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Online  —  The USA’s National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources, including NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA Weather Wire Service, and Weather.gov to the public, and the iNWS service for core partners (emergency management community, government partners of an NWS office, or members of the electronic media who need direct interaction with NWS).

The USA National Weather Service does not provide direct email/SMS alerts to the general public.

For hurricane-specific information, see Hurricane Information .

For tsunami-specific information, see Tsunami Information.

Third party sources that deliver email and SMS weather alerts are listed below.  This list below contains the providers/services that NWS knows.  If you are a provider of a weather alerting service and want your service added to the list below, please contact nws.subscribe@noaa.gov.Note:  This email address is not for subscribing to NWS alerts.

DISCLAIMER: NWS does not endorse the services or providers listed in the table below.  Information presented in the table is believed to be correct at the time of posting. Any fee or payment required for service is the responsibility of the consumer. The NWS recommends using multiple sources of information to validate the information that is received.

NOTE:  Unless otherwise indicated, all links below take you outside the NWS federal government website.  You way wish to review the privacy notices on these sites as their practices may differ from ours.

LISTING OF ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF WEATHER ALERTS

Reference: The above information was taken in its entirety from the NWS website and slightly edited to make it easier to read online and to have a more consistent format –  http://www.weather.gov/subscribe

General Information

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ACEMWIN-HURR-L Hurricane Bulletins Listgroup

Alachua County Skywarn maintains a listserv to provide email alerts of hurricane/tropical storm information for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. Information is generated at the National Hurricane Center.

E-mail


Free

AccuWeather

AccuWeather.com provides free email forecast and severe weather alerts.

E-mail


Free

Alabama SAF-T-Net

Alabama SAF-T-Net is a free, personalized severe weather alerting service, available via SMS and Email within Alabama as well as via Smartphone App nationwide.  It was initiated at the request of Alabama governor Robert Bentley following the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak.   It currently has over 300,000 subscribers and continues to grow, all completely without charge to the user.

E-mail, Text, Phone


Free

Alachua County EMWIN Project 

The Alachua County EMWIN Project provides free weather bulletins to your e-mail, pager, or cellphone – as a public service to the local Alachua County and surrounding North Central Florida communities.

E-mail, Text


Free

AlertFM

ALERT FM is an aggregator of State and Local emergency information with multiple contact paths for mass notification. Emergency information is delivered via the data subcarrier of existing FM radio stations, SMS (text) and email.

This personal alert and messaging system allows emergency management officials to create and send digital alerts and messages to recipients such as first responders, school officials, businesses, and citizens based on geographic or organizational groupings. Such alerts and messages might include NOAA weather warnings, evacuation instructions, homeland security notices, Amber Alerts, or school closings.

E-mail and commercial receivers


Buy receiver

AnythingWeather Communications

AnythingWeather provides severe weather alerting services, via email or mobile phone, of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, winter storms, and even specific weather variables like extreme heat or cold or maximum wind gusts. Alerts are based on NWS issued watches and warnings etc..as well as Real-Time lightning notifications.

E-mail, Text


$

AudioNow

AudioNow™ lets broadcasters reach over 300 million cell phone users at no incremental cost through our proprietary patent pending technology.  Users can now listen to your broadcasts on any phone. No expensive phones or data plans necessary!”  AudioNow provides mobile streaming to any mobile device.

Listeners can access the latest local National Weather Service forecast by calling any of the numbers below.  This is a beta service which is only provided in the Washington DC metro area at this time.

Washington, DC area – 202-349-0185Manassas, VA area – 703-652-1210Baltimore, MD – 410-500-4450Fredericksburg, VA area – 540-322-4035

E-mail and Phone


(broadcaster pays for service)

BoatU.S.

Receive Public Advisories from the National Hurricane Center as they are issued, PLUS detailed maps of the forecast track, wind bands and wind field for each named storm.  Choose to receive alerts from one or more of 5 regions in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico.

E-mail


$

Call Loop

Call Loop – makes it easy for schools, organizations, and local government agencies to send emergency alerts via mass text messages and audio voice broadcasts. Lets users sign up to receive local weather alerts and updates sent directly to their mobile phone. Weather Alerts – Just text in WEATHER to 38470. Source of data–NWS.

