Storm Hunter WX

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About this app

Developed in partnership with former KCCI-TV (Des Moines, IA) meteorologist John McLaughlin to provide a simplified display of advanced radar data and Safety Net Alerting to multiple locations with user-definable thresholds. McLaughlin pioneered the use of Doppler radar for severe storm tracking on Iowa television, working with Bob Baron of Baron Weather to develop and install the nation's first High Definition Doppler radar (VHDD) in 1995. Storm Hunter allows you the option to select notification as storms begin to produce lighting, hail, or rotation so you can be alerted even before official warnings are issued. Up to eight locations can be specified so you can make sure your loved ones know when dangerous weather approaches.

Storm Hunter includes five high resolution NWS radars covering Iowa. Select from radar intensity and velocity, plus one click threat delineation with the "Baron Button" breaking down storm cells into rain, hail and wind threats.

Storm Hunter's Future Scan product extrapolates storm cells from their current radar locations out to one hour including predicted decay or growth.

Detailed national radar will cover you across the United States, plus our "U.S. Severe Wind" product shows the areas of greatest wind shear as detected across the network of National Weather Service Doppler Radars. This tool is useful for quickly identifying rotation and damaging wind areas.

In addition to custom alerts, you can save multiple location for specific computer generated weather forecasts from the national weather prediction models. Forecast radar and rain/snow accumulations out to 24 hours and radar estimated rain totals are great features in the Storm Hunter app.

The Storm Hunter app is linked to the Iowa Storm Chasing Network for live streaming of severe weather events from the Storm Hunter Ford Escape chase vehicle and live radar analysis for significant tornado days.

Storm Hunter Weather is sponsored by the McLaughlin Family companies in Iowa, Including New Way Ford, New Way Auto Group, McLaughlin Imprint and Apparel and Hurricane Motorsports. Advertisement links include exclusive discounts on new and used automobiles and apparel for Storm Hunter users.

Meteorologist John McLaughlin says "The Storm Hunter app is a way for me to continue to share my passion for weather, even after my 31 year career on Iowa television ended due to a medical condition. Best of all, thanks to my family members financial support, the app is free to download and use. For that I am very grateful."
Updated on
Mar 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

370 reviews
A Google user
May 25, 2019
4 stars for now, because there seemes to be a problem with the badge in the drop down menu. It will display fine for a while but then it will say 0° and location is null. ut would also be nice to have a settings menu instead of having to go into my system settings to adjust it. Once those get fixed I'll be super happy! I really like that the forecast is really accurate, and that a meteorologist was behind the development of it. Also, the ads are non intrusive which is a big plus for me as well.
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A Google user
June 30, 2019
i really want to like this but its not easy to use. for starters, i don't care about the local weather for the week, i want it on radar first. i shouldn't have to click an extra button to get there. if you click on a storm it will list the cities. and if you click on the box it will show you what city will get hit first, pretty neat.... but, if i click a city that is affected on the map, it doesn't show when the storm will hit there. instead it brings me back to the main list, and its sorted by time and not alphabetically, there should be a second option. there is a menu item that takes you back to the program i'm using, why is that there? it does show you lightning which is good, but that map needs work. if the city goes to that list, that list should at least show the city i clicked on as the first thing. the thought of having to scroll down a long list while a storm is coming is crazy. more so that should be at the top of the screen, and the stats below that. things like the word HAIL should be in bold and in its own section listed with wind gusts, which i don't see. i like the idea of velocity maps, but its useless if its only a few areas.
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May 3, 2022
Has been pretty good overall, but lately it's randomly been way off. For instance, the temperature it's telling me is currently off by more than 10 degrees!!! Not the forecast, just the current weather. The forecast is actually more accurate. I tried to find a place to report issues, but couldn't find one so here I am. I hope this gets fixed cause I'm about to look for another app.
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What's new

Bug fix addressing Wifi connectivity error with stable connection