RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.8.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 196.19 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.1+
Score: 4
4
From 3,919 Ratings

Description

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 and Special Marine 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, Puerto Rico, Korea, and Okinawa, as well as reflectivity and velocity data from Environment Canada radars. 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 and Apple Watch. When there are any Tornado Warnings (outlined in RED), Severe Thunderstorm Warnings (YELLOW polygons), Flash Flood Warnings (GREEN polygons), or Special Marine Warnings (ORANGE 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, 30 other radar sites in Canada, and 2 in the Republic of Korea. 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 recent 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 2 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 auto-renewing subscription with two different tiers to choose from. Super-res products are still available to all RadarScope users without purchasing a subscription. RadarScope Pro Tier 1 is an annual subscription that provides access to real-time lightning data that animates along with the radar loop and up to 30 frames of radar data, including extended loops of Super-Res Level 2 data. Tier 1 subscribers can also access a data interrogation tool to quickly determine data values for specific radar pixels and an optional dual-pane mode for viewing two radar products side-by-side. RadarScope Pro Tier 2 is an annual or monthly subscription that combines all the features in Tier 1 with more advanced features, including SPC outlooks, local storm reports, a 30-day archive of all radar products, estimated hail size contours, rotation (azimuthal shear) contours, and the ability to use subscription features across multiple platforms. RadarScope Pro subscriptions are charged to your App Store account. It will be auto-renewed within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the same price you originally paid. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal disabled via your iTunes Account Settings after the purchase. Once purchased, the subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period. WDT is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Our privacy policy is available for review at: https://www.weatherops.com/privacy-statement Please visit our web site for more information.

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Reviews

Very Good App... Paying Extra Though

4
This app is amazing, it shows all you need at first. But my only problem is with the $10 just to get it you have to pay an extra $10 annually for the first pro tier, and $15 a month or $100 annually for the second pro tier. With the first tier you get the dual window feature as well as a lightning indicator, the second tier gives you all of what the first one does but as well as local updates and a whole lot more. I think for the $10 price tag you should get a lot of these features, or instead of subscription to just let you buy the actual tiers instead of having subscriptions. I just think with the prices that it makes it kind of unfair to people during bad seasons if they need local updates.
By DarkL3egendx

Best In Class

5
As an amateur weather geek, I have constantly look for new weather tools I can add to my arsenal. RadarScope and the upgraded version RadarScope Pro are far and above any radar product I have used to date. In addition, the excellent set of YouTube User Lessons offer the novice terrific knowledge about the use of radar data to understand weather dynamics. RadarScope is the complete package and is absolutely best in class!
By Enhanced UI

Not good.

1
We were under Tornado Warnings this afternoon and the app is not updating and data. Not good. Please fix.
By aem1115988

Great app ... but not working today 3/9/19

3
It’s the best professional weather app out there. Today, however, the app is refusing to load anything. None of the radars are working. They different modes are refusing to load. All I can get working are the NWS warnings.
By ChrispyT2

Wish they’d quit “improving” the ap

3
This is the second time this week (week of 3/9/19) that there has been update issues. I wish (again) that the code writers at RadarScope would write a code version that works, then make updates optional. Its a great ap when it works, unfortunately uptime for the ap is suffering of late.
By Ducatiesti

Extremely slow, sometimes won’t load at all

4
I used to use this app on Android and it was the best, hands down. Unfortunately when trying to use it for the first time on my iPhone today, the radars buffer for several minutes only to fail to connect. I only actually get radar data maybe 10% of the time. (Cellular and WiFi connection are both working fine).
By Kjbell2002

App Has Become Unreliable

1
App has been going down EXACTLY when needed lately, during severe outbreaks. Radars won’t refresh. 2 outbreaks this season so far, happened during both. Dangerous really as it relied upon during severe weather.
By alex x 22

Great app but needs an improvement

4
Great app but needs an improvement. I live in a fringe rural area (tornado ally) between three radar locations. I really like that the selected radar is more timely updated than the rest, but because of the fringe area it would be a tremendous help to be able to select the three surrounding radars with one as primary (most current time update) and the other two as secondary. Being able to view all three overlayed radar images on one view would give a composition view of incoming threats.
By Qwusay

Best. Radar. App. Hands Down!

5
This is THE best radar app that there is. It is just a beautiful app. The radar is raw data. For those complaining you can’t see the whole US or the entire hurricane, then you don’t understand this app. I love how you can see where a tornado is by using the different radar options. That’s if you know how to use it. If you want a basic radar app, this isn’t for you! If you want a professional radar app with raw data, then don’t think twice!
By Pepsifan1976

Worst Money Ever Spent

1
Reviews compared it to Storm before Weather Channel toasted it. Nothing like it, like from another planet
By 8x8=64

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