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The Weather Channel today announced bringing new real-time rain and lightning alerts to the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple Watch via an updated iOS app. The refreshed mobile software lets you receive the exact alerts for rain, snow and lighting strikes that are relevant to you and based on your location.

In addition, you can now set up fully customizable notifications based on personal preferences so you can receive timely alerts tailored to your preference.

“By combining the most accurate forecasts and weather data from The Weather Channel with real-time notifications, users have the information they need to get outside, stay safe and make the most of the weather,” said company.

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In addition to the newly added real-time rain and lightning alerts, other cool features of The Weather Channel for Apple Watch include the following:

  • Access your saved locations from Weather Underground’s Network of over 100,000 weather stations.
  • “Force Touch” navigation for quick access to hourly, ten-day forecasts and saved locations.
  • Notifications on the latest NWS severe weather alerts.
  • Real-time radar and satellite imagery.
  • View current conditions, hourly and ten-day forecasts in graph or list view.

The Weather Channel is available free in the App Store.

The 44.3-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later and contains a WatchKit extensions allowing you to run The Weather Channel on your Apple Watch.

  • ericesque

    Meanwhile, lightning has been providing its own visual and audio alerts for millions of years! Always playing catch up, Weather Channel…

  • Casey H.

    Wait, is the weather channel app using weather underground data?

    • ericesque

      They bought weather underground. I’m sure the data is factored into their forecasts.

      • Casey H.

        Good to know, don’t know how I missed that one. Why do you think the forecasts and current conditions are different so often?

  • Leslie M.

    well my app is giving me alerts from when I was in florida last week sunny here and alerts say lightning nearby and rain starting soon…..when I look at map for where i was in Fla its raining…and cannot figure out HOW to get it to recognize my current location..made sure it is set to where i live and follow me forecast too UGH driving me NUTS …HELP any ideas !!!!!!!!