Introducing KTEN WeatherCall™ - a new service that delivers precision severe storm warnings to your telephone, 24 hours a day !
The counties in the KTEN viewing area are 1,000 square miles on average. Dangerous storms are typically less than 200 square miles. In the past, severe weather warnings were issued for entire counties creating uncertainty as to exactly where the threat really is.
The National Weather Service now uses a new and much more precise computerized mapping method to define a warning area called STORM-BASED WARNINGS which reduce the size of a warned area by an average of 75%.
KTEN WeatherCall™ combines this new Storm-Based Warning method with robust emergency telephone notification. Using computerized mapping, KTEN WeatherCall™ matches the danger area defined by the National Weather Service with your address. If your address is within the danger area of the weather warning, Chief Meteorologist, Alan Mitchell will deliver the warning message to the phone numbers you register, and also send you an email (or text message) if you provide one and your system supports such services (additional fees may be charged by your provider for text messages).
Important things to know about KTEN WeatherCall™ before you sign up:
The service is a very precise storm warning service, which cost only $6.95 per year to subscribe to. When you register, your home or business will be assigned a latitude/longitude value which is stored in the WeatherCall™ computers, along with your telephone numbers and email addressess (if you have them).
You may register up to 3 telephone numbers and 3 email addresses for each location.
You may register land line or cell phone numbers.
You may have the warning sent to a digital cell phone via SMS text messaging. For instructions, click on the FAQ's.
You MUST provide a PHYSICAL STREET ADDRESS. Our system cannot locate Post Office Boxes, Rural Routes, etc.
Tornado warnings are mandatory.
You may choose to also receive Severe Thunderstorm phone calls and/or emails, and Flash Flood warnings via email and SMS text messaging.