WRAL Weather

WRAL Weather for Pc

  • Category: Weather
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-05
  • Current version: 5.8.5
  • File size: 67.05 MB
  • Developer: Capitol Broadcasting Company
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing WRAL Weather on your Windows PC

Download WRAL Weather for Windows: WRAL Weather is an Weather App, developed by Capitol Broadcasting Company. The Weather App was officially released 2011-04-07. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Capitol Broadcasting Company, with the latest current version being 5.8.5 which was officially released on 2018-11-05. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,282 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.

Using WRAL Weather on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install WRAL Weather on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use WRAL Weather for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type WRAL Weather in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on WRAL Weather application icon. A window of WRAL Weather will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the WRAL Weather icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About WRAL Weather

Developer Description

The all-new WRAL Weather App is a powerful, yet easy-to-use weather station for your phone. Get truly local forecasts from a team of six full-time meteorologists who know North Carolina's weather inside and out. The WRAL Weather team delivers weather updates around-the-clock from the WRAL WeatherCenter in Raleigh, direct to your phone or tablet. Get the latest video forecast, interactive radar with Futurecast, and customizable severe weather alerts for your exact location and the favorite cities you select. Turn on push notification for the app and receive critical weather alerts voiced by WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. And use the interactive radar map to see where severe weather is headed next. It's weather Coverage You Can Count On.

App Reviews

  • Missed the mark

    By iOS 7 fail
    Not only did the update delete all of my preset locations it also deleted many of the settings. You can no longer see where there is lightning within a storm system and you can no longer see little icons of each of your presets in relationship to each other and the storm. You also can’t control the transparency of the storm system in the iControl feature making it hard to determine where these major storm bands really are! Also, forget about zooming/moving the iControl screen around because it will get stuck in buffer mode and you won’t be able to bring it back without restarting the app. I have always loved this app and it is typically far superior in terms of information compared to any others but this update is disappointing. Edit: I did find a way to adjust the opacity but it doesn’t let you slide the icon and clicking the little dots caused it to freeze. Also, I am unimpressed as I have been reading through other similar complaints that everyone for the last 2 years has received the same response to their concerns.
  • New Version Needs Help

    By DebAnn1018
    I don’t know how long the new version of the WRAL Weather App has been out, but it updated on my phone late last week. At this point, I’m not favorably impressed. Before on iControl radar, I could see all of my locations pinpointed. Now I see only my current location. I could live with that, but yesterday when I clicked on it, it would either show no precipitation (it was raining at the time), it would not “play” at all, or the precipitation was coming from east of me (it truly wasn’t). Last night during non-stop severe storm alerts I resorted to going to the menu and pulling up Doppler 5000 to see what was coming. Also, the Weather Feed is now on the open screen but to enlarge it to be able to read the graphics, you must go back to the menu and open Weather Feed. From there you can enlarge. Giving 3 stars only because I have confidence that WRAL will improve this product to the point it deserves having the WRAL name on it.
  • Give it a chance

    By k9mama27
    When I first opened the newly downloaded app it was a blank white screen. I got very frustrated because this was my go-to weather app before the new update. I was getting ready to make a scene but I closed it out and opened it back up and everything worked flawlessly. Glad I didn’t open my big mouth. Lol! It just needed time to download on my phone and I’m very pleased now. If you try to get into parts of the app too fast though it does confuse it a bit. So let it load up before clicking all over the app. Can’t complain though. I was impatient. 😉 There are a LOT of ads. They repeat with every click. If I HAVE to watch ads I’d like them to be tailored to something I’m interested in.
  • Missing a few things

    By tk517
    Would like the 7 day view that is shown on every TV forecast so you can see the whole week on one screen without scrolling. Found lake levels under “Around the State” but only lake Gaston works, others are N/A. iControl is much slower since the app was revamped and there is no refresh. It’s so slow that about 25% of the time it doesn’t even work Tested on a new iPhone 7 and a 5. Got 9 Flash Flood Warnings on 5/21. 4 were between 4:25 and 4:55. Hopefully that’s a bug (only need 1). Had to turn feature off but used it in the old app. Btw: with 9 warnings the rain missed us anyway in west Cary, had about 1/4”. Dropping another star unless it improves.
  • One Thing Fixed

    By suecqueue
    I got a notification that they added landscape mode for iPads, and they did. I guess it's a start, and thanks to WRAL for fixing that problem. One star added. Now, get busy on the rest. Ditch the constant need to use that miserable dropdown menu with the tiny three bar icon There's plenty of white space for a separate icon for everything in the menu. Then, put a nice Home icon (and call it Home, not Now) on every screen. That gives us two tap access to every screen. Next, This is a weather app, not art class. Don't put thin blue fonts on on a cloudy blue background (for rain, I guess.) Legible contrast and larger fonts don't cost any more. Thanks in advance.
  • Don’t change what ain’t broke

    By Momlueffie
    This new app is not nearly as good as the original weather alert app. Everything I needed was on one screen with easy access to the radar and the storm centers. So much easier to read and use. Please bring it back. I did receive your response and in answer I have been over the new app many times and seen all its features. It is still does not hold a candle to the old app which was simple, easier to use, with everything you need on one page, and without the ads. I’ve downloaded the weather channel app which I think is better than the wral new app. I’ll keep your new app on my phone simply to be able to receive the weather alerts.
  • Great App and Peace of Mind

    By TheIanCrowd
    I work on the road all over central and eastern NC and if there is ever a warning it notifies me for my current location and not just your pre-selected areas. So now I can rest assured that no matter where I am I will know what’s about to happen. A great thing for someone fearful of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Just FYI I was in the tornado that went thru Mt. olive march of 1984 and was a scared child hence the fear as an adult. Great app and especially great to hear Greg’s voice instead of the NWS loud tones and digitized voice.
  • Sorry to Go

    By surfman47
    I really enjoyed and used the previous WRAL Weather Alert app and was excited that it was being updated to a larger app with more features...what a disappointment!!! More is definitely not better and even more disappointed that even the portions that I used daily don’t work as well as what I used on the old app. An example is the icontrol radar. It takes forever to load, the time frame is smaller and if you move to another state, you start the process all over again. That being said, I’ve downloaded AccuWeather and The Weather Channel both of these work better than WRAL’s. Sorry to say if that’s the best you can do, I’m out of here.
  • A truly local weather app

    By UNCJC
    This weather app does not feel like all the others that offer generic forecasts and no personality. I like the voice alerts from Greg Fishel, the useful graphics in the Weather Feed and the headline over the 7-day forecast that tells me the most important weather trend for the area. Also, the radar loads more quickly and let’s me see where storms are going next.
  • New App missing the mark!

    By LIN AUD
    This new app is missing some items that I liked about the old app. It no longer gives you the sun rising and sun setting times. The daily temperature also is now on a sliding scale that is not easy to maneuver. You can no longer tell what the temperature will be at a certain time just quickly glancing at the times. Bring those things back and it would be a not so bad app. Haven’t heard or seen any weather warnings yet so don’t know if that has changed. Hopefully NOT!