Effective Sept. 30, WRAL.com is discontinuing the Desktop Weather application for PCs. The company that built and offered this application has found that usage has declined substantially as people rely on phones, tablets and other devices.
WRAL Weather provides several free alternatives to Desktop Weather:
WRAL Weather alert emails: Get an email or text alert when severe weather threatens any of North Carolina's 100 counties. It's free, fast and reliable. Emails include specifics about where the storms have been, damage caused and where they are headed. Sign up now to receive alerts for one or more counties. You can have alerts delivered to your smartphone by signing up with the email address for your wireless carrier. Ask your carrier, such as Verizon or AT&T, for help in locating the email gateway for your mobile account.
WRAL Weather app for Android and iPhone: Get the latest news, scores, forecast and radar images, plus live video and customized wake-up messages from WRAL personalities. Download the app for your device for free.
WRAL Weather Alert app for Android and iPhone: The WRAL Weather Alert app uses your phone's GPS to track your location and alert you when you are in the path of severe weather. There's no need to enter your home or work address. Just keep your phone turned on and nearby. Greg Fishel will deliver details about the threat facing you, no matter where you go in United States. Download the app for your device for free.
Customizable WRAL.com weather information for your city or zip code is always available on our Weather page.
Additionally, you can subscribe to WRAL WeatherCall for only $8 a year to receive personal warning calls from Greg Fishel. When you sign up, you give us the address of your home, business, or child's school. Whenever severe weather threatens that address, you will get a call from Greg Fishel, telling you about the threat and what to do to prepare. Register now online or by calling 1-877-718-7646.
Published: 2010-09-29 10:37:00
Updated: 2014-08-25 09:29:54