WeatherCall continuously monitors the National Weather Service and compares a school’s specific address to the location of the warning area.
This allows teachers, coaches, and admins to focus on students.
By using phone calls, texts, and emais, the notifications coming from WeatherCall are not mistaken as spam, click-bait ads, or erroneous push alerts.
WeatherCall for Schools has a set contact list for the alerts, meaning the key personnel are aware of the on-going weather threat.
Using a free app cannot guarantee you will get timely, accurate, and reliable alerts for your school.
For only $99/year, WeatherCall for Schools will send you the weather warnings that apply for the school's address.
Rather than using a phone application that tracks your location, WeatherCall continuously monitors the National Weather Service and compares a school’s specific address to the location of the warning area.
Once a warning intersects with a 1-mile radius around the school, a call is immediately delivered with a specific warning message.
The system also simultaneously sends an email containing a map of the school’s location, the warning area which activated the call, and a radar animation.
Once the storm has passed, an "all-clear" notification will be sent out as well.
Lightning frequently originates from storms that never meet the NWS “severe” criteria, yet present an extremely dangerous situation for areas immediately around a school or recreation area.
School officials will no longer have to wonder if lightning is too close or not.
Alerts for lightning (along with an "all-clear") are sent to school officials, allowing them to focus on the students and not have to also keep an eye on the weather.
Schools that sign up for WeatherCall for Schools receive the following types of National Weather Service warnings issued within a 1-mile zone around the school’s location:
On top of those notifications, schools also receive the all-important, "all-clear" message.
Use GPS tracking to keep drivers and teachers/coaches aware of dangerous weather when the bus is moving so they don't drive into dangerous weather.
Placing the GPS into security mode will also alert those in charge when the bus moves when it isn't supposed to. You can track the bus and alert authorities where the bus is.
Using our outdoor HazardAlarm unit, you will get a visual and audible alert when lightning is within a 6-mile radius or a tornado warning is active for the location.
Note: 10-mile radius for lightning is available upon request.
When you set up your account, you can at that time decide what your all-clear notification time once that last strike affects your 6-mile circle of monitoring, either 15 or 30 minutes. (The NWS and most athletic organizations suggest 30 minutes.)
The first point of contact is the ringing phone since text messages and emails are most likely to be ignored, or delayed in checking for information. The message tells you that your monitored zone is in the path of a storm that has had a National Weather Service warning issued for it, and tells you what kind of warning it is (tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, lightning strike within 6 miles). Then the message instructs you to check your email immediately for important information regarding the NWS-issued warning.
That email contains the entire content of the National Weather Service issued warning, and it is important to read that message! It also contains a link to a web page generated for you showing you your location, in comparison to the warning location. It also contains the animating imagery of the closest NWS radar, giving you the important decision-making information within moments of the warning being issued.