RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 168.71 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 3,524 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    $9.99
RadarScope App Ratings: 4
4
Based on 3,524 App Reviews

RadarScope App Details

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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App Reviews

  • My most used app

    5
    By AirRoll
    Simply the best. I use it during travel- helps foresee flight delays reroutes, etc and for following severe wx living in Midwest etc. I’m sort of a weather geek and this thing helps me geek even more!
  • Best radar app out there for IOS

    5
    By Todd in ks
    The best iOS radar app out there with a good data plan for only 10/year. Or will integrate with other data plans like Allison house. They continue to improve it.
  • Read Before You Buy

    5
    By Trainguy442
    THIS APP IS FOR WEATHER PROFESSIONALS! READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU BUY! I capitalized those sentences because there are reviews that don't belong to a great app like this. For example, in one review this was said: "It allows you to pick a radar site in a state and when you do it's just for that area that the radar reaches out to." Well, Duh?! That's how Doppler Radar works. If you read the description, it says this: "It can display the latest...from any NEXRAD or TDWR radar site in the U.S." Notice it says SITE, not SITES, with an S. There are also complaints of the app being too expensive. Well professional doesn't come cheap in case you didn't know. Where are you going to find a radar app that gives reflectivity, velocity, dual-polarization, VIL all for free? Nowhere. Plus it updates at 2 minute intervals, and it's all raw data. Where are you going to find that for free? People have to earn a few bucks in order to produce an app like this. And I believe $100 bucks a year, is fair enough. This is a gorgeous, easy to use and master weather app. If you want to know wind speeds in a thunderstorm, the percentage of hail in a storm, where the storm is heading, this is the app for you! You have to have knowledge of weather/radars in order to know how they work, but this app is certainly the very best out of all the weather apps. 5/5 and highly recommend to any weather geek!
  • Best Radar App Ever

    5
    By iPhone Duke
    Edit 2: I wish there was an option to set a default radar for my location. I moved to an area that is on the far western edge of a radar zone. So it automatically sets me to this radar well to my east, and I can’t see any storms coming because the radar falls off. So I have to manually change it to the radar to my west, which I’m pretty sure is actually closer and covers any storms coming my way. Since most storms come from the west there should be a bias to set cities near the western edge of a radar to the radar towards their west. Edit: Nobody that I’ve seen who rates this app poorly seems to understand how to use it. It’s not because the app is designed poorly, it’s that they don’t understand how to use advanced radar data, which is what this app gives you. If you want a national mosaic that dumbs it down for you, go elsewhere. — Original review: Seriously. This is as good as it gets folks. This app isn't for viewing mosaics of a region. And they don't “pretty up” the data. This is what the radar outputs. It lets you dig in and see the storm in unprecedented detail. I recommend purchasing the Pro package. It lets you see everything in very fine detail. It's Level II radar data straight from the NWS. I've used this app several times to get a five minute lead time on developing tornadoes—that's before the sirens go off. And that was also before I had access to high resolution data. But you have to know what to look for in the data. My only complaints are that I believe the Level II data comes with more tilt angles, so including those would be helpful. Furthermore, a 3D visualization of the storm would make the Pro package even more worthwhile. The lightning data doesn't seem very useful to me. I'd also like to get more data about the storm, like max estimated hail size and the echo top when I tap on the storm track.
  • Your increase in price forced me out

    2
    By Dabo1964
    I had the pay version for over a year then you come out with a yearly upgrade which i was ok with but after seeing your new upgrade for almost 100.00 a year it put a real sour taste in my mouth so now I'm totally out. Cannot support you product anymore.
  • Best what is happening now weather app

    5
    By SageBeach
    If you want to know what’s happening right now with the best graphics, this is the best app. I would also use in with conjunction with Dark Sky. Dark Sky is great for what will happen in the future but the colors for DS aren’t the best. This app has been invaluable to me knowing exactly where the clouds are and where they’re going. Once I was traveling without a coat and it was raining REALLY hard. I noticed on here the severe storm only had a little more to go and then would be clear after. I ducked in for dinner and I knew I was good. You don’t need the extra super duper upgrades but I upgraded to the first tier since it’s fun to see the lightning. It is also nice that it shows the severe weather warnings and outlines exactly where the warning is for.
  • Best Radar App in the Market Today

    5
    By Ganso97
    Radarscope is by far the best radar app in the App Store it anywhere else on the internet. Every single radar product the weather service or TV meteorologists can see are all on this app. Every radar in the US, Canada, Australia, Guam, Alaska, Hawaii, and South Korea is on here. Don’t let the $9.99 price throw you off. Once you try it, you will see it is worth far more than the price tag.
  • Wouldn’t it be cool ...

    5
    By Suddenrush
    If it worked in CarPlay?
  • Add watch boxes!

    1
    By Planetearthnyc
    Been waiting for years for you guys,to add watch boxes to this app love,the app but until you,add watches i can’t love this app
  • Amazing App

    5
    By Mr_rich11
    Obviously this is NOT for your causal weather viewer. This is a extremely powerful app for users that know something about how weather works. If you want to know if it's going to rain next week, go use some other free app. If you want to know exactly down to the minute how the storm is acting and developing and your interested in investing a little time into learning what the different radar products mean, this is the app for you. Absolutely awesome!

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