RadarScope displays NEXRAD Level 3 radar data and severe weather warnings.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: January 16, 2018
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 50,000 - 100,000
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 Warnings, and predicted storm tracks issued by the US 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 and Puerto Rico, as well as reflectivity and velocity data from Environment Canada 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 NEXRAD weather radar on your Android device.
When there are any Tornado Warnings (outlined in RED), Severe Thunderstorm Warnings (YELLOW polygons), or Flash Flood Warnings (GREEN polygons) in effect throughout the US, tap the warning button in the top right corner to browse the list of current warnings, view the details, and even zoom to the selected warning on the map.
Pinch or stretch to zoom in and out. Drag your finger around the map to scroll. Tap the radar sweep button in the toolbar to switch radars. Select one of the 156 different NEXRAD radar sites and 45 Terminal Doppler radars in the US, 30 other radar sites in Canada, and 2 in the Republic of Korea. Plot your current location by tapping the location button and optionally report it to the Spotter Network. 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. Tap and hold the color legend to see the data values.
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 data from NOAA's public access web site, our optional WDT feed (the default), or your AllisonHouse subscriber account. Spotter Network members can report their location and view the locations of other spotters.
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 a data interrogation tool to quickly determine data values for specific radar pixels and an optional dual-pane mode for viewing two 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 be charged to your Google Play account. Subscriptions renew automatically, and you're charged at the beginning of each subscription period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal disabled via your Google Play app after the purchase.
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Sarah Mustered Published date: February 11, 2018
Quite simply the best radar app out there, no questions asked. Radarscope is the reason I first purchased a smartphone as a meteorology student years ago. It's that good. Is it more radar than the average person needs? Of course. But, if you want the data that meteorologists use, Radarscope is your app. Full Review
Published date: February 13, 2018
I'm a storm spotter and I believe this is the best radar out there. Full Review
Harlan Cowan Published date: January 27, 2018
Download error....not found box comes up every time I open the app??????? Full Review
Published date: February 7, 2018
Crashes all the time Full Review
J Donovan Published date: January 16, 2018
Great! Full Review
ace spades Published date: January 16, 2018
Flawless Full Review
Scott Nodine Published date: January 8, 2018
My main go to weather app for years. Being able to see the Dual Pol radar modes scans has help dramatically. That has helped me see severe weather which has helped keep my family safe. I highly recommend people learn how you should interpret the different Dual Pol radar modes. BUT the mPing crowdsource reports layer is still broken in the current version. It puts all of the mPing reports/icons on one point on the map at any given time. Not at the exact GPS coordinates of the report. Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon here. Android version 5.01 Full Review
Michael Shepherd Published date: November 21, 2017
App is best in class for detailed radar data and ease of use! Awesome new features finally including storm attributes! Waited a long time for those, so happy to see them now included. I subscribe to Pro and the extras are very nice for enhanced storm analysis. Love the Android Wear support, awesome job there too! With this app you can interpret severe weather like a pro, to stay safe or track those storms. Well worth it! My favorite app hands down. Full Review
David Alexander Published date: November 27, 2017
The best radar app, and it's not even remotely close. Easily top 5 of the weather apps and one of the best apps overall. I've been using this app since their first week on the app store. It always works with no bugs, except for that terrible week in ~2015. Gives a nearly overload of WX information. I completely understand that it's expensive but don't hesitate, it's worth the $9.99. It's a must have for meteorologist, chasers, spotters, and junkies. As well as, parents, business owners, and schools. Basically everyone would benefit and enjoy this app. Update 11/27/17 - Guess what? No, seriously... Guess what? This app is still AWESOME! Bring on the Wx. I can handle it all...because of Radarscope...well, kind of. The 5 years of meteorological study has a bit to do with it...but totally 90% Radarscope...but I'm a bit dyslexiaitatible and might have it flippered. ð Full Review
matthew mcnees Published date: December 22, 2017
The only problem is I'm a new user. I can pull up 5 of my friend that are spotters. But it want pull up my location are my friend I chase with. Other that that good app. An yea I am signed into spotter network on it Full Review
Matt Johnson Published date: November 27, 2017
Best radar app around. Overlays are great, precipitation type depiction is key and having it linked to Spotter Network is great for following along on Twitter! Worth every penny! Full Review
Published date: January 4, 2018
