvements I’d recommend. Add selectable zoom levels for the radar at launch. The current setting is too focused and I have to zoom out to see the bigger picture. Maybe 50, 100, 300 miles out from location. Second I’d like the sunrise/sunset to be “smart”. After sunset display the sunrise time. After sunrise display the sunset time. No need for separate icons. Thanks for a great weather app!
This app has become a big mess.
by Twentdoggo on 2017/07/12 17:21
So, apparently this app now has a subscription you can subscribe to when they have an already one time pay premium app. Why? Why would you do this? Are you getting rid of the premium app? If so, why? There was nothing wrong with that app. This just makes the whole NOAA Weather Radar apps a whole mess. Also, this app claims to be the only app to show all NWS service alerts and warnings on the radar. I'm pretty sure MyRadar, Storm, and many other apps show alerts like this, and show more alerts than what this app shows. I was really debating weather to shell out and buy the premium app, but these reasons make me not want to. Updates come in every 3-6 months and the developers apparently don't really care about the consumer. You guys really have made a bad first impression with me. This app doesn't deserve the stars it already has.
This is not a free app
by dasprague on 2018/06/19 00:44
I downloaded this and when I opened it the first time, it asked me to turn on location services. I said no. The next thing that pops up is asking me to turn on location services. I again say no. The next pop-up tells me this is a 7 day trial and you the have to buy the app. Mind you, I still haven’t gotten into the app. That’s when I deleted it. Developers: you should just charge for the app up front, since it’s not really free. Get rid of the ads. You also need to drop the push to turn on location services. If I have them off, it’s because I know what they do, and if you think by asking a second time in a different way that you will get a different answer, you’re just wasting my time and making me extremely skeptical about what you use that data for and what else is hidden in the app. At best, this is deceptive advertising. At worst.... That could go too many ways, and all are nefarious.
Very good, but slow to update and dodgy on temps
by fredr1c on 2019/06/28 01:19
This app does everything it says it will do. However I’ve had a couple of occasions where the app’s temperature readings both current and predicted don’t agree with other sources for the same location or my own thermometer. These disagreements are wide in scope and long in duration — 7 - 10 degrees high or low, and they can last several days or more. So I can’t trust it for vacation planning, for example, without a double-check — something I learned by experience. It’s off by 7 degrees right now for my home location. For alerts, it will leave old expired alerts in place on the map even as it talks about new alerts elsewhere. So while it works very well and I’m a monthly subscriber I cannot recommend this app wholeheartedly until NOAA fixes these issues.
Next level
by KC daily driver on 2019/12/30 22:57
Started using WU for about 10 years ago to track weather conditions and historical data for major construction sites. When the App went mainstream it was by far the best ad based weather app. The recent updates to the function was difficult to navigate because they do give a lot of information. Almost to much, but the recent update to the radar are next level details. We rely on this app when we make plans to drive over the mountain pass in Colorado and it has always preformed well. Give it a chance and you will be amazed at how much information you can get from a ad based free app that can do circles around the closest competition.
Charge after deletion
by Hal3th on 2018/10/16 14:22
I downloaded this application for one day. It’s an ok weather application. I subsequently decided to delete it as I felt I didn’t need it for a subscription of 3 dollars a week. However, even after deletion I was charged 7 times. It took me a while to realize this was the case since I live abroad and don’t use my home country’s bank account that often. So a warning that this application automatically signs you up for subscription during your free trial. It does warn you of this. However, even though you may delete the app and never look at it again, they will charge you unless you log into iTunes and look at your subscription list. This seems unreasonable if you aren’t using the application. TL;DR application will still charge you if you delete it before free trial is over. You need to go on your computer to cancel the automatic subscription even during the free trial period.
Great app but needs rainfall amounts in summary screen
by P SOUL on 2020/03/18 20:31
I am an outdoor enthusiast and professional ecologist, and check weather regularly. Just switched from weather underground. Dark Sky is intuitive and accurate. My only real complaint/ suggestion is to incorporate predicted rainfall amount into the daily summary view. This information is available for each day, but hard to see multiple days at once since you need to click on each day and open the expanded view. There is a huge difference in 2 days both with 100% chance of rain, but one with 0.01” and one 1” predicted rainfall amount. Incorporate this info into a more accessible place and jump from an A to A+
Siri shortcut doesn’t work
by 194922 on 2019/05/25 11:52
I really like this app, but I have 3 locations saved. (Toledo Ohio Brandon Florida and Ruskin Florida ) l recorded on Siri shortcuts, (show radar for Brandon,Florida) but when I ask Siri to show me the radar for Brandon, Florida, it always goes to the Toledo forecast and only gives me a verbal forecast. It won’t bring anything up from the NOAA Radar app at all. Nothing that I do, will get Siri to bring up what I want. I have a similar weather app and that one works fine, but your app is better and the one that I would like to use. But if I can’t get it to work, then I’ll have to stay with the app that works. I hope that you can fix the issue with the app and that I can use it with my Siri shortcuts.
ALL about the up-sell
by AppFzx on 2018/11/19 13:47
Going to be honest, I deleted this before I really got into it. I have MyRadar which I paid for and love but its info is sometimes delayed so I thought hey, why not get the info straight from the source! Before I could even use the NOAA app though, I was accosted by pop-up modal advertisements (can’t continue until you feign excitement and click something,) one of which was an option to pay to stop the advertisements. No, you can’t sell me mafia style “protection” from your ads because I have options. No, I don’t want to upgrade, you haven’t even shown me you can do anything yet. I paid to upgrade MyRadar long ago because they first proved themselves and then offered me more features with an upgrade. I may pay to upgrade it further because there are things they’re adding that look interesting but this app is a completely different model. Not ‘buying’ it.
Like it, but accuracy is good for a laugh.
by Huneynutjex on 2020/02/06 18:39
For the most part, I really like this app. It usually does what it's supposed to, but sometimes it doesn't. Occasionally a temperature prediction will be way off. Like tonight it says it will be 39 at 7 pm, 32 at 9 pm and 39 at 11 pm. Possible? Sure. Likely to drop 7 degrees then go back up in the middle of the night? No. So far the off predictions have been so off it looks like an obvious glitch and I throw them out. But it makes me grateful that there are other free weather apps out there so I can get a more accurate forecast somewhere else and ignore (our laugh at) these ones. Update: I got a response from the support team and have shared more detailed info with them. Hopefully this will be resolved soon🙂 very impressed at their speedy response!
Consistently Inaccurate
by Jbasangel on 2018/10/14 11:29
I don’t know why people say it isn’t free. Minus a few features I have yet to pay for general rain information. Although it gives a general idea of the weather with some accuracy, it consistently is off by several hundred miles. What I mean is that it will predict my town as being in the middle of a storm with heavy rain fall when in reality the system passes several hours south of us and we may see some overcast but no rain at all. On occasion it will be almost right with its forecast but for the most part it is what I call “3 star iffy.” But definitely free minus a few features and ads aren’t so frustrating. Just close them and then view the weather....the slightly inna irate but generally ok prediction of the weather.
Why does my location show the wrong city now?
by Really??123987 on 2018/11/04 17:08
This is my favorite weather app. I have a few because my little town is kind of a microcosm by itself so I take the best 3 out of 5. This app used to be super accurate, even showing my house temp at pinpoint location when it was different than town. However, within the last month or so it started showing Aurora instead of Bennett for the house location. I don’t care about Aurora’s weather. Tried to reinstall but still Aurora at my house and Bennett as the town location. Had to delete it finally and get a different app. Maybe I did something to make that happen but can’t figure out what. I already miss it 😞.
What worse can be said
by HawaiiMaui on 2019/05/27 00:55
The hybrid map feature was neat, showing us Disney World real land layouts and weather. Any app with full screen ads just aren't worth it, unless it's once per day, this is showing ads for its own upgrade (which is a SUBSCRIPTION?! really, just charge once, I know weather data can be pricey but let's stop this loop of paying media companies for jacked up rates. Also cover the costs over time like every dev used to do instead of subscriptions.) In the end we used it for FL radar which can't be predicted, rain is guaranteed every day around 3-5pm, like the central regions of USA so it was only good for showing 5min delayed radar that it might be raining over top of you. Also customizable alerts are needed in all weather apps. Something like "Flood Warning" is worthless here, can't turn off just one category so disabled all notifications.
Love/Hate
by Lyla Garity on 2020/01/11 14:47
My trusty weather app when it works. I don’t know if mine updated and now it’s weird though.. so we’re on Tornado Watch, my husband’s phone got the notification but I didn’t. I checked the app, we’re in a high risk area but mine showed no warnings besides lightning danger where my husband’s showed all the warnings. Mine finally kicked in and showed them but I’m a stay at home parent with no storm shelter so I need to know right away. When it’s working for me I love it, when traveling I get local notifications, can see storm movements, and report better accuracies in local weather- like no it’s not drizzling there’s heavy rain. Including Local pollen count would make this better.
Decent, but pop ups prevent data loads
by Phynn on 2017/07/16 04:17
It is a pretty decent app, intuitive and easy to use. But it's only four stars because it seems like you get mor pop ups than weather info. Have a tornado warning? They'll let you know after you have to click through a pop up ad and two subsequent screens about various other apps. Also, the pop ups prevent the app data from updating. So it will still read data and radar from three hours ago, unless I force quit the app. With this many pop ups, I just don't want to pay them monthly subscription fees. They probably make much more off the constant ads.
MyRadar app is above and beyond this
by Tbird1757 on 2018/08/20 12:33
We wanted an application that would warn us of severe storms in our area and we thought this was the application for us, particularly based on the sheer quantity of reviews shown, we were wrong. The application is trying very hard to be software as a service with a subscription-based system. It is certainly not worth the money as you cannot even customize some of the most basic features in the program. We live in a landlocked state here in the US, and we cannot even turn off the hurricane tracking alerts. While some people in those states may find those alerts very useful, since the hurricanes never reach us as far as Missouri the alerts are irrelevant and unnecessary. There should be an option to simply turn off the hurricane alert since that is one of the big selling point of this software as a service. It feels like they are just throwing features at the wall to see what sticks so they can justify their price of $10 a year. Have had this for three months until we got tired of the hurricane alerts waking us up in the morning. Finally decided to look for another app and found one in my radar. So we are eating the $10 for this app and moving on and not looking back.
