WeatherCall will NEVER Overwarn
- When the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a tornado, severe thunderstorm or flash flood warning, they issue a storm-specific box.
- WeatherCall's precise notifications are based on the geographic threat area defined by the NWS.
- Whether you are being warned of the threat to a registered lat/long, or your GPS enabled cell phone is tracked, the notification is based specifically on your location compared to that warning 'box'.
- WeatherCall only notifies those inside the NWS defined warning area. See Figure 1
- When you get a WeatherCall notification, chances are, the weather WILL get bad.
- WeatherCall never delivers any false alarms.
Have you ever heard a storm siren, had a weather radio go off, or have a television broadcaster alert you to a storm that is not in your immediate area, and know it is not coming towards you? Many who have feel they have been over-warned, and just want to know when a dangerous storm is headed directly toward them. WeatherCall was designed to give you peace of mind, and a real sense of security, knowing that when the National Weather Service issues a warning for your specific address, you will be notified, because a real threat does exist!
On Wednesday (April 27, 2011), the NWS radio had so many alerts going off that I couldn't keep up with what was happening, where, and for how long. You and Storm Force 31 Weather Call were right on the spot though, keeping my family alert WHEN WE NEEDED TO BE.
"First one we heard, it was a thunderstorm warning. I said, 'OK, (WRAL Chief Meteorologist) Greg (Fishel), thanks very much. I'm going to bed,'" Hines said. "But when he called back and said tornado warning, I said, 'OK, let's get up and see what's going on.'"
We live in the Elms of Charleston, right behind Charleston Southern University. We were asleep when the storm hit yesterday morning. We awoke to find we had no power, so there was no way to check as to how bad the storm would get or where the storm was headed and who would get the worse part of it.