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.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 3,622 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    $9.99
RadarScope App Ratings: 4
4
Based on 3,622 App Reviews
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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

  • The best app and quickest for the money.

    5
    By Miphone357
    I have been using this for years since Jim Cantore of the weather channel suggested it. I only have one little comaint, Bring Back the Radar Sweeps!!!! I liked the sweep lines, it was a cool feature.
  • Crap

    2
    By M1i9c75
    One review stated “this app is for professionals” yet it proclaims to be an effective tool for even the novice weather enthusiast. But that’s not my complaint so I digress.... my issue is I just bought this app an hour or so ago and have been looking at the app while watching the weather channel and the storms/tornado warnings in PA. The app is giving utterly and completely different information than the weather channel. The app has the tornado box/warning, several hundred miles north of what the weather channel is reporting. There are also warnings in several other places in the north east as per the tv, yet they’re absent from the app. I guess for “professionals” it’s groovy to stare at a screen with a bunch of colors, a few yellow and red boxes that are seemingly hundreds of miles away from what the actual professionals (meteorologists) are displaying... but I guess, what do they know anyway?
  • When it works it’s good

    2
    By Chip is DOPE FRESH!
    I am not happy that I paid for an app that doesn’t work many of the times I’ve tried to use it. It also annoys me that lightning info is not available to people who buy the app. Why would I pay more to get that info when I can’t consistently use what I have already paid for??
  • Understand this, this app is NOT meant for your everyday person

    5
    By Jaredmherman
    People are always giving 1 star for this app because it doesn't have a "national map" of all the storms, thats because IT ISNT SUPPOSE TO. This isn't an app like NOAA High def radar PRO or anything like that. This is for meteorologist and the likes who want access to everything that specific radar provides such as Velocity data, Correlation Coefficient, etc. do not buy this app until you understand what it is, this is not for your every day novice.
  • Amazing If You Understand Weather

    5
    By Tommy Hartigan
    I’ve used this app for everything from when I decide to go flying, to driving and boating on Lake Michigan. Super detailed and worth every penny. Like many others have said, this is for people with an understanding of weather and radar. IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND A SUPER-RES VELOCITY DISPLAY THEN THIS APP IS TOO ADVANCED FOR YOU.
  • Best Radar App Available

    5
    By Sameiam
    So worth the cost. I bought this app several years ago and I love it. We live in tornado alley and every time it storms it’s my go to app!
  • 👍

    5
    By aPpTrAmP
    Probably the fastest loading radar for me on phone. Apple Watch always says problem loading/location upon app startup; I just need to tap the back arrow once and it’s fine.. An easy 5 star rating.
  • Excellent weather radar with clean interface

    5
    By cyphonx
    This is the best weather radar app I have found so far. I have used this app for several years and it has always been well maintained and updated with great features and capabilities.
  • The best of the best

    5
    By Andythewxman
    As a meteorologist and storm chaser, I rely on high quality data so I can closely track storms. Radarscope provides everything I need. It has a smooth, flawless interface that let me quickly grab whatever I am looking for. Other apps are slow and don’t have a complete suite of radar products, but this one has it all. Well worth the price!
  • Emergency Management

    5
    By Chief Chicago
    I use this app to monitor weather as it develops in my area for public safety. This app is for power users who have deep understanding of radar technology and weather. If you are trying to decide on an app and are price sensitive or want to look at homogenized data; download you local TV weather app.

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