What are the best tornado warning apps?

You never really know when tornadoes will hit. Yes, unlike tropical cyclones, they are sudden and unpredictable. And it has become imperative for us to stay vigilant and ready. Luckily, our community has compiled a list of tornado warning apps to at least give us some warning. Better safe than sorry!

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    #1Tornado: American Red Cross

    Tornado: American Red Cross

    Developed by the American Red Cross, this tornado app helps you understand and prepare for a tornado and everything that it entails. It comes with interactive quizzes and a simple step-by-step guide once you brave the calamity.


    iOS, Android


    Wu Song
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Probably one of the best tornado warning apps out there. It sends me alerts whenever there is an impending tornado. it also notifies you when you no longer have to worry. Really great features!"
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    TornadoSpy+ comes with an AccuSpy technology that allows you to report and view official and user-spotted tornadoes or hails in real time. It has U.S. animated radar maps, push alerts, warnings, tornado forecast maps, and many others.



    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Jordan Rose
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "such an amazing tornado tracker app! there is nothing more sobering than an accident caused by natural calamity, so I really rely on apps like this to keep me ready when the worse comes to worst."
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    #3The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel
    The Weather Channel is a free weather app for iOS and Android devices. Aside from weather radar, report and hurricane coverage, it also provides national and local weather forecasts for cities. It can also be accessed through web browsers.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Justin Wood
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "this really takes away all your worries if you have loved ones living in other cities. yes, it can get annoying to be updated every now and then, but at least we're all prepared"
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    #4My Hurricane Tracker

    My Hurricane Tracker

    My Hurricane Tracker is an app that allows you to track tornados, cyclones, and tropical storms. It gives you weather warnings in a beautiful interface with no cluttered screens so you can easily understand what you see.


    iOS, Android


    James Banks
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "i've tried so many tornado apps and this is by far the most useful one out of all. it really got everything you need."
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    #5NOAA Weather Radar

    NOAA Weather Radar

    NOAA Weather Radar gives you real-time radar images on an interactive map enhanced with severe weather alerts and accurate weather info for your exact location. Don't let bad weather take you by surprise.


    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Kelly Cunningham
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "This app paired with another tornado warning alert sound apps really help me gauge what level of preparedness measures I should take when the weather is bad. Simple and straightforward 🙆"
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    #6NOAA Weather Radio

    NOAA Weather Radio

    NOAA Weather Radio is a premium NOAA weather application that lets you listen to over 200+ hazards broadcasts. It provides you with the latest warnings, watches, advisories and forecasts and other hazards all day.



    $3.99- with in-app purchases

    Aaron Kim
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Got NOAA and two other severe weather alert apps on my android phone... It may sound extreme but I really got traumatized by calamities cuz I was there when the Missouri tornado happened in 2011 😥 "
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    #7Storm Shield

    Storm Shield

    Storm Shield sends you severe weather-based alerts for your exact location. This includes tornados, hurricanes, floods, thunderstorms, winter storm seasons and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notifications.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cynthia Contreras
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "This is super important for me as a person who lives in tornado-prone areas. Texas represent! Storm Shield helps a lot."
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    #8Storm Radar

    Storm Radar

    Storm Radar is a free app that provides a high-resolution weather radar that gives users a detailed view of how much rain or snow is in their area. It also shows how storms are moving, storm tracks, hurricanes, and tropical storms.


    Android, iOS


    Kathy Williamson
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Best weather app for me. Some weather checking apps and weather channels lack when it comes to severe weather situations so I much prefer this one 👍"


Best What are the best tornado warning apps
1Tornado: American Red CrossApps 19 Free
2TornadoSpy+Apps 15 Paid
3The Weather ChannelApps 8 Free
4My Hurricane TrackerApps 3 Free
5NOAA Weather RadarApps 2 Free
6NOAA Weather RadioApps 2 Paid
7Storm ShieldApps 2 Free
8Storm RadarApps 1 Free

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