Awesome NOT!!!
by butterflybandit on 2017/09/29 16:22
Ads used to run at the screen bottom in a narrow banner. Now it throws full-screen ads that often force your click! I took this app off my phone!!!!!!!!! IN RESPONSE TO THE DEVELOPER RESPONSE: Thank you for stating what is obvious -you just wasted "ink" and time for no good reason. I was not unaware that there is a"premium subscription" that gets rid of the ads. The problem lies in how the ads are now run with COMPLETE OBNOXIOUSNESS! I don't oppose ads in general when they are run as they used to be run on your app. The problem is that now they blow up full screen, instead of running discreetly on a banner at the bottom of the screen- which left me free to either continue checking my weather uninterrupted or clicking on an ad that truly caught my attention. It's a cheap way to force the clicks and you just lost a consumer who was loyal in the past. And after reading other current reviews that offer comparisons between what you offer and what other apps offer(Storm, for example), I see I'm making an appropriate choice. You must be getting paid per click. Why else would you ruin a perfectly good app with this style of ads display. You've gotten greedy. Tsk tsk tsk. Too bad. I believe you'll lose more customers than you'll gain.
Good Design But Not the NWS Forecast
by DCup888 on 2020/05/28 11:48
I chose this app and paid for the year subscription because I thought it would give me the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, in addition to the radar, since it has NOAA in the name. The app is well-designed and has a lot of nice features. However, when I compare the NWS forecast for my location to the forecast in the app, they aren’t the same which is disappointing to me. I got rid of my old weather app because I felt that the weather predications it gave me weren’t as good as NWS forecasts. So now to see that this app is also not providing the NWS forecast is a big disappointment, especially after I paid for the year subscription. I guess I should have looked into it more before purchasing.
Full of dark patterns
by appstoreaccount1 on 2020/02/09 18:44
This app is not actually developed by, for, or associated with NOAA. When you first open it, it asks you to either start a 7-day trial or purchase a $20 subscription, and has a disclaimer that the trial will autorenew-- there's no obvious way to exit, and it won't let you into the app! If you try and go back to it later, it will work, but you will constantly be interrupted by fullscreen ads to upgrade, or dialogs to download their other apps. It wasn't like this before; I used this app to help plan my way through storms when I drove across the country. I don't what changed for them. All of this being said, this app is actually useful but very annoying and from the responses to other reviews the developer seems 100% fine with that.
Wonderful!
by Living ON Earth on 2019/09/06 21:37
Your app is just about as useless as the rest of em. Don’t understand why you even show radar, forecast, OR even current status. They’re NEVER even close. I know you don’t have the ability for real time but you can’t even correctly tell what it did 10 minutes or an hour or 25 hours ago. My 9 year old niece can draw it with a crayon more accurately. Anyone can do better with a wild guess or just “spin that wheel” or throw a dart while blind folded or any which way I want. The only thing I like about your app is the bright colored icon. Oh boy! Just give up and close the doors if you can’t do any better. I wouldn’t trust it now for the time, let alone weather. AND it can’t get within 100 yards of my location. I’d hate it if someone was counting on this app for a rescue. They’d have a long wait or die. Sheeesh! You blew it...
Weather forecast are better than local
by Bump. In the road on 2019/03/02 03:19
This has been a wonderful help for living in the Country. Thanks for the great information. And if you ever need an eye in the sky I’m a storm chaser. Did work for 2 local weather stations but didn’t pay well enough for even my expenses. If you need someone in this area 25 miles W. OF Wichita KANSAS. ANYWAY YOU PROVIDE GOOD INFO SOON ENOUGH TO BE READY. I’ve been in 5 Tornados including the one that went through McConell Air Force Base and then hit Andover KS. just some info , I decided to find them before they found me. You all are great and thanks for the important updates. Keep up the great work!
Too annoying to be useful
by Richard1252 on 2017/09/10 13:10
I'm sure this app offers a lot. But in the first few minutes of use it froze twice, necessitating shutdown and restart. It constantly bombards me with ads and popups—unacceptable when trying to access urgent weather information. The developers responded to a similar criticism by saying one can eliminate the ads by getting the paid version. My question to them is, why would I consider giving them money when the trial version is so buggy? I made the decision to delete it when one popup opened a browser window displaying a virus alert. I don't know whether a virus is even possible on an iPhone, but the idea that an app in the Apple Store could be susceptible to malware is my limit. I advise you not to waste your time.
Great App
by Tudie54 on 2019/11/09 05:38
I think I use the NOAA Radar App more often than most people. We live in Hawaii, and our Island is known for frequent rains and Hurricane landings. I don’t understand the writers on past reviews, saying “it’s not free” or “doesn’t work at all”. I’ve used this Free, very user friendly app, with all information and radar viewing in my opinion is Excellent. They even send me e-mails, to confirm what their radar is showing. They have been 100% accurate in telling me what’s coming at us. We live 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean, so we are notified often a storm, hurricane watch, or tsunami is a threat. NOAA App, THANK YOU!!🌤⛈🌙☂️🌊🌈
Edit of Review comments-Latest update
by farmjack on 2020/01/10 15:10
This has been my favorite weather app and still is. I have a subscription and this latest update still leaving me somewhat skeptical. The 2 inch blank space and missing setting buttons I spoke about after app installed was on my iPad. Once I turned iPad off and back on, it thankfully CORRECTED itself! Since most actions are touchscreen actions, not sure I like a balloon popping up every time I touch or move the map changing my local settings. Then, I have to go back and reset local info at the bottom, which reduces screen view on iphone.
No longer accurate
by ES082 on 2020/01/12 21:28
This app went through a major update a short time ago, it used to track right along with my Davis weather station and now it is way off of not just the weather station but local weather sources also, when all other apps and sources are saying one thing this app is 8 degrees higher . Also the high and low range for the day does not align with the hourly forecast for that same day. And on top of that it is saying lows in the coming days are in the negative temps and I am certain this will not be the case as every other app and source is reporting lows of 30 degrees. Something got crossed with data sources on this last major update. And yes I have ensured that my settings and location are correct, this is a huge app issue and right now I am sorry I paid for it.
It’s okay, but there are better apps that are free
by Tracemo on 2019/08/26 03:18
I got this and decided to try it out in comparison to another weather app (weather 9). I didn’t see much of a difference until today. I open NOAA app to check out a potential hurricane brewing in the Caribbean. On the radar it didn’t show it. It did show it when I had to switch over to cloud coverage. The Hurricane tracking feature costs extra, as well as other features. I switched over to Weather 9 app and it showed the hurricane tracking for free without me having to turn the feature on. And that is what sealed the deal for me. I am now deleting NOAA’s app and will use Weather 9 for my primary storm tracking from my phone.
I love this App and NOAA
by dafunman on 2020/06/22 20:11
I have used NOAA’s data to forecast storms for many years. I have a photographic memory and when I see certain data occurring I can predict with great accuracy the outcome. This app I only obtained today and boy am I going to have fun. I predicted Katrina I also predicted the three blizzards that hit the Washington area in 2010. I was in the hospital in Annapolis and told my wife she would not be able to come see me the next day that w e were going to get at least 21inches of snowfall, we got 21 inches of drifting snow. I had to wait until Friday to be transferred to Jons Hopkins. Thank you for all you do NOAA!
Timeless Weather
by EagleMaster1245 on 2017/09/20 06:37
If you are on the go, wether it between two cities in a single state or cross country it scan and change your mind if to continue or stop for the night, and last but not least it could change your mind to just go back and try another day. In a recent trip I had complete half my trip and ran straight in to just the remnants of "Harvey". I was not given a choice but to stop in a place I would not wish my enemy. At least I had a roof over my head. However no lights, no water, and no air conditioner that worked.
Fast, reliable radar images and early storm warnings
by BRCBat on 2020/04/22 02:01
My wife uses The Weather Channel and waits and waits for the radar to stream because of all the ad images and news and whatnot. I use NOAAWeather because it’s just the weather, clear, fast, reliable. And now with storm alert messaging I get wherever I am and have Location and messaging activated. Lately, my wife asks me for weather information. This is my go-to weather station, complete with emergency alert! Keep your phone next to your bed at night with volume on and up. It might save your life.
Too cluttered screen
by farmergirlIA on 2020/04/05 18:27
When I started using this app in 2019, there were very few “bells and whistles “ that had to appear on my phone screen. Now I’m to the point of deleting the app because in addition to the ads and the pin for my location, there’s a large tab that gives me GPS coordinates for my location, a widget that shows a time lapse bar for the radar, a flashing beacon signaling my location, and now a button on the time lapse bar begging me to click on it to get the latest forecast. I have tried to get rid of as many screen widgets as possible, but these still dog me. This is too much for a small 4” screen. I can barely see any of the actual weather systems now. Too bad. This used to be a useful app.
Curious Storm Rotation
by Mr.Ponk on 2020/07/27 17:30
On this app's "Upgrade to PRO version, the Graphic, shows two bright red, animated, "clock-wise rotating icons", that presumably, represent a storm's center!?! But here, in the US, being in the Northern Hemisphere, is it not true, that tropical storms, and hurricanes, rotate "counter-clockwise"?!? Additionally, if your finger happens to, inadvertently, touch a location, that place gets a "PIN icon", and simultaneously, it immediately, shows weather conditions, at the exact position, of the inadvertent PIN! All well & good, but nowhere, on the app, can the inadvertent PIN, be deleted, and reset, by default, your own location! so annoying. Course it is crowded by ads, that can only be eliminated, by purchasing their upgrade! But I guess, others than those issues, it's better than "a sharp stick, in your armpit!"!!!
