Weather Lab - 3D

Weather Lab - 3D

By GeoLab Weather LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2018-10-18
  • Current Version: 1.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 55.67 MB
  • Developer: GeoLab Weather LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.1+
Score: 4.5
From 65 Ratings


The only 3D radar on iPhone® and iPad®, Weather Lab is for people that want to get the most out of weather radar. Dive deep and analyze real-time NEXRAD Level 2 data in rich, interactive perspectives. Requires iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 or newer. WHAT'S IN THE BOX There are two levels of Weather Lab–one is a paid in-app subscription. Keep it simple or go deeper with advanced radar inspection tools and access to more NEXRAD Level 2 products. Both give you the richness, power, and fluid control you demand to help you gain an enhanced mental model of your surroundings. Weather Lab: Offers reflectivity and the radar views of scan (lowest scan) and volume. Weather Lab PRO: Access all five NEXRAD Level 2 products and all radar views (including all angle scans). See the comparison chart: THE POWER OF 3D The Earth is not flat. Neither is the weather. The ability to view radar in 3D — the space in which it was captured — helps create a better mental model and improves situational awareness. Interacting with a more natural and fluid 3D environment assists you with the analysis of this complex visual information. To make this possible, we built it using Apple's high-performance Metal graphics layer. VIEWS Gain deeper insights by displaying and cutting through radar volumes in different ways: Scan - Display radar in the form in which it was captured: A full circle scan pointing into the sky at a constant elevation angle. [Weather Lab: Lowest scan. Weather Lab PRO: Any scan in the current VCP.] Volume - View the radar as four combined 3D isosurfaces, giving you the at-a-glance ability to understand the big picture. Horizontal Slice (Weather Lab PRO) - Since any given scan ascends through the altitudes at an angle, a mental leap is required to understand what is happening at a single altitude. Now you have the ability to see a specific altitude. Vertical Slice (Weather Lab PRO) - Cut through the radar volume vertically, creating a "wall" of data to allow instant interpretation of what is happening through all altitudes at once. PRODUCTS Level 2 NEXRAD Radar: - Reflectivity - Velocity (Weather Lab PRO) - Differential Reflectivity (Weather Lab PRO) - Correlation Coefficient (Weather Lab PRO) - Spectrum Width (Weather Lab PRO) NWS Warnings: - Tornado - Severe Thunderstorm - Flash Flood - Special Marine COVERAGE SITES Contiguous United States: 143 Alaska: 7 Hawaii: 4 Republic of Korea: 2 Guam: 1 Japan: 1 Puerto Rico: 1 Total: 159 DATA ACCESS NEXRAD radars continuously scan a 3D picture of the skies using one of several predetermined volume coverage patterns (VCP). Weather Lab provides you access to all scans in the volume, giving you the full spatial picture from which to visualize the structure of a storm. PLAYBACK Time: The last hour Frames: 10-12 Controls: Play/Pause, Step Forward, Step Backward, Scrub Playback Speed: 5000x - 250x real-time SETTINGS Radar - Project to Ground: ON, OFF Radar - Smoothing: None, Linear Radar - Vertical Scale: 20x-1x Map - Style: Natural, Light, Dark Map - Political Boundaries: ON, OFF Map - Roads: ON, OFF Map - Cities: ON, OFF Units - Altitude: ft, m Units - Velocity: mph, kts, m/s Units - Time: 12hr, 24hr, UTC Weather Lab PRO subscription payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Terms of Use: Privacy Policy:


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Mr. Hopmann

Very Nice ! I really like the side view / see the vertical view. I would love a measurement on the tops.
By Fun @ The Lake

Needs some tweaks, but great potential!

Don’t get me wrong, this is a great app that has lots of potential. BUT I feel like this was released a bit soon. There are some small tweaks that really should’ve been in the initial release, like being able to make the compass point north by tapping it, the ability to show your current location on the map and go to the closest radar site, and show storm cell info and tracks. Also on my wish list, but not as important to me: lightning strikes, showing smaller towns’ names, and the ability to customize the radar colors. Also, I’ve noticed the radar image not updating when I return to the app after a while. I have to force close the app and open it back up to see the latest image. With all that said, this app is beautiful...the 3D graphics and smoothing are nice features that we haven’t seen before on this class of iPhone app. And as features are added, I could see this being the iOS equivalent of GRLevel2, and I can’t wait to see where it goes!
By andrewdsimpson


What a GREAT app. Well worth the money. Really seems very fast. Edit: after using this for a while now, it’s become my go to app, even surpassing RadarScope. Still fantastic. Hope you see lightning in the app some day, but it’s otherwise perfect.
By Wxman


I love this app just waiting for y’all to add storm tracks
By shadow mula

Subscribe for Velocity???

I paid the $2 for this app and it only gets you reflectivity. That’s bull.
By Rebelgisler

This app is basically worthless..too slow.. no way to send the image..

Worthless..the worst weather app out there..don’t buy this...
By spencerl3

App seems solid, one feature seems to be missing

Solid app, with a ton of information, even on the basic level. Though, even with all the information, one feature seems to be missing in action. There is a menu option that shows as “current location”, yet, I have found no place to activate location privileges for the app. This means, that the app is unable to determine my current location. Is this a future feature, and the menu item was pushed to the public app early?
By Fire Bear

Weather lab is awesome

I love being able now to look at storms looking through it from the side, instead of just looking at it from an above view angle. There are only a couple things I would like to be able to do, and they are an ability to measure how far away from a certain location a storm is, and the ability to switch the map from a city view to a county view. I know of no weather apps that do this, and being a storm chaser, every warning is put out with naming the counties involved, with a sub-naming the cities that a storm is heading for. Thanks for making this app, it store beats spending a great amount more for a program like it.
By eldp311

Mr Andy

Clumsy interface. No help on using app. In its infancy. Could be good with major improvements...
By wxmn1

Just purchased. Won’t open.

Bought the app last night. This morning all I get is the snazzy logo.
By klouhtd34


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