Weather Informant by 911Weather (Universal)
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Released: Jan 29, 2014
Version: 2.1
Size: 59 MB
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Weather Informant

911Weather
Weather Informant allows streamlined access and push notification of all NOAA National Weather Service forecast, watches, advisories, warnings observations, statements and discussions from all 122 Weather Forecast Offices and six specialty centers. This is the only application that allows access to all NWS products. It is quite simply NWS in an app ! The redundant database processes approximately 19,500 products per day.

-All NOAA National Weather Service text forecasts, statements, discussions, observations, tables, matrices, collectives, watches, advisories and warnings
-Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) displayed for all hazard products
-View up to 72 hours of previous products (swipe)
-Identifies your local NWS office based on current location (GPS).
-Browse by individual NWS Office
-Browse by active hazard type
-Add favorites for any product
-Customized favorites by product type, NWS office and keyword search
-Enable push notification of any product favorite
- Customized alert sounds
-Favorite keywords are highlighted for easy viewing
-Pinch zoom or zoom in and out
- Hazards Around Me feature delivers active NWS watches & warnings specific to your current NWS zone based on your smartphone location (GPS).
- Hazards Around Me utilizes background location services to track your current NWS zone based on lat/long and send you hazard notifications that are relevant to your current location.*

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's new in version 2.1
- Weather graphics are displayed on applicable NWS products (SPC, WPC, NHC)
- Messages feature to inform about the last news related to the app
- Implementation of a premium feature subscription (In-app purchase)
- Added tutorial with detailed explanation of each feature
- Added settings for the date/time formats
- Added settings to see the products in UTC or local timezone
- Better integration with social media for sharing
- Pin offices for quick access
- Ability to favorite state-wide products
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • = Weather Informant has average ratings (3-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $4.99.
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