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There is a chance of strong storms in our area this afternoon and tonight. Read the latest from the WSFA StormVision Team blog.
The WSFA 12 News Weather app is a FREE app featuring content from the WSFA 12 StormVision team. The app include push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos to WSFA 12 News.
The alerts are sent based on the device's location, using GPS. This means you don't have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe weather is threatening the current location of your device.
You can customize what type or "class" of alert you wish to receive, or choose to select none. Severe weather is selected by default. Options include:
Tropical Severe Flood Winter Marine Other None
"Severe" is the default selection if you opt-in on the first install of the app.
To customize the alert settings in an iPhone, click the "i" icon in the top right corner of the app screen. Then, scroll down to the "Weather Alerts" and select which type of alert you want. Once you have selected your type, click "Done" at the top of the app screen.
If you are running iOS 5.0 or newer, you can also customize how you want your alerts displayed. To do this, go to the Settings app on your iPhone, then click "Notifications" and then select "WSFA 12 News Wx" and follow the instructions.
Other features include:
- The ability to plot watch and warning outlines from either the US National Weather Service or Environment Canada. For example, users can overlay current radar over the outline of the latest severe thunderstorm warning.
- "As you type" location searching will make adding additional locations to your favorite list easier and more intuitive. In addition, changes have been made to the overall user interface for location editing.
All versions of the app offer:
• Interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance • Vertical and horizontal map display with animated radar map looping • NOWRAD, a highly responsive modern radar map display • Storm tracking to show which way storms are moving • Current temperatures, high temperature, low temperature, dewpoint • Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available • Exclusive Road Weather Index (patent pending) • Color-coded weather alerts arranged by severity • Fully-integrated GPS for current location awareness • Integrated compass overlay for iPhone 3GS and 4 models • Video forecasts from the WSFA 12 News Weather team • Accurate 10-day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail • Sunrise, sunset, UV index • Ability to easily save your favorite locations • Customize display settings for map layers (radar, satellite, road weather, wind speed, tropical satellite) • Custom overlays (turn on or off): Earthquakes, Storm Tracks, Tropical Tracks, Compass • Display temperature units in Fahrenheit or Celsius • Display wind units in Mph or Kph • Full-featured and user tested • Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail • Full featured and user tested • Weather Widget for unlock page • Storm Track Plotting • Tropical Track Plotting • Status bar alert acknowledgement • Alerts over map on/off switch in settings • English and Spanish support (version 1.6 and higher)
WSFA 12 News Wx app for iPad
Get the power of the WSFA 12 StormVision Team for Montgomery weather. Download our local weather app, WSFA 12 News Wx, right to your iPad!
The local forecast, radar, and current weather conditions for Alabama are all within this app, including Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, Millbrook, Troy Greenville, Selma, Andalusia, and the rest of the WSFA 12 News viewing area.
The new WSFA 12 News Weather app features:
• Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance • Vertical and horizontal map display with looping • NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry • Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available • Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index • Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity • Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness • Integrated compass overlay • Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail • Ability to easily save your favorite locations • Full featured and user tested
To download the iPad app, search "WSFA 12 News" in the App Store or visit: