I’ll always watch WBTV, but this app is worse than useless. It’s dangerous. It doesn’t always show a radar reading, and when it does, it is NEVER correct. It’s always different than what’s being shown on Chanel 3, always. Giving such misleading weather information is just plain dangerous when people rely on it for planning their daily lives. It will show clear skies in my area while a storm rolls through. Don’t use this app to plan any outdoor activities. You just might find unexpected thunder and lightning overhead.
The version before the current was probably the best it’s ever been. The version they have now you have so many things to choose from as far as alerts and you can’t figure out what’s what… in this version? You have so many overlays that just doesn’t need to be there…. Really all we need to see is current and future radar. Half the time the radar won’t even show up because it just won’t load so you have to go out of it and go back in just to see if it works. Sometimes when you open the app and go to the radar all you see, is the directional paths, but not the images of the storms. This app definitely needs some work done so people will be happy.
Your weather app is absolutely the best! Only thing that is lacking is the need to add the wind direction and speed to the Daily Section. It is absolutely annoying have to shuffle back and forth between the Daily Section and the Hourly Section just to obtain the wind information. Please fix this anomaly. Thank you.
My issue is the emergency notifications. Twice now on separate days, I’ve received a tornado warning alert. I click on the link (as directed) and it shows a TINY map with an arrow pointing to the area. FOR 3 SECONDS OR LESS! Then it immediately goes to an ad! There’s not enough time to even focus on the map, much less know where the arrow is pointing! This is supposed to warn me of a potential deadly weather event, and I’ve got a split second to focus before I get a 20 second stream of ads? Really? Come on y’all, you can do better! This is unacceptable!
Ads make it hard to use during a weather emergency
During last tornado warnings when I was trying to get in a safe place I had to fight with ads to find out what was going on. At this point the ads are so encompassing they’ve rendered the video portion unusable but we do look at the hourly/daily and radar part of the app.
My husband things he is a behind the scenes weather man. He ALWAYS get its right! His secret??!? This app. He says it’s the only weather app that hasn’t let him down! Hourly, daily, even video updates.
The app’s effectiveness is diminished by the ads that appear before the features can be viewed. In an urgent weather situation, one does not want to wade through so many ads. Could the ads display with the requested page?
Clicking on the app’s Notification “Tornado Warning Issued - Click For Details” took me to an Advertisement! That’s some pretty screwed up priorities. Worse, while the ad’s sound was very loud, there was no sound on the video about the Tornado Warning. In general, the app generates too many unimportant Notifications every day. Stick to problems, like Tornado Warnings.
The app is actually pretty good. I downloaded it solely for the weather radar that the basic phone weather app doesn’t offer. But WBTV’s forecasts have become increasingly more misleading. When dense clouds cover the entire region, it’s not ‘fair’ outside. Fair skies lead us to believe it’s sunny with blue skies.
There are too many advertisements in the app, too many notifications sent out daily and too many references to use the app on the newscast. We know about it, we can choose to use it but shouldn’t have to in order to be weather aware.
A notification pops on your phone- tornado warning issued! You click for more information to find out WHERE across two states might be needing to take shelter. Instead of an answer, you get a 15-20second ad before you can see where the warning is! Then the maps and radar are out of date. Absolutely defeats purpose of emergency alert.
In the last month this app has been horrible! If you check the radar once, it won’t load again until you clear it out completely and restart it. It doesn’t load the radar future in a seamless manner, it is very slow and stutters. PLEASE FIX THE ISSUES
I have all the settings on and the notification comes to screen but no sound or every other time. Lucky I’ve caught it pop up each time. Also the video cuts off before anchor is done so I wind up going to check weather elsewhere. 👎🏻
I only signed up for severe weather alerts. However I get morning afternoon and evening notifications giving general weather information. Why? That’s not a severe weather alert. I get woken up at 1030 at night for that?
Ads continuously play, causing me to be unable to get any other Information about dangerous weather. If a dangerous storm were to roll through I would not be (and haven't, in the past) be able to stay abreast of the information. This makes this app literally useless and totally unusable.
Unfortunately I downloaded before reading reviews. Like others mentioned you have to watch an ad before getting the alert. Chintzy and below the belt for what i consider as the best weather team in CLT. I’ve already deleted this waste of time. I guess I should have expected 💩 from a Penguins fan.
Tornado 15 mins from my home was not picked up by this stupid weather app. My home security system alerted me and my family's other weather apps such as the weather channel notified everyone but me. This is life threatening news, so what good does this app do me to show me rain if it can't alert me to seek shelter??! UNINSTALLED!
Having ads in this app makes it useless. Surely WBTV doesn’t need to sell the ad space to cover the expense of main thing this app. I’ve always watched WBTV News but this “business decision” has got me to question their priorities. Very disappointed
Since the new radar format, it can be pouring rain in my area and radar shows absolutely nothing. I get alerts that there is heavy rain in the area, or lightning detected but again, radar shows nothing. Looking for a new weather app that is accurate.
I find the app SO frustrating. When advance warning is everything for safety in a severe weather situation, that there is first an ADVERTISEMENT and then just a radar WITH NO TRACK or TIMING doesn't give me much information (or confidence) in this app.
Used to be good. WBT needs to learn how to keep their hands off pf something that works. Do yourself a favor and get something else. At this moment I am riding the a thunderstorm and no clouds on radar. Permanent deletion. Y’all can go screw yourselves, don’t do it to me.
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