By TAP Publishing Company
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It’s quite cool—and really hot! Zoom Weather pushes personalized, current weather to the max with detailed storm tracking capability not available on any other app. Follow tornadoes and super cells with pinpoint precision using animated, interactive, real-time radar that is seamlessly integrated and scalable on friendly, familiar maps.
Zoom Weather keeps you on top of what the nasty weather’s doing, when it’s going to hit, and where. Using state-of-the-art radar technology, the most current NEXRAD Level 3 images are available on demand with hi-res clarity.
Powerful features prepare you before severe weather strikes. And knowing ahead of time about dangerous conditions helps you protect property and save lives. The app is accurate and reliable. Best of all, it’s fast, easy and free.
Zoom Weather’s storm tracks show the current location and path of each storm cell. Expected locations are continuously plotted at 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes. You can watch trends by animating the last 12 images. Individual storm details include—
• Storm cell identity
• Tornadic vortex signature
• Mesocyclone strength
• Probability of hail and severe hail
• Maximum hail size
• Vertically integrated liquid
• Reflectivity in dBZ
• Height of the maximum dBZ
• Echo tops (height of the storm cell)
Severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service include tornados (red polygon), severe thunderstorms (yellow polygon) and flash floods (green polygon). Time-stamped precipitation images (base reflectivity, Level 3) can be animated.
View the maps in standard, satellite or hybrid mode. Just tap and hold to get current conditions and the five-day forecast for any U.S. location. Zoom, pan and scroll. Store your favorite locations for quick navigation. View your current location automatically on the map in relation to the weather around you.
The high-end features on Zoom Weather use data from all of the 156 NEXRAD radar sites throughout the USA, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. Use Zoom Weather as your secret weapon to stay ahead of Mother Nature’s fury!
What's New in Version 2.2.4
High-contrast mode is now working properly.
A friend uses this app a great deal and sings its praises. I installed it and find it to be extraordinarily BAD. Poor doesn't begin to describe it. The radar display is cut off more often than not or simply fails to display major weather patterns at all. I emailed WeatherTap for assistance some time ago requesting assistance and have not even received an automated acknowledgement. I can only conclude that the product is no good and customer service is not a priority. I will not be buying the paid iOS or OS X versions and can not recommend that you do so. I rated the App one star, but it doesn't deserve that.
Needs composite radar view
I am a pilot and often use this APP for flight planning as an adjunct to aviation weather products that I use. It's helpful to view the "cartoon weather" along a route. This APP allows you to do that quickly and see local forecasts. I won't spend the money for the upgrade until composite radar is available. In this day and age it is ridiculous not to provide that as most every other APP does.
Best I've found, but annoying when it fails during storm
Works great to show storm cells with direction, strength, and speed... Helps one know what type of weather is coming...
But I've had it fail to load radar in key storms when I needed it most... So I give it a 3 star because of that. Needs greater reliability for higher star rating and to justify purchase of pro.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Mar 17, 2015
- Version: 2.2.4
- Size: 18.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TAP Publishing Company
- © 2011 TAP Publishing Company
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.