Radar Live: NOAA doppler radar loop & 7-day national weather forecast (pro version)
Developer: Voros Innovation
Current Version: 1.6.0
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Download Size: 34.8 MB - Download
Introducing Radar Live - a stunning app which brings live radar and the weather to your Mac!
It gives the latest NOAA radar data and detailed weather forecast in an attractive and highly informative window format.
The radar is for the USA only (48 contiguous states).
● Displays the latest NOAA radar station images from any available 155 NOAA radar stations on map
● Displays combined radar images for the whole Contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 states)
● Current weather conditions and forecast on your desktop from all around the world
● 2-Hourly detailed weather forecast for 3 days
● Detailed radar and weather forecast window accessible by a singe click on the Dock icon
● Dock icon shows the latest radar images and current temperature
● Search forecast locations by address, airport code or automatic location based detection
● Save as many weather forecast locations as you want
● Your first location is auto detected and new forecast locations can be added by typing the first few letter of the city name, zip code or airport code in the search field
● The closest NOAA radar station is detected automatically based on user location or selected weather forecast location
● Latest reflectivity, velocity, one-hour and total storm precipitation from any NEXRAD radar site in the US, Guam and Puerto Rico.
● Images are not smoothed or manipulated, they are the real Level 3 radar data displayed on the map with the highest level of detail.
● Map displays the latest selected NOAA radar station image loop
▫ Available radar types: Base Reflectivity (ground level), Composite Reflectivity, One-Hour Precipitation and Storm Total Precipitation
▫ Closest radar station is selected automatically based on forecast/user location
▫ Select any of the NOAA radar stations by location
▫ Select any radar station from the map
▫ Map zoom and pan
▫ Optional fill-screen map (fill the whole screen area except Dock and Menubar)
▫ Radar station location, user location, forecast location and radar range is optionally shown on map
▫ Notification if the radar is down for maintenance or technical error
● Map displaying the latest contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 states) combined images loop
▫ Available radar type: Base Reflectivity
▫ Map zoom and pan
● Radars are updated in about every 3-5 minutes in perception mode and every 10 minutes in clear air mode
● Radar sensitivity setting to filter out very light rain and noise
Weather Forecast Details:
● Detailed current conditions and weather forecast
● Weather forecast text summary
● Min and Max temperatures
● Current "Feels Like" (apparent) temperature
● Wind Speed and Direction
● Dew Point
● Rain fall information
● Local Sunrise and Sunset
● Units: Fahrenheit or Celsius & mph or kmh
● Accurate, premium weather forecast data from Weather Underground®
Download Radar Live Now!
If you experience any issues please contact us directly using the "Contact Us" button/menu item and specify your forecast location.
+ Dock icon now shows current temperature, wind speed or forecast min/max temperatures
+ 2-Hourly detailed weather forecast for 3 days
+ Radar Window opens immediately if user launches the app
+ Improved stability and bug fixes
Most Helpful Reviews
Radar Live Pro - Great - A Galaxy of stars is my rating. My 2011 MacBook runs the program like a tiger. Very responsive to a click and the many many locations availiable for a click are incredible. My three kids are in Finland, Hawaii and Missouri and I am in Calif. I can be in all four locations in about 15 seconds for a quick glance. Having both a local and national map (which goes international except for the radar) on one screen with the five day forecast makes it even better considering you have a choice of screen formats in preferences. This happens to be the first App I have ever purchased. I have a lot of free ones but really glad I got careless and purchased this one. The author knows what it takes to have a happy buyer and his App worth a reasonable price.