Pastor Jim Rosenberg (RETIRED)
by Gypsy1Autumn2 on 2019/04/14 23:05
I don’t know what I would do without the NOAA, Weather alert! My Wife and I as well as my Three sons always listen to this Application, to hear what’s going on in the area! For example when there are Tornado Warnings we know to hope for the best, but prepare for the Worst❗️ I fully recommend this Application to everyone who wants themselves and there Families to be Safe when a bad Weather alert comes in! I whole heartedly believe that everyone should have this Application and learn how to read it and use it for the best and most thorough Weather for there families
Falls short in border area (San Diego)
by Kimjamul on 2018/08/07 15:01
NOAA Weather has always been my go-to resource. But in a critical area, this falls very short. It does not allow the user to choose the animation (past vs forecasted). I live in the border area (San Diego) and the radar display stops at the border. Much of our weather originates south of the border, where 1) no radar display is shown and 2) the “Rain” overlay is “forecast” ONLY. I upgraded to the paid app hoping I would be able to see past-hour animation of monsoonal rains buildup (not just a forecast). Alas, I am still stuck with only a rain forecast—highly unreliable in our neck of the woods— and radar display that stops at the border. So sadly I’ll rely on other apps and discontinue my paid subscription. :-(
BEST WEATHER AP EVER
by Danny789! on 2018/06/23 05:44
This is the best and most trusted weather ap I know of hands down! My daughter is studying to become a meteorologist and this ap has everything needed for her to watch the weather 24/7. Long story short it well worth the pro 9.99 yr. sirens were going off in my town and my daughter just watched the weather pointing out where the circulation was and we did not have to leave in the storm to go to shelter. If you want the best up to the moment weather ap look no further you found all you need right here. Thank you radar pro!
Didn’t notify me of weather watches for my area
by Tennesseemtgirl on 2020/04/09 20:05
I downloaded this app 4/8/20 because they were calling for bad weather where I live. My local news issued a severe thunder storm watch earlier but there were tornado watches out in west Tennessee. I wanted to be sure if we were issued one I would know it. However I received no alerts. I thought it was supposed to sound a alarm but I don’t know if you have to subscribe to the premium service or not to receive that . I wouldn’t think you would. So I’m totally bummed out over it & don’t know if I will keep the app. I thought that noaa was supposed to keep you informed on things like that. Sorry for the long review
My observations concerning your new website.
by 60s. drummer on 2019/06/17 13:25
I do like the information that I receive from this App. However, I would really like to see things such as radar and Severe weather warnings and watches especially during Severe weather. I feel this information is extreamly imortant. I hope that you will use this information to build a more informative website. I am not a Medioroligist so I am not trained to read the information that I am reciveing at this time. Thank you for trying. To provide a better website.
Old Version was Better..
by Otka Werner on 2017/11/21 14:52
I used to check the old version all the time, due to it being easy to navigate and ran pretty quickly. However, the new update is slower and riddled with ads. There is a premium version, but why get that when it’s still going to be slow? And also, you have to get the premium version to get hurricane paths? Really?? I feel like you shouldn’t have to pay for that, as you didn’t have to pay for it before the big update. So to the developers, please give a little more availability to the user, and also (if you can) try to have a more reliable and faster running time.
Exploitative pricing scheme. $156 per year!
by L,.& on 2018/11/28 19:14
I downloaded this app about a month ago and just noticed that it’s been charging me $3/week. I think when I first got it I must have signed up for a free 7-day trial, and then it opts you in to weekly billing. I’m sorry but $3/week is $156 per year, which is absurd. They’re clearly hoping you just won’t notice this small charge and you’ll go along with it. If you sign up for the one year plan, it’s only $10/year, but I assume when you sign up for the free trial, it automatically puts you in weekly billing. You can see their dirty practices again with their 3 month price which works out to $24/year, 2.5x more than their yearly plan. Note also that none of this is displayed in the app when you’ve signed up. The only way to find it is to tap the “View” button which kicks you out to the iTunes store. If they were at least encouraging you to move to the yearly plan after a little while, I would have more sympathy but they’re clearly trying to hide it. Obviously it’s normal to give long-term customers somewhat lower pricing, but it’s not usually not a 2-15x multiplier!
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Real-time radar images, severe weather alerts, accurate weather forecasts and much more - precise & timely to help keep you safe! STAY INFORMED: - Radar overlay shows the areas of rain, snow & mixed precipitation in high resolution and vivid colors right on the interactive map; - Precipitation map provides precipitation forecast for the next 24 hours; - Satellite map illustrates the cloud cover; - Snow depth map displays the detected snow cover and depth; - Choose background maps (standard, hybrid, satellite), search locations, add them to bookmarks and always stay out of harm’s way. KEEP YOURSELF SAFE: - Read weather alerts with all the details you might need; - Receive push notifications whenever there’s a weather alert for the bookmarked location (tornadoes, hurricanes, freeze warnings, and more); - Monitor all important national weather service watches, warnings and alerts in the form of interactive polygons on the map. Tap one to see the full alert text. VIEW WEATHER DETAILS: - 24-hour and 7-day forecast for any location; - Current, today’s min & max and "Feels Like" temperature; - Pressure, humidity, wind speed, visibility, dew point info; - Chance of Precipitation; - Sunrise & sunset time. Coverage Info: Radar images: the US (Continental US, Alaska (except northern), Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico), Mexico (northern), Canada (southern), Australia, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy (northern and north-western), Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Andorra, Japan, Taiwan and more. See the full list on the developer’s website. Precipitation map, satellite images, detailed weather info, hurricane & lightning trackers: most of the world. NWS watches, warnings, advisories: the US only. Governmental severe weather warnings: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US. Get noaa weather Radar Premium: - Severe weather alerts for all saved locations - Hurricane tracker - Advanced precipitation forecast - Lightning tracker - Temperature map - Rain alerts - Air quality index - No ads * Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase. * Subscriptions will automatically renew and payment will be charged to your iTunes account unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal depends on your Subscription Plan. Our standard Subscription Plans are: * 1-week Subscription with 7-day free trial (2.99 USD) * 1-month Subscription with 7-day free trial (6.99 USD) * 1-year Subscription (19.99 USD) * Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel or manage your free trial's auto-renewal in your Account Settings after purchase. The cancellation will take effect 24-hours after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free service. * Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. Privacy Policy: https://weatherornotapps.com/privacyPolicy EULA: https://weatherornotapps.com/eula AdChoices: https://weatherornotapps.com/privacyPolicy
Not worth paying for
by Let'sgolynne on 2020/08/09 15:54
The app shows me radar in the past not future time frame. What good is that? Also, have been attempting to cancel & when I pull up in settings , which is where it says to go, there isn’t a place to cancel . What’s up App?
Deceptive subscription
by dld22 on 2020/08/09 15:25
Open app, you have choice to subscribe or continue. I chose continue, wanting to see what was available on the free app. My finger was on the home button and before I knew what had happened I was signed up for a free trial and $2.99 per week subscription. I immediately cancelled it. I don’t mind paying for apps that have value to me, but I don’t appreciate being tricked into a subscription before I can even check out the app. And don’t tell me about the 1 week free trial - I know they are counting on me forgetting to cancel in time at least once. BS.
Lost features
by Lagnap on 2020/08/09 14:21
Subscribed but sev features not working
It doesn’t matter
by Weatherdoug on 2020/08/09 14:10
This is the perfect app if you can’t read. All you get is pictures with nice colors. Very vague. I wish you didn’t hide the current reviews from us when choosing to take our money. I noticed to late, that the “wonderful “ reviews are 2 and 3 years old. This is the most deceiving app purchase I’ve wasted my money on yet.
Weather report
by Debbie&Lexi on 2020/08/09 13:32
I’m so glad that I have NOAA weather on my phone. I’m up early everyday and so is my sweet brittany spaniel named Lexi. If not for the app I would only be guessing about what to wear. Every morning and now afternoon when we go for long walks, I don’t want to get caught in a rain storm. I’m so happy to check the weather app and go. Lexi and I have been caught in some bad storms before having the NOAA weather. Thanks!
Pay to play
by plum Joe on 2020/08/09 11:59
There is no weather info unless you pay.
Bait and switch
by learn to socialize on 2020/08/09 11:58
I can’t cancel my subscription before the free trial ends. Thanks for ripping me off!
Great forecast but drains battery
by E1NT on 2020/08/09 11:20
Drains my battery constantly even when not in use. (Even if I swipe it closed.) Will be deleting for this reason even though the weather reports are great.
Only a fool would buy this app
by Rlwingerjr on 2020/08/09 11:09
This app does nothing that the NOAA website doesn’t do, so my review is based on the fact that every time you open it, the app prompts you to pay for the “Pro” version, which allows you to actually see weather forecasts, something every other weather app does for free. If you want to track a storm or hurricane, you have to buy the “Pro” version. $19.99 a year may not be much, but why pay for free information available on a multitude of websites? I’m deleting it.
Pricing
by swhpmember on 2020/08/09 03:40
Pricing is ridiculous. Too many free ones available. I have a weather station feeding data 24/7 but they still want to charge me. NOT!!
Used love NOAA app
by unhappy fitbit 91047 on 2020/08/09 02:28
I have had this app for many years and the free app with iPhone is better and faster don’t waste your money! It used to be almost free and this year they wanted $10 bucks to keep too much money!
Good App for Florida
by Brottamy on 2020/08/09 01:57
Very helpful for tracking storms. Thanks.
I need this
by Roxy✌️🤟 on 2020/08/09 00:59
I have never tried this app before but I live in Florida so I HAVE to know if any tornado is bout to hit y’know what I mean.
Not accurate at all
by wwrrgghh on 2020/08/08 22:43
Completely inaccurate
Fuhgeddsboutit
by XC pilot on 2020/08/08 21:34
All ads for a subscription (ridiculously expensive), very little value added. Not affiliated with NOAA other than repackaging their free data.
Where are the NOAA forecasts?
by 3September2015 on 2020/08/08 21:32
I love this app, but in the recent update, I can’t find the NOAA coastal marine forecasts any more. Help!!
Full of spam, payments, ads
by BandwagonTVLR on 2020/08/08 16:41
Despite subscribing to the paid version, I continuously get ads and am bombarded by requests to pay for add-one at a monthly price. One of the worst weather apps I’ve ever downloaded.
