Great App 5/5
WRAL Weather App 5/5
Easy to learn and use. Tracking user to any location makes this valuable.
Sad it’s not compatible with iwatch so I have to switch to another weather app
A bit disappointing 3/5
Edit: Haven't looked at this review in a long while so hadn't seen the developer response that "it isn't the intent of WRAL to 'force' anyone to go online to do anything". Sad to say, that part has only gotten worse. The detailed video is what I'm talking about and now you can only get a brief video without going to the Live News and Weather and wait for the ads to play. In a severe weather event the app and WRAL seem to have improved the availability, otherwise I'm likely to miss the video weather - but I can always find it at ABC 11, so I'm good. (End of updated review, May 2019)
WRAL weather reporting is good because of the expertise of the the weather staff. This new app is disappointing because it's clear that it intentionally forces users to go to WRAL online to get in depth reporting, especially video reporting (join us at WRAL online for the details'). When you go to WRAL online you get 10 minutes of ads before you can see any report, weather or anything. That's really bad in a severe weather event. I know you have to pay for things, but it's so much that busy people will walk away.
Isn't that what a mobile weather app is all about? Busy people turning to a quick look at the weather? Too bad I too often have to miss the details and go to another source for them.
By Bluebird Flying
Agree w/ others. KISS is a good motto. Too busy & too hard to in-
This app is just ok 3/5
There is good and bad about this updated app. I feel like they miss the mark on this update. The old app had a couple of things that were simpler to use. I want short and sweet and this updated app is not short and sweet. Seems harder to navigate.
Good but not perfect 4/5
By Ed in Hillsborough
Most of the time fairly accurate but sometimes the temperature is way off from what my home thermometer says. Also what happen to the animations on the home screen that shows rain wetting the screen when it’s raining. I thought that was a cool effect but it no longer does that.
This one of worst loading apps on my phone. Most times its “retry” or “network
failure”. I’m going back to Weather Underground!
5- star - just need to know what to expect 5/5
5-star since all I need to know is what temp to expect for coming days.
When Are You Going To Tell The News About The 80 Year Old Who Was murdered In Sanford??????????
Know where your priorities are!!!!
Good functional app 5/5
By K-1 digs
Works good and gives me what I’m looking for
Trouble loading 4/5
I like the WRAL weather app. But a lot of the time when I open it it won’t load or it freezes after bringing me to the first page. I then have to back out of it, clear it from the background, and open it back up.
Extraordinarily buggy on an iPhone 6 Plus. App crashes, freezes and has to be restarted several times just to successfully get it open.
By Eye's open
Very Happy 5/5
By Anarchy 05
I start and end my day with the WRAL weather app!
Still dissatisfied 1/5
This app, when it is stable, is pretty good. Unfortunately, it still is prone to freezing and crashing....VERY frustrating!!
Update erases all Greg fishel 1/5
By Kimber 1911 45 ACP
I figured it would come and it’s here- this update removes all pictures and references to Greg fishel
I am keeping the current version and not updating as a tribute
No Greg Fisher, no app download 2/5
Hear me loud and clear WRAL. Your app has gotten worse with each update and the last straw is the news that Greg has “retired”. In protest I have deleted your app and never will use again! I hope your advertisers see this!
What is going on 1/5
By missing Greg
What happened to Greg. He didn’t even say goodbye to us the public before leaving 😔. The weather will not be same for my husband and I 👎🏽
Great weather app 5/5
Accurate and versatile.
Just got this weather app, in order to receive bad weather alerts I have to have my location on for that I'm out.
Great app for local weather! 5/5
Where ever I go I can use this app for up to date weather and forecasts. I use it every AM!
Very helpful 5/5
Like it! 4/5
I like the look of the new app; it’s updated and cleaner. I haven’t had it long, but I haven’t seen any of the issues reported by other reviewers.
Useful and accurate 5/5
Useful and accurate.
Very disappointing 1/5
By Darren Lambert
This app used to be clean and useable. Now you cannot enter a closing from the app. Why would you remove that function? Your mobile website has the amazon winner hack on it as well. I had to pull out my laptop to enter a closing! Even then I could not find the closings without doing a search. What are you doing?! We are having to rethink which news station we are going to use to communicate with our people about closings.
Fails to Load 2/5
It fails to load every other time.
Easy to use 5/5
I really enjoy this app. It's very easy and fast to use. The radar screen gives many options I'm gonna miss Mike Moss, though. When he's at work he would put up interesting updates. When he's not there on the weekend, you don't get much.
Choices are limited 3/5
I have tried several weather apps in fact I have 3 on my iPad and this is my go to app. I would prefer additional written forecasts, you know words not just shinny pictures. I don’t know how many weather apps I have tried, was disappointed in and ended up deleting them but it has been several.
Not consistent 3/5
I live just north of downtown Durham. When I use my current location this morning it showed the temp being 34 degrees. I switch to the Durham location, it says 46 degrees. I have pics to prove if needed.
Response Time 4/5
By Band Saw
Notifications need to alert the user faster.
The app is ok.
This app gives a more accurate localized forecast than others.
Easy to see the week’s forecast! 4/5
This is the first local weather app I’ve seen with at-a-glance hourly temps and 7-day forecasts on the same screen.
Great app! Thank you for a great station! 5/5
Excellent. Keep up the fine work!
By Juan A Marin Quintero
Great app get it
Not bad 5/5
By T-storms 🌩
Pretty good weather app.
Timely Information 4/5
I am a weather watcher and studied meteorology in college. Weather reports are very important to me and interesting information. Really like lightning reports as that is one weather factor that I have always been cautious and a little afraid to witness. Thanks for keeping me alerted.
By Ashlynn S.
I love the app! It’s easy to use and is almost always accurate! Glad I can rely on WRAL!
Useful app but chews up battery 3/5
If the cost of getting "lightning near you" and similar notifications is going to be 10% of my battery usage, I think I will just look out the window instead. Otherwise, the app is pretty good.
Network Error Apple 3/5
I dearly miss the old 7 day layout. However, I’ve learned to deal with it. I have a “Network Error” issue every time I open the app. I hit close and continue to use it. Typically this works. But sometimes I have to force close the app and restart it. If you can fix this bug, I will edit my response to 5 stars. More of an annoyance than anything. TIA.
I love this app, I downloaded it during Hurricane season, it kept me informed of all weather related issues. Definitely recommend this app
I’m a Fan! But, UGH! The ADs! 3/5
Still my go-to, but was compelled to review to let you know that, with the old app, I rated a 10. The new app gets a THREE...not for design or usefulness, but because there are TOO, TOO MANY ADs! It’s so frustrating that I’ve actually downloaded the Weather Channel app.
Those ads are going to cause me to delete this app one day. I hope that you can put the viewers and fans first, being perhaps the only company that does so.
Loved the alerts 5/5
By Non LDS
Used this app during Florence. This was such a good decision to get. It was there during the onslaught of wind and rain bands as Florence became a tropical storm, staying over us for three days. I will use this app until something better comes along. Until then, thank you to all the developers from me and my family.
Love it 5/5
I love the accuracy of it
Weather app WRAL 5/5
By j alan l
I love it still figuring it out just down loaded it for Florence
Love the new APP makeover, it was already good; but now it is PERFECT. thanks
I like the old weather alert app 2/5
I miss the old app ability to drop a pin and then have that weather for that pin no matter where I was - I even paid for more than 2 pins and I’ve lost that -
I also think this version is sluggish in loading and refreshing....
Going backwards 1/5
By Bill Siler City
Not even as good as the previous one.And that one wasn’t so great.