Very good app 4/5
I love and trust James Spann, and that is why I got this app. It doesn’t disappoint. The only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is because it takes way too long to open. I like looking at James, but not for THAT long! Haha Please make it open faster.
SPAM & NO LIVE VIDEO 2/5
This “WEATHER” app spams you with notifications that aren’t even weather related—EVEN when you turn off “Station Notifications” from your local TV station.
Most of the other notifications that ARE actually weather related don’t have anything to do with warning you in the event of severe weather. I don’t need the app to tell me it’s going to be a bright, sunny day or that storms happened yesterday... Eleven or more irrelevant notifications a day from this one app make me want to turn off ALL the notifications, which would of course make it where I wouldn’t get the important, lifesaving ones when needed.
What would really make this app better, in addition to fixing the above, would be to make the load time faster (the splash screen stays on for too long) and to put the LIVE weather videos with James Spann on the app. Otherwise, what’s the point of having an app? I can get NOAA alerts from other apps. There were no video updates for 5+ hours on the recent deadly storm situation the other day as the situation started to get bad and after live videos ELSEWHERE already had been giving detailed info on the potential tornadoes that were popping up all over the map. If I hadn’t gotten my weather info FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE, I could have been in real trouble that day. Please add LIVE videos to the app as severe weather is being covered. Thank you!
Terrible App, never works correctly. 1/5
By Chilton Cabin
This is one of the worst apps I’ve ever downloaded. It was super slow to load and if it did load the live feed would not start when needed.
I just updated and now the splash screen is just as annoying but isnt properly scaled to my screen size. This does not bode well for the rest of the app. Guys, if I have to see a stern Spann pointing at me everytime i switch back to this app, at least get the image right.
Not accurate 1/5
I can predict the weather better by standing outside and looking up at the sky. The app resets every time you get off the app. You also need either WiFi or at least 2 bars of service for the app to load so you can see that tornado heading straight for you. I’d trust the default weather app on an android before I use this again.
What happened? 1/5
By Shah lolz
The app can’t find my location and the radar is inaccurate. It’s basically useless.
Desperately Needs An Update 2/5
This app has been updated to where it is basically useless. Around 75% of the time when I open it now, it says the application isn’t available in my location. If I can’t get the app to open, it’s useless. It’s got to have an update soon or it’s getting deleted, no matter how much I love James Spann.
Too many notifications 2/5
I only need notifications on the weather when it’s bad. I don’t need it to tell me it hot out. I already know that. Best weather app is dark sky. Your watch and phone only goes off if the weather is bad. Not a add to buy something then the weather.
James Spann voice 4/5
Since elementary school, James Spann’s voice has been the one I’ve heard when the weather got ugly. I think I’d pay more attention if the notifications were in his voice.
This version will not open 2/5
By Chap Ralph
I have successfully used the ABC 33/40 Mobile Weather App for many years. This version opens with a message saying that “weather is not available for my location” and there is nothing else to do! I had to delete.
No location. 1/5
This used to be the best weather app. But after an update a year or so back I can rarely get my location (no blue dot) or even roads and highways to be labeled. Not even interstates. As a trucker I need weather info for driving conditions. Had it for years but it’s time to delete this one. So sad to say.
This app has been great until recently. It keeps tell me the app isn’t currently available for my area when I’ve always had it. Please fix!
ABC 33/40 Weather app 1/5
By Pudy Tat
I’ve been using this app for years and now all of a sudden it says “application cannot be used in your current location “. I still live in the same place 🤷🏼♀️. I’ve depended on this app for accurate weather for years and I really hate to see it go. Hope y’all can fix this.
This has potential to be a great app. It is hampered by several things.
1) If you multitask, like most phone users and swipe out of the app, it will show the splash screen and you must wait for it to attempt to reload the data again.
2) If for some reason it can’t load the weather data, the app just sits on the map with no weather overlay. There is no option to refresh. You must close the app and hope it reloads on the next try.
3) The weather data loading process on this app is apt to fail regularly on this app even with a good internet connection.
1 Star because that’s the lowest I can give, +1 for James Spann and his team, who despite this app, are a valuable resource for the state of Alabama. Especially during severe weather season.
I hate the new radar. I loved the old one and I can’t tell anything about the new one.
Used to work great 3/5
Has something changed recently?Sometimes it will load and sometimes it won’t get past James asking if I have a plan, the cover page. I do auto updates so just wondering.
No longer works 1/5
Used for several years but now it just freezes at James Spans picture. Would love to use it again if they can get the bugs out
Go back to the old version. 1/5
After this last update I only get you see a picture of James Spann pointing at me. I used to rely on this app daily for my information, and now I only find myself opening it out of habit. If something isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
Stations should hold these creators to account 2/5
By frustrated user #9,999
This is a highly necessary and useful app that has been hijacked by it’s creators/maintainers, absolutely debilitating this fantastic weather team.
1. This app freezes devices. One must shut down and restart their device to even get it to open temporarily.
2. The current is not current. Just one example: often outside your window will be utterly overcast (not foggy)with zero clouds on the map. Not all clouds show and it is difficult to discern clouds from fog.
3. Fire? Don’t see it as an option. Why? Large wildfires should be visible on radar, no?
4. There is too much parsing of info on radar.
5. There are not enough options for necessary information.
I have seen and experienced the same on other stations’ apps who use the same radars. In this particular case, James Spann has saved countless lives in his weather reporting. In this station’s area it can be critical to survival to pay close attention and have the latest information; the purpose of this app. It is a shame to see this weather team, this critical info, and the viewers who rely upon it so seriously hampered by the actions of the creators of this app.
