Extreme Weather Apps
1. Tornado by American Red Cross
Free; IOS and Android
Tornado app once installed will monitor your location for the danger of a tornado. The warning alarm activates automatically with audible female voice, “Tornado warning.” and a take shelter siren roars. The app also helps get you educated on how to prepare before a big storm and what to do immediately following a tornado disaster.
2. MyRadar app
Free in IOS ; pro version $1.99)
One of the best live HD radar maps with movement. Also has the ability to live stream video from storm chasers when they are actively shooting a tornado or major weather event.
I use this app when I fly to see where turbulence will cause your flight to get bumpy. You can also turn on photos within the app to see storm photos uploaded nearby.
3. Storm from WeatherUnderground
Free in IOS
Lightning warnings are amongst my favorite features on Storm app. The high-def radar animations show the past, present and future storm activity. This free download will cost you $1.99 to get the annoying ads to disappear.
4. DarkSky app
Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts & Storm Alerts; IOS; $3.99
This is my favorite general go to weather app for its predictive forecasting . Simple and intuitive way it works. It tells you when it is going to rain with good accuracy.
5. Weather Radio app ($4.99)
Weather Radio app; Critical Weather Alerts for life-threatening events; IOS; $4.99
Receive critical alerts via voice and push notification for life-threatening weather events. Your phone will “wake up” with alerts and track your location to warn you wherever you go. The patented alert engine provides more accurate alerts according to the developer WDT and avoids false alarms and warnings. In addition to the app following your location, you can save other locations such as locations important to family like schools.
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