What is a "News Station Alert"? 2/5
We download the app to our phones and iPads. The purpose was to check the weather. We also got it for weather alerts, for example tornado warnings, hurricane tracking, flooding, severe thunder storms, and (every so often) snow.
Over the last year, the push alerts have become ridiculous!
Merriam-Webster defines "alert" as being "watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency."
Today's weather alert was "Traveling to NC or GA? Von has your forecast." What!?! This is what I open the app to learn. I do not want my phones an iPad having push notices stating "A News Station Alert has arrived" to tell me that it will be sunny or drizzling or that - shocker - it will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
Stop sending these type of alerts! It has become a joke in our house! An alert arrives and, instead of thinking it's a severe storm or tornado, we joke that it's an alert to the wonderful weather! This completely defeats the purpose and effectiveness of an ALERT!!
The upsides of the app: layered radar, decent forecasting, and local weather when you travel out of state.
Crashes and Glitches 1/5
I have used this app for several years and no problems. This new update is useless for me. It crashes all the time. I'm running iOS 9.35. I wish I had never updated. Please fix. Thanks for your attention to this problem.
Wanted to see live coverage of hurricane Irma but first have to watch a 21 second ad. Lame.
Used To Work Okay 2/5
This app is becoming useless. I notice the wx radar is 8 minutes behind which can be critical with big storms. It used to be 3 mins behind which can be manageable. I don't expect near real time, but within the ballpark would be nice. Also, the home screen used to be accurate on showing the conditions with a picture (cartoon), but even that has become nearly useless as well. Somedays it shows a thunderstorm when outside for visual range it sunny with no clouds. I mentioned this to WIS and they don't seem to give a crud. Don't waste time with this app!
I downloaded this app because they advertised a contest to win a free tablet. Supposedly the only way to register is to open the app and click the contest link from the home page. There is no contest link showing on the homepage. I was excited to try the app and possibly win the tablet, but I hate false advertisements. I'll just keep checking the weather from my Apple Watch.
Radar doesn't work 1/5
It's storming at my house now, radar for WIS weather app shows clear skies. An update is needed.
Nice app but. . . 3/5
I love this app except for the ads. Very annoying; there are simply too many of them.
Great weather app 5/5
Love the new update!!!
App will not install 1/5
Have tried numerous times to install on iPad & iPhone. It downloads about 35% an stops.
Wis Weather App 1/5
By Relaxing at home
App will not install on iPad
While I like some of the features available with this app, it is NOT user friendly. I like the old app much better because you could take a quick look to see where the rain was, what the 10 day forecast was or check watch and warning areas. These features are offered, but you have to jump through hoops to find them. I'm keeping the Charleston channel 2 weather app because it is easier to check Columbia from there, with the exception of temps.
Like it. Wish there was a scrubbing feature. 3/5
By Remote reviewer
I like it.
I would suggest if there's a way to scrub through the time-lapse, past and future.
Update this app to expand hourly like weather channel every 15 min detail of the hr I will pay
I love the app 5/5
So glad they have a weather app specifically for my home town and hourly updates. Found out about this app on the news
Look Good 5/5
The app work great. The new update made look sharp n clean. Nice to know when bad weather is on the way when you not near a tv.
iPad IPAD IPAD 5/5
The thing that would make this better is if it were available for the IPad3,because that would look really cool.
Good app, bad forecast 3/5
Ok. So I've held off on writing this, as I know predicting the weather is difficult, and inexact. But...you've left me no choice. The app itself is nice. Easy to use, good layout. But the information is terrible. It seems that its update about twice a day at most. Right now, it's storming outside, and the app says its partly cloudy. Then many times the forecast details will say a good chance of rain, but up top will say 10%. Couldn't ignore the inaccuracies anymore. Fix these and I'll up the rating.
The Best For Free 5/5
By The Lee Racing Team
This is as good as you are going to get for weather apps. The app is the same as many others, it appears the company's just put their name on it and claim it theirs! This one I installed because WIS is local Lexington South Carolina. You search for your local weather channel and they will have their name on this app! Be safe this summer 2012!
Good weather and radar Free
Well Developed 4/5
Well developed & planned. The UI is friendly to use.
Don't be fooled 3/5
A decent free app, but, except for the video links, it is the same as WLTX's app which has been out for months. The 10toGo app has better local maps and radar for direction of storms etc. Plus, there is still no retina support (even the icon is fuzzy - and not well designed).
Nice application 4/5
Cool app, though the gps put me in Red bank instead of Gilbert