What's New

Your trusted Lightning Alert ally has been updated for severe weather season! This update brings a ton of new features, all packaged in a great design.

A sampling of what's been added:
- Much faster display of lighting strikes on map!
- Hourly forecast for the next 24 hours
- Swipe through forecasts for all your bookmarked locations
- Live pressure for current location on devices with a barometer sensor
- Beautiful, customized backgrounds for your city
- Temperature specific “Feels Like” icons
- An updated collection of awesome map icons for marking your locations!

App Description

Instantly know when lightning has struck near you or any of your saved locations via push-notification. Open the app on your iPhone or iPad to see when and where lightning has struck on a stunning hi-def radar map.

Lightning Cast has subscription based pricing, see options below.


Key Features

- See lightning strikes in near real-time on a fluid and fast loading animated hi-def map
- Add location bookmarks on the map for your important places
- Push notifications for lightning strikes near bookmarked locations
- Can adjust notification radius up to 200 miles from each bookmarked location
- NWS (National Weather Service) severe weather warning boxes on map with alert details
- Hourly forecast for the next 24 hours, as well as 5 day forecast for any location
- Portrait/Landscape views on iPhone and iPad, fully supported at full-screen
- Get fast support from within the app


Pricing

- The initial purchase gets you the lightning data and notifications for 3 months.
- After the first 3 months are over, you can purchase a subscription renewal to continue to get notifications.


Subscription Options

- 3 months for $1.99
- 1 year for $6.99


IMPORTANT: When you install and launch for the first time, the app will ask to turn on push-notifications. Please choose YES to avoid having to manually enable it later.


Coverage Note: This app is only useful for users in the lower 48 states. Accuracy is not sufficient for users in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam or Puerto Rico.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 10, 2014 Initial release
  • May 16, 2015 New version 2.0

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