WRAL to discontinue desktop weather app

Posted August 22, 2014 9:08 p.m. EDT

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The WRAL Desktop Weather application, including severe weather bulletin emails, will be discontinued as of Sept. 30, 2014.

WRAL Weather provides several free alternatives:

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 to receive alerts for your county.

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 at

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 weather information for your city or zip code is always available on the Weather section of

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.