First Alert Weather Resource Center - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Keeping You Informed, KCBD’s Free First Alert Weather Resources

KCBD NewsChannel 11 offers an array of tools to bring you Weather Coverage You Can Count On wherever you are. You can sign up for one or all of the free tools below,  and keep your family informed even when you’re on the go.

 Texting
Up to the minute Severe Weather Coverage is just a text away.  Text your county name to 80611 just once, and KCBD will alert you through text messages whenever the National Weather Service issues a Watch or Warning for the county that you texted.  The following counties are available for free text alerts: Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Parmer, Scurry, Swisher, Terry, Yoakum.  See the other news products we offer via text.

 Daily Text Forecast
Get your forecast delivered via text message to you every morning at 7am, 365 days a year.  It’s quick, it’s simple, and it gives you a 3 day forecast so you can plan your day.  Just text “kcbdforecast” to 78464.  It’s free.  See the other products we offer via text.
 
 First Alert ThunderCall
It’s the call before the storm.  KCBD NewsChannel 11’s First Alert ThunderCall alerts you with a phone call when the National Weather Service issues a Severe Thunder Storm Warning, Tornado Warning, or Flash Flood Warning.  ThunderCall alerts you based upon your address and can be setup to call two phone numbers (most use their home phone and cell phone).  ThunderCall is a free service to South Plains residents brought you by FiberMax Cotton.  Follow this link to Sign up for ThunderCall.
 First Alert Weather Apps

Take the resources of the First Alert Forecast Center with you.  Download the KCBD Weather App for iPhone/iTouch, iPad,and Android.

Features include:

  • Live radar

  • Multi day forecast, hourly forecasts

  • Storm tracking

  • Vertical and horizontal map display with looping

  • Severe weather alerts

  • Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity

  • Current temperatures

  • Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness

  • Hour by Hour

  • Ability to easily save your favorite locations

  • Station Doppler updates

 

 Daily Emails
Have the weather forecast delivered straight to your email.  Every morning and afternoon, you’ll receive a personal email from John Robison or Steve Divine with their take on the day or evening ahead.  Included in your email is a detailed 5-day forecast, plus helpful links to more weather resources.  Sign up here.
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