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: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4
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From 4,002 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

  • Can’t login to my Stormtrack account

    5
    By Legobones
    Spotter Network has changed Stormtrack and I can’t login my account on RadarScope witch is stupid to a lot of us who just made a account to Stormtrack so they can use it on RadarScope but will I hope you people at RadarScope try to fix it so we can login to your Stormtrack account aka use to be spotter Network so do something about it so WE CAN LOGIN AND USE IT
  • Sorry I bought it

    2
    By D_Snow
    Looks at one one radar at a time! The is really pushing you go from one-time $10 app to the $100+/year or more add-ons
  • I expected better

    2
    By Jbbuibfvjsijbsif
    The app hasn’t been able to poll data from rad sites for two weeks. I sent an email asking about the issue, and still haven’t heard back. When it worked it was pretty good for regional work.
  • This is a Professional App

    5
    By Monkeybutt203
    I agree with another user, this app is fantastic, don’t read too much into a poor review as it’s the user, not this great app. I have turned so many people onto this, as they see me using mine, they all ask how to get it.. If someone balks at the price, I just say you get what you pay for, there is no free app anywhere of this quality.. Thank you to the creators of this app, it’s a must have on your phone!!!!
  • I love it

    4
    By robotfool228
    When I bought the app, I was definitely not the target audience. I couldn’t really identify storm structures in person, let alone on radar. After getting this app and learning a ton more, it is one of the best radars out there. Yeah, there is a pretty big paywall, but you already get loads and loads of data for free. As I have learned about and experience weather more and more, I’ve really shifted from the mindset of asking why people would pay for all of the features to being able to see why there’s a paywall. The one thing that I dislike is that there isn’t any traditional map of roads, as well as certain cities that don’t show up entirely. Even if more cities showed up as I zoom in, that would be completely fine. It just gets somewhat frustrating when a friend tells me that he is near a cell in a certain city, there are dozens of warnings out, and I have to first find the city on a map before going to the warning this friend is referring to. Overall, the app is still phenomenal. It’s easy to use, provides loads of data, and is decently priced.
  • In app purchases

    1
    By TECHsan Raider
    Its already expensive for a weather application. But the reviews on here said it’s great and worth the money. Only to my surprise that to even use more than 10% of the features you need to ALSO purchase a subscription. I would like to request a refund. Don’t buy unless you plan on spending twice as much to get a subscription as well. Not worth the money without the subscription.
  • The weather channel for free gives more information

    1
    By Rex in Houston
    It’s not like the $9.99 is unaffordable... it’s that after you pay it and get on the site you find out you have to pay extra for features such as showing lightning strikes and it’s in real time so I guess you pay more if you want to see forecasting. The weather channel app shows lightning radar and future tracking. I don’t know what’s the professional see in this but for the novice who wants to know what’s happening when and for how long it will happen run from this one and go with the free weather channel app.
  • Last version keeps crashing

    3
    By IT5668
    For some reason the app keeps crashing today.
  • ABSOLUTELY the Best !!

    5
    By JohnE00
    I've tried all radar apps, and this one is without a doubt the best. Clearly shows precipitation, by intensity and direction. Sharp, clear images. Not just for professionals, but for anyone who wants the most accurate and easy to read weather radar. Well worth the money. I’d pay even more; so hope the developers don’t read this.
  • State highways

    1
    By Surveyor2
    This app is great except for the layer which show cities and highways. Extremely lacking in this area, barely shows any state highways much less county roadways!

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