I liked Fox during very severe weather over quite a few years. But recently I sought a Fox Weather app for Atlanta, only found the Fox News app and thought this was the only access. For reasons not pertinent to weather, this was a deal breaker. A friend showed me the separate app, so here I am. I like it. Focuses on local, easy to navigate, so far continues to be accurate and although drama and hooks are not absent, you’ve kept it pretty darn clean. NOAA is my gold standard but since they “improved” their app, it’s not as helpful as it used to be. Please continue to stick to the weather and don’t let anything else smear into your part of the network.
I use this app religiously to watch radar and weather for managing my horses and weather to keep them inside or turn them out or to track incoming foul weather. Over the past 6+ months or so the app crashes every time I try to add a new city. I periodically add and remove places according to where I’m traveling and the app crashes every time. I have to add the new place at least 5 or more times before it will show up in the app.
Wow! I cannot thank Fox 5 Storm Team enough! I was staying at friends house and had fallen asleep when my phone went off with the tornado alert! There was a local tornado and I was able to call and inform my family at my house down the road! I was so happy to be able to be alerted when something bad was headed towards me or my family! Thank you so much for taking care of us and for being the BEST weather app ever!!!!
Since the last update, I now have a map with so many alert overlays that I can’t even see the radar! Hard freeze alerts, wind advisories, gale warnings, frost warnings, red flag fire advisories —- the map is a checkerboard of so many shapes and colors that the radar is completely obliterated, making it useless! There’s no way to turn off all the overlays — I never even turned them on; they just showed up one day, and I hate it! Ready to dump this one and find another local app that’s not such a mess....
The radar is pretty good, but the hourly is hardly ever correct. It changes every 30 minutes to to every hour. So if you have any outdoor plans, make sure to check the hourly weather every 30 minutes to an hour, because it will change. I’ve only found the hour weather to be correct once.
This is a good weather app but can you please fix the weather alerts section where you can select or unselect the type alerts you want to see where it will save your preferences. Every time I unselect the alerts I don’t want it defaults back to selecting all the alerts and covers my map with a bunch of overlays. Thanks!
I give the app 3 stars as it worked pretty well For about a year. I updated the app yesterday after receiving a notification and now the app will not open. I guess I’ll have to delete n then reinstall. Such a waste of time. Why can’t an app just do what it is supposed to?
Looks like I’m not the only one! Tried deleting and re-adding the app and now it’s worse because all the previously saved cities are gone 😬!!! I was able to add one new location then when I tried to add the second - boom! Crashed. Now same result as before, try to add a new location and immediate crash. Used to like this app for the navigation and vipr radar. But now only works for my current location and Pigeon Forge, TN.
This used to be a great app. I used to get notifications about storms and rain and all kind of stuff in my area. Must I emphasize used to be. It’s been raining outside for the last couple hours. I’m just now getting the alert that heavy rain is nearby. Lol good thing I no longer rely on this app to know when rain or storms are nearby. Would hate to rely on it if there were a tornado. The alert for a tornado would probably come after my house is leveled.
The app works now for a day then just won’t open. Having to delete and download again daily. I used to really rely on this weather app. Can’t any longer. Earlier comments below. Rated highly until the last update. Now the app just stops working since it was updated. I have deleted and reinstalled it five times. It works for approximately two days and then stops completely. Thinking I’ll have to move on to another weather app.
I love this weather app. The extended forecast, radar, and percentage of rain in forecast help me plan my day and week. I went Europe in May and I knew exactly what to wear. I packed the correct clothes for the weather!!!!
Really informative app. I like that it’s specific to the area I live in. The problem is that part of the content is cut off in landscape view on iPad. If you rotate the iPad vertically then the full content is viewable. If you fix this it would be great!
Do not like it—- too busy. If you were going to change anything, why not the color of the city you have selected.??? Now with this new update when you want to see daily or hourly an ad pops up on the screen— really is this the best you can do ??
Why... when I just want to see the dang weather do I have to stare at a roller coaster ad for a comatose that isn’t even in this state... oh and it sits there for about a minute before you can see the dang weather map. Come on!!
I have used WSB’s app for years. After realizing that WSB’s was not as good as it used to be I looked around for another ATLANTA-Based news outlet for a weather app. This one is outstanding. I love the very robust radar. Thanks Fox 5.
Thanks Fox 5. Guess I have to move on to another Weather app because Fox 5 no longer works on my iPad. Shame that weather app does not support older iPads and no going to buy another one just to get the weather. Will stop watching Fox 5 too. Goodbye.
Storm tracks are now just dots with arrows unless you zoom in really close. The new color schemes of the map are awful, and it’s an OLD satellite view, our house-built 3 yrs ago- is not even on the map anymore! Go back to old map, much easier to read and much better storm/rain tracks! Do not like the map updates at all!!
I can’t tell y’all how many times it said it wasn’t going to rain, and then it does. Yesterday (8-6-21) it said there was a 10% Chance of rain today (8-7-21) now there is a 55% chance and we’re about to have storms. If they can’t predict next day weather, what is this app or “Storm Team” even good for. Deleted.
Problems still exist with this app. The radar is nothing but overlays. I’ve sent messages about this with no response. I even sent Joanne Feldman a message. Apparently this is not going to be fixed so I’m deleting this app after a long time of great use without any problems. Sad.
An alert appears. I touch the alert. The app opens. I then click the main phone button, and my main screen comes up. This action bypasses all of my Iphone security. This app is removed as of now. Let me know when the security problem is fixed. Otherwise i find the app useful and well done.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled this app 5 times in the past 6 months. It works fine provided I stay at home and even then it will only work for a few days before I have to uninstall and reinstall it.
Track your local forecast for the Atlanta area quickly with the free FOX 5 Weather app. The improved design gives you radar, hourly and seven day weather information just by scrolling. Our weather alerts will warn you early and help to keep your and your family safe during severe weather. Why download the FOX 5 Team Weather Radar app? • Get your current forecasts at a glance, with fully integrated GPS to give you accurate conditions wherever you are located. • Receive severe storm alerts from the National Weather Service so you and your family can stay safe. • Get school closing information quickly. • Interactive radar map includes the past hour of a storm's movement and future radar to see where severe weather is headed. Regional lightning data and high resolution satellite cloud imagery are also included. Radar is optimized for in-network and WiFi performance. • Daily and Hourly forecasts update from our computer models. • Add and save your favorite locations, anywhere in the world. • Video forecasts and live streaming from the FOX 5 Storm Team Weather Center, so you can stay informed even during power outages. • Live traffic map for the greater Atlanta area. • Share you weather photos and videos easily with FOX 5. Look for them on during the news on TV!