RadarScope

RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2011-04-21
  • Current Version: 3.13.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 53.54 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.11+

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 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 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 in the information sidebar, select a warning to view the details, and even zoom to the selected warning on the map. Zoom in and out on the map using the mouse or pinch gestures on multi-touch trackpads. Click and drag to scroll around the map. Select one of the 289 different radars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Okinawa. 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. Move the cursor over the color legend to see the data value associated with each color. You can also export the currently displayed map to several common image formats. 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. 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 optional dual-pane and quad-pane modes for viewing multiple 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.

Screenshots

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Reviews

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE

1
When it runs it runs horribly and is very hard to operate. I made the HUGE mistake of signing up for Tier 2 Pro and EVERY time a large weather system moves into our area it SHUTS DOWN MY TIER 1 & 2 options, including limiting me to SIX frames of RDAR observation!!!! I have complained about this 2 times and NOTHING! BUT boy are they here trying to do those auto re-ups! Absolutely TERRIBLE support. You go to their support app and it forwards you to another which tells you it is now non-existant!
By 87fg3t

Well done....but a couple fixes...

4
I have used this weather app for a very long time. The new Apple TV version is nearly perfect (thank you for offering it), but it needs to retain what tilt you have he radar set at when selecting the source like it's brothers versions, it always defaults to 1, in Tampa Bay we have alot of "fuzz", and normally use tilt 3, please fix this or offfer a option to save it (which I cannot find). On a side note.... I know radar people do not like 'smoothing', but at this point would be a nice option with level 3 radar for general use folks.
By ZoneXero

Great radar data, broken subscription method

3
I've had multiple issues getting consistnt subscribed service across devices with Pro Tier 2 where I can't restore the $100 subscription service to desktop app. Once you can break through that broken crap, the app is great, but the gaps in reliability in a basic paid service are rather aggrivating at times. Additinally, they play the game of deception when it comes to Tier 1 as it's device specific. Why should I pay even pay the minimum fee per device if the higher teir doesn't even work as excepted? Fix it already. It's been a problem for years and is unacceptabe.
By musikofalltypes

No Current Location

1
Does not give your current location on Macbook Pro like it does on iPhone and iPad. Disappointing! Way overpriced without this feature. Google Maps will show my current location on Macbook Pro.
By Hurguy

It's really good!

5
I use the iOS app more, but if I'm on my laptop or desktop, I definitely use the Mac OS version. It works very well. This is a great way to access NOAA/NWS radar and - no ads!!
By ShareSimplicity

Terrible for 2019

1
This radar app is far superior than others on the market like MyRadar. This app only allows you to view one radar at a time. This is terrible for anyone living inbetween two major radar stations. Buyer beware. Hopefully there will be a couple iOS radar apps make their way to MacOS soon with the project catalyst from Apple.
By therealhookee

Excellent Radar App

5
I've had this app for several years and it is my goto app for weather/storms/snow/etc. clear and excellent maps with zoom in/out and wide view of U.S. Shows weather flow and direction, good for tracking pop up storms. A bit expensive but it the app wetaher professionals use.
By app user 1

Great Software But Not Support

1
I had a terrible experience with their so-called tech support. So as long as you don't have a problem you should be all set.
By Joe Pillera

Well done as far as it goes...

3
PROs: Superb for looking at any one radar site and all the different kinds of data that site outputs in full resolutionl. If you're interest in radar goes no further than one radar site, this is the app for you. CONs: No composite view of all sites. Come on RadarScope, this is entry level stuff that is freely available elsewhere. If you're interested in exploring radar here and there, it will be tiresome. Next, loops are only 5 images, about 5 minutes worth. That's a big limitation for me and for anyone who is interested in the big picture. Finally, the base map is just just county lines. If its not your local area, you may find it hard to tell where things are at. Overall, what you get is done superb. It's what you don't get, that's disappointing for a paid app in this price range. Of course they offer more features, that will fix what they have crippled in this software, for a monthly or yearly fee. For me it feels like I'm being squeezed for more dough a little too much.
By G4gene

Radar ripoff

1
Tried this radar app only to discover that it does very liittle, costs too much and Apple won't give me a refund. Developer can't help you either (Apple wants to keep their 30% commission.) All in all a simplistic product that can be easily duplicated with free apps from other developers. Don't waste you money buying this one.
By TreeGuy10210

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