This app loads “hidden”! NEEDS TO BE FIXED - So I purchased app for use on my new Retina iMac. Clicked on the app, it loads, at least the words do in the task bar but the window does not load. After taking a few minutes to figure out that in preferences under the general tab the box marked “auto hide blah blah blah” is checked as a default. Unchecked box, quit app, launched again (several times) restart NOT ONCE DID THE WINDOW LOAD AND STILL HAS NOT! I reached out to the app developer and this person was fairly quick to respond telling me to uncheck the box. Which I’d already completed. Gee thanks. I have no idea if this app works as described and from what I’ve seen in the other reviews some have had this problem, others not. But on a brand spanking new ( 2 days ) Retina iMac? Come on!! So, if I could I’d give no stars and if it ever works I’ll update this review. I’m going to send one more email and then just chalk this experince as having to pay the stupid tax again. Trust me this complaint is not about the money spent it’s about the desription and being lulled into purchasing something that does not work. (at least for me, oh wait some others too) Sir or Mam, please update your software so it loads/launches the same way as all of the thousands of other apps do!
More Reviews for Current Version
Somewhere between "Not Ok” to “Its Ok" - I selected this app by accident because when I saw “NOAA” I thought it was an Apalon NOAA App that I have on my iPhone. It is not! This app is somewhere in between “I don’t like it” to “”its ok”. First, although you can add weather for any location in the world, the primary screen which is on the left is only for US territory. Too bad if your a traveler or serve in our military services. When in an overseas location other than the US, the secondary screen to the right will pick up where you locate. I don’t know it this based off of your internet provider or the location based on the location within the app. When I tried to set this while I was in the US for Japan, it was not possible. It only showed my current location. So, I think the secondary screen only shows location via internet provider. The secondary screen does not show cloud cover, doppler, or nothing else but a static map of satilite, hybrid or standard. There can be some improvements made that would make this app, especially for desktop useful. Instead of using a split screen just utilize one veiwin pane. Add additional selections for a variety of countries from the drop down window. This small adjustment would make this app user friendly, especially for the price that had to be paid for this app.
Rip off - What a rip. Ridiculously simple app in an unsizable window that doesn’t come even close to filling my iMac screen. I bought it so I could view large detailed weather maps. You can get way more info and better maps from any weather site on the internet for free. Can’t believe this thing cost $10.
Not accurate for inches of precipitation - The big problem with this app is the color representaion of inches of snow or rain. But i am more concerned with snow. When ever we have a blizard warning i open the app to see how much snow is falling at a given time. The green is supposed to represent .1 inches per hour. . But if most of the storm is represented by green then the maximum amount of snowfall has to be .1 inch per hour. So you would need 10 hours to reach one inch . The dark yellow represents .5 or half an inch per hour and yu would need 2 hours to produce inch and 8 hours to produce 4 inches. So how does one come up with 12 inches in 8 hours with those colors? And during every blizard so far i have not seen the color red which would make more sense. And the storm is never pure dark yellow . Most of the storm is green. So i will never really know how much snow we will get based on this radar app. And i payed for the pro.
Radar review - When faced with a major storm such as the recent one, HERMINE, having this program really removes the concern of the unknown and standing at the TV and waiting for the TV experts to give an update. A fast look and you are able to react as necessary. Even a less powerful local thunderstorm can be watched and followed if needed. The radar picture and the weather forecast are truly helpful. Our thanks and our appreciation.
Not worth the price, but works - I have two other apps from this developer. I use their weather dock app on all my machines. I downloaded this for use on my primary desktop computer in my office. Its basically like the weather dock screen, with two radar images below. Pros: +I like the split radar screen a lot. Lets me see regionally (multi state) and locally (down to my neighborhood if i wanted). +I dont have to run both weather dock and second program at the same time to see a multi-day forcast and radar. +Full screen option (which is hidden in the settings, took me a while to find) +Ability to enable/disable the auto hide feature. For me, i disable it, so its always on the secondary screen. Cons: -I’d prefer the ability to change map style. Something darker -Sometimes it ‘forgets’ the zoom level i left it on and defaults to statewide (left) and nationwide (right) -Honestly, i dont think its worth the price. 4-5 bucks maybe. I may change my mind as i use it more though.