They pulled me back in...
by eyeoftorus on 2020/08/08 16:18
... and now I cant get out. I used to live on the east coast and use this app about 10 years ago. I redownloaded it since I am back here during hurricane season. Now, the app forces you into a paid subscription with the classic “first week free” line. I tried to ‘Manage Subscription’, but when I click on that it magically cant connect to the itunes store. DO NOT use this app!! Extremely frustrating and I havent even had to deal with what I expect to be a tiring cancellation process. The response I received from contacting them was to contact apple? Tremendous fail!
Why not just charge for the app?
by KelbyMichelle on 2020/08/08 14:23
I’ve seen the responses from the developer “it’s your decision to subscribe” why would I subscribe when I don’t know what I’m getting? I know there is a free trial but you’re banking on people forgetting to cancel. I’d rather pay 4 dollars up front for Dark Sky, which is what I’m going to do. As a consumer, it just seems like you’re taking advantage of people and that is wrong.
The best radar app ever
by Rango711 on 2020/08/08 13:29
You can track the weather in every country
Amazing
by hgghvjigggghgg on 2020/08/08 13:26
I love this app
Oh yeah
by nick n ame 😒 on 2020/08/08 01:01
Very good.
Lots of Fun
by Paiz42 on 2020/08/07 22:32
Good for planning trips. Improves knowledge of Geography.
Weather reports
by Bevee#1 on 2020/08/07 19:31
I love being able to go to my phone and find out about the weather in my area as we do get tornadoes and huricanes here!
Why premium
by Mashbgoode on 2020/08/07 14:31
Why premium when you can use wgn Weather app for free
No warning
by Huminbrd on 2020/08/07 11:41
We just had super high winds, trees down, power outages and the only notice on the app was coastal flooding. Why didn’t I get a warning on my phone? That’s why I upgraded to premium. Also, using NOAA in the name implies you’re NOAA. That is dishonest. It was the only reason I paid for a whole year. I canceled same day, so I better see a refund.
$$ This should be illegal
by 123bob897 on 2020/08/07 11:11
Since NOAA is funded by the Federal Government then we are already paying for this app with our taxes. So it should be free to all Tax Payers. If I’m going to have to pay then there’s much better Apps out there. Also, those other Apps are cheaper and there not monthly, there annual, meaning you don’t, and shouldn’t need to have them hold your credit card details on line, which is unsafe financially. So no thanks
Don’t subscribe
by Naterfromkater on 2020/08/07 03:34
I am a CDL driver and I thought it would be a good idea to get this app as sort of a heads up of what I’m driving towards. I completely regret getting a subscription to this app! First off, it’s not as accurate a radar as I would’ve hoped. Second off, I tried to unsubscribe to this app, and it will not let me. I’ve emailed the company with out any answers in return. Because I refuse to pay for some thing I do not want now all of my Apple services are suspended until I update my payment. I can’t even get into my emails or download new apps. This is so stupid! I wish I could give this app a -5 stars!
Free trial is a scam
by F. Kaufman on 2020/08/07 00:42
There’s no way to quit the “free trial” before the subscription renews. The developers pretend to be surprised that people might think this app is affiliated with the government agency NOAA. Do not download this app.
Update needed-radius based alerts, not city based
by LMarieB16 on 2020/08/06 21:41
I don’t understand how we don’t have the ability to set alerts based on proximity. I’m in Jacksonville, Fl, one of the largest land based cities in the country and I’m getting alerts for over 50 miles away and it’s draining my phone. They need to update it like all of the other apps.
Tremenda basura
by Enrique Lugo on 2020/08/06 20:49
Una estrella porque no puedo darles cero pero si quieren bañarse bajo la lluvia les recomiendo esta aplicación. No se molesten en responder no pienso mirar nunca mas esta app
Cancel my subscription ASAP
by gini marie on 2020/08/06 18:20
Effective immediately I need to cancel this subscription I did not know that I had to pay $2.99 per week. I want confirmation that you have received this message and also that you will be canceling this app NOAA weather ASAP Gini Sarno 727-432-7325
No Cancun radar
by Magentaoctober on 2020/08/06 16:37
No Cancun radar
It’s a nice app but to free
by footstang on 2020/08/06 16:00
Why would I pay for a service that I already get for free from weatherbug
Have to Pay $20 for “Free” App
by saz1234 on 2020/08/06 12:54
Have to pay $20 to make it useful.
Outstanding
by 8winn on 2020/08/06 07:56
Real-time data with great visual details
Up Grade
by Ottbea on 2020/08/06 03:47
I have been on the app less than one minute and all it is about is trying to up Grade me to the real Weather alerts for $19.95 I’m am deleting this app. Junk!
$$$
by boligna46 on 2020/08/06 02:35
All they want is money for ad-ons to see when and where it’s raining, or snowing, etc. What a waste! I’m deleting the app.
Too many places to accidentally select free trial
by Onitsuka fast hound on 2020/08/06 01:57
If not cancelled the free trial turns into a paid subscription. My taxes pay for NOAA, I’m not paying for it again in an app. Total bullishìt.
Might be the best app but I’ll never know
by tony5989 on 2020/08/06 00:44
This is a complete bait and switch. It a free download but touch anything in the app and you’ll be asked to pay for the information. I was excited to see something like this from NOAA but apparently this is not their product. It’s a licensing deal so they can use the NOAA acronym. I’m removing it from my devices once this review is posted. They should be honest and charge for it up front. Shady people behind this thing.
Bad app
by gytffecb on 2020/08/05 23:13
Site tries to charge $$ right away, in fine print, easily missed, what else are they up to? Avoid!
No
by hrjcbruhvirir on 2020/08/05 22:53
Sorry I hate this app
Ridiculous
by kearena on 2020/08/05 22:21
Clickbait for subscription. It gives you nothing but past radar unless you pay money. Why don’t you just be honest and not call this a free app 😡 Update based on developer feedback: you may intend it to deliver radar & weather forecast free but it does not. It sends you to subscription options, which you can’t get out of without closing the app.
Money Hungry
by Chuck Calandro on 2020/08/05 22:15
Nothing but pop ups with a cost. Buyer beware!
You charge too much
by charerpack0197543 on 2020/08/05 20:17
You charge too much
Stay safe
by Kimbrough1957 on 2020/08/05 13:14
I have 2 now grown kids with their own families and kids but they are still terrified of bad storms. We had been caught in a tornado in Tennessee when they were kids and now they are married with kids. They were so terrorized by the one back in Tennessee they have never gotten over it. And my Son is the Captain at the Firefighter department in Tennessee. My daughter is just turned 40 and my son is 30 but the tornado blowed the windows out of our apartment.
Great app!!!
by mikeyonan on 2020/08/05 12:47
Awesome
WAS GOOD NOW JUST A MONEY GRUBBING RIP-OFF
by Stray_Trons on 2020/08/05 11:16
Latest version just sits on the PAYWALL screen until you decide to pay $19.99 up frontier pick a week free trial that will then chard you $2.99 A WEEK OR $155.48 A YEAR, UNTIL YOU MANAGE TO GET FREE OF THE LOANSHARK. Go try RadarScope, while it’s not a national level mosaic, it has more and better services and much better regional resolution.
Very unfriendly
by Abet Doch on 2020/08/05 08:55
I have no idea what is included with what upgrade. 2.99 a week times however many services is absurd. Very poor communications here. The name suggests it is a government program. That in itself is illegal. This info is available for free elsewhere. Go elsewhere.
Doesn’t show accurate weather
by elissa65 on 2020/08/05 05:11
I was looking on the app to see how big the storm was that was hitting my house and there was no storm on the radar. So I closed the app from my background, open it up again and it still showed no storm - as I stare out my window looking at strong winds and rain. So I look to see what the current weather is saying and it said partially cloudy skies and basically no wind. I thought huh how odd - go on google, pull on accuweather and they clearly show a storm on the radar. Kind of bummed I paid for this app when it’s not even accurate.
Subscription only
by MAX-dB on 2020/08/05 00:16
Thought this would be a government app given the name “NOAA”. Talks about subscription “pro” version, implying there is a free basic version, but unable to get past the mandatory subscription page to use it free. Deleted without ever using the app.
Not free
by NoMoreNames2020! on 2020/08/04 23:00
I downloaded the app because it was free weather updates. However, it’s not free if I want rain forecasts or hurricane updates or anything else resembling weather updates. Not worth it!
Great app
by Syed10977 on 2020/08/04 22:37
Very informative thanks
Martha’s Vineyard
by Al1800 on 2020/08/04 22:31
Spot on so far with the approaching storm!!
Horrible
by thunder cuntz on 2020/08/04 21:13
I’m not spending I dime on the service I can get with any free app... and the fact I’ve been trying to cancel
Careful - 2.99 week vs 19.99 year
by Fastreaderslowapp on 2020/08/04 21:07
Nice display and interface but be careful with this one. Been paying 2.99/week for a few months now. Forgot to cancel after the trial when checking out weather apps and no in-app reminder that I am subscribed. My bad, lesson learned. Don’t trial apps that require a cancellation and check subscription pages often! If you are going to buy it, go for the yearly option, much less painful. Other apps provide good enough access to data your taxes have collected through the NOAA.
Trump admin make you PAY
by DragonMac.com on 2020/08/04 21:05
So I used to be able to get all weather and radar free. Thought my taxes paid for something guess not. Now we need to pay for weather under Trump Administration. Yeah Make it Great haha
Bait and switch
by Maryzs&$() on 2020/08/04 20:11
Was advertised as free but immediately prompts user to paid version. Even when I tried to use app for free, I noticed I was about to be set up for a free trial after which I would be charged. I quickly deleted app. Beware!
Review
by dhskdjdududududhdh on 2020/08/04 19:54
You need to pay to see hurricane that’s sad
Poor operation with ads for upgrade making it impossible to get meaningful information.
by Tryingx20 on 2020/08/04 18:25
I was setting it up, but the app kept closing
review
by ru12colo on 2020/08/04 17:58
I enjoyed the app. I tried to pay for annual- rather then paying monthly. ($3.99) I would like to pay the $19.99 for a full year. But it didn’t seem to go through for me. I enjoy the App immensely. I’m from the Pacific Northwest, I have a sister and her family areHurricane WV and I live in Eden,NY so very happy to have this app. that I can check the weather absolutely moment by moment
Not NOAA
by kd_mango on 2020/08/04 17:38
This app is not an official NOAA app and is not supported or endorsed by NOAA. App also has predatory ads that a lot of people will just tap to continue to the app without realizing they just signed up to pay a monthly subscription. I understand that advertising a payed subscription service is fine but it pops up to frequently and aggressively.
unwanted change
by InvisibleBike399 on 2020/08/04 17:11
Used to absolutely love this app. Now it seems to only show future maps, forecast guesstimates. What happened to showing past radar up to present time? This is much more useful to me than only showing forecast. Is there a setting for this I am missing? If not what would have been five star app now 2 (or one if it wasn’t for decent UI).
