By Base Velocity, LLC
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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 Warnings, and predicted storm tracks issued by the 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. 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.
When there are any Tornado Warnings (outlined in RED), Severe Thunderstorm Warnings (YELLOW polygons), or Flash Flood Warnings (GREEN 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 155 different radar sites, with the rotating radar beam representing each radar's approximate coverage area. 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 the last six 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 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the radar scan strategy).
You can display data from NOAA's public access web site, our optional iMapWeather feed (the default), or your AllisonHouse subscriber account. Spotter Network members can report their location and view the locations of other spotters.
Please visit our web site for more information.
What's New in Version 2.1.2
This version fixes a syncing bug for user locations.
- New UI for iOS 7.
- Added support for reflectivity and velocity for 30 Canadian sites!
- Added Super Res support for 4 Alaska radars:
PABC - Bethel
PAHG - Kenai
PAKC - King Salmon
PAIH - Middleton Island
- Bug fixes.
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 others 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 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.
#1 weather/radar app hands down
I've had this app for a couple of years on my phone and the development team puts in the work with updates (no additional cost) resulting in a product that is without question superior to anything out there to date. The $$ may turn off some people but this is so far advanced, simple to use, and gives you a clear picture what is coming your way minus all the BS like ads, temps, and dew points etc. Their cust service is excellent. Radarscope is also fantastic on the iPad. I Highly recommend this product
Can it get any better.
I love the app, because of that I feel compelled to ask for even more. I would like to see a VAD wind profile, and storm table attributes. I have used both GR3 and WeatherTap. If we could have those features it would be awesome. Having said all that, this app is the bomb. One other feature that would be nice would be simultaneous looping of two adjacent radars. Thanks and keep up the great work. Also a National radar overview and snow depiction would be nice.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Nov 25, 2013
- Version: 2.1.2
- Size: 17.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Base Velocity, LLC
- 2012 © Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.