Great radar, but that's about it. Way over priced.$9.99 just to start, more if you want extras, to much $. Full Review
Published date: December 14, 2017
After reading reviews for both RadarScope and Pykl3, I ended up grabbing Pykl and using it for awhile. At one point, I reset my phone with a new associated email and decided to try RadarScope before placing my applications back on. Glad I did, and wish I would have sooner. While I like Pykl, I absolutely love RadarScope. Excellent job Devs, hats off to you. Full Review
Brad Huffines Published date: December 2, 2017
For radar alone, and looking at lightning and the issues warnings, this so is perfect. A must have for the expert. This is not for novices unless you know how the nation's radar system works. But it is far and ways the best radar analysis tool in app form on the web. Full Review
Hunter Hart Published date: December 4, 2017
Long time user of this app. What happened to the location marker that used to show my exact location on the map? The button is there but the location marker on the map is gone. Full Review
Published date: December 31, 2017
Pay 9.99 and then buy more to have access to certain features. Way over priced! Full Review
WILD GAMING Published date: January 12, 2018
Gets me close to the storm, and away from the danger. All around amazing product Full Review
Tom Talley Published date: December 23, 2017
Use it a lot to track bad weather across our rural area. Works very well. Full Review
Zach Zieber Published date: November 29, 2017
One of the best, if not the best weather app out there. Full Review
Rob Wenzel Published date: November 22, 2017
If you like weather this is one of the only apps you will need Full Review
KJ Davis Published date: January 16, 2018
Definitely ranks as one of the best weather radar apps. Informative and a must have for any weather enthusiast. Works flawlessly on my Google Pixel C and Samsung Note5. Full Review
Spencer Holt Published date: December 16, 2017
I love that it has Storm Tracks For A Cell in general, Hail, A Mesosiclone, and or Tornado. And there are many other features that it has that I really like. Full Review
Tom Carr Jr Published date: November 21, 2017
Best radar app! Full Review
Oral Carter Published date: December 23, 2017
MPING does not work. I submit reports, they don't show up Full Review
Mike Leary Published date: November 28, 2017
KATX not working anymore Full Review
Theguy1127 Official Published date: December 23, 2017
Best radar app out there by far Full Review
Jeffrey Embry Published date: January 1, 2018
For what I use it for, it is awesome. Full Review
Andrew Hall Published date: October 19, 2017
Very, very nice. Not at all like those doing these "natural" disasters. Like ALL of them. Could use same tech to prevent, but would rather go on being diabolical instead. Full Review
Craig Sazama Published date: October 22, 2017
I LOVE this app. As a meteorologist by trade I can say as far as I'm concerned, this is by far the best radar app available for Android devices. I am very impressed that Radarscope now has spectrum width included as one of the NEXRAD products. I have waited for 14 years to get spectrum width on any one of the web and mobile apps that I use. I highly recommend Radarscope. Totally worth it. Full Review
A Google User Published date: November 1, 2017
Would like to see the ability to set particular radar as the default, so if I am somewhere else in the country when I close the app, it will return to my state when i open it. Not a big deal but would be nice. Keep up the good work! Also would really like to see adaptive icon support for Oreo 8.0 Full Review
james plemons Published date: September 5, 2017
This app use to be a great radar app for storm chase,spotters, first responders, EMA... not now really since it's lost the video share through text messaging, which was told that that the developing team wasn't too worried about that issue because you can share it through Twitter or Facebook Messenger or Facebook or Instagram or whatever for those that don't want to send it that way it's an issue unfortunately I'll be looking at other apps Full Review
Jeff Parham Published date: August 26, 2017
Best radar app I've ever used. Had it on my iPhone for years, and downloaded it to my S8+ as soon as I got it home. Worth every penny. Full Review
A Google User Published date: November 17, 2017
Since my review in March 2016, the app has continued to improve. Base Velocity impresses me with its commitment to providing the best data. Full Review
Mike Slattebo Published date: October 31, 2017
The best Pro radar app on the market, hands down Full Review
Marcos Yanez Published date: November 9, 2017
Soooooooooooooo great, useful, very detailed. LOVE IT! Full Review
Chris Cruz Published date: December 9, 2017
Thanks so much for adding in South Korea. I wouldn't have bought the app if RKJK and RKSG weren't supported. Full Review
Brian Fowler Published date: October 10, 2017
Love this app I use it all give time. Will you ever make a Windows version or is there one already. Full Review
Curtice Morris Published date: August 16, 2017
Great radar app, has a nice layout, and its cool you can create gifs of the radar to share on social media. Full Review
Ozzy Carr Published date: September 4, 2017
Better off with a free app you figure you're paying for it and and you would have more features the free apps have a whole lot more features and a lot easier to read Full Review
W Whallsey Published date: September 17, 2017
Not worth a subscription. Pykl3 is a better Radar and you only have to pay one time Full Review