One-thousand miles north of Central Florida the weather pattern is substantially different. After 35 years of living in Central Florida, I can testify you need to be aware of the weather. Florida is the lightning capital of the world and can be most vulnerable during hurricane season. Even so, Central Florida (as I like to think of it) is like when a bowling ball first strikes the number one pin on a bowling alley. The noise of pins flying through the air sticking each other, sounds exactly like the East coast ocean breezes crashing full force with the West coast breezes causing violent thunderstorms. And, it all happens right here over Central Florida. This is why I have the Weather app from Central Florida’s news leader WFTV on my iPhone. One ‘click’ and you become aware of your surroundings instantly. Thanks to Tom Terry, and the Channel 9 weather team, I confidently rate WFTV weather app with the highest rating of five stars. J Gray Smith Central Florida, USA
The WF TV, channel 9 weather app is absolutely the best weather app out there. I’ve looked for a better one and can’t find any that give better coverage to the local and regional weather conditions and projections. This app can show you the weather radar for almost anywhere in the country and it also can show general weather conditions, temperatures, etc. I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to keep in track with the weather locally or across the country with friends and relatives.
Not sure if I missed when the app wasn’t so great? I’ve never experienced any issues with this app as other reviewers have stated. It always notifies me if rain is coming to my location, or if lightning was detected. The radar works well enough to where I don’t need a separate app, it’s just not as detailed as said apps. Maybe that’s an area they can work on. But I love having this app! It’s very convenient.
During severe weather especially while watching hurricanes come (miss us) it’s often not the most recent weather update video that is the most apparent and sometimes difficult to find the current one. I definitely trust Tom Terry and team most ever since Tom was the only one who got Charlie right!
This is my first time using your app, which was recommended by neighbor. I love it! I’m staying up to date on what’s happening in Marion county and Florida as a whole. I’m also able to shared the app with my loved ones and they’re staying informed as well. Thank you all for doing an outstanding job as we all preparedness for Idalia.
I’m an avid motorcycle enthusiast and I’ve been relying on your forecasts and especially your radar to keep me as safe and dry as possible, especially during riding. The time lapse feature allows me to see the real time movement of storms and adjust my route to avoid them as much as possible. Thanks for keeping me safe
I am so grateful that Brian is back... Jamie and Nancy are fantastic but we were all missing Brian. I feel like they are my family. I teach school and watching the team each morning gives me a great attitude that I take right into my first grade classroom. Thank you to the entire team... l love everything y’all stand for.... Carla McKee
They took what used to be a great app and LOADED IT DOWN with SO MANY ADS that it takes forever to load and parts of it no longer function properly (especially the MOST IMPORTANT, the “EYE ON THE TROPICS” section) the TINY video map of the approaching hurricane forecast no longer loads (endless spinning disc) and it is too small to even SEE on your phone as it is crowded out by ALL. THE. BANNER. ADS. Even when it USED to function, you would have to wait through ENDLESS ANNOYING TV commercials. I gave up on it
I love the app when it works. Most of the time the app works except for the radar. It can be raining out and when I call up the radar, there is nothing on the screen or some times the radar blinks on & off. I have run all updates for my phone and the app. If they can fix the radar issue, it will be great.
We are on a road trip and it is able to follow us! We received an alert by your weather news app that there is heavy rain and severe thunderstorms in our area. Thank you for supporting and protecting us wherever we go! Best app, by far!🙌🏻☀️🌤🌦⛈🙌🏻
Doesn’t seem the new version of this app was tested enough. Today getting message it can’t connect to my WiFi but all other apps including App Store sure can. I’m going to delete it and download again but new app is not nearly as nice as old one so will be looking for a better one. UPDATE- delete and reinstall worked for awhile but app is unusable again today. Deleting for good. Terrible.
Not sure about the negative reviews. I live in central Florida and I’m outdoors a lot. I rely on the lighting and rain alerts. On iOS, this app has never disappointed. Keep up the great work. A widget would be great by the way!
This used to be my favorite app. They have been slacking off majorly. I’ll log on and what’s on there is 3-5 days ago. Nothing gets updated on a regular basis. It’s very frustrating. If it doesn’t change soon I’ll be deleting it. FYI. I’m not the only person that’s talking about it
This app use to be very good and bang on with its alerts but I downloaded the new updated version and the storms that we have had don’t seem to show up at that time of event. ? Maybe have another look at this app and try to fix it. Please iv always followed you guys as trust you.
You would think with today’s radars and satellites that it would be relatively easy to predict the weather compared to a hundred years ago. Well apparently not so much according to channel 9 weather. If it says it’s going to be no rain, pack your umbrella! If it says 100% rain, pack some sun tan xpf 100. Follow these general rules and the program seems to work great.
Trusted more than any other channels. During the time frame that DISH satellite/Apollo Group had us blacked out I learned quickly that no one was better, more trustworthy than Tom Terry/Brian Shields. Love them and the morning crew #teamnosleep ❤️💙🧡💚
Highly accurate reports for lightening and heavy rains to my position. Excellent radar depiction of where the weather system is as it progresses through my community. Highly recommend this WFTV weather app.
WFTV have the best and most comforting Meteorologis during the above worst weather that we encounter in Florida, From Severe Thunderstorms, Tropical Storms, too Hurricanes.. Tom and his team are the Best!
The radar does not work it’s poring rain outside right now and the radar shows nothing in my area. And I agree with BUGS every time I turn on it tells me can’t connect turn on my wifi on turn off airplane mode. Bring back the old version.
Chief meteorologist Tom Terry and WFTV Channel 9’s team of certified meteorologists have produced the most accurate, local weather technology available with the WFTV Channel 9 Weather App. This free, 24/7 app is constantly updated with the latest storm and forecast information for the Orlando and Central Florida areas. Plus watch live coverage of Eyewitness News and the WFTV meteorologists in Severe Weather Center 9 right on your mobile device. By using the app’s built-in interactive radar, you can zoom down to your neighborhood, including Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties, or zoom out to check radar anywhere in the country. Location based storm alerts will direct you to the latest severe weather warnings. The WFTV Weather App focuses on complete Central Florida weather coverage for WFTV viewers and News 96.5 listeners. Summary of Features: - There is a new radar in the weather app that matches the radar found on other digital platforms and also includes future radar to provide you with a likely path and outlook of storms. The radar has 250 meter resolution, the highest available. - New tracks - We added earthquakes and storm tracks as layers in the radar. Now you can track the location and magnitude of earthquakes as well for storms the speed, direction and type. Tap the “storm symbols” icon in the radar to see the list. - Push alerts are FREE for more than 25 alert types including everything from tornado warnings to winter storm warnings and tropical storm alert types. - Now you can scroll through the home screen to access most of what you need or want on one tab. - Place a location pin precisely where you want it for a specific address or any position on a map. When saving a location you can name it exactly how you want it. - The app works with identical features on tablet and handset. - Additional items added seasonally *Data and alerting available for the United States only.