Safari Issue 4/5
Safari should not be trying to open a Kindle book with this app. There should be no web hook at all for really anything but from the ABC site. Please remove all web hook references and update.
Radar unreliable 2/5
Almost every time we have thunderstorms in the area the radar goes out. When we need it most.
Does not display colored warnings in the map 2/5
Does not display colored warnings like tornado watch in the map. Have this problem only one one of my phones. Tried every setting and to reinstall. But nothing helps to show the warnings one that phone like on the others
Need an update! 2/5
With the most recent iOS updates the app fails when entering certain cities. E.g., Nashville, TN
Glitch in the app 1/5
By Not working any more...
When I try to save a location, the app crashes. I deleted it and reinstalled three times.
Very good app 3/5
The app is crashing every time I try to select “Gatlinburg,TN” from the drop down list.
Also, 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!!
Live Stream 3/5
I enjoy the app but I SHOULD NOT have to go to Facebook to watch a tornado warning that’s effecting my area. I went to the weather app to watch James Spann and see the weather alert and there is NO live stream of the the weather. I can’t get anything in tv and have to stream it through Facebook. THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND NOW!!! I’m only giving it 3 stars because it’s still a good app but you need to work on the live stream! I am upset as I am not able to find any info on potential tornadoes in my area except on freaking Facebook!
Fix it 2/5
Slow and crashes constantly
Keeps crashing 3/5
I’m in the middle of a severe weather outbreak with tornadoes and it keeps crashing! How am I supposed to check the radar to keep track of the warning polygons?
Out of area notifications 1/5
This app continues to give me updates for an area that I’m no where around. I drove down I65 passing by the Calera exit and now I keep getting “Heavy Rain Detected in your Location”, NO- I’m 42 miles from there. Plus, I don’t get any notifications for where I’m actually at. App needs some way to clear the cache of past locations at least.
Also, got to love clicking the “App Support” link- it only opens the ABC33/40 apps News Feed! 👍🏼👍🏼
Change the opening screen 2/5
Look, I’m as big a James Spann fan as anybody, but I don’t want to look at him angrily pointing at me every single time I open the app. The splash screen reappears even if I exit and immediately return to the app. Just put the station logo on the splash screen and calm down with the staged talent photos
Too long to open 1/5
This app takes way too long to open. We don’t care about James Spann picture that much. Just give us the weather!
Not great 2/5
Half the time there are storms it doesn’t load radar
Never Accurate 1/5
By Miss Laci Lou
For James Spann to be the best meteorologist in the whole world, this app surely ain’t what it do. It’s NEVER right. It’ll say it’s gonna rain all day & it’ll be sunny. Every time. There’s no in between. It’s always wrong. I know James Spann doesn’t run the app, but you’d think they would follow suit to his predictions of the weather! It hasn’t been right for years. I prefer the weather channel or just seeing for yourself what the weather is gonna do.
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.