Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson and Severe Weather Center 9 meteorologists have made the most accurate local weather app, “The WSOC-TV Weather App,” even better. New in 2015, Charlotte’s most powerful weather app includes the following: -- Push alerts are FREE for more than 100 weather alerts types including everything from tornado warnings to winter storm warnings, fog, fire, wind and tropical storm alert types. See a complete list inside the alert settings. -- New map layers are now available to be added to the interactive radar including severe watch and warning layers, the cone of probability for tropical storms, storm reports and more. Tap the layers and settings buttons on radar to see a complete list. -- Locally crafted forecasts. Select a location inside the Charlote market to see a local forecast created by WSOC-TV’s local weather experts. The app tells you which member of Severe Weather Center 9 crafted the local forecast. National applications that come pre-loaded on your phone don’t have local experts focused solely on getting the local forecast right every day. -- Place a location pin precisely where you want it for a specific address or any position on a map. When saving a location, just press and hold the pin and then drag it to the exact location you want. -- A new location switcher in the app header allows you to quickly and easily cycle through all your saved locations and your current location. -- Both tablet and handset apps now have identical features and similar designs to make the app more intuitive for power users that want to use the The WSOC-TV Weather App on multiple devices. -- The new video center gives you quick access to live streaming newscasts and other timely weather coverage from Channel 9 Eyewitness News and Severe Weather Center 9.. You can stay up to date as WSOC-TV’s local experts track storms and provide minute-by-minute information on specific streets and neighborhoods threatened by a storm. In addition to these new features, the The WSOC-TV Weather App still has these critical benefits: -- The app is constantly updated with the latest area storm and forecast information and includes Severe Weather Center 9’s 5-day Forecast with the “Weekend Always in View.” -- Live Early Warning Doppler 9 zooms down to your neighborhood or zooms out to check radar anywhere in the country. -- It provides Location-Based Storm Alerts. While many other apps offer alerts based on your county, The WSOC-TV Weather App supports a more precise type of alert issued for the most dangerous types of weather threats. More precision means you get alerts that matter to you, not false alarms. WSOC-TV’s Weather App keeps you in touch with Severe Weather Center 9 using social media including Facebook, Twitter and interactive uploads of your photos and videos directly from your mobile device. **** ADDITIONAL FEATURES **** • Current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts for any location you enter • Background tracking for current location • Alerts and push notifications for more than 100 alert types • Level 3 interactive radar, animation/loops and visible satellite map • Additional items added seasonally *Data and alerting available for the United States only. *Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.