WDT Weather Radio app alternative?

Jim Duyck

Apr 12, 2016
Wichita Falls, TX

I'd used WDT's Weather Radio app for years and years because I really enjoyed both the polygon-based warning vs county-based, as well as its lightning alerting add-on. Well...finally after WDT was absorbed by DTN and the app not receiving a lot of love via updates, it appears they've finally pulled the plug on it. Bummer!

All that to say...does anyone know of an alternative iOS app that does polygon-based warning notifications?

Thank you!
Jul 5, 2009
Newtown, Pennsylvania
This one seems similar to the WDT Weather Radio app in terms of ability to set specific notifications that you want for specific zip codes. I assume it will also send the same notifications for whatever is your present location, but I haven‘t tested that yet.

Aug 31, 2021
Hot Springs, Arkansas
I second Baron Critical Weather. It’s the primary app I use. It also has lightning alerts.

WeatherBug is another app that is similar.

You could buy a seat to Earth Networks Sferic Mobile or Sferic Connect and get lightning alerts plus polygon-based alerts, but might be more than you’d want to pay for.

AllisonHouse can do lightning alerts for $10/month.

Your city might offer CodeRED or something similar. Our TV station used to offer WeatherCall. Both are polygon based.