RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 168.66 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 3,679 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 and Puerto Rico, 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 provides access to real-time lightning data that animates along with the radar loop and up to 20 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 combines all the features in Tier 1 with more advanced features, including 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. 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. WDT is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Our privacy policy is available for review at: http://wdtinc.com/product-service/privacy-statement/ Please visit our web site for more information.

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Reviews

  • Can you add echo alerts?

    5
    By TylerStorm
    Can you add an alert setting where users can can pick a certain radius around them and RadarScope alerts them whenever there is an echo within their outlined radius?
  • Love it but needs one thing

    5
    By Mikewaz
    I love this app as it gives great radar info better than any other weather app. One thing I would like is when you do the split screen I wish you had the option to show two different radar locations to get a better view of the storm. Other than that it is great
  • Great Weather Radar App—Worth Every Penny

    5
    By steve oc
    RadarScope is an absolutely amazing weather radar app. The SuperRes Reflectivity view gives amazing detail. Location Services make it easy to pinpoint exactly where you are so you can use the radar animation to determine what is coming your way in the next hour or the next few minutes. Storm tracks and the distance tool help you figure out the timing. There are over 25 different radar views showing wind velocity, precipitation, and more. I look forward to learning how to interpret these advance radar views. There has been much consternation about the new Pro subscription. The introduction of this never took away the 6 frame SuperRes Reflectivity view. It just offers the option add 14 more frames to the view and gives real time lightning reporting. I went for it, but you have an amazing tool without it. This app is worth every penny.
  • Nice app if you can figure out the features

    3
    By G_ChipT
    The app seems to be feature rich but my problem is the “User Guide”. It is hardly a guide. For example there are a series of icons across the bottom, one of which is allows you to identify where you currently are on the map. Well if you hit this a second time a small angular wedge appears and it slowly rotates around. There is nothing that I can find that tells us what this feature is doing for us. I can find nothing that describes the other icons on the base of the display. The other support detail is thin too. Sorry to say I need a bit more before I can pay for a Pro account much less the highest level Pro account.
  • Best radar app

    5
    By LibertyMedic
    This is my go to radar for almost 5 years. Used in storm chasing, and all the tools were well worth the cost to keep us near enough to see action but far enough away from danger. This radar does not have a national screen, that's not how Doppler works. If you want the basics, use something else. If you want to see how a storm is rotating or where the updraft and downdraft is located in a supercell, this is your app.
  • Awesome Radar App

    5
    By mrhudsonman89
    I like this app. I highly recommend this app.
  • Ignore the critics; they are ignorant

    5
    By jjcaru
    This app puts professional-grade radar in the palm of your hand. It is high-resolution, updates rapidly, and has a user-friendly interface. All storm chasers (and I am one myself) use this app, which should tell you all you need to know about its quality. You do need some knowledge to know how to read some of the radar images outside of the common base-reflectivity. The critics are either people that seem to think apps should be free, or are not meteorologists, storm chasers, or weather enthusiasts. To the first group of critics I say, you get what you pay for. To the second group I say, maybe this app is overkill for what you need or want - but that’s not a reason to criticize the app itself. It is simply the best radar app I am aware of, and again as a storm chaser for 20+ years, I would know. Now it is true that there is no national/regional radar view - this is because the ability to access individual NEXRAD sites is what provides the detailed resolution, rapid updates/speed, and individual radar analysis products. You can always get another app, including free ones, to see the big picture, and that might be enough for some people, but those apps are simply not going to give you the detailed resolution, or the products needed for in-depth analysis at a local storm level, that RadarScope does. Similarly, displaying a more detailed road map in the background would compromise speed and resolution, and seeing the map detail would require a more translucent radar image that would degrade its usefulness. People that criticize this app are simply ignorant, because those who know weather choose this app hands-down.
  • Unbeatable Radar App!

    5
    By DanTheMann15
    After experiencing this app on my brother's phone, i finally purchased this app, and it doesn't disappoint! This app gives you the radar straight out of the stations, with velocity and other awesome features! If you need all the nitty-gritty details, this app is perfect!
  • Well worth the money!

    5
    By Switz1157
    I was a longtime user Weather Underground’s Storm app. After it was taken over by the Weather Channel it became just another useless radar. I searched trough all the free apps to find a similar replacement and could not. It was then that I took the plunge into paying for Radar Scope. Once I used it, I knew that I was home. This app is by far superior to any other weather radar app available on iOS! For a reasonable annual upgrade fee it gets even better. High res reflectivity, velocity and so much more is available in virtual real time
  • Awesome!!!

    4
    By GypsyRuff
    Love the app. Only one problem. I would like to be able to put a storm track on a line of storms or even a single cell to see what’s towns with be impacted next and have an estimated arrival time

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