RadarScope

Developer: Base Velocity, LLC

Current Version: 3.13.1

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 56.1 MB - Download

Description:

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 PNG or GIF 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 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 289 different radars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Okinawa. 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. Move the cursor over the color legend to see the data value associated with each color. You can also export the currently displayed map to several common image formats.

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 radar data from our servers, NOAA's public access web site, or your Allison House subscriber account.

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 optional dual-pane and quad-pane modes for viewing multiple 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 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:

• Changed some SPC outlook colors for better consistency with SPC products

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 3.6.1
Review by Laura Toeniskoetter

The only weather app I go for - I have this on all my Apple products. I had the iOS version since 2012 and went back and forth on whether I neeeded this on my mac too. I live in Central Texas (Austin area) and August finally gave me that answer. I puchased the macOS version when Hurricane Harvey was still churning in the Gulf and no one was sure what part of south Texas it would hit. With friends and family back in Houston, I was able to check in on the rain and help a few of them out. When it comes to radar, I don’t even look at other apps, just Radarscope.

Found helpful by 31 out of 33 people
1/5
Version 3.6
Review by jdog weather

Not that great at all. - So I always wanted a macbook pro and finally got one. I had GRlevel3 for my windows setup and from reading this was about the only option for Mac. Very dissapointed. Not worth 30 bucks. 2 very simple things. Number one, you cant see your location on the map. I mean come on. Even the free apps offer this. You would at least expect this out of an expensive app. Number two, also included in most free apps. You cant even adjust the opacity of the radar data over the map. Really?. Number 3, no detail roads. If there were a way to get my money back I would so do it. Guess I will just have to stick to free apps or open up my windows laptop. This app is not even close to there, no matter what radars you offer. If you dont have these simple features the radars are worthless. But for 30 bucks? Refund please.

Found helpful by 38 out of 57 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 3.13.1
Review by musikofalltypes

Great radar data, broken subscription method - I've had multiple issues getting consistnt subscribed service across devices with Pro Tier 2 where I can't restore the $100 subscription service to desktop app. Once you can break through that broken crap, the app is great, but the gaps in reliability in a basic paid service are rather aggrivating at times. Additinally, they play the game of deception when it comes to Tier 1 as it's device specific. Why should I pay even pay the minimum fee per device if the higher teir doesn't even work as excepted? Fix it already. It's been a problem for years and is unacceptabe.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 3.13.1
Review by Hurguy

No Current Location - Does not give your current location on Macbook Pro like it does on iPhone and iPad. Disappointing! Way overpriced without this feature. Google Maps will show my current location on Macbook Pro.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
4/5
Version 3.13.1
Review by ZoneXero

Well done....but a couple fixes... - I have used this weather app for a very long time. The new Apple TV version is nearly perfect (thank you for offering it), but it needs to retain what tilt you have he radar set at when selecting the source like it's brothers versions, it always defaults to 1, in Tampa Bay we have alot of "fuzz", and normally use tilt 3, please fix this or offfer a option to save it (which I cannot find). On a side note.... I know radar people do not like 'smoothing', but at this point would be a nice option with level 3 radar for general use folks.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
5/5
Version 3.13.1
Review by ShareSimplicity

It's really good! - I use the iOS app more, but if I'm on my laptop or desktop, I definitely use the Mac OS version. It works very well. This is a great way to access NOAA/NWS radar and - no ads!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
1/5
Version 3.13.1
Review by 87fg3t

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE - When it runs it runs horribly and is very hard to operate. I made the HUGE mistake of signing up for Tier 2 Pro and EVERY time a large weather system moves into our area it SHUTS DOWN MY TIER 1 & 2 options, including limiting me to SIX frames of RDAR observation!!!! I have complained about this 2 times and NOTHING! BUT boy are they here trying to do those auto re-ups! Absolutely TERRIBLE support. You go to their support app and it forwards you to another which tells you it is now non-existant!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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