Category: Weather


       iOS Universal

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 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. 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.

When there are any Tornado Warnings (outlined in RED), Severe Thunderstorm Warnings (YELLOW polygons), or Flash Flood Warnings (GREEN 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 and 30 other radar sites in Canada, with the rotating radar beam representing each radar's approximate coverage area. 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 the last six 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 3 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 add-on data set and provides access to real 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. Super Res Level 2 data is still available to all RadarScope users without purchasing a subscription.

Please visit our web site for more information.

What's new

Version 2.2.4 includes:

• Support for iOS8
• Support for new iPhone 6 and 6+ displays


The new subscription option has created some confusion. Please be aware that super res data and all features available in previous versions of the app are still available to all users and don't require a subscription. We added several new products as a free update. The new subscription option adds lightning data and extended loops of super res products, but it is not required to continuing using all of the features you've used in the past.

Follow us on Twitter @radarscope if you have questions!


New in RadarScope 2.2

New Free Upgrades

• New NEXRAD Dual Pol Products
• Canadian Radar Precip Depiction Product
• Support for rapid updates in SAILS mode
• RadarScopeTV Airplay display (iPad only)
• Improved Spotter Network diagnostics

RadarScope PRO subscription available via in-app purchase, provides 1 YEAR of access to lightning and *extended* radar data!

• PRO - Real Lightning data feed, animates with radar
• PRO - *Extended* Radar data feed, up to 20 frames of Level 2 “Super Res” data


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Last changed:
Oct 21, 2014
Base Velocity, LLC
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