The original WeatherCall personal severe weather warning notification system - trusted by thousands - is now available in a MOBILE version and available on the iPhone and Android devices.
The original WeatherCall@Home system continuously monitors the National Weather Service's NOAA weatherwire and compares a permanent address to the location of the warning area, immediately calling any type of telephone to deliver a specific warning message.
Using the same technology, WeatherCall Mobile monitors the reported location of a smartphone and delivers a warning call or SMS text for the specified period of time the phone remains at that site.
FREE OPTION - You find the warnings. Notifications are not available.
SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS - The warnings and notifications find you.
WeatherCall can track your iPhone or Android device's geo-enabled software to determine your exact location. You get a call from Ron Howes when you are in the path of the storm.
For other smartphones, you can map predetermined locations where WeatherCall can find you - at home, work, on the golf course, out at the little league field, etc. When a storm moves through that area, you'll get a call. You can quickly add new locations from your smartphone when a storm approaches.
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NWS Storm-Based Warnings
Know When Lightning is Too Close
Lightning is extremely dangerous, killing an average of 58 and injuring over 300 people in the US each year. When thunderstorms develop, outdoor activity participants are at risk of being struck. Organizers of any type of outdoor activities are supposed to be familiar with the "Flash-to-Bang" rule used to estimate how close a strike is:
Start to count seconds when a lightning flash is seen-if the thunder happens BEFORE you count to 30,the strike is less than 6 miles away and you are at risk of being struck.
Unfortunately, this "Flash-to-Bang" rule is often used incorrectly or not at all. WeatherCall Lightning automates this "Flash-to-Ban rule, finally removing the guesswork in knowing if you are safe or not.
When a smart phone reports its current location, a 6 mile "protective zone" is created and monitored. Any lightning strike detected by the US Precision Lightning Network (USPLN) within this zone will activate a lightning notification phone call from Chief Meteorologist Ron Howes and/or an SMS text, with a recommendation to temporarily suspend activities.
"WeatherCall Mobile Lightning has detected a cloud-to-ground strike within 6 miles or less of the smart phone's current reported location. Suspending activities NOW is recommended."
You can choose to get an all-clear notice for 15 or 30 minutes after the last lightning strike within the protection zone occurs, another phone message from Ron Howes and/or SMS text is delivered, indicating that it appears safe to resume activities.
Important things to know if you choose to subscribe to the service:
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(Blackberry users-please make note: The service will run on a Blackberry or other similar type phones, but the process for setting map locations requires keypad functions which can easily be done on any PC. Please check with Blackberry or your smart phone's manufacturer for updates on availability of new phones using touch-screen mapping.)