Weather like you’ve never seen before with the Storm Radar app for iOS! Full screen interactive map with 8 hours of high-resolution past-to-future radar, advanced storm cell tracking, and real-time severe weather alerts allow you to visualize weather heading your way. Whether you want to view current weather conditions or daily and hourly forecasts, they’re all available at a glance on your iPhone or iPad iPad in Portrait and Landscape modes.


• Radar: High resolution weather radar gives you a detailed view of how much rain or snow is in your area, and how storms are moving.
• Global Future Radar: 6 hours of cutting-edge, animated forecasted future radar across land and sea.
• Storm Tracks: See detailed analysis of impending severe weather, including storm arrival time, strength rating, detailed components of the storm (such as wind, hail, lightning, and tornadoes), the speed and direction of the storm, the precipitation rate, storm tracker data, and more.
• Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: See historical and forecasted paths complete with wind speed, strength, arrival times, and the cone of uncertainty.
• Lightning: View 100 miles of lightning around any continental US location and 50 miles of lightning around any global location
• Customizable Data Layers: Earthquakes, severe weather alerts, local storm reports, temperature and precipitation overlays, and more.
• Local Storm Reports: Get local weather radar and severe weather warnings from anywhere in the US and around the globe, including Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Minneapolis, and St Louis.

• Severe Weather Alerts: Stay ahead of the storm with National Weather Service government issued severe weather alerts.
• Rain Alerts: Get notified of incoming rain with real-time rain alerts at your GPS location
• Lightning Alerts: Know when and where lightning strikes near your GPS location with real-time lightning alerts

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What's New

Version 1.4.1

•  Performance enhancements and bug fixes.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

14.7K Ratings

14.7K Ratings

Not as good as original storm


The precipitation animation looks pixelated. All of the watches and warnings color boxes are different from every other weather app I have ever used (for example, severe storm warnings are red instead of yellow). I also don’t like how the radar naturally translations between past and future, in the original Storm app I can just choose to view past or future. I’m not sure if it’s possible to view NOAA convective outlooks 3 days out (like on Storm) or if I can view USGS data (like in storm), but if it is, I don’t really want to take the time to figure out how to do it because Storm is hands down a better, smoother app. Realistically I think it would have been better to update Storm with the best features of Storm Radar which are temperatures that show up regional while viewing the national map, and getting a snapshot of any location simply by touching it on the map. Overall I am unimpressed and generally disappointed with what I thought would be an upgrade. I cannot emphasize enough how annoying it is to have different colored watches and warnings. I know what every color means on any other weather app. So just by looking at a weather map I can tell if there is a flash flood watch, severe storm warning, or low water advisory, you name it, but not with Storm Radar.

Developer Response

We are sorry to hear you are not yet satisfied, but we intend to invest in making this the best radar app for your needs in the months ahead. Your suggestions are very helpful.
Please email us any other recommendations or feedback at Thanks again for taking the time to reach out.

Most Annoying App in Ten Years!


Maybe I’m just too old and just maybe this app is just too aggressive for a weather app, but this is just the most annoying weather app I’ve had in ten years using an iPad. I’ve only had this app a little more than 24 hours, and have been asked to rate it each time I’ve opened it including the first the very first time I opened it. How the heck can I rate something w/o even having used it? Tonight I opened it, and the radar keeps flashing on and off....first slow and then faster and faster. How in the world can I look at it while it’s flashing like those terrible old style ads on the internet? I’ve used NOOA for the 22 years I’ve been online and enjoyed its relative non obtrusive style. This is a bit “much” for me, so I’ll probably stash it in the cloud with about 20 other weather apps and stick to NOOA pro, Storm, and Weather Cube, so when there is an imminent storm advisory I get an alert and on the apps themselves, there’s a red or yellow icon with an exclamation mark instead of constantly flashing radar which I can’t seem to turn off. Thanks for listening to a grumpy 75 yr old woman. One day you’ll probably feel the same me. You’ll see.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear our app isn't meeting your expectations. We always strive to improve it with each release and will review the concerns you've provided. Please let us know if you have any other feedback or feature requests by emailing us at

Can’t remove ads


It’s really annoying to have a stupid low quality advertisement across the radar that I’m trying to look at. I preferred the option in the old storm app to remove the ads for 1 year at a time. There needs to be an option for this. Aside from that this app is decent but I miss the features where I could use the ruler to measure distance and the drawing feature. I used both of those features often especially so I could take screenshots to show others. I have only been using the app for a few hours since coming from the other app I used for at least a year so there may be other things I haven’t immediately noticed so I will revise my review if that’s the case.

As for the pro’s I do like the interface pretty good (aside from the ads) and it seems relatively fast and decent load times. I like that you can tap anywhere and get all the info for that spot and that you can easily hide that screen when you want it out of the way. I also like that you can hide the legend easily so you can concentrate on the weather map.


The Weather Channel
106.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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