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 3,603 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

  • Please add customizable colors for reflectivity

    5
    By AbeBush
    Wonderful app, I’ve had it for years and nothing compares; especially when using data feeds. One request is to add various and customizable color palettes, at least for reflectivity products. I like the color scales for other radars better and would like to be able to customize them on radarscope.
  • 👍

    5
    By aPpTrAmP
    Probably the fastest loading radar for me on phone. Apple Watch always says problem loading/location upon app startup; I just need to tap the back arrow once and it’s fine.. An easy 5 star rating.
  • Excellent weather radar with clean interface

    5
    By cyphonx
    This is the best weather radar app I have found so far. I have used this app for several years and it has always been well maintained and updated with great features and capabilities.
  • The best of the best

    5
    By Andythewxman
    As a meteorologist and storm chaser, I rely on high quality data so I can closely track storms. Radarscope provides everything I need. It has a smooth, flawless interface that let me quickly grab whatever I am looking for. Other apps are slow and don’t have a complete suite of radar products, but this one has it all. Well worth the price!
  • Emergency Management

    5
    By Chief Chicago
    I use this app to monitor weather as it develops in my area for public safety. This app is for power users who have deep understanding of radar technology and weather. If you are trying to decide on an app and are price sensitive or want to look at homogenized data; download you local TV weather app.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Guyanasmoke
    This is a outstanding app! I enjoyed it! Keep up the great work and make more updates! Because I love when it rains!
  • Best radar

    5
    By hstnnn
    The other reviewers are right-- this is the best radar and well worth the cost. I had purchased several others and put off this one because of the price. The other apps disappointed-- they have been inaccurate or slow to update. This one is precise and quick--so far is has never been more than a minute or two before it updates and most often it is up to the moment. And the accuracy has been brilliant. It has many features that I have not yet used, but i hope to learn them soon. I'm a weather novice, but I definitely want to know where the storms are, where they're going, and how much rain we'll get. This is the best radar by far! Update: the developer keeps refining an already brilliant application. This is THE radar application, far superior to any other out there. Absolutely one of the best purchases I've ever made for my iOS devices—beautiful on the iPad, crucial app on the phone, and a very informative glance at the radar on the watch. I bought the upgraded pro version and like the additional features: longer loops and lightening info. As with the basic version of this app, the cost is there but well worth it: this radar and all the features are the some of the best things on my phone. One of the top apps of any kind and one I will subscribe to without hesitation every year.
  • Great Weather App

    5
    By Tellin time
    This app helps me whenever any severe weather passes through my area, and its easy to use.
  • Not working for local radar

    4
    By Dr awesoome
    Loved this app for long time now local radar not working. What's up wakefeild va radar
  • Please add CarPlay ‼️

    5
    By Suddenrush
    It would be awesome to display the data from the nearest radar in CarPlay. Great for solo storm chasers and people that want to avoid a storm along their route.

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