User-sourced local warnings
Another page for local warnings.
If you experience a particular "event" then you can log it in your area by choosing from a pre-determined list (eg. Flash flood, fog, hail, power outage etc.) - if a certain number of users in the same area report the same event, it then pops up on the local warnings page.
The events should also be time stamped, so we can see how long ago it was reported.
Perhaps there could be follow-up notifications on the hour to users that submitted a report, where they confirm whether or not the event is still taking place. When reports and confirmations cease, the event will shade over to indicate it isn't a current issue. After 12 hours it falls off the list.
Great idea, however it is almost an app in itself – it is significantly more complex than it sounds, but I’ll look into it.
BOM now publish a web service (wms) feed for warning area, link this into your map as an overlay maybe???
It could possibly be done in the same manner as those parking cop apps - users report sightings of a cop in a location at a time. Other users can see reports made by other users.
In this case, it would be implementing a specified list to choose from (traffic accident, broken traffic light, hail, tree on road, power out etc.) and you report an item at a place and a time (instead of a traffic cop!)
Just a thought :)