Storm Shield - Version 4.7.2

(Released November 10, 2021) 

• Resolves an issue that prevents the previous app version 4.6.3 from being installed on devices that were updated to the new Android 12 OS.

• Due to required code library changes by Google for the Android 12 operating system, some other Android devices may not be able to install this version 4.7.2 update.

• Under-the-hood maintenance items are included in this release.


Storm Shield - Version 4.6.3

(Released September 7, 2021) 

• Due to required code library changes by Google and the Android operating system, some older Android devices may not be able to install this version 4.6.3 app update.

• Under-the-hood maintenance items are included in this release.


Storm Shield - Version 4.5.3

(Released June 1, 2021) 

• Under-the-hood maintenance items are included in this release.


Storm Shield - Version 4.4.3

(Released March 1, 2021)

• Our weather alert provider updated their alerting system. To ensure you continue receiving weather alerts after 3/31/21, be sure to install this version 4.4.3 app update. App versions 4.3.7 and older may no longer receive weather alerts after 3/31/21.
• Additional under-the-hood maintenance items are included in this release.


Storm Shield - Version 4.3.7

(Released July 7, 2020)

• New map kit from our weather provider is in the version 4.3.7 app update. You may notice the base map looks a little different because of this map kit change.

• 'Settings; Advanced; Weather Layer Imagery Loops' option that was in v4.2.3 was removed. The new map kit from our weather provider doesn't support this capability.

• 'Water Temperatures' map layer was removed because its data source was discontinued. This was beyond the control of our weather provider. 

• Misc bug fixes included.


Storm Shield - Version 4.1.13

(Released October 25, 2018)

Bug fixes:

• Fixed alerting bug for Android OS v8 (Oreo) devices that caused app to not play the "Beep Beep Beep" sound when certain types of v8 (Oreo) devices received notifications, while other v8 (Oreo) devices played the sounds just fine.
• Fixed bug where map legend (if on) would turn itself off when tablet was rotated.
• Fixed bug where the weather layer Play button (if animating) would get out of sync when user changed to a different map layer.
• Additional performance improvements.


Storm Shield - Version 4.1.9

(Released April 30, 2018)

• New Weather Alerts!  There are now 160 different alert types to choose from (version 3 had 110). You should hear an audio notification of “Beep! Beep! Beep! The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Name of Alert’”.

Bug fixes:
• Some Lightning Alerts appeared as “null”

• Tapping Dismiss on Location Services prompt, displayed same prompt, which made it seem Location is required, which it is not.

What's Up Next:
• Adjust lightning notification sensitivity to be between 1 and 10 miles.
• Live video streaming bug fix.


Storm Shield - Version 4.1.8

(Released March 26, 2018)

In Settings you can now enable/disable Lightning Alerts with an On/Off switch.

WHAT’S UP NEXT:  Working on fixes for:

  • A bug causing some Lightning Alerts to appear as "null"
  • New weather alerts to provide over 160 types (instead of 45) to choose from for notifications (more alert types than the original storm shield app provided, which had 110).
  • A bug causing Location Services to appear to be required (however they are not).

These are coming as fast as we can in time for severe storm season. Thanks for your feedback!


Storm Shield - Version 4.0 

(Released January 2018)

Storm Shield has been updated for Android 8 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.

• 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.

• Watch live video streams during local severe weather coverage (when available) in these local media provider markets: Denver, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, Omaha, Tulsa, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Lansing-Jackson, Baltimore, Buffalo, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, San Diego, Bakersfield, Boise, Tallahassee. When you install your app, you can choose your local media provider based on your home location. After your app is registered with one of these local media providers, the Live Video button will appear on the information screen for any location you've added in your app that is in these local media provider markets.

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



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




• 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 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're 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