KXAN Weather 4+
LIN Television Corporation
Designed for iPad
Never let the weather catch you by surprise again. The trusted weather experts at First Warning Weather deliver Austin and central Texas' most accurate hour-by-hour forecast for the next day and for the week ahead. Unlike other weather apps, you'll get a local forecast that is customized for you.
Download the KXAN Weather app for fast, accurate local and national weather at your fingertips. With its personal alert notifications, you'll know when significant weather is heading your way and when to take cover. And when you are traveling, use KXAN Weather to get real-time weather forecasts, interactive radar and current conditions for anywhere in the U.S.
The KXAN Weather app utilizes the most advanced radar maps, weather and digital technology available. With its easy to use interactive radar, you can take control and see where the storm is now and where it is tracking. Then, set customized alerts to keep you and your family informed and safe.
- Live interactive radar with many layering options lets you track the storms around you
- Alerts for severe weather go to your home screen and cue an audio alert
- The most accurate hour-by-hour forecast for the next day and week ahead for Austin and central Texas
- The latest video forecast from First Warning Weather
- Current weather conditions for Austin and central Texas and anywhere in the United States
- Share the weather conditions via text message, email, Facebook or Twitter
- You can set multiple custom locations to track forecasts, alerts, radar, and more
- Weather blog from First Warning Weather
Ratings and Reviews
App needs tweaking
Not happy with the newest alerts from the app. This makes the app like the boy who cried wolf with random alerts not relating to imminent/severe weather. Plus the tone is annoying compared to the useful announcement of the unmistakable Jim Spencer’s voice. That’s my main gripe, however having ads play when trying to watch a severe weather warning video i s clearly much more of an issue, especially when the warning is about a tornado touching down. Also a link to the live broadcast in the sidebar of the app should be added for the same reasoning, and as a redundancy. Don’t forget this app is supposed to help save lives, if it’s too annoying when there’s no bad weather people are going to have the notifications off or delete the app when it’s need most.
This WAS my favorite app...
Love/hate has progressed to just hate with the new edition of (approx.) May 2019. The annoyance of the app not respecting the portrait/landscape current position (which it did at one time) just required a restart of the app. But the “new, improved” radar page is abominable, and will force me to move on. Where the prior iteration radar page showed clickable watch/warning areas only when the animation was stopped, this version shows non-clickable areas all the time, totally obscuring the radar data beneath them. Surely Jim Spencer had no say in that, since it renders the radar data useless. The underlying map data is ugly compared to before... and if you click on an alert for your area, it brings you to a radar view of the roof of your HOUSE... decidedly less useful than the neighborhood view of before, so you’ll be “pinching” the screen over and over to get a useable view. This is the equivalent of switching from Google Earth to Apple Maps in the early days.
New feature: Commercials
This app is just one problem after another. I did, however, like to see an actual person give the local weather forecast. Now, there is a new feature added before every video, called forced to watch commercials. This is just a slight irritation, because the commercials load up and play just fine. Where it gets extremely irritating, is that after being forced to watch the commercials, the actual video that I want to watch, doesn’t load and play. I have tried to check other videos and reloading the videos over and over again. It turns out, I just get to watch 20 commercials in a row, and never the weather forecast.
This app is now officially useless. I am deleting this app, because I have much better things to do in life besides watch commercials.
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- LIN Television Corporation
- 70.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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