WeatherCall and WAAYtv.com
WAAY-TV is pleased to continue to bring state-of-the art, personal storm warning services to North Alabama.
Recent improvements in how the National Weather Service defines warning areas have resulted in significantly higher accuracy and smaller warned areas, compared to the decades-old county-wide warning method.
The WeatherCall® system continuously monitors the National Weather Service’s NOAA weather wire. Using computerized mapping (GIS) the system compares a subscriber’s specific location to the location of the warning area. When a severe weather warning includes your location, you will receive a phone call from Chief Meteorologist, Spencer Denton, 24 hours a day. You can also receive the warning by e-mail with a detailed map of the threat or by SMS text messaging.
During the tragic and epic storms of April 27th, 2011, the WeatherCall system delivered approximately 340,000 phone calls to WAAY-31 subscribers within minutes of issuance by the National Weather Service. Many people have credited WAAY-31 and WeatherCall as the only warning system still functioning and able to notify them on that day when sirens and weather radios were rendered inoperable by the storms.
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