RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 207.18 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.1+
Score: 4
4
From 4,200 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

Emergency Management Preferred Radar App

5
We have been utilizing RadarScope since launched at the Navarro County, TX - Office of Emergency Management. The products offered in both the base app and Pro version are excellent for units when mobile or working away from the operations center. I would highly recommend everyone who has at least basic knowledge of reading radar data and derived products to give this a shot!
By Texan1977

No radar app can hold a candle to this one

5
I have been a weather nerd since I was a little kid, and I’m a trained Skywarn Storm Spotter. I first downloaded this app in 2013 when a meteorologist mentioned it after I was complaining about how I struggled to find a decent one. Most radar apps have a smoothing algorithm that obliterates storm structure. This app does a beautiful job with with its radar display. I’ve struggled to find certain details like specific rotation data inside a supercell storm, the correlation coefficient to detect tornado debris, decent hurricane reflectivity to see structure of the rain bands as well as the rotation within (I live in Florida), or just basic resolution to see what part of the storm will hit my location. This app does it all and so much more that I could write a book on it. The features of data are endless. I’ve used it through Hurricane Matthew, Irma, and Dorian (and plenty of other tropical storms). The storm season here has me tracking several hundred storms over the years. I have it on my MacBook Pro and my iPhone. There’s a reason all the professionals, scientists, and storm chasers use this app. It’s the best $10 I’ve ever spent.
By Wolf By The Ears

A very good app but needs better map definition

4
I was PRO level 1 for a few years before upgrading to PRO level 2. This is the best weather app on the market!! There is only one hitch, lack of road support.. You would think you could see where the bad weather was located, NOOO, you just get a generalization!!! So you could actually drive into a dangerous storm, because the map is that general. I would’ve thought with PRO level 2, it would’ve had a better map. Apparently you don’t have the ability to provide a Top Tier weather app, with a top tier road map! Please Fix, kindly...
By DaSchnuz

PMichael-49

5
I live in North Texas, part of Tornado Alley. I’ve had this app for more than three years and I consider it a “must have” if you live in this area or anywhere that is prone to severe weather. It takes a while to learn how to use it but it is literally a life saver.
By PMichael-49

Uh Oh

5
The KBOX radar site is not currently working?
By JJstar

best app

5
the app has so much🤗 and it has lightning
By rader scope

They increased monthly subscribers!

3
Why did you guys increase your monthly subscription? This is stupid.
By voldigar1

Pro Options Lacking

1
I’m paying $100/yr for the pro tier two and can’t even get an option to change the freaking radar playback speed? Seriously? Though honestly it should probably be a standard option like many other radar apps. Even the desktop version of RadarScope has had this for ages. What’s taking so long? I’ll update this review back to five stars once we get this option we should’ve had years ago. I hate how slow it is playing back 30 frames on Pro. Also the Apple Watch app needs an overhaul. I use it all the time and it’s buggy and slow, even on new hardware and fast internet.
By iPhone Duke

Been using for 6+ years

5
Love this app and all of the continuation of updates and features. The only added feature I wish that would be added would be the option to see where a watch area has been issued. Maybe a faded overlay with different colors for the types of watch. The only feature I would like to see in the future!
By lukewl

Good app!

4
I enjoy this app a lot but recently KATX is not giving me anything to look at and it’s been like that for a little more than a week now. Please fix this radar soon as you can!!
By Max Decool

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