Radar Alive Pro Weather Radar

4.3
548 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Radar Alive! was written by a veteran storm chaser for the serious meteorological user..

Radar Alive! brings weather radar to your phone or tablet from all US states and Puerto Rico. Watch tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events live and in Level III detail. Monitor your local weather radar. See warnings on the map, and warning text. Easily switch to the nearest doppler radar with a long press on the map. See weather conditions and observations on the METAR layer.

Track all or selected storm chasers; automatically report your own position through Spotter Network, without requiring that the app be open (in other words, use your location in the background).

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. Selected 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 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; watch hail with the hydrometeor classification display.

Radar Alive!'s images are generated from NOAA's NEXRAD Level III binary data (NWS weather radar). Carefully simplified maps minimize clutter on the radar display.

With an AllisonHouse subscription, you also get super-resolution radar data, and an alternate source of radar data, along with new products including lightning, watches, local storm reports, and SPC Day 1 convective outlook

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 all or selected active Spotter Network users. You can use it to automatically report your position to Spotter Network, and to make reports of weather events. IF YOU ENABLE REPORTING, IT WILL REPORT YOUR EXACT LOCATION, INCLUDING IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN THE APP IS NOT VISIBLE. This can be stopped at any time.

---- SUPPORT ----

Extensive help is available within the app. Use the menu button to select the help pages. You can also request support at the website http://radaralive.com/. Note that the built-in support form does not work at this time but will with the next release.

Support is also available by email, and suggestions are welcome. Support is at support@radaralive.com .


More information is available at the developer's web site at developer's web site.
Updated on
Oct 1, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location
This app may collect these data types
Location and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.3
548 reviews
A Google user
March 9, 2019
This app has very good potential, but lacks in detail. The radar appears good and option to get fast updates as they become available. Option to setup different layers for different situations is excellent. Similar to the Pykl3 app, which is what many are looking for. Map display, such as roads, are very poor and appears old. Radar data is very pixelated and appears old style, also lacks smoothing option. Hope there is some upgrades and improvements soon.
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Tiny Vital Systems, LLC
March 20, 2019
Hi, thank you for purchasing the product. The map display is low detail to reduce memory usage and download time. I do not smooth radar data, as that reduces the accuracy - things look prettier but are not accurate. Also, that turns out to be computationally intensive. I am always making improvements.
Michael Pare
May 30, 2021
After PYKL disappeared, I installed Radar Alive sometime last year but didn't use it much until last week. I'm a storm chaser and mainly use GRLevel3 on my laptop, using Allison House feeds. I've got to say, over the last week I used Radar Alive on my phone much more and it is quite feature rich! The detailed AH radar feeds (which use level 2 data if I recall) are superb, better than what I get in GRLevel3 on my laptop. Take the time to customize the app. It is very flexible. I recommend.
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A Google user
February 8, 2019
Quit working with latest updare... All radars are either showing waiting for data or not available. Tried several different locations same result. Used to be a super app now useless Please fix. Update... As of this morning all is working again. Not sure what was going on yesterday but it appears to be fixed
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What's new

Many enhancements and bug fixes.