Alert Users Manual
Note: This manual describes
using Pro Weather Alert. The functionality is mostly the
same for Simple Weather Alert, and where there are differences
they will be noted in blue.
Simple Weather Alert and Pro Weather Alert bring you NWS
weather alerts in near-realtime. This allows you to stay
informed of severe or extreme weather events when you may not be
near a radio. The app operates mostly in the background, only
informing you when you need to know. When a new alert is
posted by the NWS, a notification will appear in the status bar on
your phone. You can also set the sounds, lights, and vibrate
to go off to further get your attention. You can then tap the
notification in the status bar to read the alert details, or view a
list of all current NWS alerts for your area.
The first thing you will need to do is add a location. All
alerts are based on U.S. counties, so you need to specify what
county you want tracked.
Learn about Locations
Once you've added a location or locations, you will then begin
receiving alerts for those areas (if any alerts are active).
Learn about Alerts
Customizing Your Notifications
You can control which alerts notify you, when they do it, and
how. This gives you a lot of flexibility in controlling which
alerts really should get your attention, and which you can safely
ignore. The preferences and keywords are accessible via Menu
from the alerts list screen.
Learn about Preferences and
Using the App Widget
You can add an app widget to your home screen, giving you easier
access to important features of Pro Weather Alert.
Learn about the App Widget
If the app is not performing correctly, or you wish to contact the
developer, access this screen by going to Menu: Troubleshooting from
the alerts list.
Learn about Troubleshooting