Version 4.4


• New Weather Alerts improvements: Thanks to your feedback from the initial version 4 release, Storm Shield App now provides over 160 weather alert types (instead of 45) for which you can choose to receive a push notification. This is even more alert types than the original Storm Shield App version 3's push notifications (which had 110). To choose which alert types you want to enable or disable, on the Map screen tap Settings (the gear icon), then Manage Weather Alerts.

As always, when you receive a push notification from Storm Shield App, you will hear an audio notification that says: “Beep! Beep! Beep! The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Name of Alert’.”

• New Lightning Alerts improvement: In Settings, you can now enable and disable Lightning push notifications with an on/off switch.

• New Lightning Alerts improvement: When you have Lightning Alerts enabled, a new slider lets you adjust the notification sensitivity between 1 and 10 miles. Adjust this by 1-mile increments to be notified of lightning strikes within X miles.

• Apple Watch fix: We squashed a bug which caused expired weather alerts to not disappear from Storm Shield’s Apple Watch app. Opening Storm Shield App on your iPhone will now update the Apple Watch app for any weather alerts that have since expired.

• Map fix: When adding a new location, the map now centers itself on the new location you just added to match the Location Card display.

• Additional bug fixes and performance improvements are included in this release to resolve an annyoying app crash bug that affected some users.

• WHAT’S UP NEXT: Our next two updates will address some fixes for occasional display inconsistencies between the Location Card and number of active alerts on a given location, improvements to let you change the order of your locations on the the Manage Locations screen, Accessibility improvements for Voice Over, and continued performance improvements.


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Storm Shield - Version 4.0

  - (Released January 2018)


Storm Shield has been updated for iOS 11 and beyond. With this major update comes new map layers, new features and a sleek new design.

 

Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield Weather Radio gives you storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storms and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification.

 

Storm-based or polygon alerts help reduce false alarms from county-based alerts by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. Why is that important? Because county-based alerts can give you false alarms, warning you even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area.

 

Benefits include:

• Get NOAA alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via voice and push notification no matter where you are in the United States.

• Share severe weather alerts with your family and friends to make sure they stay safe.

• Beautifully sharp radar map as your home screen so you can immediately see what's going on at your current and saved locations.

• View current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts.

• Save additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.

• Watch live video streams when available (usually during local coverage of severe weather in most cities listed below).

• New hi-definition radar provides stunning precipitation detail. See freezing rain (pink) areas of radar so you know where hazardous road conditions are likely.

• Tap any storm alert polygon on the map to view info about that weather alert.

• New weather overlay called 'Snow Cover' that shows you snow accumulation across the United States.

• School Closings for Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing-Jackson, Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha and Tulsa.

 

INTERACTIVE MAP:

View NOAA severe weather warning boxes on the map to see where dangerous weather is happening:

• NEW: Tap an alert to view its info.

• NEW: Show multiple severe weather layers on the map at the same time

• Flood watches and warnings

• Tornadoes and Thunderstorm watches and warnings

• Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks, watches and warnings

• Winter storm watches and warnings

• Marine and coastal alerts

 

 

NEW WEATHER MAP LAYERS:

• Radar

• Clouds

• Clouds & Radar together

• Wind Speed

• Snow Cover

• Temperatures

• Water Temperatures

• Road Weather

• Earthquakes

• Future Weather (in-app purchase subscription required)

• Lightning Alerts and notifications (in-app purchase subscription required)

 

 

NEW: Enhance your app with a Future Weather (Future Radar) auto-renewing subscription for purchase in the app for $0.99/month to see:

• Radar up to 6 hours in the future

• Temperature Forecast map up to 12 hours in the future

• Storm Tracks to see how fast storms are moving and where they are headed

 

 

NEW: Enhance your app with a Lightning Strikes auto-renewing subscription for purchase in the app for $0.99/month:

• Receive lightning strike push notifications for your locations

• See lightning strikes on the map within 150 miles of a selected location