WRAL-TV Announces New Severe Weather Warning System: WRAL WeatherCall
Call it “the call before the storm.” WRAL WeatherCall is an exclusive telephone severe weather warning service. The system uses physical street addresses to pinpoint severe weather and calls participants with specific safety instructions.
WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel says, “I truly believe this is life saving technology.”
WRAL WeatherCall uses new, storm-based warnings from the National Weather Service. Storm-based warnings use latitude and longitude coordinates to define a warning area for a specific storm, instead of simply issuing warnings for entire counties.
Fishel explains, “WRAL WeatherCall uses your specific address to determine whether your home or business is inside that warning area. If you’re in the path of a severe thunderstorm or possible tornado, I’ll call you immediately and give you specific instructions to keep your family safe.”
WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel says that WRAL’s new WeatherCall is life saving technology.
WRAL WeatherCall works 24 hours a day and takes the surprise out of severe weather. Chief Meteorologist Fishel says, “The worst case scenario is a tornado in the middle of the night, like the one that happened in Raleigh back in November, 1988. We can now warn people, individually, based on their address, if they are in immediate danger. Even if it’s three o’clock in the morning, your phone’s going to ring and I’ll be there to tell you what to do.”
You must sign up to receive this important weather warning service. To sign up for WRAL WeatherCall, go to www.wral.com keyword: WeatherCall. People without access to the Internet can call 1-800-260-6695.
WRAL WeatherCall is an exclusive, free service offered to anyone who lives in the WRAL-TV viewing area, as defined by the Federal Communications Commission.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Strange for this capcom story & these capcom graphics.