Doesn’t always open 1/5
The app does not always open. I have to turn my phone off and let it reboot. Afterwards, the app will open 3, maybe 4 times, then it will open to photo of James Spann and freeze. I’ve had my phone checked and was told the problem is with the app. I have the version with the option of the live weather broadcast. My husband has older app that does not have this option, and his app always works fine. The App Store will not allow me to get older app. I have notified the news station of this problem several weeks ago, but the problem still persists.
iPhone glitch 1/5
Since the latest version update, the app rarely opens on my iPhone 8, which never happened before. Tried many things but it will get to the point where the red “Alfa” commercial opens but always stalls at that point ?
New update 5/5
So far, this app has gotten 10x better. Finally. But I love it now.
Dark mode not easy to read 1/5
Please get new designers and user test the design. It’s very hard to read. Text too small
Latest update 3/5
The writing is way too small in this latest update. There is nothing wrong with my vision, and I can barely read the daily screen.
By The Penguin 76
I loved this app, at one time. Before this last update, the app was clear and easy to read and understand. I miss having the towns/cities labeled on the warnings and earthquakes. I’m considering changing my weather app.
New colors 2/5
By i tried to tell you
33/40 weather app down to 3 stars on reviews now! I tried to tell them the new watch/warning color scheme was confusing....not to mention dangerous when trying to ”respect the polygon”! Especially if the polygon looks like every other watch/warning on the map! Bad decisions for new update!
Bad update 1/5
Seriously not happy with the latest update. I actually like it when the ‘future’ feature did and showed something. Now it takes at least six rounds to get updated on the future feature, and then not anywhere near accurate. Not happy with this update at all. Go back to the way it was.
Getting worse with every update 1/5
Every time this app updates it gets worse. Getting closer to deleting it and going to weather channel app which is not the best either. Need to go back 3-4 years and get back to great
Updated app 1/5
Since the update this is the worst radar. If there’s a watch or warning, you can’t see the radar underneath. I’ve tried adjusting the transparency but it’s not enough. Most of the time the daily forecast at the bottom doesn’t even show up. Please go back to the way it was.
Go back to old version 2/5
By Mawmaw creel
This new update is so confusing to read the radar. I like the older version much much better and easier to read. Maybe just change the color codes on this new version and it’ll be better.
Missing 10 Day Forecast 3/5
New update only gives you a 7 day forecast. I miss the 10 day forecast!!!!!! Please add it back!!
By tea cop
Wbrc is better than this app has to maney glitches
App won’t open 1/5
This newest version has a bug that won’t allow my app to open at all. Just closes back up. Please fix.
Latest update a flop 1/5
By Blue 29
This most recent update is a couple steps backwards from the last update. Radar mode is not as good as the previous map. If it isn’t broke don’t try and fix it. Please give us a better map. I’m currently looking for another that has a better view than this update.
App changes 1/5
By if its not broker dont fix it
This has been the only weather app i use but don’t like the new look
Won’t open since update... 2/5
App worked great before update not the app won’t even open.
Preferred previous version 2/5
The satellite map is too dark and strains my eyes. You can change to light or dark but lose the satellite option. Also noticed I only have a 7 day forecast under the daily tab. What happened to the 10 day forecast?
Please change the update 2/5
This update seems to be a step backwards. The radar has became less clear, and the map was better in previous versions. The warning colors are also worse. It is very hard to tell the difference between a serve thunderstorm warning and a tornado warning. This app was better in the previous version. Please update it for the better.
Warning Colors 3/5
They tornado watch color is red and warning color is red. It is hard to see where tornado is. You may have a way to change colors in app but if you don’t, it would be nice. Thank you
Current temp is often badly off 3/5
Where does this app pull current temp? It is frequently 10 or more degrees off from actual temp. Were it not for this defectI would hav egiven 5 stars. Everything else works fine. By the way...this bug also affects Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as iPad.
Wrong Temp 2/5
Not sure what happened but the app can’t get the temps right in Helena Ala. It’s always 10-15 degrees off
Hate the update 1/5
The app was perfect until it was updated. Won’t show anything but the map on iOS 12. App is totally useless now!
Most recent update has bugs 3/5
The most recent update needs some fixing. Nothing loads or refreshes and radar doesn’t work.
Once great app 2/5
This was my go to app for weather, but now the radar takes forever to load. What’s up with that?
App and TV forecast vary greatly 2/5
The app says 80% chance of rain, but the TV forecast says 30%. The app is wrong very frequently.
Slowest app on the face of this earth 1/5
It’s a super easy app to use, super specific, all around great app. Except if I need to check the radar during severe weather, I’d probably die in a tornado before the thing loaded. I’m currently Co piloting in the car in downtown Atlanta traffic in severe weather and you people are no help to me except taking up space on my phone. Fix it, and I’ll give a better review! 🙂
From awesome to trash 2/5
This has always been my favorite weather app. The last few months I’ve had trouble with it not wanting to load. I have to keep closing out the app. Need maintenance!!!
What happened? 1/5
Update last night. Now app won’t even open.
I use the s every morning- am lost w/ out it.
BYW, the real feel feature quit showing properly weeks ago in the current reading.
Needs update 2/5
The app always shows feels like temp
as 0. App needs an update.