By Bryan Neel
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Radar Pro is an interactive Weather Radar application for anyone with a need for graphical weather updates on the go. It allows you to view the most up-to-date weather radar data - direct from the United States National Weather Service NEXRAD Level 3 Radar Network. Coverage includes the entire 50 states and Puerto Rico.
What sets Radar Pro apart from other weather radar apps is that Radar Pro receives radar data directly from the National Weather Service operational servers. The images are in their true, original format and not a smoothed graphic - smoothing any data reduces its accuracy. This means the radar data is the most accurate view of precipitation freely available to the public.
All Severe Weather Warnings for Tornado (Red), Severe Thunderstorm (Yellow), Flash Flood (Green), and Special Marine (Orange) issued by the National Weather Service are displayed on the map and the warning's details can be easily viewed from the Warnings button.
Set the Radar In Motion -- easily begin and animation loop to view storm motion over the past several minutes.
Know exactly where a storm is and where it's going and how it could impact you -- set the radar image in motion and easily begin an animation loop to view storm motion over the past several minutes; and with one touch, your current location is marked on the map so you'll always know where you are in relation to precipitation or severe weather warnings.
Radar data and Severe Warnings can be configured to update at 2, 5, 10, or 15 minute intervals.
*** Now with Full Screen Mode -- easily enter full screen mode by tapping 3 times on the map -- to return to normal mode, tap 3 times again. ***
● Level 3 NEXRAD display to 248 nautical miles
● User Configurable Data Updates Rates
● Favorite Radar List
● Radar Site Status Information
● Complete US coverage including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
● 154 Radar Sites
● Severe Weather Warnings Map Display and Statement Text
● Flash Flood
● Special Marine
● Full Screen Mode (tap 3 times to enable/disable)
● One-touch radar selection
● Pinch to Zoom In and Out
● Swipe to Pan
● Complete US/Canada/Mexico outline
● Cities and Towns
● State Boundaries
● County Boundaries
● Major Highways
● Radar Selection via Map
There many new features planned for future releases.
What's New in Version 1.4.1
- Updated for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5
- Various bug fixes and performance improvements
Disappointing, wish it had more to it
This app is cool because you get raw data that is updated ever two minutes, much faster updates than my other fav, NOAA Radarcast, which can take up to 10 minutes between updates - no good in a storm. But, that's about it. It's very simple, too simple I'd say, and some functions just plain fail. I can't get my current location to pop up, just doesn't work. Also, you can only see county lines and highways (no labels either, you have to know the area to guess which blue line is which highway), no street names, etc. to really be able to pinpoint locations. Finally, I wish there was an option to have all radar locations display at once. You can only view one area at a time, crappy!! Also, I accidentally added a location to favorites and when I try to remove it, it won't go away. Bottom line, the raw data is cool but the the app is kind of cheap Surprising cuz it cost $5, I don't think it's worth it. Also, there are no instructions for anything, and emailing support gets no response.
Best Radar Weather Track
Radar Pro is the best radar weather tool for keeping track of severe weather conditions. This app presents an accurate scale model radar map to stay informed regarding severe weather outlook. The graphics are pleasing, especially with the stunning Retina display. I love the select radar location feature for getting information quickly. The color coded current warnings scrolling list is attention-getting. The typography is attractive. The colors used throughout the app are attractive. The app has a good balance of graphics versus text for mapping and warnings. I am very impressed with the design of Radar Pro. I have "Radar Pro" on my iPhone and iPad. I would highly recommend this app to a friend or colleague. THIS IS AN EXEMPLARY APP FOR SEVERE WEATHER WATCH.
This is the quickest way to bring up weather radar I've found so far, and it also has the most up-to-date radar picture. While other weather apps are showing you the radar picture from 5-10 minutes ago, RadarPro is usually showing you something less than a minute old. This makes a big difference when you're watching a fast-moving storm. I personally like the raw/un-smoothed radar images it shows, though other people I've shown it to tend to prefer the filtered/smoothed images you see elsewhere
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Sep 30, 2012
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 7.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Neel
- © 2012 Bryan Neel
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.