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About this app

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 U.S. 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 data from Environment Canada and Australian Bureau of Meteorology radars. These aren't smoothed 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 weather radar data.

RadarScope displays tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, and special marine warnings issued by the U.S. National Weather Service. You can browse the list of active warnings, select a warning to 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 289 different radars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Okinawa. 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.

You can display radar data from our servers, NOAA's public access web site, or your Allison House subscriber account. Spotter Network members can report their location and view the locations of other spotters.

RadarScope Pro is an optional auto-renewing subscription with two different tiers to choose from.

RadarScope Pro Tier One is an annual subscription that provides access to real-time lightning data in the U.S. and Canada that animates along with the radar loop and up to 30 frames of radar data, including extended loops of super-resolution data. Tier One 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 Two is an annual or monthly subscription that combines all the features in Tier One with more advanced features, including SPC outlooks, local storm reports, hail size and probability contours, and azimuthal shear contours in the U.S., a 30-day archive of all radar products, and the ability to use subscription features across multiple platforms.

If you choose to buy the RadarScope Pro subscription, it will be charged to your Google Play account. Subscriptions renew automatically, and you're charged at the beginning of each subscription period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal disabled via your Google Play app after the purchase.

RadarScope for Android includes RadarScope for Wear OS devices.

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Updated on
Feb 10, 2023

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5.59K reviews
A Google user
December 2, 2018
It's worked flawlessly for me so far. I used PYKL3 before this, and I definitely think that this has a better feature set, is easier to use, and has a nicer overall design. The pro subscriptions seem to be a point of contention here, but given that they are providing non-standard services (requiring server costs), I think the prices are very reasonable. Even if you don't need/want to upgrade, the coolest thing is that the developer made it possible to remove the buttons of unavailable features. That's really cool for UX, and I hope more apps follow suit.
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Aaron Zahn
November 2, 2020
I have had this app for over a year now with a subscription. After I updated to OS version 11 the app would not even open. There has been two updates since this started and it still isn't fixed. I had even contacted support about this numerous times with a basic response from them that they passed my info to the developers. I had to cancel my subscription due to lack of timeframe to fix or any details on progress.
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Evan Coverdill
April 30, 2022
App was great on anything I used for so many years... This last update introduced some terrible bugs on the Pixel 6 Pro. I keep getting a "Download Error," the navigation bar at the bottom will start pixilating, and it takes a while for new scans to download. Edit: Download error is fixed. All other issues listed above are still present. In addition to that, the map will no longer center on a spotter when selected from the locations page.
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What's new

• Added radar CASMA.
• Added a Mastodon account link to the support view.
• Increased the frequency of feed refreshes and SpotterNetwork location reporting.
• Changed the cutoff date for Level 2 archive date selection to June 5, 1991.
• Add velocity and spectrum-width products to certain Australian radars.
• Fixed an issue that could cause map textures to disappear.
• Fixed an issue with the display of storm tracks and road shields at startup.