KSDK Weather Weather App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English, Spanish

Seller: Gannett Co, Inc

- App has been modified to support iOS 7
- Multiple severe weather alert categories can now be enabled as map overlays
- Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
3 Ratings
All Versions:
41 Ratings


KSDK , NewsChannel 5 is proud to announce the First Alert Weather app, a full featured weather app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

∙ Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance
∙ Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
∙ NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry
∙ Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
∙ Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index
∙ Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
∙ Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
∙ Integrated compass overlay for 3GS models
∙ Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
∙ Ability to easily save your favorite locations
∙ Full featured and user tested
∙ Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail
∙ iOS 4 compatibility

Customer Reviews

  • Pretty good :)

    by Allana Rivera

    I love this app, especially for storm season, but I'd love to have sound accompany my notifications. Other than that, wonderful!

  • Good app for STL

    by Jason Overby

    Good app but needs iphone 5 support

  • Great but...

    by Penguin boy 12346

    Needs the iphone 5 support to fit our screen!!!

  • Map Issues

    by UnicornChow

    All of a sudden my map is a blank square unless I am zoomed out quite far. This is very annoying. I find I'm not using this app as much as I used to because of this.

  • Update Issues (version 2.3)

    by KevinR57

    This was and still is my favorite weather app but the last update has some issues. First, as others have alluded to, hard to see map because of dark precipitation overlay. Also, the toggle buttons at top to check various locations are missing. I assume these items are known and being worked on, but wanted to pass along to be sure.

  • Could be better

    by Guff gig

    They could have notifications when there is a warning. Also, radar could load faster.

  • Amazing

    by Jim Jim 311

    The greatest stl weather app!!!!!

  • Previous reviews no longer accurate!

    by Sadistik Cop

    Whatever the down falls in the past I currently don't see any. First the app is FREE so shut up and color; also, the videos are current each night. I can store multiple cities and switch very quickly between them on map view. It shows the weather for the next 10 days and the current 3 day forecast along with current temp wind etc along with precip all on the same view. Anyone who gives this less than 5 stars is too harsh of a critic and should volunteer to write the software next time.

  • Best weather app I have used

    by JbEEME

    Best weather app I have found.

  • This App can save you some big grief

    by AnneLindgren

    I am outdoors a lot, hiking, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. Bad weather can come up fast, with this app I've been alerted to major storms hours before I see a cloud... in time to get off the water or take a shorter trail. It is St. Louis-based but works around the entire US. My family uses it from their homes in Virginia and California. Easy to use, intuitive, colorful, easy to read and even loops through time if you want. Great free app. Worth so much more than they charge. THANKS KSDK!

  • Great app

    by Hit man22

    I like the simple ease of use, info lay out and motion radar. This is light years ahead of my soon to be deleted Fox First Alert. Thanks

  • It's a great weather app

    by Musiclver05

    It's not too slow. It took 18 seconds to load. The multitasking part could be updated. Its a good weather app I'm going to make this my go to weather app.

  • App is ok

    by Chocolatebarz1

    App is ok, it's too slow and dull like. I wish it was more advanced.

  • Love this app!

    by nancykoe

    This is my go to weather app. It gives me all the info I need when I need it. Thanks.

  • Absolutely excellent

    by catsuperhero

    I was able to quickly find, download, and use this app when I was stuck in a severe storm and needed national weather alerts. Radar, forecasts, and a bunch of easy to use extras. The ads are unobtrusive--but I'd support the developers by paying for an ad-free version in a heartbeat, too. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • SLOW!!!!!

    by MommyofKB

    This is one of the slowest apps I have used in a long time. This would be my favorite weather app if it didn't take so long to use

  • Kinda slow

    by Stlgolfer1973

    The best weather by far! It loads a little slow, but once it's up it blows the other national weather apps away!

  • Great App

    by Hgaleman07

    Get it... Pretty great app! Love that it shows radar.

  • Very helpful

    by bcs-adman

    Takes a little bit to load but otherwise excellent weather page.

  • Terrible

    by JustMe8873

    App is never updated regularly. Too many bugs for this app to be reliable.

  • Video forecast week old

    by daniel hippo

    I had deleted this app b/c it crashed so often, but now KSDK app doesn't have weather forecast video anymore, so I decided to try again. The video forecast said Happy Tuesday-- today is Sunday. Not exactly helpful for up to the minute (let alone day) forecast.

  • App has gone downhill!

    by Word addict!

    What in the world happened to this app? Now the lettering on the towns is huge, hard to look at and has slowed down. Not happy!

  • Used to be good... Not lately

    by Aehigdon

    Used to love this app, but now it is very inaccurate. Frequently shows an image of rain for the following day, but detailed forecast will state 0 or 10% chance of precip- these two don't match up to me.

  • No iPhone 5 support????

    by Medicchop28

    You upgrade your app but don't add support for the iPhone 5's larger screen size????? Makes no since to even upgrade it then.

  • Map blows

    by Kfdhuhv

    This was my fav weather map app. Since the update the radar covers locations/streets/cities so you have no idea where the storm actually is. Fix!!!!!!!

  • Use to be #1 app

    by Hilligardt

    This use to be my go to app anytime I needed to watch weather conditions. BUT, since the last update it does not even work any more! Only on still, if you put the radar in motion the whole thing freezes up then shuts off. Lets just put the old app back till you figure this out!


    by App Hog 1

    This WAS my #1 (5-star) go-to radar app (& I have many expensive ones), until this HORRIBLE update! All it does is crash. The obnoxious color key shows up by default now, filling half the screen and takes 2-3 taps to turn it off. The only thing it is good for now is to see previous earthquakes and to zoom in and out of a 'still' radar image. How long does it take to FIX THESE BUGS?

  • Glitchy update on iPad

    by TGCHOL

    The Sept 21update does not work well on my iPad (2) running iOS6. The previous version was wonderful. The new version locks up and exits to the home screen with great regularity. Please fix the bugs, as the previous version was one of the most comprehensive weather apps available.

  • New map color

    by Stlouisian0510

    Why is the most important thing this app shows me the hardest to see? This app was my go-to for weather in the past, but the recent update has changed the map color to almost the same color as the precipitation overlay. It's very difficult to spot where the rain is unless you zoom out really far or in really close. Please change the map back to the color it was or to a better color suited to spot the incoming weather.

  • Needs improvement

    by 1selas

    If you want to see ads for a car lot and if you like last Mondays weather report on Saturday, then download this app. You will not be disappointed. They used to update the video portion of he app but now they put a videos up there for days. At least it's not as bad as their website.

  • Weak, but nothing better...or worse

    by Dking1900

    Tornados just buzzed by, but no indication on app, oh wait... There is a little orange dot on the alert button. Please tell me what the current conditions are before the tornado sirens come on. Please give me live audio or video to tell me everything is ok, or to duck for cover. I want to see more steve templton, he's cute

  • Weak

    by CreveCoeurChris

    Expected better

  • Needs Work

    by 28monty28

    At first I thought this is terrific, until I got to the video. This feature could be great. If I miss the TV show, I could watch on my phone. However, the video gave TUESDAY's report. Unfortunately, today is SUNDAY! Someone needs to do updates.

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