Ridiculous
by abartbren on 2020/08/04 16:33
It is especially annoying to load an app from a Federal Agency that continues asking for money to enable the standard features. Is this what our President is giving us? The app is so basic without the subscription that it is worthless. Get a life NOAA! Just received a response from developer. Even more concerned that their using the NOAA acronym which is misleading at the best and fraudulent at the worst. We should not support this app developer.
Scam
by Hfddhiu on 2020/08/04 16:27
It’s absurd that you need a paid subscription to get a rain forecast. This is an app produced by a government agency funded by taxpayer money and it charges for basic functionality.
Not Thrilled
by Fallz4Fun on 2020/08/04 16:25
Not sure I get it. Upgrade for $ to access features that should just be included. My opinion.
They want money
by rwsva on 2020/08/04 15:58
NOAA is funded by tax dollars yet they was money for use of data. No thanks. Also just got a note from the developer that this is NOT a NOAA app. The name is used because of “one source for the data”. Is that legal?
??
by Scott Kack on 2020/08/04 15:10
What happened today guys? App won’t open at all Resolved by next day. Back in business.
Best
by 4335199 on 2020/08/04 15:09
The reports are specific and timely.
Pay to be safe
by RoProductions on 2020/08/04 15:07
You actually have to pay in order to track tornados and hurricanes. How ridiculous! If I don’t have the money that means I’m going to be in danger, how stupid. One star because it really shows the hunger for money.
Too expensive
by MoiraMuir on 2020/08/04 14:41
Little info unless you pay big bucks.
Weather
by 2001maxima on 2020/08/04 14:22
I like it very much. Nice!!
Hurricane movement
by RIRI4077 on 2020/08/04 13:20
Watch for safety of classmates on coast.
It’s was good
by creamyas$ on 2020/08/04 07:06
Ur mom
Eh
by kiki calliopy on 2020/08/04 05:52
I don’t want to have to pay just to see the weather coming up in my area
Hi
by bbbbbbaaaaaaddddd!?!? on 2020/08/04 03:56
Hi
Why
by letmeknowhy on 2020/08/04 02:03
Why is there a price it should be free
Money grab
by Tiger316 on 2020/08/04 00:45
Can’t view hurricane radar with paying???
Rate
by onetghj on 2020/08/04 00:27
Love the app!
Weather radar
by bcwit on 2020/08/03 22:59
Very accurate time wise .Easy to use.
More of a Marketing platform less of a weather app
by sam knoody on 2020/08/03 22:53
If you want quick non-commercialized weather info this isn’t the app for you.
WhO invented this app ??
by peterboy22 on 2020/08/03 22:38
Not user friendly at all.., Can’t figure out local weather easily either All they send h to is how to spend money to upgrade app... This isn’t any good for most people to use The whole app is too hard to use and figure it out
Thumbs down.
by ngcji on 2020/08/03 22:10
Invasive and pushy.
Horrible
by horrible 🤬 on 2020/08/03 21:03
You have to pay for everything the weather Channel is way better
Navigation
by whatdoyouwsnt on 2020/08/03 19:14
Can’t get where I want
Ads and Paid features
by rubaduet on 2020/08/03 17:45
no one should have to pay to be able to see hurricane/tornado forecasts! it’s basic safety
Awareness is Key
by dimestore 5-10 on 2020/08/03 16:52
Feeling confident with app I can prepare for weather related issues and monitor
BEWARE - Unable to cancel
by DBM0815 on 2020/08/03 15:59
This app works well and looks good but automatically charges you up to $2.99 a week. Normally with other subscription services, you can simply cancel under your Apple ID subscription settings however interestingly this is the only app that has no option to cancel. You can only change your subscription plan to a longer term but you can’t cancel. When a company has to hold onto its subscribers by force, it calls into question the value it really brings. There are hundreds of good weather apps a out there -stay away from this one.
Disappointed
by nickname8320 on 2020/08/03 15:18
Constant spam of ads and very minimal functionality for free version. Rather use weather bug where I get what I need and not spammed with three pop ups just to see a weather map
Thieves
by awful app terrible agency on 2020/08/03 14:43
Automatically renews within a week. Cancelled CC and now I can’t download any more apps because my account has been frozen. Expensive. Only worth it if you’re a pilot, even then there are better apps. Contacted Apple and they said it was NOAA freezing my downloads. Of course NOAA says it not their fault. Pretty bad for a government agency! Apparently I’m not the only victim.
Cost
by jim1836 on 2020/08/03 14:38
This app tries to charge for everything.
Free version is almost useless.
by Suki194 on 2020/08/03 12:00
Everything you want to know you get a notice to upgrade.
Worthless
by omntdvm360 on 2020/08/03 11:41
There is not an explanation of this map.
SORRY I PAID 😩
by IE215 on 2020/08/03 11:35
The graphics make this look like it’s REALLY GOING TO BE A GREAT LOOK AT CURRENT WEATHER. IT ISNT! Sadly, the options are very basic. You can’t choose multiple conditions. Once you choose to view one way - you have to go back to the SETTINGS to see another view. All the choices in the settings are just there to make it look better. NOT WORTH THE &&$&
Add Hell !!
by bdtigxk on 2020/08/03 11:23
The features all require subscription! Don’t bother.
Weather service
by pweinst42 on 2020/08/03 10:51
The best. Worth the investment and should be supported.
Bad misleading
by hayeshawkins on 2020/08/03 09:39
This should be taken off of app store. Developer is not NOAA. Shady operator. Can’t opt out of paid version without signing up with access to your funds. Developer will say you can opt out after, but really? Why should I have to.
$150 per year (sneaky sneaky)
by willis41 on 2020/08/03 03:39
I thought it’d be worth paying $2.99 to get a “name brand” weather app and support such a good name as NOAA. With App Store already having all my info, how easy to just click. Took me a while to notice these $3.23 WEEKLY charges. Turns out to be $2.99 plus tax per week. That’s $150 per year!! And as I now see others saying, probably is not the NOAA we know.
I wish I didn’t have to pay.
by guibhji on 2020/08/03 03:05
I wish I didn’t have to pay.Because I won’t pay.
Really like but needs 1 improvement.
by J's Revolution on 2018/10/11 18:21
This app works well. To bad most people can’t read well enough to see that the trial and pricing issue are ‘user’ based and have nothing to do with bad or misleading practices, sheesh, slow down and read, actually read. My one suggested change is to go with a different map service. I like Mapbox myself. I want more detail when I zoom out and Mapbox provides this. If I compare this app to the map service in my current weather app Storm from TWC, they use Mapbox, much greater detail when zoomed out on the same regions. Other than this issue, which hopefully you’ll consider, I’m looking forward to making this my full time weather app! Plus, the yearly fee of $9.99 which can be chosen during the trial, feels great. Reading AND understanding will carry you far ;)
Love This App
by LauraAnn7691 on 2018/01/11 17:13
Love it b/c it let’s me look at the weather in other cities before I finalize my travel plans so I will know what the weather will be where I’m going and the outlook for several days which makes it easy to make decisions to still go or postpone due to possible bad weather forecasted. For example I was planning a trip to the Mountain here in Asheville, North Carolina and found that the weather was not going to be in my favor due to snow. First, I’m disabled and can’t take chances on being stuck somewhere I’m not able to get back home cause they shut down the highway when bad weather comes. Second, where I currently reside in North Carolina we get plenty of bad weather from snow, sleet, freezing rain and blizzard (due to nor Easters). I don’t take chances at home so why would I want to take chances somewhere else. I can’t take a risk of falling b/c of several medical issues that restrict my ability to get around (both knees been replaced and currently waiting on date for lower spine surgery) along with several other medical issues that restrict my ability to just go and take unnecessary chances. This app helps me make smart decisions that will best help me protect my health. Love it. It’s a 5 Star App. Highly Recommend you get it if you don’t already have it.
Better than the full website for fast information
by Mikeane1 on 2019/08/15 09:46
I have used the ‘full’ NOAA website for three decades to track hurricanes and watch for local bad weather. I have not used the app for hurricanes, yet, but the local maps for the radar loop are problematic, even with internet service, on the iPhone. They are almost useless for accurate local data on tornadoes (still great for tracking larger storms and rapidly moving fronts) due to data limits, particularly heavy local cell system usage during tornadoes. This app trims links to the massive database at NOAA for the power of a shorter ‘history’ (4 passed tracks to 7 on the full website, or 35-40 minutes instead of 70 minutes), but the ‘loss’ of tracking information is minor and FAST current data is more useful during sudden weather and for driving. It was invaluable during a recent trip to New Orleans to time leave times and plan stops to avoid pop up thunderstorms. Nothing but good things found with app over NOAA main website and local news weather apps (lots of adds with the ‘locals’ and websites are problematic to find using iPhone when traveling).
BUYER BEWARE Terrible - Bait and Switch - Not Free - Deceptive
by Emilee3 on 2019/09/02 02:27
It says it’s free in the App Store, but then you can’t even open the App until you sign up for a paid subscription. Really shady considering I think many people come to the app looking to track hurricanes that may threaten their lives and the makers of this app are trying to take advantage of them. Just do the right thing and list that it has a cost up front. It does have a ONE WEEK free trial option but that is linked to auto renew in 1 WEEK at $2.99 PER WEEK and I think the free trial doesn’t even include SHOWING the hurricanes anywhere, you would need to purchase the PREMIUM subscription for that, but you don’t find out any of that until after you sign up for auto renew. Also BUYER BEWARE, if you decide not to get the free trial and you leave the app, but then go back later thinking fine, I’ll just do the one week trial and remember to cancel in one week if the app is not good, the RATE HAS CHANGED to a 3 DAY TRIAL that auto renews in 3 DAYS and NOW AT $3.99 A WEEK! Super shady and sneaky. Most deceptive app I’ve ever come across. Seems like these people are trying to take advantage of people afraid of an impending potentially tragic hurricane and seems exactly like a form of price gouging, and just low low low business tactics. It’s incredibly shameful.
