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Anywhere, Anytime Mobile Weather Forecasts

Create a Shortcut on your iPhone Create a Shortcut on your Android Phone  | Receive Text Notifications via Twitter | Submit a Storm Report

 

You can now receive your weather forecast from the National Weather Service anywhere, anytime using your wireless device. All you need is a wireless device that can surf the Internet along with a wireless Internet service provider. Read the full Service Description Document about this service.

 

You can use the following URL's to access your complete weather forecast via your mobile device:

What kind of weather information can I receive?

Once you enter your "City, St" or zip code, you will receive your current weather information and links to the following...

  • Forecast-at-a-Glance - a quick word or two describing the weather and a forecast temperature for the next 36 hours.
  • Detailed forecast - The complete forecast text issued by the local NWS weather office for the next seven days.
  • Doppler Radar Image - This is the same image available you are used to seeing from our website, just transformed into the best possible image that your wireless device can display.

 

Add a shortcut to your Home Screen

Make a NWS Shortcut on your Phone

Just follow these directions to add the NWS website as a shortcut/app

On your iPhone:

 

 

The following directions are for iPhone users.

Step 1 – Browse to this NWS Website from your iPhone (http://mobile.weather.gov/) If you proceed to step 2 with link like this, you will have to enter your location each time, but if you select a location (ie: Wilmington, NC) you can use this site specific link, http://mobile.weather.gov/index.php?lat=34.23497000000003&lon=-77.94599999999997 , and go onto step 2. I have both shortcuts on my phone in order to easily find a forecast for any other location I may be visiting.

Step 2 – Click the Share button on the bottom of your screen

Step 3 – Click the Add to Home Screen button at the bottom of the screen

Step 4 – Click Add in the upper right hand corner.

Just follow these directions to add the NWS website as a shortcut/app

On your Android:

 

Step 1 – Browse to this NWS Website from your Samsung or other Android Phone (http://mobile.weather.gov/) If you proceed to step 2 with link like this, you will have to enter your location each time, but if you select a location (ie: Wilmington, NC) you can use this site specific link, http://mobile.weather.gov/index.php?lat=34.23497000000003&lon=-77.94599999999997 , and go onto step 2. I have both shortcuts on my phone in order to easily find a forecast for any other location I may be visiting.

Step 2 – Click the 3 dots in the upper right next to address bar

Step 3 – Select Add shortcut on Home Screen

 

Send Storm Reports with your phone (using Twitter)

Step 1 – Once you have set up a shortcut on your phone with above instructions, click on shortcut to NWS local forecast

Step 2 – Scroll down below your forecast and click on "Tweet #wxreport" (highlighted in yellow)

Step 3 – If you are logged into your Twitter account, you will be able to make a tweet including your current location lat/lon and leave the two important hashtags, #nwsILM and #wxreport) in order for the NWS Wilmington forecast office to receive your tweet.

For more info on submitting storm reports, visit our web page Submit a Storm Report

Receive Text Notifications on your phone

To turn on mobile notifications to stay notified of any  threatening weather from your local National Weather Service, follow the following instructions.

Step 1 – First pick the right National Weather Service office that covers your area.

 

  @NWSWilmingtonNC

Step 2 – Click on your round profile picture to get to your profile and settings. Under Mobile, make sure there is a check mark in the box for "Tweets from people that you've enabled for mobile notifications"

Step 3 – Once you have the @NWSWilmington twitter feed up, click on the 3 vertical dots next  to the "following" button, and click on "Turn on mobile noifications"