Developer: Base Velocity, LLC

Current Version: 4.0.5

Last Updated: 4 days ago

Download Size: 33.3 MB - Download


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, special marine and snow squall 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, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and German Weather Service 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, special marine, and snow squall 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 307 different radars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, 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, mesoscale discussions, 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:

• Added CASHR, CASWL, and CASVD radars
• Removed WTP, XWL, and XAM radars


Most Helpful Reviews

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 33 out of 35 people
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