RadarScope App Reviews

RadarScope [Weather] App Description & Overview

What is radarscope app? 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, Finnish Meteorological Institute, and German Weather Service radars. These aren't smoothed 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, select a warning to 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 289 different radars in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Korea, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Okinawa. 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 radar data from our servers, NOAA's public access web site, or your Allison House subscriber account. Spotter Network members can report their location and view the locations of other spotters.

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 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 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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Find this site the customer service details of RadarScope. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the digital toy company. https://appsupports.co/288419283/radarscope/contact

RadarScope Customer Service, Editor Notes:

RadarScope Version 4.6.322 May 2022

Fixed an Apple Watch app bug that caused loops to run in reverse..

RadarScope Version 4.607 March 2022

• Restored access to digital reflectivity, digital velocity, and a few other radar products • Access to super-res reflectivity and velocity via Amazon data provider for Pro Tier Two subscribers • Radar parser fixes to handle variations in radar product formats.

RadarScope Version 4.5.303 November 2021

• Receipt validation improvements for managing subscriptions.

RadarScope Comments & Reviews 2022

- Fantastic, except for Apple Watch version

The iPad version of RadarScope is unsurpassed for this weather geek; haven’t seen anything better. However the Apple Watch app version is very disappointing. I have removed it. It does not know what it wants to be. I need an untethered Watch radar app to use when out on a run, walking the dog, or on a ride. Although it is intended to work while untethered, with my usage and Verizon etc, it loads a radar image less than 10% of the time I try to use it untethered. 90% of the time it loads nothing or occasionally returns a “failure to to connect to parent app” error. I have gotten caught in downbursts that I could have avoided if the app would have shown me local radar and/or lightning when I needed the info. In addition, I do not need to see, on my tiny watch screen, the myriad different products available from my local radar station (KLIX); that is what my iPad/phone version is for. Finally, I do not find the watch app to be useful in tethered mode either; I inevitably would rather have a look at the radar on my phone instead. Please redesign the watch app to be reliable in untethered mode even if it means losing many of the specialist radar products.

- Best radar

The other reviewers are right-- this is the best radar and well worth the cost. I had purchased several others and put off this one because of the price. The other apps disappointed-- they have been inaccurate or slow to update. This one is precise and quick--so far is has never been more than a minute or two before it updates and most often it is up to the moment. And the accuracy has been brilliant. It has many features that I have not yet used, but i hope to learn them soon. I'm a weather novice, but I definitely want to know where the storms are, where they're going, and how much rain we'll get. This is the best radar by far! Update: the developer keeps refining an already brilliant application. This is THE radar application, far superior to any other out there. Absolutely one of the best purchases I've ever made for my iOS devices—beautiful on the iPad, crucial app on the phone, and a very informative glance at the radar on the watch. I bought the upgraded pro version and like the additional features: longer loops and lightening info. As with the basic version of this app, the cost is there but well worth it: this radar and all the features are the some of the best things on my phone. One of the top apps of any kind and one I will subscribe to without hesitation every year.

- Needs a couple more features

I love this radar app and it’s by far the best on the market. I have nothing to complain about, however I do wish there was one added feature that would greatly improve it. I enjoy watching the radar and looking at storms even when they’re not near me, especially tornado warned storms. The only problem is when I see the storms, I can only see the general location of the storm with respect to cities. I wish there was a feature that allowed me to see the precise location of where certain storms are. Even if it was just something where I pressed my finger and it pulled up the latitude and longitude coordinates so I could search them. It would make it a lot more enjoyable for me and would help me to know exactly what houses or businesses are being affected rather than general locations. Another feature I would like to see is the ability to change the four quick select radars. I would love to have the choice of what four radars I can choose from when holding down on it. I would especially like to see the super res of reflectivity, velocity, specific differential phase, and correlation coefficient. As of right now, unfortunately I am forced to quick select the ones given and have to scroll a lot for the ones I want to see.

- I love it

When I bought the app, I was definitely not the target audience. I couldn’t really identify storm structures in person, let alone on radar. After getting this app and learning a ton more, it is one of the best radars out there. Yeah, there is a pretty big paywall, but you already get loads and loads of data for free. As I have learned about and experience weather more and more, I’ve really shifted from the mindset of asking why people would pay for all of the features to being able to see why there’s a paywall. The one thing that I dislike is that there isn’t any traditional map of roads, as well as certain cities that don’t show up entirely. Even if more cities showed up as I zoom in, that would be completely fine. It just gets somewhat frustrating when a friend tells me that he is near a cell in a certain city, there are dozens of warnings out, and I have to first find the city on a map before going to the warning this friend is referring to. Overall, the app is still phenomenal. It’s easy to use, provides loads of data, and is decently priced.

