U.S. NEXRAD RADAR
By B. Walker Software
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U.S. NEXRAD RADAR provides current radar images for more than 150 NEXRAD radar sites throughout the United States. In addition to the basic radar “reflectivity” images (typically seen on most weather sites and TV), this app shows doppler velocity and relative motion images. These additional images are used by weather experts to detect the movement of precipitation (such as rotation) during severe weather.
Some of the features of U.S. NEXRAD RADAR include:
-Very simple and straightforward to use!
-Includes 150+ U.S. NEXRAD sites
-Uses Google maps (allows for zooming and panning of map)
-Range rings showing distance from radar site
-Base reflectivity images
-Doppler velocity images
-Doppler relative motion images
-Looping for all three image types (base, velocity and relative motion)
-Uses user location to find closest radar
-Remembers last radar site visited and automatically returns when app started
-Looping speed and radar image opacity controls
I'm not bummed out by it
So, it may not be the fastest responding application, and may not be feature rich or offer tons of data... But it seemingly offers me the data I need from the NEXTRAD sites I have wanted to see..
I have five other paid radar products in use. This one, while not offering fancier features, seems to be able to do one thing those do not - it shows street level mapping with my position against storm data (velocity and reflectivity) from the nearest radar site while laying parameter rings on the map so I know where the radar coverage ends. So far, this is the only program I've found that covers all of these angles.
Con? It's still glitchy sometimes. Hiccups and kicks me out. For a buck? You can't miss. Stick that crowbar your wallet and give it a try! :)
Good for Local Weather
As a certified weather geek who grew up watching hurricanes while growing up in Miami, this is a good basic application. I enjoy the ability to see the local weather situation wherever I am, as long as there is a radar nearby. Just used this the other day while playing golf in central FL and was able to decide when to get off the course. Not too certain about the Ref and Velocity options but there are directions on where to find out more. At times it would be nice to see weather on a larger scale but for close in local weather, this App works for me.
A GUI miracle
I haven't actually checked the radar accuracy, but from a GUI point of view, this app is very, very good. I have run many of these radar apps, and while each has it's own feature to love, not one has come close to the ease of use that this provides. After a few more days of use, I will update this report - but for now, I want to make sure people know just how much attention was paid to the interface.
- Category: Weather
- Released: Dec 09, 2009
- Version: 1.00
- Size: 0.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Robert Walker
- © 2009 Robert Walker
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.