StormWatch+ PrecisionThe great thing about StormWatch+ is that it doesn't care what county you are in for Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, or Flash Flood Warnings. The NWS no longer issues those warnings by county. It issues polygons that indicate the area that will likely be affected by the storm, irrespective of county lines. Thus, the alerts you receive from StormWatch+ are PRECISE. If your latitude/longitude location is inside the polygon, you get a warning. If not (you're outside the polygon by 2 blocks), you don't!
StormWatch+ EnRouteOne of the features that has been high on our "To Do" list since the creation of StormWatch+ is the ability to alert people who are traveling when they approach hazardous weather. A static location registered by the user doesn't help a great deal in this circumstance. Well, we are excited to be able to cross this item off our list with the introduction of StormWatch+ EnRoute dynamic weather alerts! When activated, EnRoute will continuously monitor your location and cross-check it against known severe weather warnings, alerting you as soon as you travel into a warned area - even if you don't have the app running in the foreground. It's like having a sophisticated Weather Radio in your car - keeping up with warnings and your location and sending you an alert if you are headed towards a severe storm or flooded roadways!
In "More Precise" mode, GPS is used to update your location every few seconds, which triggers many more calls to the EnRoute server to check for warnings and also causes your device battery to be adversely affected. We only recommend this mode if you are able to keep your device on a charger. Either way, you get peace of mind by not having to wonder if the dark clouds you are approaching are just another rain storm or a harbinger of high wind, hail, or possible tornadoes.
Where can I get StormWatch+ EnRoute?As of August 21, 2013, StormWatch+ EnRoute is available in the MemphisWeather.net app (when the StormWatch+ service is purchased separately within the app) for iPhone and iPad users. We expect to release this upgrade to StormWatch+ for Android users in the coming week or so. We also will roll this technology into the separate StormWatch+ app for iPhone/iPad users nationwide in the next two weeks. Click one of the links below to download the appropriate app and be sure to upgrade within the app to add the StormWatch+ technology!
MemphisWeather.net with StormWatch+ for iOS
MemphisWeather.net with StormWatch+ for Android
StormWatch+ (nationwide) for iOS
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