RadarScope

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3.9
5.54K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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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
Nov 19, 2022

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3.9
5.54K reviews
Joseph
August 29, 2022
It's become increasingly buggy over the last year. Most recently, I've tried to zoom out but have been unable to. Also had download errors when the radar is fine. Just small bugs every now and then but they're starting to add up enough for me to write a review. Other than the bugs, I thoroughly enjoy the app.
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Shawn Hughes
July 13, 2022
will update after some use. My first disappointment: only after paying $10 for the app do we learn the full feature set and additional subscription costs. Since Play store showed only one edition of the app, I assumed I was getting the (1) app, perpetual license for $10. Only after purchase do we learn we could spend up to $100/year for access to archival data and 30-frame or 50-frame radar loops (still don't know what std is).
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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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What's new

• Fixed an issue with the radar database that made the map unresponsive.
• Added an outline to the current location icon.
• Improved location tracking accuracy.
• Fixed a problem in the display of cities.