Yahoo! Weather for iPhone gets severe weather alerts for U.S. cities

Yahoo! may provide the weather information for the stock iOS 7 weather application but that doesn't stop them from continuing to improve their own standalone app. Today's update is a small, yet important one as severe weather alerts for U.S. cities have now been enabled.

Grab the latest update from the App Store at the link below. This is still my go-to weather app on the iPhone, how about you?

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Yahoo! Weather for iPhone gets severe weather alerts for U.S. cities

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I wish severe weather alerts were built into the OS. I live in the Chicago area and this Sunday we had those massive storms. I didn't get any alerts for the severe thunderstorm warning or the tornado watch, but I did get an EAS alert for a flash flood advisory.

The Wireless Emergency Alerts are only activated for the following as of 11/15/2013:
--Tornado Warnings
--Flash Flood Warnings
--Hurricane and Typhoon Warnings
--Extreme Wind Warnings
--Dust Storm Warnings

For more information about WEA in relation to the NWS, please visit: weather.gov/wirelessalerts

Otherwise - there are many apps that will deliver location based warnings to apps, and services that will send email and text messages when there are warnings for areas you define.

I started using this app before iOS 7 was released and it is by far my favorite weather app on my iPhone. It provides the weather in such a beautiful and elegant fashion; all on one scrollable screen.
The only way I could ask that it be any better - universal binary. Well, that and an option to clear the cached data it collects. :P

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Thanks for the heads-up. I had deleted the Yahoo weather app a whole back when the radar didn't have time-elapse, but I see now that it has that capability. Now I can delete the cruddy Weather Channel app I've been using.

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The Yahoo weather app is one of the best looking weather apps available, but not the most feature packed; so this is a nice addition. If anyone wants a great app to know if they need an umbrella, Starbucks had a pick of the week recently for Dark Sky that alerts you if it will rain at your location in the next 90 minutes. It's a simple, but great app to have; and if you have the Starbucks app, you can pick it up for free.

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I downloaded the Yahoo! Weather app on my iPadAir and I noticed that I can't scroll up to get the extended forecast if I'm in landscape mode. I know it's technically an iPhone app, but I'm curious to know if the same issue occurs with the iPhone (I don't have an iPhone, just the iPad).

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Man I wish this was the default weather app on the iPhone! Apples app isn't bad, it's that Yahoo! weather is so much better.

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It is my main go to weather app. Radar Scope is next, and Hurricane Pro, then eWeatherHD to round out checking weather.

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I totally agree it's supposed to be integrated into the iOS and as it gets developed everyone should get these updates without even downloading any stand alone app

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Absolutely love this app!! I replaced the native weather app with this one on my home screen . So elegant.

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Like most everyone else here, I too love this app. And living in Texas and often having severe weather, this is a fantastic addition.

I imagine that more and more features
of this app will be incorporated into the default iOS weather app as time goes by. At least I hope.

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Wow good job to Yahoo! I'm seeing a lot of positive feedback here for this app. I'm gonna give this one a try.

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I actually had the Yahoo Weather app, then iOS 7 happened and all my weather apps have gone bye-bye.

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The Yahoo! weather app is a big example of why users should be able to set something other than the iOS native apps as default. It certainly sets the standard for it's kind. Of course, all the hooks for Siri and other dependent OS functions would have to be more flexible and I don't think that Apple would like to make it so.

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This is the best most accurate weather app out there. Hands down. It's bizarre that the stock weather app is powered by yahoo because it's so inaccurate. I love how much info the Yahoo app gives you!

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The yahoo app has been my default weather app for a while, and it keeps getting better. Agree that this should be what the native weather app be like.

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Best free weather app for sure. Hopefully the warnings will extend outside the States eventually.

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