Weather in-app notifications

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  1. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    ive tried just about every weather app on my iPhone 6 and. OT one of them are pushing warning notifications. Is it just me?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    If there is a weather related emergency there is a government alert system built into iOS. Its at the bottom of settings > notifications. I've had it go off a few times in the past year for Flash Flood warnings here in California.
     
  3. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes thanks Armen. That has worked but apps like WeatherChannel, WeatherUnderground, WeatherBug don't send push notifications. We have a winter weather warning in effect and I never received anything. Yet in the app it shows there's an alert.
     
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    Try Storm (newer app from weather underground).....it's weather warning/watch notifications work great. You can customize the rain/snow alert to trigger based on distance. It also has lightening alerts where you can also set the alert distance. Cool UI also (need to hunt around for all the tricks in help section). I have tried almost all the weather apps and like this the best.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storm-radar-storm-tracking/id955957721?mt=8
     
  6. colburnr macrumors regular

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    I have it...my area was issued a special weather statement today, and no alert.
     
  7. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I also have Storm. It is a nice app and I do get the rain/precip distance alerts. But their regular one, where I have all 15 alerts configured for my location, I get nothing.
     
  8. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    Same here with Weather Underground... it used to work amazingly. But for some reason lately it stopped and nothing I can do helps... I even removed the app and reinstalled, and re-setup the alerts but still nothing. I reverted to having Weather Underground send me texts when there's an alert so I don't miss them.
     
  9. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Exactly what I did. I've sent a few emails to their support team (which used to respond quickly) but nothing yet.
     
  10. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    Ever since they were bought by the Weather Channel...
     
  11. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, they were really great until then.
     
  12. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    I am getting regular weather alerts (e.g. winter storm advisory) on the Storm app.
     
  13. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Seems WU had issues they didn't admit to. Just updated to their latest release (today) and in-app notifications worked immediately.
     
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    I had that for a while but didn't like its display of weather data. WU has the best information including a graphical display of the forecast.
     
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    Which was sucked up by IBM... We need Watson to stop playing chess or Jeopardy and get back to work...

    Notifications started working again yesterday with the latest WU app update for me, but also with the Storm app as well...
     
  17. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    Good to know! Now i need to wait for an event to happen here to find out if mine's working too...
     
  18. whsbuss thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But their web email/text alerts are still not working.
     
  19. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    The display of the app isn't very appealing, I agree
     
  20. mofoliar macrumors regular

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    BeWeather is nice!

    Another weather underground app
     
  21. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    BeWeather is nice but I switched to Storm. Storm has lightening alerts along with rain alerts and I found beweather's alerts don't always work. Plus Storm has great map feature with tons of detail and layers. You can quickly see what's going on on one page then drill down into all kinds of weather details.
     
  22. drewaz macrumors regular

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    iAlert will send texts and emails depending on which type of alert you choose
    so will weather underground
     
  23. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    IF by IFTTT is good for many things, one being weather alerts
     

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