Mobile device


Free to receive text alerts

Chicago Weather Center

Chicago Weather Center provides a website to stay up to date on weather information and the latest severe weather alerts.  You may also opt-in for weather alerts from their weather app.  The app for iPhone is available at – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wgn-tv-chicago-weather-center/id447145667?mt=8.  The app for Android phones is available at – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wgn.android.weather&feature=search_result

Apps


Free

CodeRED Mobile Alert app

The CodeRED Mobile Alert app is a service of Emergency Communications Network, the nation’s leading provider of high-speed emergency and mass notification messaging services.

The app provides users local alerts initiated by authorized public safety officials who use the CodeRED community notification system, as well as dozens of customizable location-based severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

Users may select the types of warnings they would like to receive and set a personal warning radius. Users may view the exact location of the alert using an interactive map as well as alert details.

Text/E-mail


Free / $

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Weather Radio Systems 

WeatherRadios.com focuses on weather radio products and specializes in weather alert accessories for deaf and hard-of-hearing. individuals including wireless transmitters/receivers, pillow vibrators and strobe lights.

Text/light/audio/vibration


$

DialMyCalls.com

DialMyCalls is a completely web-based system that sends emergency weather alerts via phone call, text message, and email.   Weather data is pulled from the NWS & DialMyCalls is also is an integration partner with IPAWS/ FEMA warning system.  Account can also be accessed from any computer with internet access.  Also offers iPhone/Android apps as well as a toll-free number to dial into to send broadcasts in times where power may be out, or are on the road.

Phone/Text/E-mail


Free / $

Disaster Alert by Pacific Disaster Center

Disaster Alert is a mobile multi-hazard monitoring application created for iOS and Android™ users. By accessing the DisasterAWARE platform, it provides users with near real-time access to data on active hazards globally—showing events that are designated potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets.

Mobile App


Free

Early Alert

Our professional Emergency Management team, together with our Meteorology (MET) team, have designed a suite of electronic reports which can be deployed to your management personnel, emergency management teams, and staff at all levels to notify them of impending, hazardous events, natural or man-made.

Real-time weather and other extreme hazard alerts via email, text message, IM, voice, or website posting, to include individuals and/or groups.  Click here to sign up for email tropical cyclone bulletins:  http://www.earlyalert.com/users/clientregistration.php

E-mail and mobile device


Free and Premium fee base

Emergency Email

FREE Emergency Notification of Breaking Weather Alerts Health, Homeland & Cyber Info sent to your email & wireless device.

E-mail and mobile device


Free

FEMA’s CMAS/Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Free alerts to all mobile devices for most urgent threats (including weather)

Cell alert message


Free

FEMA’s Mobile App

The FEMA Mobile app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters.  The app enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

Additional features — Safety Tips, Disaster Reporter, Maps of Disaster Resources, Apply for Assistance, and Information in Spanish.

Mobile alerts


Free

FirstCall Alerts App

FirstCall is a leading emergency notification system for over 17 years.   Our ALERT APP allows people on the move to receive potential life-saving emergency notifications and weather alerts on their iOS devices based on their current location anywhere.

The power of the National Weather Service warnings are captured on your device and provides unlimited access to weather warnings instantly along with your location in relation to the event.

Our automated weather alerts from NOAA as well as our app download are completely free to the public.  For more information go to www.firstcall.net

Download our app by clicking the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firstcall-alerts/id691639915?mt=8

Mobile Alerts


Free

FTPMAIL from National Weather Service  (This is a link to a National Weather Service webpage)

This National Weather Service (NWS) FTPMAIL server is intended to allow Internet access for users who do not have direct access to the World Wide Web but who are equipped with an e-mail system. The service is free and no signup is required. Using FTPMAIL, users can request files from NWS and have them automatically e-mailed back to them. Note: This service does not provide automated alerts–user request is required to receive products.

E-mail


Free

HailStrike

HailStrike provides hail, wind and tornado email and sms alerts for its clients and allows them a high level of customization on areas they wish to receive alerts for.

Text, E-mail


Free / $

iAlert.com

Designed, managed, and run by meteorologists, iAlert.com delivers real-time severe weather and emergency alerts by Text message and E-email for any U.S. City for free.

Text/E-mail


Free

Attribution: This article was taken almost entirely from the NWS webpage at http://www.weather.gov/subscribe, but edited to bring it more up to date and slightly reformatted to make it more consistent and easier to read online.

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