The Big Country covers thousands of square miles. Dangerous storms are often 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 method to define a warning area called STORM-BASED WARNINGS that reduces the size of a warning area by an average of 75 percent.
Weather Call combines this new method to determine a warning area with robust emergency telephone notification. Using computerized mapping, WeatherCall matches the danger area defined by the National Weather Service with your exact street address. If your address is within the danger area of the weather warning, KRBC Chief Meteorologist Randy Turner will deliver the warning message to the phone numbers you register, and also send you an email if you provide one. (Below is an example.)
Important things to know about Weather Call before you sign up:
The KRBC Weather Call service is a very precise storm warning service, which costs only $9.95 per year to subscribe to. When you register, your home or business will be assigned a latitude/longitude value which is stored in the Weather Call computers, along with your telephone numbers and email addresses (if you have them).
If you do not use credit cards, you may click on the link below to print a manual registration form. Complete the application and mail with a certified check or money order for $9.95 made out to Weather Call (we do not accept personal checks, sorry):
If you need to contact the Customer Service Department, please call: 1-800-260-6695.