Weather App Sponsored by St Lukes
St. Luke's and WFMZ Ch 69 Develop and Offer
Free Weather App
Download St. Luke's University Health Network-Sponsored Weather App Today!
Bethlehem, PA (12/11/2013) - Today is the perfect day to download WFMZ's free new weather app sponsored by St. Luke's University Health Network. The app provides hourly weather details, 10-day extended forecasts, weather maps and alerts.
“At the tip of their fingers, Lehigh Valley residents now have access to accurate, up-to-date weather information anywhere at any time,” said WFMZ General Manager Barry Fisher. “We are grateful to St. Luke’s for partnering with us to make this happen.”
The hourly forecast details the weather conditions for a 24-hour period. It includes precipitation, wind speeds and temperatures. The 10-day forecast lists high and low temperatures and uses attractive icons so one can see at glance whether to expect sun, clouds, rain or snow. By touching a day, a detailed daily forecast pops up complete with the UV index and sunrise and sunset times.
The free interactive map features include selectable Future Cast Radar, Radar, Storm Track Direction, Wind Speed, Snow Cover and many other tools.
iPhone and Andriod App users will also receive National Weather Service severe weather alert notifications.
“We are pleased to support this service and encourage St. Luke’s University Health Network employees and members of the community to install the WFMZ weather app on their IPHONE and DROID devices,” said Kenneth Szydlow, St. Luke’s University Health Network Vice President of Marketing. “This mobile app provides the same information as the national services but does not drain the phone’s battery like some other weather apps I have used.”
In addition, the map function enables the user to change the forecast to any city in the United States. The map scrolls in any direction by touching the screen. The app also has the potential to link to local weather-related video, a feature WFMZ intends to add soon.
To find the app, search “69News WX” in your app store. The download is free and takes only seconds, said Szydlow.
Director, Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network