RadarScope

RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.12.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 207.34 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.1+
Score: 4
4
From 4,242 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 U.S. 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 data from Environment Canada and Australian Bureau of Meteorology radars. These aren't smoothed 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 weather radar data. RadarScope displays tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, and special marine warnings issued by the U.S. National Weather Service. You can browse the list of active warnings, select a warning to 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 289 different radars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Okinawa. 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 radar data from our servers, NOAA's public access web site, or your Allison House subscriber account. Spotter Network members can report their location and view the locations of other spotters. RadarScope Pro is an optional auto-renewing subscription with two different tiers to choose from. RadarScope Pro Tier One is an annual subscription that provides access to real-time lightning data in the U.S. and Canada that animates along with the radar loop and up to 30 frames of radar data, including extended loops of super-resolution data. Tier One 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 Two is an annual or monthly subscription that combines all the features in Tier One with more advanced features, including SPC outlooks, local storm reports, hail size and probability contours, and azimuthal shear contours in the U.S., a 30-day archive of all radar products, and the ability to use subscription features across multiple platforms. If you choose to buy the RadarScope Pro subscription, it will charged to your iTunes account. The subscription 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. DTN is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Our privacy policy is available for review at: https://www.dtn.com/privacy-policy/ Please visit our web site for more information.

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Reviews

Works great on old iPads

5
I have a retirement home for old iPads and I give them jobs to do. One is to display a continuous weather radar loop. I don’t know exactly how old these iPads are but they have the old pre-lightning cables and run 9.3.5. This chore was previously accomplished by an app I won’t name but is the same as a domestic terrorist organization. Apparently marketing was all on vacation the day they chose a name. Anyway, recently they quit serving up the data for the app. I looked for every possible app that would still install and run on 9.3.5 but they were all really primitive and/or crashed and/or had obnoxious ads. Then somehow this one popped up as recommended and claimed to run on 9.3.5. I took a huge risk because there was no trial version but I ponied up the ten bones and it paid off. This app works great on my senior iPad and hasn’t crashed once. No ads! There are subscriptions but they’re not required for the basic features that I need. It’s not nagging me for anything. So far it just sits there, dependably displaying a radar loop, 24/7, no ads, no nags, just doing its job.
By Johnny Dont

Suggestions

5
Please add a way to change the radar color tables also make this free make some features free please!!! Anyway good app!!!!
By Adiaz84

RadarScope TV mirroring broken

3
Not working correctly on iPad, please fix (just see a tiny portion rendered on TV). Also when you stop screen mirroring the city name font size is too large.
By Seth David

Not worth the money

1
I paid money for this app and I regret it. The radar is nothing special. In fact it only shows you the past 30 minutes or so. It is also very regional. If you are looking at Omaha radar, it will show you what’s happening in Sioux City, but not Sioux Falls. The Omaha radar will appear as if nothing is happening in Sioux Falls. To see Sioux Falls, you fave to switch to the Sioux Falls radar. But then it will appear as if nothing is happening in Sioux City. This is even worse functionality than you would get for free from your local TV station.
By Sparky The Weather Boy

A Must-Have for RV’ers

5
We have a motorhome which makes us vulnerable in extreme weather situation not only when driving but when parked. This app has been fantastic to help up drill down to our exact location and track storm paths to see if they are coming near us. Using this app, we are able to see if we should move to a building or is it ok to stay put. We also use it to see if coastal storms are going to ruin a visit to the beach or will track to the north. When driving, we can see the weather that is ahead of us and plan accordingly. I recommend this app to all my rving friends and encourage them to subscribe to the PRO version for the best info.
By Somoma

A serious app for serious people

5
I have yet to see a 1- or 2-star review from a RS user worth reading, let alone taking seriously. This app is powerful, highly usable, and packed with value. Many people will pay more for their next latte, so I'm not impressed with whining about the cost, either. Bottom line: Look at the substance of the positive vs negative reviews, and then make the right choice -- download the app and support its devs with a few dollars. You won't find a better radar app at ANY price.
By Chftyrhdjf

Something is missing

3
So far I really like this app. However, I can’t figure out how to see a broader view of the radar. For instance, if I’m outside Philly I get the local DIX radar. But that only goes so far and I can’t see what’s coming in from State College. Can you only see one radar station at a time? There’s no regional view? National view?
By the original sxm

It’s ok but not that great next to storm.

3
I went out and purchased thinking would be better than storm radar after an article on best radar apps. But honestly not that exciting for the cost...rather us Storm
By Ozdude|a/c2

Weekly Forecast

3
Good app overall I guess. Why is there no 5 day forecast I paid more than any other weather app and didn’t know there wasn’t a extended day forecast on here.
By DunnAwayWithYou

Was Good: Now Only Force Crashes On Opening

1
No way to even use the app anymore. Update didn’t work. Force crash on iPad Pro.
By rpgj

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