Developer: Base Velocity, LLC

Current Version: 3.6.1

Last Updated: 14 days ago

Download Size: 55.4 MB - Download


RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you to view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data and severe weather warnings. It can display the latest reflectivity, velocity, and other radar products from any NEXRAD radar site in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. These aren't smoothed PNG or GIF images, this is real Level 3 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 NEXRAD weather radar on your Mac.

RadarScope displays tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, and special marine warnings issued by the National Weather Service. You can browse the list of active warnings in the information sidebar, select a warning to view the details, and even zoom to the selected warning on the map.

Zoom in and out on the map using the mouse or pinch gestures on multi-touch trackpads. Click and drag to scroll around the map. Select one of the 155 different radar sites using buttons on the map, the full radar list in the sidebar, or your list of saved favorites in the menu bar. Tap the play button to download and animate up to 20 frames of radar data. Dynamically display the names of over 25,000 cities and towns on the map as you zoom and scroll. Move the cursor over the color legend to see the data value associated with each color. You can also copy the currently displayed map to the clipboard or save it in several common image formats.

Meanwhile, RadarScope will retrieve and display updated data automatically and intelligently (approximately every 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the radar scan strategy).

You can display Level 3 radar data from NOAA's public access web site or use your Allison House subscriber account for radar data (recommended).

The RadarScope Pro subscription is an optional auto-renewing subscription with two different tiers to choose from. Super-res products are still available to all RadarScope users without purchasing a subscription.

RadarScope Pro Tier 1 provides access to real-time lightning data that animates along with the radar loop and up to 20 frames of radar data, including *extended loops* of Super-Res Level 2 data. Tier 1 subscribers can also access optional dual-pane and quad-pane modes for viewing multiple radar products side-by-side.

RadarScope Pro Tier 2 combines all the features in Tier 1 with more advanced features, including a 30-day archive of all radar products, estimated hail size contours, rotation (azimuthal shear) contours, and the ability to use subscription features across multiple platforms.

If you choose to buy the RadarScope Pro subscription, it will charged to your iTunes account. The subscription will be auto-renewed within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the same price you originally paid. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal disabled via your iTunes Account Settings after the purchase. Once purchased, the subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period.

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Release Notes:

• Support for 280 characters in animated GIF tweets
• Storm Total Rainfall now shows correct product when using WDT data providers


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by muppetly

Good for super-res data and Allison House integration - Works as advertised, with access to the full suite of radar data - I’m not aware of any other app that does that. Viewing the super-res rada data simply requires selecting WDT (rather than NOAA) as the source in the Inspector tab. Watches, lightning, storm reports and mesoscale discussions require an AllisonHouse subscription. Given that the Radarscope Pro iOS app now includes lightning it would be nice if this became a option within this app without requiring an AllisonHouse subscription. Support is in the app settings section. Anyone who can’t figure that out probably should not be buying an app of this kind anyway.

Found helpful by 13 out of 13 people
Version 2.1
Review by Laeadville Fire Dept

does not work on macs - I have radar scope on my iphone & mac. The iphone version works great yet the mac versions radar is always at least one hour old. It states that it is one hour old in red on the top left plus I can tell by looking at the iphone version. No matter which radar or setting it is alway at least one hour old. Service told me to do several things with none working so I am stuck paying for a useless product. Why it can work with one Apple product & not another I have no clue yet looking online this seems to be a problem

Found helpful by 20 out of 32 people