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Getting Around on iOS: Warnings Badge

The badge in the top right corner of the screen indicates the status of the warnings, watches, Mesoscale Discussions, and Storm Report feeds. If any active warnings are present in the warnings feed, the badge will appear as a red circle with the number of active warnings inside. If there are active watches but no warnings, the badge will be orange, and the count will indicate the number of watches. If there are active Mesoscale Discussions but no warnings or watches, the badge will be blue, and the count will show the number of discussions. Finally, if there are active mPING, spotter, or local storm reports but no warnings, watches, or Mesoscale Discussions, the badge will be gray, and the count will indicate the number of reports.

Also, note that the badge only displays for a particular feed when its corresponding layer is enabled on the map. If the warnings layer is disabled the badge won’t display warnings, and if watches are disabled, the badge won’t display watches, and so forth.

When the badge is visible, tapping it reveals a view listing the contents of each enabled feed.

Warnings

The warnings list includes all active tornado, thunderstorm, flash flood, and special marine warnings in the warnings feed. Tap a cell to view that particular warning polygon on the map and automatically select the nearest radar. Tap the info button on the right side of the cell to see details for that specific warning, including the full text from the National Weather Service.

Watches

The watches list includes all active tornado and thunderstorm watches in the AllisonHouse watches feed. Tap a cell to view that particular watch polygon on the map and automatically select the nearest radar. Tap the info button on the right side of the cell to see details for that specific warning, including the full text from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Discussions

The discussions list includes all active Mesoscale Discussions in the AllisonHouse discussions feed. Tap a cell to view that particular discussion polygon on the map and automatically select the nearest radar. Tap the info button on the right side of the cell to see details for that specific discussion, including the full text from the SPC.

Reports

The reports list combines the full contents of the mPING, local storm report, and Spotter Network report feeds. It will include the contents of whichever of these feeds are currently enabled in the layer settings. Tap a cell to view a particular report on the map and automatically select the nearest radar. Tap the info button on the right side of the cell to view details of a report.

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