Action News 5 Memphis Weather Weather App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English, Spanish

Seller: Raycom Media, 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:
2 Ratings
All Versions:
63 Ratings


Get the power of WMC Action News for Mid-South weather. Download our local weather app, StormTrack5, right to your iPhone!

The local forecast, radar, and current weather conditions for Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas are all within this app, including Memphis, Bartlett, Germantown, Tunica, Forrest City, Holly Springs, Oxford, Brownsville and the rest of the WMC-TV viewing area.

Features include:
∙ Live radar
∙ Storm tracking
∙ Severe weather alerts
∙ Current temperatures
∙ Hour by Hour
∙ Station Doppler updates
∙ Multi day forecast, hourly forecasts
∙ Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
∙ Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
∙ Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
∙ Ability to easily save your favorite locations
∙ Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail
∙ iOS 4 compatibility

Customer Reviews

  • It is ok.

    by hotty toddy 2011

    I liked this app better before the early July upgrade. The placement of the "send" button between the "10-day" and "alerts" buttons doesn't make any sense. It seems most people would use the "hourly" button more often but now it is not one of the ones on the opening screen. Please correct this.

  • Get this app!

    by weluvhmsl

    Fantastic app! Love the street level radar!

  • Good but not perfect.

    by KellyinM

    Love this app and the weather alerts. I would like to see a fix so you can see cities on top of the colored radar so you know exactly where the storms are and where they are heading.

  • Tim

    by Achilles 7560

    Why do I not have sound when watching video on iPhone 4s. So far everything else seems to be fine.

  • Was great till recent update!

    by Dr. Monsterbrain

    I've been enjoying this app for months until the recent update. Now the whole time I'm using it a window pops up saying it's unable to download data, make sure it's connected to network & try again. I restarted this 4s & still the same no matter what I try. I'm prolly gonna end up deleting it very soon. App works like it should but the pop up is VERY annoying!

  • Freezing up

    by Bmoor

    Freezes up upon opening, takes almost 30 sec to load. Love the watch boxes and alerts, hard to see the map through the watch boxes though. Need ability to turn off or decrease the brightness of the watch boxes. Needs the ability to send alerts bases on the area I live in, I usually only get the general alerts for the Memphis area.

  • Watch Boxes

    by Lm1971

    The radar is great until watch boxes are shown, then it's hard to see through them. Need a option to turn off the watch boxes.

  • Great app

    by pinkyjeu

    I love that it gives hourly weather forecasts and it shows a map with weather patterns. It is much better than the app I was using because it has more features for free.

  • Wonderful

    by Kira Chism

    It tells you everything you need to know about what's going on hourly and during the week it alerts you about any severe weather.

  • One problem

    by NurseBritt

    It won't let me watch the videos of the latest forecast! I open it and it immediately crashes! Other than that I really like this app!

  • Best free doppler weather app I have tried!

    by JustinsBB

    This app is impressive - I love the fact that the radar is co colorful. I have never had any trouble with it going off in the midst of a storm. It is extremely accurate. I also like knowing it pinpoints earthquakes. If you download this, take a minute and read the help section. Play around with it before you discard. This is absolutely an app worth keeping!

  • Great, but......

    by Krystalsmiles

    I love this app. It's very useful & it's normally the first thing I check in the morning. I would LOVE an update so we can have PUSH notifications for severe weather, warnings or watches. I love how the Action News 5 app does push notifications for breaking news, so I'd like the same for severe weather. Once that's taken care of, you will have my 5 stars. ^_^

  • Love it

    by Seaninja951

    This app was very helpful during the last major storm. All the info was up to date, the radar was accurate, and it is just easy to use.

  • Great!

    by Brgitter

    Lots of great information! Glad I have it on a day like today!! 

  • Doesn't mention Memphis

    by Tupelo123

    App isn't designed that great, but the first thing I noticed was that nowhere in the description do you mention that Action News 5 is in Memphis. I know because I live in the viewing area, but others might not. Of course, I guess the only people downloading the app would be those who live in the viewing area like me and would automatically recognize the logo, but it might be a good idea to say where you are. Anyway, thanks for the app. Dave and the Action New 5 WX dept. is known for its exceptional forecasting.

  • Whoa!

    by Stubing2

    Oh snap!

  • Wouldn't give it a 1

    by Tennesseegrlllll

    This app is horrible... I'm a faithful WMCTV viewer in Memphis but your app doesn't load the radar image, half the time it doesn't send notifications... Piece of crap

  • Great, sometimes...

    by TNtalian

    There was an update release on July 2nd that moved the Hourly forecast button when viewing the map. it used to be right next to Weekly which made sense. It's no longer there. Can you please fix this in your next release? Thanks

  • Won't install

    by bigjohnk

    Update won't install on iPhone 4S. Rebooting phone does work.

  • App stopped working

    by Jeff in Memphis

    Was working fine. Now it won't launch. Rebooting doesn't help. Ugh!

  • To many breaking news notifications

    by theburk

    I liked the app but got tired of the silly breaking news stories so I deleted it off my phone. If the notifications only happened during "REAL" breaking news stories, it would be fine.

  • Disappointing!

    by Good start.....

    Radar too small and app shuts down when the back button is pushed.

  • Disappointing

    by Warp9.999

    What's the point of offering a radar app when it crashes during severe weather, when you rely on it the most? Five stars when it is sunny outside, but negative five during a tornado outbreak!!!

  • I can't delete this off my phone fast enough

    by kwylez

    While this app does have decent functionality you would never know it by the HORRIBLE, I mean HORRIBLE user interface. I don't know who over at Raycom Media, Inc. approves these designs, not only with the iPhone apps, but the website as well, but they should be FIRED. I wouldn't recommend this app at all. There too many alternatives in the app store that are both free and paid that provide the same functionality. The news and information that you provide is quality, but the digital mechanisms for delivering that content are horrid. Start over and take pride in your work next time.

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