Zoom Weather Pro provides the most personalized, current weather and detailed storm tracking capability of any app. Get much more than your local forecast with Zoom Weather Pro (though you get that too!). Follow tornados and super cells with pinpoint precision using animated, interactive, real-time radar that is seamlessly integrated and scalable on friendly, familiar maps.
KEY STANDARD FEATURES:
• Current weather for your geo-located area
• High-res, NEXRAD Level 3 radar imagery
• Five-day, local forecasts
• Color-coded storm tracks—expected locations plotted at 15, 30, 45 & 60 minutes
• Individual storm details
— • Storm cell identity
— • Tornadic vortex signature
— • Mesocyclone strenth
— • Probability of hail and severe hail, maximum hail size
— • Vertically integrated liquid
— • dBZ reflectivity
— • Maximum dBZ height
— • Echo tops
• Standard, Satellite or Hybrid maps
• Favorite locations for quick navigation
• NWS severe weather warnings—color-coded tornados, severe thunderstorms, flash floods
EXCLUSIVE PRO FEATURES:
• Ad free—no ads, just weather
• Local storm reports—see how severe weather is directly affecting your community
• 16 radar product types
— • Base Reflectivity (tilts 1,2,3,4)
— • Composite Reflectivity
— • Radial Velocity (tilts 1,2)
— • Storm Relative Velocity (tilts 1,2,3,4)
— • 1-Hour Precip totals
— • Storm Precip Totals
— • Vertically Integrated Liquid
— • Echo Tops and Enhanced Echo Tops
• Radar filtering for Base and Composite Reflectivity
• Storm path estimates—see a list of communities and neighborhoods directly in a storm’s path, along with estimated strike times
The high-end features on weatherTAP zoom Pro use data from all of the 156 NEXRAD radar sites throughout the USA, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Layout fix for adding locations on larger iPhones
Ratings and Reviews
Slow to issue app updates...
You have a great app here and I recommend it to many people. However when any developer lets a year go by without any updates you are starting to abandon your paying customers... Make it better, fix a bug... Love it but give us some more ;-)
Update: Now it’s been 6months since the last update. You need an iPhone X update at the least.
Additionally, while this is my go to radar app for rain. It’s quite useless for snow as no radar includes the rain/snow line.
Bumping down to 3 stars from 4 due to these 2 reasons.
I really hope to see some app updates soon ;-)
Must-have app in tornado country
I've downloaded probably 15-20 weather apps over the last several years. For U.S. severe storms, this is a must-have since it shows individual storm cells, detailed severity data, their expected arrival time in each town and their track.
See the sample screens in the app description.
Most other apps just show you the radar display and the NWS warning areas. When you have 2 hours of multiple angry red radar blobs headed your way, it helps to know what's just heavy rain and what's real trouble.
In the most recent outbreak of severe weather, I used this app to track 10+ severe storms and a tornado as they passed through my county in quick succession. I knew when to hide in the basement for the one cell that passed within 2 miles (for 5 minutes) and when to go about my business (the other 2-3 hours).
By comparison, my wife was stuck sheltering at work in a hallway for 90-minutes based on a county-wide alert. She did not have access to storm track data other than what I was texting her.
That same storm outbreak killed one, injured several and destroyed 100+ homes.
I started with the free version, which is very good, then happily parted with $10 for the paid upgrade for additional info while I was hiding in the basement.
I use this application all of the time to get detailed radar information on storms. One reason I picked this app over others is that it includes Storm Reports in addition to numerous level 3 data products, storm watches and warnings, derived cell information, and storm tracks. No, it does not have a composite. If you want composite, use the free weatherTap app they offer. As any meteorologist can tell you, composite images can hide insteresting components of storms. As a meteorologist myself, I would love to see a few more level 3 products make it in here, however I know that the average user wouldn't be interested in this data. The only other things lacking for me are lightning data and satellite data, which oddly enough are included in the free version.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.