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: Android, iOS 9.1
Score: 4
4
From 3,543 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

  • Ian

    5
    By 0000676
    Love it but we need watch boxes
  • Why do they keep changing this app?

    3
    By Sky guy 525525531366
    It worked great years ago. Stop messing with a good thing!
  • Poor customer service, it’s terrible.

    1
    By SkiandRun
    RadarScope was down across all Apple platforms for part of yesterday. There was no communication from RadarScope and did nothing about it. Many users advised it was an app issue. Again RadarScope did nothing to investigate. Many users were not happy with the lack of assistance. I guess they did one thing, rudely advise to open a repair ticket. Decided to leave the Facebook group because of it. If you are gonna act like egotistical idiots forget it. Get rid of your egos and assist customers. You aren’t as smart as you think and get trained on attention to detail. Finding a new group manager would help as well.
  • Warnings

    1
    By Athena Druid
    I no longer get warnings of any kind ( the red alerts at the top right). Please respond as I am a storm spotter.
  • Can’t purchase Pro

    3
    By Mandamarie1828
    Just got an iPhone, had the app on my Galaxy. I purchased the initial app in the iTunes Store, but when I go to purchase Pro from within the app, it asks me to double tap to confirm the purchase. I can’t even double tap, the second I tap the screen once, it gives me an error saying “purchase failed, cannot connect to iTunes Store.” What gives??
  • 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.

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