With the kids back in school and Labor Day 2014 now a memory, many are sensing a solemn end to summer. Countless areas in the U.S. are enjoying nice sunny days and soothing cool breezes, so it’s understandable for folks to forget about severe weather. Sorry to burst that bubble, but don’t forget — severe weather can (and will!) rear it’s ugly head quickly with little notice, anywhere, at anytime.
Just this past Sunday, lightning left three hospitalized, including a young boy, in New York as they relaxed on Orchard Beach. Two EF-1 tornadoes, that toppled and threw trees onto houses in Northern Michigan, also struck Sunday. Portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas are being battered by thunderstorms today. Severe weather is still a threat and is here to stay.
In order to help keep you and your loved ones safer from severe weather, you’ll need to know when and where severe weather will strike. To do this, most other weather apps only give National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings. The WeatherBug app not only provides all NWS watches and warnings, we provide (for free) additional alerts to help increase your safety!
Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs), which are up to 50% faster than other alerts, tell you when cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, heavy rain, high winds, microbursts, hail and tornadoes become a threat.
Watch the video below to learn more about DTAs:
You’ll also receive Spark™ lightning alerts. Spark turns your phone or tablet into a personal lightning detector, telling you exactly how far away the closest cloud-to-ground or in-cloud lightning strike is to your current location, saved location or random location, like a school field or park.
See Spark in action:
If safety from severe weather is a priority for you, no other weather app even comes close. Download WeatherBug today!
Be Prepared. Know Before™.
The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team