App tricks you into paying upfront
by santiagoqr1 on 2018/09/22 15:31
Downloaded the app, authorized the download with my fingerprint, then opened the app and was immediately prompted by another screen asking for my fingerprint, right after I said that I didn’t want to pay, that I just wanted the free version, they don’t clarify that the free version is 7 days free, and after that is paid. When it prompted me the second time for my fingerprint, I never thought I’d be paying a week later, since I selected the free version. I know they’re going to say “but it says on the screen that it’s not free” thing is, they use smaller fonts and on the bottom, making it deceiving and impossible to see at first glance. Also, NOAA is a government agency, pretty much the “Weather Bureau” (as you used to be called) you’re funded by taxes, literally “for the people by the people”, why do you charge people for an app, that only mirrors something that it’s already paid for with tax dollars, I know there’s app developers and support and everything, but the department doesn’t live off these payments through the AppStore, your department has an anual budget, so why, WHY, why charge people for something that’s already paid for, AND SUCH AN OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT!?
Weather channel 5* beats this apps Full-screen pop-ads,
by Sundaeluv on 2018/03/23 12:45
This would be a 5 star app if it werent for full screen ads that come up in seconds after opening. And weather details that slide open/closed/open/closed so cant read the forecast! Weather Channel app opens to beautiful scene, gives forecast and if scroll we can see radar, week ahead, etc. Sorry developers, you still after all these months cant get this NOAA app to function well. Instead of creatively having ads within the app page the pop-up ads cover full screen, often X to close ad is hidden, cant get ad to close. After getting to page the weather report that pops out of the right side goes away before you can read it, weather is gone and wont come back until you keep clicking, dragging etc. or close app and open again, but then you get another page covering ad again. Shame the app developers dont know how to build an app that has ads creatively in them like so many other apps. Deleted this again, I love the Weather channel app SO much better!
Severe Weather App Review
by Mr. Cochroach on 2017/09/23 23:44
Being in Puerto Rico, it is necessary to have a severe weather app for the voracious Atlantic hurricane season. With the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, this app had to be in handy. However, this app is full of ads that pop up. Usually I close them, but this time around when hurricane Maria was closing in on the island, I left the app running continuously, while watching the dark clouds and squally weather coming off of the Caribbean. Little did I know, an advertisement popped up while I was gone. I came back a few hours later to find that the phone was acting up. I got the notice that a virus had been encrypted into the phone. The awful advertisement opened by itself and virused my phone. Little did I know that the eyewall was an hour away and my pet bird was outside. I had no way of knowing because of the viral malware, and the winds picked up to 130 before I knew it and my bird was gone. Please find a way to filter these malicious ads out of your application, because this situation was completely unwarrented.
Another subscription radar/weather app
by nxcoco on 2017/12/17 14:05
Who are the weather app developers? They must be those kind of people who think so much that they cannot really get anything right. This app just became more and more terrible. The radar alone is so dumb. It projects to the next day so while you think you are watching current weather conditions. You are actually watching radar data that may or may not happen. It makes the simple act of looking at a radar so confusing and dumb. It’s also full of ads unless you buy the subscription. Please help deter this disturbing trend by not buying this app and rating it low. In a few years they will have us paying 40 dollars a year for weather forecasts. This is how it starts. I'd rather pay up front and be done with it. I’m about to give up on radar apps. I wish someone would make and app that’s a current radar with the ability to put down pins. That’s it. They used to exist. There seems to be some sort of developer gold rush for subscription apps being done by idiots right now.
Not a good start
by MrPete56 on 2018/07/22 15:35
I just downloaded this app because my old weather app just changed drastically for the worse. Reading these reviews makes me think the root data provider for all these types of apps just changed how it does business. That being said, I signed up for the one week free trial that will automatically renew after the free trial is over. When signing up, the price was stated as nine dollars and change a year. What they don’t tell you is that is only one of three options. Nine something a year, four something per quarter and three dollars a week. Guess which “plan” you are automatically renewed to? The three dollars a week. If you aren’t paying attention, you will have spent the price of a year subscription in under a month. This information was hidden in the entire sign up process. I wouldn’t have bothered to look if Apple hadn’t sent me an eMail spelling out the terms. I think there must be quite a few complaints for Apple to do that.
AWESOME!!
by Edwgass on 2020/02/02 01:08
Wow!! What great graphics and info!! I already feel safer. We’ve endured 2 major floods, here in Robeson County NC, just in the past 5 years. Here in rural America, the weather is a major factor in what goes on , what gets accomplished on a day to day basis. Thanks people for a job well done! PS. We Natives Never worshipped the sun(son), the created,...We worship the Father YAH, the Creator. But, when colonialism took place, another belief was instituted, instilled,,FORCED upon the Natives. Our spiritual roots go all the way back to the Old Hebrewic way referred to in the Old Testament. For some reference; ‘The History of the American Indians’ James Adair, first published in 1775. On the other hand, see Alexander Hislop’s ‘The Two Babylons’ for some very interesting details of how the practices in Catholicism and Christianity are traced all the way back to Ancient Babylon.
NOAA app for my iPhone is okay
by Ranchitaa on 2019/04/07 12:52
This app could use a little bit of an upgrade. The weather “alert” app is not working since I rely heavily for the alert for thunderstorms and flooding. We have cattle and we have a creek. We can loose some of our cattle if our creek gets flooded. So I’m constantly looking at the weather to be prepared to move cattle when we need to. But, the alert would be very helpful and would be less stressful for me since I’m too busy to keep watching for the weather..... 😑 However, I dislike the fact that there is another weather app you can purchase for $4.99 a month just to know where the lightning strikes are at, when I already have the NOAA app. I wouldn’t mind paying $0.99 a month for the extra’s not $4.99.
Just what I was looking for
by TR904 on 2018/12/22 13:10
Update: Another option I’d like to have is the ability to turn on alerts but turn on/off alert overlays on the map. This app presents all the information I’m looking for in a simple layout. With other apps radar is secondary, this app makes it primary but very easy to then get detailed weather info. Here are two improvements I’d recommend. Add selectable zoom levels for the radar at launch. The current setting is too focused and I have to zoom out to see the bigger picture. Maybe 50, 100, 300 miles out from location. Second I’d like the sunrise/sunset to be “smart”. After sunset display the sunrise time. After sunrise display the sunset time. No need for separate icons. Thanks for a great weather app!
This app has become a big mess.
by Twentdoggo on 2017/07/12 17:21
So, apparently this app now has a subscription you can subscribe to when they have an already one time pay premium app. Why? Why would you do this? Are you getting rid of the premium app? If so, why? There was nothing wrong with that app. This just makes the whole NOAA Weather Radar apps a whole mess. Also, this app claims to be the only app to show all NWS service alerts and warnings on the radar. I'm pretty sure MyRadar, Storm, and many other apps show alerts like this, and show more alerts than what this app shows. I was really debating weather to shell out and buy the premium app, but these reasons make me not want to. Updates come in every 3-6 months and the developers apparently don't really care about the consumer. You guys really have made a bad first impression with me. This app doesn't deserve the stars it already has.
This is not a free app
by dasprague on 2018/06/19 00:44
I downloaded this and when I opened it the first time, it asked me to turn on location services. I said no. The next thing that pops up is asking me to turn on location services. I again say no. The next pop-up tells me this is a 7 day trial and you the have to buy the app. Mind you, I still haven’t gotten into the app. That’s when I deleted it. Developers: you should just charge for the app up front, since it’s not really free. Get rid of the ads. You also need to drop the push to turn on location services. If I have them off, it’s because I know what they do, and if you think by asking a second time in a different way that you will get a different answer, you’re just wasting my time and making me extremely skeptical about what you use that data for and what else is hidden in the app. At best, this is deceptive advertising. At worst.... That could go too many ways, and all are nefarious.
Very good, but slow to update and dodgy on temps
by fredr1c on 2019/06/28 01:19
This app does everything it says it will do. However I’ve had a couple of occasions where the app’s temperature readings both current and predicted don’t agree with other sources for the same location or my own thermometer. These disagreements are wide in scope and long in duration — 7 - 10 degrees high or low, and they can last several days or more. So I can’t trust it for vacation planning, for example, without a double-check — something I learned by experience. It’s off by 7 degrees right now for my home location. For alerts, it will leave old expired alerts in place on the map even as it talks about new alerts elsewhere. So while it works very well and I’m a monthly subscriber I cannot recommend this app wholeheartedly until NOAA fixes these issues.
Next level
by KC daily driver on 2019/12/30 22:57
Started using WU for about 10 years ago to track weather conditions and historical data for major construction sites. When the App went mainstream it was by far the best ad based weather app. The recent updates to the function was difficult to navigate because they do give a lot of information. Almost to much, but the recent update to the radar are next level details. We rely on this app when we make plans to drive over the mountain pass in Colorado and it has always preformed well. Give it a chance and you will be amazed at how much information you can get from a ad based free app that can do circles around the closest competition.
Charge after deletion
by Hal3th on 2018/10/16 14:22
I downloaded this application for one day. It’s an ok weather application. I subsequently decided to delete it as I felt I didn’t need it for a subscription of 3 dollars a week. However, even after deletion I was charged 7 times. It took me a while to realize this was the case since I live abroad and don’t use my home country’s bank account that often. So a warning that this application automatically signs you up for subscription during your free trial. It does warn you of this. However, even though you may delete the app and never look at it again, they will charge you unless you log into iTunes and look at your subscription list. This seems unreasonable if you aren’t using the application. TL;DR application will still charge you if you delete it before free trial is over. You need to go on your computer to cancel the automatic subscription even during the free trial period.
