FOX 25 WeatherCall
FOX 25 and CW 34 are pleased to bring a state-of-the art personal storm warning service to Oklahoma
What is FOX 25 WeatherCall and why is it BETTER?
WeatherCall™ is an address based storm warning system, rather than the decades-old county based method. To learn more about this new, much more precise method, click on this link for an explanation from the National Weather Service.
What does that mean?
Most counties in Oklahoma cannot turn on just the sirens needed for the part of the county under the threat of a tornado. It is common for sirens to be sounding when the danger may be 20 or 30 miles away from you which causes uncertainty as to whether you’re in danger or not. Weather radios can only be as specific as an entire county. Similar to sirens, if you have a weather radio, it will alarm you for any storm, ANYWHERE in your county, whether you’re in the actual danger zone or not. The WeatherCall™ service eliminates this uncertainty because you will never get a false alarm phone call.
How does FOX 25 WeatherCall work?
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, Jeff George, 24 hours a day. You can also receive the warning by email with a detailed map of the threat area if you provide an email address when you register. You may also use any of the email address entries to set up the warning to be delivered by SMS text messaging.
Canadian and Oklahoma County’s 1,609 combined sq. miles are under a TORNADO WARNING.
The actual warning area is 177 square miles. Only WeatherCall subscribers INSIDE the red box would receive the warning call.
How much does FOX 25 WeatherCall cost?
WeatherCall is a subscription-based service that costs $9.95 dollars per year, that’s 82 cents a month. When you register, the system attempts to assign a precise latitude and longitude value to your location. If you enter a street address the system recognizes, your service BEGINS IMMEDIATELY. If there is a problem determining your location (for instance, a new housing development), there are easy steps to follow for you to locate yourself in the system.
Your personal weather warning phone calls are based on your street address. The WeatherCall™ system provides a Google Map when you sign up so you can see immediately if your address is correct. If it is NOT correct, there are simple steps for you to adjust it yourself. If you still need assistance with getting your address in the right place on the map,WeatherCall™ provides excellent Customer Service to assist you in this vitally important step.
Important subscription requirements:
You must provide a PHYSICAL location.
If you do not know your physical address, you can follow the steps provided and attempt to accurately locate yourself. You can also contact your local US Post Office or county clerk’s office, email the WeatherCall Customer Care team for help email@example.com or call 1-800-260-6695 for assistance.
PO boxes, Mail Stops, Rural Routes, etc. cannot be located in the system.
If your mailing address is different from your physical address, please provide it in the space provided on the registration page.
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When you register for FOX 25 WeatherCall service
For each physical location, you may register up to 3 telephone numbers and 3 email addresses.
Any of the 3 email addresses may be configured to receive the warning via SMS text.
Contact your cell phone carrier for the email address of your cell phone.
All TORNADO warnings are delivered.
You may also choose to receive SEVERE THUNDERSTORM warnings and how they are delivered (phone call, SMS text or email).
FLASH FLOOD warnings can also be delivered via email and SMS text messaging only.
When you register, send yourself a test call and STORE the incoming number on your phones, naming it WeatherCall so your caller ID will display a storm warning call.
The WeatherCall service is provided by Media Weather Innovations LLC. If you need help or have questions, contact WeatherCall Customer Service by e-mail. or call 1-800-260-6695.