KCRG-TV9 First Alert WeatherCall


Welcome to KCRG-TV9 First Alert WeatherCall® ToGo with LIGHTNING – the mobile weather app that monitors YOU for possible dangerous weather, not the other way around.

The original WeatherCall personal severe weather warning notification system, trusted by hundreds of thousands, is now available in a MOBILE version. WeatherCall ToGo is a web-based program designed to optimally perform on iPhone and Android smartphones.

Keep KCRG-TV9 First Alert WeatherCall ToGo open in the phone's web browser if thunderstorms start to develop. Your phone will report it's location to WeatherCall once a minute and compare your current location to that of the dangerous weather.

Receive a phone call from KCRG-TV9 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Joe Winters and/or an SMS text within seconds of this SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING, or if lightning has been detected within 6 miles or less of your smart phone's location. "All Clear" messages are delivered when the warning is no longer in effect or the lightning-producing storm has exited your 6 mile safety zone + a user-selected "wait period".

Subscription Costs

WeatherCall ToGo: $11.95 per year

WeatherCall ToGo with Lightning - Real-time lightning strike monitoring: $11.95 per year

Save money with a bundled service, delivering the ultimate peace of mind if you're outdoors when storms are brewing.

WeatherCall Plus: Bundle NWS and Lightning Notifications: $17.95 per year

How to sign up for the service

Step #1: Test your phone's compatibility.

WeatherCall ToGo performs optimally on iPhone and Android platforms. However, newer smartphones with GPS functions may also be compatible. To determine if the application will work on your smartphone, perform this simple compatibility test before signing up. Open your phone's web browser and type in www.weathercall.net/mobileapptest. Follow the instructions. If your phone is compatible, proceed to Step #2.

Step #2: Sign up on this web site OR from your smart phone's web browser:

Click on this link: KCRG-TV9 First Alert WeatherCall ToGo Registration page and follow the instructions OR type in www.weathercall.net/mobile/kcrg on your smart phone's web browser.

Step #3: Log into your new account on your smartphone.

  • Open your smartphone's web browser and type in: www.weathercall.net/mobile/kcrg.
  • Log in and select ALLOW when your phone asks if WeatherCall can use your phone's current location.
  • Tap the MY SETTINGS button to select:
    • the way you want to be notified (Phone call or SMS Text or both),
    • The types of warnings (tornado is the default) and if you have subscribed to lightning notification, decide if you want
    • A 15 minute or 30 minute wait period after the lightning-producing strorm has exited your area before you receive an "All Clear" notification.
    • If you want to receive an SMS text reminder to launch the program if an NWS warning is issued within 30 miles of your phone's location, even if WeatherCall ToGo is NOT currently running.

Step #4: After you've saved your settings bookmark the KCRG-TV9 First Alert WeatherCall ToGo home page. This will place an icon on your phone's main screen. Simply touch the icon to use the service. You will not have to enter your log in information again.

Important tips

  • The application must be running in your browser window for it to be proactively monitoring you. The Regional Reminder choice will send you a text if warnings are issued within 30 miles. WeatherCall ToGo continuously monitors your phone's last reported location for dangerous weather.
  • The incoming phone number with a WeatherCall notification is 1-866-479-9906. Please save this number and name it so it will display on your caller ID as an incoming KCRG-TV9 First Alert WeatherCall weather notification.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail info@weathercall.net and put MOBILE in the subject line.