RadarScope

RadarScope

By Base Velocity, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Current Version: 3.8.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 176.15 MB
  • Developer: Base Velocity, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 3,721 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $9.99
RadarScope App Ratings: 4
4
Total 3,721 Reviews

RadarScope App 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://info.wdtinc.com/privacy-statement Please visit our web site for more information.

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RadarScope App Reviews

  • Long time user

    5
    By Baberuth1234
    I first downloaded this when I bought my iPhone 3GS 7 years ago. It was awesome then, and still is now.
  • A favorite app, but ...

    4
    By scottkle
    This is by all intents and purposes a 5-Star app, but like the famous fancy restaurant that has to get it right every time, RadarScope suffers from a few serious flaws in service. And as someone who pays a lot for the tier 2 package I’d like to think that I have a pretty good handle on things. The fact that there are no actual push alerts for severe thunderstorms is weird. The company told me in a tweet something about something or other but it just didn’t excuse the fact that such a good app for severe weather only gets to 3rd base instead of hitting it out of the park. Also missing are street-level views, or, even just a view that’s more than a blurry long shot. I have to use another radar app to see where precip is and that’s not acceptable at $99 a year. And I get that AllisonHouse is an integration and you’ve started to add some of that functionality to tier 2, but I need to be able to get severe thunderstorm watches AND warnings in tier 2 without exception or excuse. It’s ridiculous to not offer both. With an added AllisonHouse subscription for another $129 a year I get watches and mesoscale discussions. Add watches to tier 2 and leave off the MDs if that helps? I mean I want both but for me to have to pay you $99 and AllisonHouse $129 just to have access to watches and warnings, that’s ridiculous. Again, it’s a favorite app. It’s on my first screen. It’s on my Apple Watch, and even though it’s a much-needed watch native app, it really misses out on being able to do the best stuff because there are no alerts or warnings in severe weather. The fact that you are ok with us using other apps for that shows you aren’t quite understanding how we all use apps. And I also heard in that tweet about how the weather radio app has alerts. As I said to them in a reply to that message, that app is terrible and not even worth wasting words on. And again, no separate apps for basic functionality. For $99 a year I want a really cohesive and excellent severe weather and radar experience. Personally, I might recommend forgoing tier 2 and the $99 and spending $129 on AllisonHouse. You can sign in to them through RadarScope so you still get all the bells and whistles, and you get the data for watches and warnings. But I don’t think you’d get any alerts still. Well, either way, there’s room to make a great app better. Thanks.
  • Great app

    5
    By Weatherman436
    I’m a Meteorologist and I love this app. I rely on it for the latest radar information. It’s not just for professionals, it’s also for enthusiasts and those that want to learn about weather. Anyone can use it, but I would encourage getting a tutorial for anything outside of basic radar use.
  • Renewal drop in features

    3
    By Asue61
    Beware with your annual renewal of the removal of features from basic package, i.e. LIGHTNING.... I have used RadarScope for several years, but this is a bit ridiculous to move up a Tier for that feature only.
  • Nice!

    5
    By Sezclan04
    I seen a YouTuber named pecos hank and he is a tornado chaser. He has radar scope and this app is so good
  • Back to FIVE stars!

    5
    By HeavyDee
    The developer VERY QUICKLY fixed a few issues in the latest update and RS is back to a perfect 5 stars, where it should be! Once again, the best iPhone app made!
  • Update = bad

    3
    By Fdcv
    Have had issues ever since the update. Can’t load images.
  • HORRIBLE UPDATE

    1
    By Huntzz.1
    I love this app but unfortunately after the new update the map glitch-moves upwards every time I try to move around or zoom in. Have to click around a radar station like 5 times before it’ll finally register. Please fix this ASAP.
  • Updated review

    5
    By Azuleyez
    They fixed the map scrolling feature. Thanks guys!!!
  • Outlooks

    1
    By SkiandRun
    We can get SPC Outlooks Days 1-3 for free on another app. It also has up to date hail contours. They get the outlook data from NOAA for free like everyone else. I think it’s an insult to the users that you charge for this info. Outlooks are provided to you for free as well. I am not comparing this to the basic radar apps. Most professional storm chaser apps provide this data at no additional cost.

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