KIMT Storm Team 3’s exclusive “WeatherWarn” weather alert system can let you know about severe weather before it arrives. When severe weather threatens, you’ll receive a timely warning message via e-mail or pager. Our WeatherWarn service lets you select what type of advisories you want to receive and what counties you want to receive them for. Advisories range from extreme heat to severe storms and high winds. You can even tell us when you are going on vacation and do not want to receive any warnings! And best of all, the service is COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!
If you are a new user to WeatherWarn and would like to sign up, click here.
If you already signed up, but would like to make changes to your current account, click here.
If you already signed up, but would like to discontinue this free service, click here.
Don’t worry if you don’t get e-mails right away after this first “welcome” e-mail…the service is working, it’s just that we’ll only send email when there are important weather bulletins.
WeatherWarn E-Mail System Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it cost? Nothing. This service is free from KIMT.
Q. Will you keep my e-mail private? Yes, absolutely. Your information will not be sold or given to any other organization.
Q. How hard is it to turn off the service? It’s very easy. Just come back to this page and unsubscribe using the links above.
Q. Can this service replace my other sources of weather information? No. This service functions over the Internet, which can be unstable and open to service interruptions. The WeatherWarn e-mail system is designed to be an “early warning” of approaching weather. It is recommended that users turn to KIMT for the latest and most complete weather information.
Q. I want to sign up for multiple counties, but I’m not sure which counties are which. How can I figure that out? You can sign up for weather bulletins for several counties. Click here to see a map of the available counties in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota to help you decide.
Q. I noticed the timestamp in the header doesn’t match the one in the message. Which one is right? The mismatch takes place because the WeatherWarn e-mail/pager service uses computers in both the Central and Pacific time zones. The timestamp in the message body shows the time when the message was sent from KIMT, but the timestamp in the message header shows the time sent from our distribution computer in California. Usually the the difference is about two hours, which reflects the two hour change between Central and Pacific zones. The time stamp in the body of the message is accurate for the Central time zone, so that one is correct for subscribers in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
Q. I have an alphanumeric pager, but when I sign up there isn’t a place to enter my phone number… To receive WeatherWarn bulletins, your pager must be able to accept e-mail messages. As long as you know the e-mail address for your pager, you can sign up for WeatherWarn. If you don’t have an e-mail address for your pager, contact your pager provider who can either let you know what your address is or set you up on a pager plan that will allow for this type of messaging.
Q. I have an alphanumeric pager that uses a 1-800 number and then requires a PIN code to receive a call. How do I get this to work with WeatherWarn? WeatherWarn actually sends an e-mail bulletin to your pager, so all of the interface is done by computer rather than a phone line. As long as you have an e-mail address for your pager, the PIN code will be bypassed. Contact your pager provider to find out if your pager has an e-mail address. If it doesn’t, they may be able to set you up with an address.