"No such thing as a free lunch". "You get what you pay for". Everyone knows these sayings. So, why pay for WeatherCall® when there are HUNDREDS of FREE weather apps available to download? Because WeatherCall is faster, reliable, gets your attention, and is NEVER A FALSE ALARM!
Free weather apps are supported by advertising dollars. The more warnings you get, the greater chance you'll click on an ad banner, and the more money will be made. To increase this frequency, they push notifications to you for any warning active in your county or region. Sometimes these companies make up their OWN warnings so they can push MORE banner ads to your phone.
WeatherCall will NEVER Overwarn
The federal government launched a notification service that includes certain types of severe weather events issued by the National Weather Service, Amber Alerts and Presidential Alerts. While it is a 'bell-ringer' for potential areal danger, it is NOT a storm specific warning for all dangerous severe weather. Here are the differences between WEA and WeatherCall.
- 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.'"