NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Severe weather is a concern in the tristate New York area during the warmer months of the year. Be prepared with the free FOX 5 NY weather app.
The updated app lets you track storms on the interactive radar. Just tap the screen to find out the storm's path, speed, direction, and potential for damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.
Douglas Hilderbrand of the National Weather Service says receiving severe storm alerts through the app is helpful.
"Our commercial partners are actually helping us meet our mission by getting out the life-saving warnings and information that is needed during extreme weather," Hilderbrand said. Just tap the alert to see the details.
You can customize the map to view high-resolution cloud imagery and temperature contrasts. Toggle on lighting symbols and tropical storm tracks.
You can also view 7-day and 10-day forecasts filled with details to help you plan your week. Hourly forecasts can help you time it when you need to take your dog for a walk.
Are you planning to travel? You can add and save your favorite locations anywhere in the world.
"You really want to make sure that you're able to be alerted to where it applies to you most, which is your current location," Hilderbrand said.
The FOX 5 NY weather app includes video forecasts and live streaming directly from Fox 5 News, so you can stay informed even during power outages. Also, live traffic maps are available to help you navigate through congestion and delays.
Download the FREE FOX 5 NY weather app and always stay updated on storms.
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