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

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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What's New

Version 1.4.0

• No need to do the snow dance! Know exactly how much snow you’ll get with our brand new layer: 48 hour forecast snowfall accumulation
• Prepare for winter wonderland with our Winter Weather pre-set layer
• We’re bringing GOES-16 back! Now, get the new and improved layer with visible, infrared, and water vapor satellite of the whole western hemisphere.
• Performance improvements and bug fixes.

As always, we appreciate your feedback. Please email us at with any suggestions or questions. If you like these changes, please let us know by rating and reviewing us in the App Store!

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

10.3K Ratings

10.3K Ratings

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

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Incredible App


I love meteorology...had I not been heart set on becoming a paramedic (knew this was my profession as long as I was physically able to be a medic) I would have became a meteorologist. I have been such a huge fan of The Weather Channel since it first aired on satellite television. I lived in an area of Alabama on the Georgia border between small foothills and was unable to watch a lot of antenna tv, we had no access to cable either. My parents decided upon satellite television. I watched TWC constantly in the early 80’s. If I am not mistaken, it was late spring/ early summer 1982 when TWC first aired.

I have learned enough just from the in depth coverage that I know a lot of the meteorological terminology, probably more than most college students in that profession of study. Weather has just been one of those side passions and always will be.

Thank you for such amazing apps, that the layman can pick up a phone and see what our local “weather men/women” can see in real time!

Getting better. But...


- Advertising. Seriously this is what people hate about the updated Storm app. But this WC developers went ahead and put in advertising. Guys, this is supposed to be the new flagship app for the weather Channel and you added... what... folks... hate.
- No long-term forecast descriptions. It only has icons... what, am I ordering breakfast at Denny’s? I should be able to tap on the day for more info besides more icons. Please stop thinking your users are two-year olds, and allows the option to read the forecast.
- Thank you for adding dewpoint temperature.
-I would like to see an option to show the pressure in millibars, even if all the other units are imperial (Fahrenheit, miles, etc.)
-Hurricane tracking. The original Storm app has a wonderful and beautiful tracking system for hurricanes. This app has none.
- User Experience. The interface is new, novel, and nifty... but is nowhere near as easy to use as the original Storm app. Far too many taps to get the same results.
- Is there anyway to get rid of the radar animation timeline at the bottom of the screen. It is far too large and in the way. The animation should be a selectable option, not the default.
- Flashing advertising! advertising is annoying enough without rave-style advert animation. I know this is a problem with Google, but the WC should request non-animation style advertising.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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