WRAL developed its own proprietary weather app in house, and is now releasing a major update that will give users an improved experience tracking local weather conditions and severe storms as they intensify.
WRAL is the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., owned by Capitol Broadcasting Co.
The all-new WRAL weather app is a complete overhaul of the former app, and it delivers the most popular features right to the home screen — the interactive radar plus seven-day and hourly forecasts. Users can swipe right and left to see hourly weather trends, and tap the seven-day for detailed local forecast information from the WRAL weather team.
The advanced settings of the free app allow users to fully customize alerts by location and weather event type, and save a favorite school system to see school closings on the home screen.
“This new app delivers what area residents need most — locally prepared forecasts, customizable alerts to dangerous weather, quick access to the seven-day outlook and interactive radar, all from a trusted team of veteran meteorologists,” said John Conway, CBC’s new media general manager, whose team designed and built the new app from scratch.
According to a survey done by FiveThirtyEight writers, nearly 20% of people get their weather information from a specific app other than what is already programmed on their phones, and another 20% get their weather forecasts from a local TV station.