Storm Shield

Storm Shield

By E.W. Scripps Company

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Current Version: 4.7
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 62.73 MB
  • Developer: E.W. Scripps Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5,854 Ratings


Named by's @Techland as one of the best weather apps for your iPhone and Apple Watch. Severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield 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 alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. County-based alerts can result in false alarms, warning you when your location in the county is not within the threatened area. What people are saying: • Storm Shield "alerted our family of the Broken Arrow, OK tornado, faster than the TV and tornado sirens." - Robyn • "I was in Oklahoma City during the tornado... we were right in its path. Your app literally was a life saver." - dcalk12 Benefits include: • Get voice alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via push notification anywhere in the United States. • With Apple Watch, get a tap on your wrist when alerts are issued for your locations. • Add Storm Shield's widget to your Today screen to get quick access to active alerts for the first location you have in your app. • Touch Storm Shield's app icon on your 3D-Touch enabled iPhone for quick widget access. • Hi-Definition radar map is your home screen so you can immediately see what's going on at your locations. • View current conditions, hourly & daily forecasts. • Save additional locations to ensure family members stay safe. • Closings for Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing, Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha, Tulsa. View NOAA severe weather alerts on the map to see where dangerous weather is happening: • Tap alerts to view info • Flood watches & warnings • Tornadoes & Thunderstorms • Hurricane & Tropical Storm forecast tracks • Winter storms • Marine & Coastal alerts • Radar & Clouds • Wind Speed • Snow Cover • Water Temperatures • Road Weather • Future Weather (purchase required) • Lightning Alerts and notifications (purchase required) Enhance your app with auto-renewing subscriptions: Buy Future Weather ($0.99/month) to unlock these 3 features: 1) Future Radar: See radar into the future (6 hrs on Wi-Fi, 2 hrs on cellular) 2) Storm Tracks: See how fast storms are moving & where they're headed 3) Future Temperature Map: See future temperatures map (12 hrs on Wi-Fi, 5 hrs on cellular) Buy Lightning ($0.99/month) to unlock these 2 features: 1) Lightning strike push notifications up to 10 miles away. 2) See lightning on the map within 150 miles of a selected location. Note: • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. • Privacy Policy: • Terms of Use: • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Storm Shield is made possible by The E.W. Scripps Company & KMGH Denver, WXYZ Detroit, WCPO Cincinnati, WEWS Cleveland, RTV6 Indianapolis, KSHB Kansas City, WTVF Nashville, KMTV Omaha, KJRH Tulsa, KTTS Springfield, KFDI Wichita, WFTS Tampa, WPTV West Palm Beach, WFTX Ft. Myers, WTMJ Milwaukee, WGBA Green Bay, WSYM Lansing-Jackson, WMAR Baltimore, WKBW Buffalo, KNXV Phoenix, KGUN Tucson, KTNV Las Vegas, KGTV San Diego, KERO Bakersfield, KIVI Boise. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Terrible behavior

    By GCS-MO
    What a bad app. I went to forward a “Special Weather Bulletin “ and the app stopped me, insisting that I rate the app and write a review. No other options. I do not recommend this app at all. Find anything else!
  • Has potential

    By Thollii
    This app has potential, but the radar does not load 60% of the time. What good is a weather app when the radar doesn’t work?
  • Half good

    By dudeman54
    I do like this app, but it’s ridiculous that you have to pay for simple features. It should be free.
  • Storm Shield

    By Bradley (Bubby)
    Great application for weather.
  • Me

    By 55Tj
    Fairly good radar and hourly forecasts but would really like to see extended weather beyond 7days. Also need to see radar predictions for a few hours into the future, have seen it on other apps and would be a great addition, then it would deserve 5stars, I was being generous giving 4 stars at this point.
  • It was a good app that I paid for...THEN...

    By bobby50371
    This was a good app many moons ago… It would alert as to whether happenings wherever we were… And then one day some moron decided to make it free and then when I click on future radar it now asks me to pay for it. Bad form. So I have to pay a dollar per month to get future radar… But I paid five dollars for this app when it came out. And now it’s free and you have to pay for features that everyone else gives you for free. Time to move on.
  • I'm in love with this app

    By westhof
    Thunderstorm hitting here, and I have advance notice, plus can see the next storm heading our way. It's stable, has just enough features and is worth every penny. Get it!
  • Love my weather app

    By Back1160
    I love being able to see exactly where the storms are and when they will be arriving at my house. I love the fact that it updates wherever I’m at. Don’t leave home without it
  • Dissatisfied

    By jsnowe
    Paid for this app a couple of years ago. It worked fine back then. Now, they want me to pay $1.00 per month to see future radar predictions. All done with this app. Deleted! Update to my review. Apparently, when you buy the app, you only get the current version. Future versions cost more. Still all done with this app and possibly with the media outlets that suggest it endlessly. Note this WPTV and TCPalm.
  • New Updates And Pay Features Bad

    By Mandyr735
    I’ve used this app for years and really liked it. It was great for seeing local radar and the general trajectory of storms. Previously, the radar showed the storms moving and the projected path and continued severity of the storm systems, generally only for the coming 20-30 minutes, but it was there. During hail and heavy thunderstorms, it was useful. Now, any kind of future casting is an in-app purchase, billed on a monthly basis. Let’s forget that any of us using this app have already BOUGHT the app in the first place. Way to nickel and dime us all!! I’ll find another real-time radar app st this point. The in-app purchased of basic uses while the touting of “free inclusions” of features that the typical everyday user doesn’t care about has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Avoid this app.