Great app but needs rainfall amounts in summary screen
by P SOUL on 2020/03/18 20:31
I am an outdoor enthusiast and professional ecologist, and check weather regularly. Just switched from weather underground. Dark Sky is intuitive and accurate. My only real complaint/ suggestion is to incorporate predicted rainfall amount into the daily summary view. This information is available for each day, but hard to see multiple days at once since you need to click on each day and open the expanded view. There is a huge difference in 2 days both with 100% chance of rain, but one with 0.01” and one 1” predicted rainfall amount. Incorporate this info into a more accessible place and jump from an A to A+
Siri shortcut doesn’t work
by 194922 on 2019/05/25 11:52
I really like this app, but I have 3 locations saved. (Toledo Ohio Brandon Florida and Ruskin Florida ) l recorded on Siri shortcuts, (show radar for Brandon,Florida) but when I ask Siri to show me the radar for Brandon, Florida, it always goes to the Toledo forecast and only gives me a verbal forecast. It won’t bring anything up from the NOAA Radar app at all. Nothing that I do, will get Siri to bring up what I want. I have a similar weather app and that one works fine, but your app is better and the one that I would like to use. But if I can’t get it to work, then I’ll have to stay with the app that works. I hope that you can fix the issue with the app and that I can use it with my Siri shortcuts.
ALL about the up-sell
by AppFzx on 2018/11/19 13:47
Going to be honest, I deleted this before I really got into it. I have MyRadar which I paid for and love but its info is sometimes delayed so I thought hey, why not get the info straight from the source! Before I could even use the NOAA app though, I was accosted by pop-up modal advertisements (can’t continue until you feign excitement and click something,) one of which was an option to pay to stop the advertisements. No, you can’t sell me mafia style “protection” from your ads because I have options. No, I don’t want to upgrade, you haven’t even shown me you can do anything yet. I paid to upgrade MyRadar long ago because they first proved themselves and then offered me more features with an upgrade. I may pay to upgrade it further because there are things they’re adding that look interesting but this app is a completely different model. Not ‘buying’ it.
Like it, but accuracy is good for a laugh.
by Huneynutjex on 2020/02/06 18:39
For the most part, I really like this app. It usually does what it's supposed to, but sometimes it doesn't. Occasionally a temperature prediction will be way off. Like tonight it says it will be 39 at 7 pm, 32 at 9 pm and 39 at 11 pm. Possible? Sure. Likely to drop 7 degrees then go back up in the middle of the night? No. So far the off predictions have been so off it looks like an obvious glitch and I throw them out. But it makes me grateful that there are other free weather apps out there so I can get a more accurate forecast somewhere else and ignore (our laugh at) these ones. Update: I got a response from the support team and have shared more detailed info with them. Hopefully this will be resolved soon🙂 very impressed at their speedy response!
Consistently Inaccurate
by Jbasangel on 2018/10/14 11:29
I don’t know why people say it isn’t free. Minus a few features I have yet to pay for general rain information. Although it gives a general idea of the weather with some accuracy, it consistently is off by several hundred miles. What I mean is that it will predict my town as being in the middle of a storm with heavy rain fall when in reality the system passes several hours south of us and we may see some overcast but no rain at all. On occasion it will be almost right with its forecast but for the most part it is what I call “3 star iffy.” But definitely free minus a few features and ads aren’t so frustrating. Just close them and then view the weather....the slightly inna irate but generally ok prediction of the weather.
Why does my location show the wrong city now?
by Really??123987 on 2018/11/04 17:08
This is my favorite weather app. I have a few because my little town is kind of a microcosm by itself so I take the best 3 out of 5. This app used to be super accurate, even showing my house temp at pinpoint location when it was different than town. However, within the last month or so it started showing Aurora instead of Bennett for the house location. I don’t care about Aurora’s weather. Tried to reinstall but still Aurora at my house and Bennett as the town location. Had to delete it finally and get a different app. Maybe I did something to make that happen but can’t figure out what. I already miss it 😞.
What worse can be said
by HawaiiMaui on 2019/05/27 00:55
The hybrid map feature was neat, showing us Disney World real land layouts and weather. Any app with full screen ads just aren't worth it, unless it's once per day, this is showing ads for its own upgrade (which is a SUBSCRIPTION?! really, just charge once, I know weather data can be pricey but let's stop this loop of paying media companies for jacked up rates. Also cover the costs over time like every dev used to do instead of subscriptions.) In the end we used it for FL radar which can't be predicted, rain is guaranteed every day around 3-5pm, like the central regions of USA so it was only good for showing 5min delayed radar that it might be raining over top of you. Also customizable alerts are needed in all weather apps. Something like "Flood Warning" is worthless here, can't turn off just one category so disabled all notifications.
Love/Hate
by Lyla Garity on 2020/01/11 14:47
My trusty weather app when it works. I don’t know if mine updated and now it’s weird though.. so we’re on Tornado Watch, my husband’s phone got the notification but I didn’t. I checked the app, we’re in a high risk area but mine showed no warnings besides lightning danger where my husband’s showed all the warnings. Mine finally kicked in and showed them but I’m a stay at home parent with no storm shelter so I need to know right away. When it’s working for me I love it, when traveling I get local notifications, can see storm movements, and report better accuracies in local weather- like no it’s not drizzling there’s heavy rain. Including Local pollen count would make this better.
Decent, but pop ups prevent data loads
by Phynn on 2017/07/16 04:17
It is a pretty decent app, intuitive and easy to use. But it's only four stars because it seems like you get mor pop ups than weather info. Have a tornado warning? They'll let you know after you have to click through a pop up ad and two subsequent screens about various other apps. Also, the pop ups prevent the app data from updating. So it will still read data and radar from three hours ago, unless I force quit the app. With this many pop ups, I just don't want to pay them monthly subscription fees. They probably make much more off the constant ads.
MyRadar app is above and beyond this
by Tbird1757 on 2018/08/20 12:33
We wanted an application that would warn us of severe storms in our area and we thought this was the application for us, particularly based on the sheer quantity of reviews shown, we were wrong. The application is trying very hard to be software as a service with a subscription-based system. It is certainly not worth the money as you cannot even customize some of the most basic features in the program. We live in a landlocked state here in the US, and we cannot even turn off the hurricane tracking alerts. While some people in those states may find those alerts very useful, since the hurricanes never reach us as far as Missouri the alerts are irrelevant and unnecessary. There should be an option to simply turn off the hurricane alert since that is one of the big selling point of this software as a service. It feels like they are just throwing features at the wall to see what sticks so they can justify their price of $10 a year. Have had this for three months until we got tired of the hurricane alerts waking us up in the morning. Finally decided to look for another app and found one in my radar. So we are eating the $10 for this app and moving on and not looking back.
Awesome NOT!!!
by butterflybandit on 2017/09/29 16:22
Ads used to run at the screen bottom in a narrow banner. Now it throws full-screen ads that often force your click! I took this app off my phone!!!!!!!!! IN RESPONSE TO THE DEVELOPER RESPONSE: Thank you for stating what is obvious -you just wasted "ink" and time for no good reason. I was not unaware that there is a"premium subscription" that gets rid of the ads. The problem lies in how the ads are now run with COMPLETE OBNOXIOUSNESS! I don't oppose ads in general when they are run as they used to be run on your app. The problem is that now they blow up full screen, instead of running discreetly on a banner at the bottom of the screen- which left me free to either continue checking my weather uninterrupted or clicking on an ad that truly caught my attention. It's a cheap way to force the clicks and you just lost a consumer who was loyal in the past. And after reading other current reviews that offer comparisons between what you offer and what other apps offer(Storm, for example), I see I'm making an appropriate choice. You must be getting paid per click. Why else would you ruin a perfectly good app with this style of ads display. You've gotten greedy. Tsk tsk tsk. Too bad. I believe you'll lose more customers than you'll gain.
Good Design But Not the NWS Forecast
by DCup888 on 2020/05/28 11:48
I chose this app and paid for the year subscription because I thought it would give me the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, in addition to the radar, since it has NOAA in the name. The app is well-designed and has a lot of nice features. However, when I compare the NWS forecast for my location to the forecast in the app, they aren’t the same which is disappointing to me. I got rid of my old weather app because I felt that the weather predications it gave me weren’t as good as NWS forecasts. So now to see that this app is also not providing the NWS forecast is a big disappointment, especially after I paid for the year subscription. I guess I should have looked into it more before purchasing.
Full of dark patterns
by appstoreaccount1 on 2020/02/09 18:44
This app is not actually developed by, for, or associated with NOAA. When you first open it, it asks you to either start a 7-day trial or purchase a $20 subscription, and has a disclaimer that the trial will autorenew-- there's no obvious way to exit, and it won't let you into the app! If you try and go back to it later, it will work, but you will constantly be interrupted by fullscreen ads to upgrade, or dialogs to download their other apps. It wasn't like this before; I used this app to help plan my way through storms when I drove across the country. I don't what changed for them. All of this being said, this app is actually useful but very annoying and from the responses to other reviews the developer seems 100% fine with that.
Wonderful!
by Living ON Earth on 2019/09/06 21:37
Your app is just about as useless as the rest of em. Don’t understand why you even show radar, forecast, OR even current status. They’re NEVER even close. I know you don’t have the ability for real time but you can’t even correctly tell what it did 10 minutes or an hour or 25 hours ago. My 9 year old niece can draw it with a crayon more accurately. Anyone can do better with a wild guess or just “spin that wheel” or throw a dart while blind folded or any which way I want. The only thing I like about your app is the bright colored icon. Oh boy! Just give up and close the doors if you can’t do any better. I wouldn’t trust it now for the time, let alone weather. AND it can’t get within 100 yards of my location. I’d hate it if someone was counting on this app for a rescue. They’d have a long wait or die. Sheeesh! You blew it...
Weather forecast are better than local
by Bump. In the road on 2019/03/02 03:19
This has been a wonderful help for living in the Country. Thanks for the great information. And if you ever need an eye in the sky I’m a storm chaser. Did work for 2 local weather stations but didn’t pay well enough for even my expenses. If you need someone in this area 25 miles W. OF Wichita KANSAS. ANYWAY YOU PROVIDE GOOD INFO SOON ENOUGH TO BE READY. I’ve been in 5 Tornados including the one that went through McConell Air Force Base and then hit Andover KS. just some info , I decided to find them before they found me. You all are great and thanks for the important updates. Keep up the great work!
