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Create a Weather Alert Rule

15 steps to get you started

Step 1: Click Alerts

1. Click Alerts

Integrated Weather Alerts lets subscribers receive critical warnings and forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Step 2: Click Alert Rules

2. Click Alert Rules

Step 3: Click the Weather tab

3. Click the Weather tab

Step 4: Click New Rule

4. Click New Rule

Step 5: Enter a name

5. Enter a name for the rule

Example: Warning: Tornado Alert

Step 6: Enable the alert rule

6. Select Yes to enable the rule

Only enabled rules will send out alerts.

Step 7: Click Select

7. Click Select

Choose the counties you want to monitor.

Step 8: Select counties

8. Select counties

Tip: Search by Zip Code or filter the list of counties by state.

Step 9: Click Apply

9. Click Apply

Step 10: Choose filters

10. Choose additional filters

All weather incidents impacting your selected counties with the Weather Severity, Weather Types, and Message Types you choose will initiate sending an alert.

Step 11: Select an alert template

11. Select an alert template

This alert will be sent out when a weather event happens which meets the conditions you choose.

Step 12: Select Override Geo Information

12. Select Override Geo Information

This option applies only for alert templates that include a map. When you enable this option, the location of the weather event overrides the location specified in the alert template.

Step 6: Enable the alert rule

13. Make sure the rule is enabled

Leaving this option set to "No" keeps the rule in a draft state. It will be saved and can be edited, but no alerts will be sent out based on this rule.

Step 14: Click Save

14. Click Save

Step 15: That's It!

15. That's it!

You have successfully created a weather alert rule!

To learn more about Integrated Weather Alerts, see BlackBerry® AtHoc® Integrated Weather Alerts.