WxNotify has one main purpose, to notify its subscribers of short-term severe weather, mainly severe thunderstorms and
tornadoes. Sure, you can get weather information from the TV, radio, or otherwise looking out the window. As of 2012, people are now
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
on their mobile devices. WEA alerts notify for the following types of alerts:
- Alerts issued by the President of the United States,
- Alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life,
- Amber Alerts about missing children, and
- Alerts conveying recommendations for saving lives and property
You may have already received one of these alerts for a Tornado or Flash Flood Warning. likely have received one of these alerts on your phone during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic when many states started relaying their
lock-down information to everyone. For severe weather alerts however, users typically want more granularity of what they are alerted
for, or perhaps want to use a different alert sound than the one that is built into mobile phones for WEA notifications.
WxNotify is the perfect fit for those who want more control over their weather-related alerts.
A new WxNotify web site launched in the fall of 2021 that provides the following:
- Updated alert dashboard that looks and functions the same on any device.
- Subscribers can now enable two-factor authentication on their account for improved security.
- New contact options including Discord, Pushover, Twilio, and Telegram.
- In-app chat applet that allows subscribers to obtain help when using the site.
- New "Convective Outlook" alerting feature that notifies users when their locations are highlighted for severe weather by the Storm Prediction Center.
Hope you enjoy the service! Stay safe out there!