RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 168.66 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 3,657 Ratings

Description

RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you view NEXRAD Level 3 and Super-Resolution radar data along with Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood and Special Marine Warnings, and predicted storm tracks issued by the US National Weather Service. It can display the latest reflectivity, velocity, dual-polarization, and other products from any NEXRAD or TDWR radar site in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as reflectivity and velocity data from Environment Canada radars. These aren't smoothed PNG or GIF images, this is native radar data rendered in its original radial format for a high level of detail. Whether you are scanning reflectivity for a mesocyclone's tell-tale hook echo, trying to pinpoint the landfall of a hurricane's eye wall, or looking for small features like velocity couplets in the storm relative radial velocity product, RadarScope gives you the power to view true radial NEXRAD weather radar on your iOS device and Apple Watch. When there are any Tornado Warnings (outlined in RED), Severe Thunderstorm Warnings (YELLOW polygons), Flash Flood Warnings (GREEN polygons), or Special Marine Warnings (ORANGE polygons) in effect throughout the US, tap the warning button in the top right corner to browse the list of current warnings, view the details, and even zoom to the selected warning on the map. Pinch or stretch to zoom in and out. Drag your finger around the map to scroll. Tap the radar sweep button in the toolbar to switch radars. Select one of the 156 different NEXRAD radar sites and 45 Terminal Doppler radars in the US, 30 other radar sites in Canada, and 2 in the Republic of Korea. Plot your current location by tapping the location button and optionally report it to the Spotter Network. Tap the play button to download and animate over recent images. Display the names of over 25,000 cities and towns on the map as you zoom and scroll. Tap and hold the color legend to see the data values. Meanwhile, RadarScope will retrieve and display updated data automatically and intelligently (approximately every 2 to 10 minutes, depending on the radar scan strategy). You can display data from NOAA's public access web site, our optional WDT feed (the default), or your AllisonHouse subscriber account. Spotter Network members can report their location and view the locations of other spotters. The RadarScope Pro subscription is an optional auto-renewing subscription with two different tiers to choose from. Super-res products are still available to all RadarScope users without purchasing a subscription. RadarScope Pro Tier 1 provides access to real-time lightning data that animates along with the radar loop and up to 20 frames of radar data, including *extended loops* of Super-Res Level 2 data. Tier 1 subscribers can also access a data interrogation tool to quickly determine data values for specific radar pixels and an optional dual-pane mode for viewing two radar products side-by-side. RadarScope Pro Tier 2 combines all the features in Tier 1 with more advanced features, including a 30-day archive of all radar products, estimated hail size contours, rotation (azimuthal shear) contours, and the ability to use subscription features across multiple platforms. If you choose to buy the RadarScope Pro subscription, it will charged to your iTunes account. The subscription will be auto-renewed within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the same price you originally paid. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal disabled via your iTunes Account Settings after the purchase. Once purchased, the subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period. WDT is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Our privacy policy is available for review at: http://wdtinc.com/product-service/privacy-statement/ Please visit our web site for more information.

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Reviews

  • Awesome Radar App

    5
    By mrhudsonman89
    I like this app. I highly recommend this app.
  • Ignore the critics; they are ignorant

    5
    By jjcaru
    This app puts professional-grade radar in the palm of your hand. It is high-resolution, updates rapidly, and has a user-friendly interface. All storm chasers (and I am one myself) use this app, which should tell you all you need to know about its quality. You do need some knowledge to know how to read some of the radar images outside of the common base-reflectivity. The critics are either people that seem to think apps should be free, or are not meteorologists, storm chasers, or weather enthusiasts. To the first group of critics I say, you get what you pay for. To the second group I say, maybe this app is overkill for what you need or want - but that’s not a reason to criticize the app itself. It is simply the best radar app I am aware of, and again as a storm chaser for 20+ years, I would know. Now it is true that there is no national/regional radar view - this is because the ability to access individual NEXRAD sites is what provides the detailed resolution, rapid updates/speed, and individual radar analysis products. You can always get another app, including free ones, to see the big picture, and that might be enough for some people, but those apps are simply not going to give you the detailed resolution, or the products needed for in-depth analysis at a local storm level, that RadarScope does. Similarly, displaying a more detailed road map in the background would compromise speed and resolution, and seeing the map detail would require a more translucent radar image that would degrade its usefulness. People that criticize this app are simply ignorant, because those who know weather choose this app hands-down.
  • Unbeatable Radar App!

    5
    By DanTheMann15
    After experiencing this app on my brother's phone, i finally purchased this app, and it doesn't disappoint! This app gives you the radar straight out of the stations, with velocity and other awesome features! If you need all the nitty-gritty details, this app is perfect!
  • Well worth the money!

    5
    By Switz1157
    I was a longtime user Weather Underground’s Storm app. After it was taken over by the Weather Channel it became just another useless radar. I searched trough all the free apps to find a similar replacement and could not. It was then that I took the plunge into paying for Radar Scope. Once I used it, I knew that I was home. This app is by far superior to any other weather radar app available on iOS! For a reasonable annual upgrade fee it gets even better. High res reflectivity, velocity and so much more is available in virtual real time
  • Awesome!!!

    4
    By GypsyRuff
    Love the app. Only one problem. I would like to be able to put a storm track on a line of storms or even a single cell to see what’s towns with be impacted next and have an estimated arrival time
  • Maps?

    4
    By TylerStorm
    Could you add different two different satellite maps? The two maps being the surface satellite map that you would see on an application like Google maps, and the satellite radar that shows you the clouds? The satellite radar could really help out sometimes with chasers, I imagine.
  • My Go-To...

    5
    By Capt Charming
    I have used RadarScope as my truest form of current local, regional and national weather information. None of the glam or drama that comes from weather “experts”. Just pure data as well as NOAA weather alerts. Lately it has failed to load. I hope this is temporary.
  • AMAZING App

    5
    By Jimgeosmail dude
    Thank you for bringing pro-level tools to iOS. Can’t complain about the price either– very reasonable.
  • Thank you

    5
    By Some sound guy
    Thank you for providing an app that does what it says, and says what it does. I purchased this years ago with my first ‘smart’ phone and have never needed another source for accurate radar coverage. This is not an app for someone who is looking for consumer grade, pretty information. This app serves up reality. Other weather apps have come and gone. One in particular started strong and through the many versions, turned useless. You have just kept consistently improving. In the summer, part of my job is making sure attendees at concerts and other events stay safe. You help make that possible.
  • The BEST radar app ever!

    5
    By Rebelfm
    I have used several others, this one takes the cake!

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