A list of the best weather apps for helping smart phone users storm through bad weather includes two owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.
Time said this about Storm Shield:
"Using location-based technology to make sure weather alerts reach you no matter where you go, this $2.99 app can keep you appraised of everything from severe thunderstorms to flash flooding, while providing severe weather forecasts, showing live video feeds, and displaying current radar and mapping info. When electricity or television goes out, this kind of information can be a life-saver, as many of its loyal users have already attested."
Storm Shield is also available for download on Android devices. Users who live in a Scripps local television or newspaper market will find their Storm Shield app customized with additional news, alerts and local information to keep them ahead of storms.
Time's story had this to say about NOAA Snow Forecast:
"Sure, it seems almost comical to wonder if it will snow again, but this iPhone and iPad app will help you track the inches before they pile up. For $1.99, you get a great bar graph visual of hourly snowfall, worth its weight in the wet stuff when it comes to planning out your shoveling strategy. Lauded for its accuracy, it will even give you lightning strike information."
NOAA Snow Forecast is a product of WeatherSphere, which was acquired by Scripps in 2014. WeatherSphere provides a collection of weather applications.