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 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. 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 156 different NEXRAD radar sites and 45 Terminal Doppler radars in the US and 30 other radar sites in Canada, 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 3 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 add-on data set and provides access to real 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. Super Res Level 2 data is still available to all RadarScope users without purchasing a subscription.
RadarScope Pro subscribers can also access RadarScope for Apple Watch.
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What's New in Version 2.3.2
This release adds the following Apple Watch Improvements:
- Added radar animation (tap radar image to toggle)
- Watch Glance: visual improvements and bug fixes
- Radar display includes current location
- New Icon on Apple Watch
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.
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 a bit high 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
Superb app and fantastic new upgrade
RadarScope is one of those apps where you are glad that went ahead and purchased it. With the new version (for the Mac), the UI has been changed but the new version has a much cleaner look. RadarScope is the best radar app you will ever find. I have both the Mac and iOS platforms. Resolution is outstanding!! I would recommend that you also purchase the Pro - an annual $9.99 which gives you Super resolution in the Velocity and Reflectivity and also has the Lightning. Please note with RadarScope, you are getting the radar feed that is rendered in it's original format. What you are viewing is not smoothed out (and why would you want it to smoothed out anyway). If you are certified spotter, RadarScope is integrated so that you can connect to the Spotter Network.
Technical support if you have a problem is exceptional. I would give the App and the tech support and the developers 14 out of 10 stars...it's that impressive!!
The Best. Period.
There seem to be a lot of imitators (ok, outright ripoffs) of this app now. Don't bother with them, they seriously aren't worth it.
I've had RadarScope for about four years and it is still one of my favorites and most used. I love it! I'd give them an extra star for every update, but it's been a five from the beginning! For radar, it can't be overstated that nothing else comes close. This is the best, by far. There are more radar products in this app than the majority of people are likely to use. This app is pro, meaning you have to have a level of knowledge beyond simply "green=rain" in order to utilize most of the information available. Of course there is still base reflectivity (green=rain) with multiple tilt angles, and the app links to websites that explain all the other screens.
If you're a meteorologist, radar junkie, or want to learn in-depth weather radar interpretation, there is no better app. Nothing else even comes close.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Apr 28, 2015
- Version: 2.3.2
- Size: 32.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Base Velocity, LLC
- 2015 © Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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- RadarScope Pro Subscription$9.99