The newest version of MyWARN is finally ready for consumers! It has an updated look and handles SPC risk categories perfectly!
On April 3, 1974, forecasters knew it was going to be bad, but they had no idea it would be the biggest tornado outbreak in U.S. history with 147 tornadoes in 24 hours.
Vacation time is upon but, but severe weather never takes a break. You need MyWARN to alert you wherever you travel in the 48 United States.
Dr. Laura Myers is a disaster preparedness research professor at the University of Alabama. She has conducted extensive research into the response to tornado warnings. Dr. Myers ran the Town Hall meeting at the National Weather Association meeting in Birmingham in 2011. One of the most interesting findings from the data that she has gathered […]
From county based to polygon based, the way the National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings has changed. MyWARN uses this same polygon warning system to get the warning out, but just to the users that are within the polygon. Through this process, MyWARN is proving to be the premier severe weather notification app.
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When you first install MyWARN, you might wonder why it doesn’t do anything. That’s because MyWARN doesn’t do anything, until severe weather threatens your precise location. It doesn’t go off for warnings on the other side of the county, or down the road, or even across the street if you aren’t in the warning. Please understand that before you buy this app. MyWARN eliminates unnecessary warnings.
On occasion the National Weather Service will issue an advisory that does not go into affect for a period of time, perhaps as far out as 2 days. MyWARN recognizes this process and does the same thing. MyWARN only notifies users in the affected areas once the alert’s issued time is in affect. Preventing any perceptions of over-warning during the process.
Severe weather affects every state. Whether it is flash flooding in Nevada because of the monsoons, are a tornado in Massachusetts, MyWARN will alert users no matter where they are, because it alerts for severe weather that occurs everywhere. Keeping it simple and easy to use for our users is our number one priority.
Outdoor sirens are designed to warn people that are outdoors, away from radio and television, about a tornado warning. But they should not be relied on exclusively to receive warnings. They are difficult to hear inside and sometimes they fail, as was the case in June 2001.
Many people do not take severe thunderstorm warnings seriously. This can be a deadly mistake. It is important that you monitor severe thunderstorm warnings on your MyWARN app. A rare violent tornado in Maryland in 2002 is a case study illustrating this point.
It is National Severe Weather Preparedness week across the country. Now is the time to make any plans on how you and your loved ones will be prepared and ready for the next time your location is impacted by severe weather.