Too annoying to be useful
by Richard1252 on 2017/09/10 13:10
I'm sure this app offers a lot. But in the first few minutes of use it froze twice, necessitating shutdown and restart. It constantly bombards me with ads and popups—unacceptable when trying to access urgent weather information. The developers responded to a similar criticism by saying one can eliminate the ads by getting the paid version. My question to them is, why would I consider giving them money when the trial version is so buggy? I made the decision to delete it when one popup opened a browser window displaying a virus alert. I don't know whether a virus is even possible on an iPhone, but the idea that an app in the Apple Store could be susceptible to malware is my limit. I advise you not to waste your time.
Great App
by Tudie54 on 2019/11/09 05:38
I think I use the NOAA Radar App more often than most people. We live in Hawaii, and our Island is known for frequent rains and Hurricane landings. I don’t understand the writers on past reviews, saying “it’s not free” or “doesn’t work at all”. I’ve used this Free, very user friendly app, with all information and radar viewing in my opinion is Excellent. They even send me e-mails, to confirm what their radar is showing. They have been 100% accurate in telling me what’s coming at us. We live 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean, so we are notified often a storm, hurricane watch, or tsunami is a threat. NOAA App, THANK YOU!!🌤⛈🌙☂️🌊🌈
Edit of Review comments-Latest update
by farmjack on 2020/01/10 15:10
This has been my favorite weather app and still is. I have a subscription and this latest update still leaving me somewhat skeptical. The 2 inch blank space and missing setting buttons I spoke about after app installed was on my iPad. Once I turned iPad off and back on, it thankfully CORRECTED itself! Since most actions are touchscreen actions, not sure I like a balloon popping up every time I touch or move the map changing my local settings. Then, I have to go back and reset local info at the bottom, which reduces screen view on iphone.
No longer accurate
by ES082 on 2020/01/12 21:28
This app went through a major update a short time ago, it used to track right along with my Davis weather station and now it is way off of not just the weather station but local weather sources also, when all other apps and sources are saying one thing this app is 8 degrees higher . Also the high and low range for the day does not align with the hourly forecast for that same day. And on top of that it is saying lows in the coming days are in the negative temps and I am certain this will not be the case as every other app and source is reporting lows of 30 degrees. Something got crossed with data sources on this last major update. And yes I have ensured that my settings and location are correct, this is a huge app issue and right now I am sorry I paid for it.
It’s okay, but there are better apps that are free
by Tracemo on 2019/08/26 03:18
I got this and decided to try it out in comparison to another weather app (weather 9). I didn’t see much of a difference until today. I open NOAA app to check out a potential hurricane brewing in the Caribbean. On the radar it didn’t show it. It did show it when I had to switch over to cloud coverage. The Hurricane tracking feature costs extra, as well as other features. I switched over to Weather 9 app and it showed the hurricane tracking for free without me having to turn the feature on. And that is what sealed the deal for me. I am now deleting NOAA’s app and will use Weather 9 for my primary storm tracking from my phone.
I love this App and NOAA
by dafunman on 2020/06/22 20:11
I have used NOAA’s data to forecast storms for many years. I have a photographic memory and when I see certain data occurring I can predict with great accuracy the outcome. This app I only obtained today and boy am I going to have fun. I predicted Katrina I also predicted the three blizzards that hit the Washington area in 2010. I was in the hospital in Annapolis and told my wife she would not be able to come see me the next day that w e were going to get at least 21inches of snowfall, we got 21 inches of drifting snow. I had to wait until Friday to be transferred to Jons Hopkins. Thank you for all you do NOAA!
Timeless Weather
by EagleMaster1245 on 2017/09/20 06:37
If you are on the go, wether it between two cities in a single state or cross country it scan and change your mind if to continue or stop for the night, and last but not least it could change your mind to just go back and try another day. In a recent trip I had complete half my trip and ran straight in to just the remnants of "Harvey". I was not given a choice but to stop in a place I would not wish my enemy. At least I had a roof over my head. However no lights, no water, and no air conditioner that worked.
Fast, reliable radar images and early storm warnings
by BRCBat on 2020/04/22 02:01
My wife uses The Weather Channel and waits and waits for the radar to stream because of all the ad images and news and whatnot. I use NOAAWeather because it’s just the weather, clear, fast, reliable. And now with storm alert messaging I get wherever I am and have Location and messaging activated. Lately, my wife asks me for weather information. This is my go-to weather station, complete with emergency alert! Keep your phone next to your bed at night with volume on and up. It might save your life.
Too cluttered screen
by farmergirlIA on 2020/04/05 18:27
When I started using this app in 2019, there were very few “bells and whistles “ that had to appear on my phone screen. Now I’m to the point of deleting the app because in addition to the ads and the pin for my location, there’s a large tab that gives me GPS coordinates for my location, a widget that shows a time lapse bar for the radar, a flashing beacon signaling my location, and now a button on the time lapse bar begging me to click on it to get the latest forecast. I have tried to get rid of as many screen widgets as possible, but these still dog me. This is too much for a small 4” screen. I can barely see any of the actual weather systems now. Too bad. This used to be a useful app.
Curious Storm Rotation
by Mr.Ponk on 2020/07/27 17:30
On this app's "Upgrade to PRO version, the Graphic, shows two bright red, animated, "clock-wise rotating icons", that presumably, represent a storm's center!?! But here, in the US, being in the Northern Hemisphere, is it not true, that tropical storms, and hurricanes, rotate "counter-clockwise"?!? Additionally, if your finger happens to, inadvertently, touch a location, that place gets a "PIN icon", and simultaneously, it immediately, shows weather conditions, at the exact position, of the inadvertent PIN! All well & good, but nowhere, on the app, can the inadvertent PIN, be deleted, and reset, by default, your own location! so annoying. Course it is crowded by ads, that can only be eliminated, by purchasing their upgrade! But I guess, others than those issues, it's better than "a sharp stick, in your armpit!"!!!
Pastor Jim Rosenberg (RETIRED)
by Gypsy1Autumn2 on 2019/04/14 23:05
I don’t know what I would do without the NOAA, Weather alert! My Wife and I as well as my Three sons always listen to this Application, to hear what’s going on in the area! For example when there are Tornado Warnings we know to hope for the best, but prepare for the Worst❗️ I fully recommend this Application to everyone who wants themselves and there Families to be Safe when a bad Weather alert comes in! I whole heartedly believe that everyone should have this Application and learn how to read it and use it for the best and most thorough Weather for there families
Falls short in border area (San Diego)
by Kimjamul on 2018/08/07 15:01
NOAA Weather has always been my go-to resource. But in a critical area, this falls very short. It does not allow the user to choose the animation (past vs forecasted). I live in the border area (San Diego) and the radar display stops at the border. Much of our weather originates south of the border, where 1) no radar display is shown and 2) the “Rain” overlay is “forecast” ONLY. I upgraded to the paid app hoping I would be able to see past-hour animation of monsoonal rains buildup (not just a forecast). Alas, I am still stuck with only a rain forecast—highly unreliable in our neck of the woods— and radar display that stops at the border. So sadly I’ll rely on other apps and discontinue my paid subscription. :-(
BEST WEATHER AP EVER
by Danny789! on 2018/06/23 05:44
This is the best and most trusted weather ap I know of hands down! My daughter is studying to become a meteorologist and this ap has everything needed for her to watch the weather 24/7. Long story short it well worth the pro 9.99 yr. sirens were going off in my town and my daughter just watched the weather pointing out where the circulation was and we did not have to leave in the storm to go to shelter. If you want the best up to the moment weather ap look no further you found all you need right here. Thank you radar pro!
Didn’t notify me of weather watches for my area
by Tennesseemtgirl on 2020/04/09 20:05
I downloaded this app 4/8/20 because they were calling for bad weather where I live. My local news issued a severe thunder storm watch earlier but there were tornado watches out in west Tennessee. I wanted to be sure if we were issued one I would know it. However I received no alerts. I thought it was supposed to sound a alarm but I don’t know if you have to subscribe to the premium service or not to receive that . I wouldn’t think you would. So I’m totally bummed out over it & don’t know if I will keep the app. I thought that noaa was supposed to keep you informed on things like that. Sorry for the long review
My observations concerning your new website.
by 60s. drummer on 2019/06/17 13:25
I do like the information that I receive from this App. However, I would really like to see things such as radar and Severe weather warnings and watches especially during Severe weather. I feel this information is extreamly imortant. I hope that you will use this information to build a more informative website. I am not a Medioroligist so I am not trained to read the information that I am reciveing at this time. Thank you for trying. To provide a better website.
Old Version was Better..
by Otka Werner on 2017/11/21 14:52
I used to check the old version all the time, due to it being easy to navigate and ran pretty quickly. However, the new update is slower and riddled with ads. There is a premium version, but why get that when it’s still going to be slow? And also, you have to get the premium version to get hurricane paths? Really?? I feel like you shouldn’t have to pay for that, as you didn’t have to pay for it before the big update. So to the developers, please give a little more availability to the user, and also (if you can) try to have a more reliable and faster running time.
Exploitative pricing scheme. $156 per year!
by L,.& on 2018/11/28 19:14
I downloaded this app about a month ago and just noticed that it’s been charging me $3/week. I think when I first got it I must have signed up for a free 7-day trial, and then it opts you in to weekly billing. I’m sorry but $3/week is $156 per year, which is absurd. They’re clearly hoping you just won’t notice this small charge and you’ll go along with it. If you sign up for the one year plan, it’s only $10/year, but I assume when you sign up for the free trial, it automatically puts you in weekly billing. You can see their dirty practices again with their 3 month price which works out to $24/year, 2.5x more than their yearly plan. Note also that none of this is displayed in the app when you’ve signed up. The only way to find it is to tap the “View” button which kicks you out to the iTunes store. If they were at least encouraging you to move to the yearly plan after a little while, I would have more sympathy but they’re clearly trying to hide it. Obviously it’s normal to give long-term customers somewhat lower pricing, but it’s not usually not a 2-15x multiplier!
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