Storm Shield

Storm Shield

By E.W. Scripps Company

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Current Version: 4.2.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 48.47 MB
  • Developer: E.W. Scripps Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,009 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, Broken Arrow, OK resident • "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 NOAA alerts just like a NOAA weather radio via voice and push notification anywhere in the United States. • With Apple Watch, get a tap on your wrist when alerts are issued for your locations. • Hi-Definition radar map is your home screen so you can immediately see what's going on at your locations. • View current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts. • Save additional locations to make sure family at home, work, or out of state stay safe. • Closings for Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing-Jackson, Milwaukee, Nashville, Omaha and Tulsa. View NOAA severe weather warning boxes on the map to see where dangerous weather is happening: • Tap an alert to view its info • Flood watches and warnings • Tornadoes and Thunderstorms • Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks • Winter storms • Marine and Coastal alerts • Radar and 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 and where they're headed 3) Future Temperature Map - See future temperatures map (12 hrs on Wi-Fi, 5 hrs on cellular) • Buy Lightning Strikes ($0.99/month) to unlock these 2 features: 1) Lightning strike push notifications 2) See lightning on the map within 150 miles of a selected location. Please 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 and 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. View help and tips at Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Another bait & switch app

    By Mcgyver210
    Paid for this app & snow cast a while back which was ok for the little use it gets & now they have changed it to monthly so will be deleting on principle due to bait n switch with no true grandfathering of past purchasers. Not worth monthly fee Imo based on how much I've used it though which is only during bad storms. Being a early paid user isn't a good thing when developers decide to change to new pricing making paid users purchases mean nothing. Geesh my sons a developer & he thinks ahead with pricing structure.
  • Pretty good app.

    By Aaaaaaaaaaaamr
    Just got this but so far so good. Kept us up to date on the latest winter storms. Hopefully works as good on summer storms. Seems to use a lot of battery. Would like to see road emergency levels if possible. Since last update it's terrible. Radar takes forever to load if it ever does. Right now its a waste of money. Thinking of finding something else. Will not advise friends and family to get this. Last update is useless. I live in a flood area and no longer receive audible warnings. As long as i am awake i know water is rising. If in bed guess i will just drown. Keep up the great updates and no one will be alive to buy your app. Why would i want a weather app that doesn't notify me. Hope a tornado warning is never issued at night. Think about us and not your pocket
  • Disappointed

    By Alomar 15
    I have had this app for several years, but I am recently disappointed in its effectiveness. I now receive no notifications whatsoever when weather alerts are issued for my area. I purchased this app specifically because of the notifications, and appreciated being wakened with an alert to severe weather. Now, no notification at all unless I open the app and click on a location. I have paid for an app that does not do the job for which I bought it, and have no reason to keep it on my phone. Do not waste your time/money in this app which is an ineffective version of its previous self...
  • Added paid subscription

    By JDubbDeuce
    I have loved this app until now. With the most recent update, they added a subscription in order to get new features. This is an app that I already paid for, and should not have to pay for an additional subscription. People that paid for the app originally should be grandfathered in, and if you want to move to a subscription based fee going forward for people that are new to the app, then that would make a lot more sense. Storm Radar offers all of the new subscription stuff you added for free, and is now my main app, I am sure I will be deleting Storm Shield altogether before too long. I am tired of crappy excuses for getting greedy after supporting you guys for many years.
  • Is not working !

    By CColliCC
    The App is not working since the last update! I cannot open it.
  • They RUINED it

    By Wxnow
    All of a sudden I stopped getting Winter Weather Advisory push notifications. We had unexpected ice hit in the middle of the day and nothing. I contacted customer support. With their latest release, they have trimmed back the list of advisories that you will get a push notification for. You will get a frost advisory. You won’t get a blizzard/winter storm watch (but you will get a flash flood watch, just not a flood watch?!). More people are killed by ice on roads than by frost. So if you plan on using this app for push notifications, think long and hard.
  • Ok, so I was wrong

    By Scoot2mtns
    This is an update from my last review. If you know where to look, the features I liked about previous versions are still there. So I up-rated my review to 4 stars. The problem is that finding the forecast stuff isn’t straightforward in this version. In this version there is a fairly large button with the options “Current” and “Future”. Click on Future and basically what you get is a “Pay Up” message. To get the old forecast features, click on the little, tiny “More” in the bottom right, up comes a screen with current data plus sunrise/sunset. There is nothing to indicate that scrolling down will get you the forecast for the week that you were looking for. No slide bar shows until you actually start scrolling. Original review - Title: Last update turned a winner into a loser Great app but it’s really not free. With the last update it will only show you what’s happening right now. I can open the door for that. To get any forecast data (i.e., what’s going to happen), you have to buy a subscription. And it’s not clear that will even get you an ad free experience.
  • Used to be a great app

    By Fanfromoh
    This app used to be great, but ever since the update I no longer receive weather alerts. All my settings are turned on to receive notifications from this app. Now it is just a typical radar app..... Bummer.
  • Good app just crappy company

    By Christianconnections
    I bought this app for $9 a couple years ago. Now they are charging per month for the same features. Bad business.
  • Terrible update replaced by even worse

    By conradb212
    Latest update: this once great app is now terrible. It has become so sluggish as to be essentially useless (on zoom, 12 full seconds before anything shows on my 12.9-inch iPad Pro). Pop-ups are a big step back. And though I paid for it initially, now it wants monthly payments, too. Very sad. Stay away. Lengthy developer response after this assessment, trying to justify bait-and-switch with some new features, acknowledging sluggishness that they haven’t fixed since the last big “update.” This used to be my go-to weather app. The last update with hi-res radar has made it almost unusable even on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Super-slow now, sometimes doesn’t even load.