Radar Alive! is suitable for storm chasers, professional meteorologists, emergency personnel, SKYWARN spotters and weather enthusiasts. It has a wide selection of US radar products (image types). NWS severe weather warnings are displayed along with a customizable low clutter map with cities, roads, counties and states. The display is suitable for both phones and tablets.
Choose from a complete menu of radar products at multiple tilt angles, including composite and base reflectivity, base and storm relative velocity, VIL, hydrometeor classification (type of precipitation) and others. Spot tornadoes with the velocity and base reflectivity plots; view warning boxes and warning text; dodge hail with the hydrometeor classification display.
Radar Alive!'s precision images are generated from NOAA's NEXRAD Level III binary data (NWS weather radar). Carefully simplified maps minimize clutter on the radar display.
The serious user will appreciate advanced features, such as smart GPS usage to conserve battery power; network bandwidth conservation; and, maps optimized for weather radars.
A full Spotter Network client is included. It can display the positions of active Spotter Network users. You can use it to automatically report your position to Spotter Network, and to make reports of weather events. When the main app is not in use, it can run in the background, where it can be controlled from an icon in the notification bar of the device.
Radar Alive! was written by a dedicated storm chaser for the serious meteorological user.
Extensive help is available within the app. If you experience problems, or to learn how to best use Radar Alive Pro, use the menu button to select the help pages or ask for advice or support on the supplied form.
Support is also available by email, and suggestions are welcome.
More information is available at the developer's web site at http://www.radaralive.com/">developer's web site.
No need to carry a ruler or other objects to photograph and record hail. Report accurately to the NWS and eliminates guessing. Use Rapid Report to photograph and upload your report to the NWS, Facebook and Twitter.
Sizes included in chart are:
0.25" (Pea) Size Hail
0.75" (Penny) Size Hail
0.88" (Nickel) Size Hail
1.00" (Quarter) Size Hail
1.25" (Half Dollar) Size Hail
1.50" (Walnut) Size Hail
1.75" (Golf Ball) Size Hail
2.00" (Hen Egg) Size Hail
2.50" (Tennis Ball) Size Hail
2.75" (Baseball) Size Hail
3.00" (Tea Cup) Size Hail
4.00" (Grapefruit) Size Hail
4.50" (Softball) Size Hail
Some users have reported inaccuracies in the ruler scales on the image.
To overcome this use the Calibrate Button in the upper left. Have a real ruler on hand for a one-time setup.
Your settings will be saved from each use so you don't have to redo the calibration each time.
If the ruler dimensions on the display are not matching up to a real ruler do the following:
1) Hold a ruler up to the scale and note if the image is larger or smaller than the ruler.
2) Press Calibrate
3) Pinch the image larger or smaller as needed.
4) Press Save
5) Check again with the ruler. If still off repeat steps 1 - 4
It currently focuses on the area of the United States typically called Tornado Alley which currently includes Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
Depending on whose map you look at other states like Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, and South Dakota could claim that not so distinct honor of being part of tornado alley. Look for the addition of those states at a later date.
Features included in the App:
-Storm Spotters comments and storm photo upload
-NOAA Weather Radio Broadcasts
-Tornado Photos and Videos
-Photo upload to send us storm photos for our gallery
-Weather alert feeds