Everything you need, nothing you don't. Florida Storms is not just another weather app with a radar. It's a clean and fast interactive map that alerts you to every storm, while at the same time delivers credible real-‐time audio and text alerts from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Using a combination of Baron's exclusive storm track algorithms and the expertise of a meteorologist, you're certain to receive the most up-to-date information on any potential weather hazard.
View the latest tropical weather updates from the National Hurricane Center, find out if you’re in an evacuation zone, check if you're in the path of a dangerous storm surge, or just review a checklist of items your family should have in case of a weather emergency. Once you have Florida Storms, you won't need multiple apps to prepare for the next "big one". Whether it's just a routine lightning storm that might send you indoors or a major hurricane threatening your neighborhood, Florida Storms is the simplest and fastest way to stay informed of mother nature's next move.
Features of Florida Storms include...
- Live radio stream of the nearest Florida Public Radio Emergency Network partner station, with option to choose from 12 others in the state in case of evacuation or traveling
- Push notifications from multiple sources, including the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, Baron's exclusive Doppler radar, and local emergency management personnel
- The ability to set up alerts for other locations, such as your second home, vacation or evacuation destination.
- Interactive real-time mapping of high-resolution radar, lightning, future radar, satellite, hurricanes and forecast models.
- Our favorite feature: “The feeds” offer real-time filtering of information from official sources, such as the nearest National Weather Service office, the National Hurricane Center, Florida Department of Transportation, the FPREN Storm Center and local emergency management offices.
- A simple, effective way to learn how to prepare for the next weather disaster, including what to do before, during, and after a storm
- Updates from certified FPREN meteorologists, including Facebook Live videos and blog articles.
Florida Storms is completely free and developed by the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, in partnership with the University of Florida and Baron Critical Weather Intelligence. Updates from the Storm Center are provided by a team of certified meteorologists at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, and are also available on your local Florida public radio station's website or over the air.
The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network partners stations are WUWF (Pensacola), WFSU (Tallahassee), WKGC (Panama City), WUFT (Gainesville), WJCT (Jacksonville), WMFE (Orlando), WMNF and WUSF (Tampa-‐St. Petersburg), WFIT (Melbourne), WQCS (Ft. Pierce), WGCU (Ft. Myers), WDNA (Miami, and WLRN (Miami). Repeater stations include WJUF (Inverness), WMKO (Marco), WUCF (Orlando), WFSQ (Tallahassee), and WXEL (Miami). More information about the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network can be found at www.floridastorms.org.
Update to the mapping background in the radar tile and page to give it a new modern look. Boundaries, roads, cities display on top of radar data to make it easier to view your location on the map.
New look to the current conditions and forecast tile to make it more modern looking and easier for users to read weather data. Changes include a white background, colored icons, and larger text to make data easier to read.
Updated Current Conditions/Forecast Page. Updates include:
-Page opens to the ‘Overview’ tab which gives current conditions, 3 hour hourly forecast, the 7 day daily forecast, and access to the radar page
-The 'Currents' tab will give additional information on humidity percent, cloud cover, visibility, dew point, barometric pressure, and sunrise/sunset times.
-The 'Hourly' tab will give detailed weather information for the next 24 hours on the forecasted weather condition, temperature, pop and wind speed and direction.
-The 'Daily' tab will show the 7-day forecast in a manner that is much more similar to on-air 7-day forecasts with a detailed forecast for the next 7 days/nights below.
Ratings and Reviews
Tiny & Why..
Why for the iPhone and not the iPad? Phone size in tiny box on bigger screen.
And worse only 50% of screen shows a map.....rest is too big header and way too big footer w/local temp info.
The concept of a FL weather app is good given its “in the bullseye geography”, but this needs much more thought.
Great App, no annoying advertising
Everything seems to work pretty good with this app and no annoying ads. Only one thing I found as a negative is that it didn’t keep up with my location that well to warn me of incoming storms. While another app I have warned me, this one did not (and both seem to use the same “Safety Net Alerts” settings setup). Also, I don’t know if this is an app issue or my phone, but for some reason my phone gets really hot temp wise when I use this for more than a few minutes.
Latest Update - Excellent
Been using this app for a few years. The latest update has made this my go-to for weather radar, current conditions, and forecast. Nicely done and free! Some have reported battery life issue. As with any app, adjust settings. Set your location settings to “while using” instead of “always”. Also turn off background app refresh. This will help battery life as with any app.
Excellent app, I recommend it.
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- 71.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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