- No radar app can hold a candle to this one

I have been a weather nerd since I was a little kid, and I’m a trained Skywarn Storm Spotter. I first downloaded this app in 2013 when a meteorologist mentioned it after I was complaining about how I struggled to find a decent one. Most radar apps have a smoothing algorithm that obliterates storm structure. This app does a beautiful job with with its radar display. I’ve struggled to find certain details like specific rotation data inside a supercell storm, the correlation coefficient to detect tornado debris, decent hurricane reflectivity to see structure of the rain bands as well as the rotation within (I live in Florida), or just basic resolution to see what part of the storm will hit my location. This app does it all and so much more that I could write a book on it. The features of data are endless. I’ve used it through Hurricane Matthew, Irma, and Dorian (and plenty of other tropical storms). The storm season here has me tracking several hundred storms over the years. I have it on my MacBook Pro and my iPhone. There’s a reason all the professionals, scientists, and storm chasers use this app. It’s the best $10 I’ve ever spent.

- It’s a Level 2 data viewer.

I’ll start this off by saying that if you’re looking for a way to view the highest res data available from the NWS’s network of radars on your phone, this does that, and it does it well enough, assuming only 5 frames of animation is fine with you. However, I really am a bit back and forth about the pricing of the base app. It feels a bit steep considering there is functionality that’s not included out of the box. Yes, I understand that the cost of development and running their services is not free. However, considering what you get in the base app is practically just NEXRAD Level 2 data, which is provided to the public for free (do the research - the NWS has made it available in different ways and there’s different methods of viewing it, at least on a PC), it just doesn’t feel right, even with the data being redistributed by RadarScope. I will still use RadarScope because I already spent the $10, and what is included in the base app is quality & convenient. But I have been exploring the data that is publicly available from the NWS, and I would implore others to do so as well.

- Very Good App... Paying Extra Though

This app is amazing, it shows all you need at first. But my only problem is with the $10 just to get it you have to pay an extra $10 annually for the first pro tier, and $15 a month or $100 annually for the second pro tier. With the first tier you get the dual window feature as well as a lightning indicator, the second tier gives you all of what the first one does but as well as local updates and a whole lot more. I think for the $10 price tag you should get a lot of these features, or instead of subscription to just let you buy the actual tiers instead of having subscriptions. I just think with the prices that it makes it kind of unfair to people during bad seasons if they need local updates.

- The best high definition radar you can get on a phone

If you are looking for a radar that gives you the data straight, this is it. There are no smoothing algorithms for the radar so you can see what meteorologists see and make your own judgments. Even if all you know is green is good red is bad this radar is the best out there. There is a slight learning curve on what you are actually looking at and all the settings but the guide that’s built in gives you enough to get you started. Some people say this is all information you could find for free, which it is, but it won’t be nearly as convenient or as practical. 10$ isn’t anything for an app like this unless you are on the brink of being broke. If you decide to get this app and you just want the simpleton stuff just like me, select the super-res reflectivity chart and i turn on storm tracks in the settings. And just like that you have the best radar app on the market without even touching the weather nerd tools.

- Suggestion

I love the app and all of that. All I wish is that you guys would add a couple things like your able to change the refresh time so like you could have it set to liek 30 secs and if there’s a new scan it would pop up because now it takes like 4-8 mins and I think you guys should add special weather statements I think that would be cool too. And that your able to change the color of the warning so like if you want a blue outline for a confirmed tornado on the the ground or a pink outline for a tornado emergency or a different color for a svr thunderstorm warning if you want if that makes sense. And have hail tracks and see the size of it and you could see what percent of hail you could get and what size of hail it is if that makes sense and better road maps if that that makes sense but other than that I love your guys app and hopefully it will be better in the future

- Not for your average weather enthusiast

Five stars because you’re not going to find anything better. Most people wanting to track the weather are not going to be able to figure out how to use this app. It’s not for those folks. Stick with your news channel weather app. You need to have a little more than a basic understanding of weather and at least some understanding of basic level atmospheric sciences to be able to use this app to its full potential. The features of RadarScope are unmatched. I can watch broad rotation turn to tight rotation then pull up the correlation coefficient view and see what is happening. See where the hail and high winds are down to almost street level. With a little learning you will be able to watch storm movement and know exactly where the danger is or may be approaching. Can’t beat the price for the service you’re getting.

- Don’t listen to the 1 and 2 star reviews. Please read

First off, the people who are giving 1 stars probably don’t have a clue what they are looking at, the issues most people have on here are not radarscope’s fault, if your not even remotely into weather it can prove more difficult to interpret. That’s not radarscopes fault it’s the fault of the user. Radars are tools used by professionals, amateurs and ordinary people, the radar doesn’t lie on what it sees. If a radar isn’t updating it’s possible the NWS location (which is where the ap gets the data from) has issues, that’s not the apps fault. Sure the ap isn’t perfect but it’s hands down, it’s the best radar available on a phone or iPad. No other can even scratch the surface of what radarscope provides. For weather nerds is worth every dime. Easily able to add other data to get even more out of the radar.

- Junk

Do you like a national map that allows you to be able to locate local and long range storms? Do you like having high definition map overlays that allow you to locate exactly where the action is happening and heading? Do you want to have a weather app that is easy to navigate? Unfortunately this app fails on everything. What it does do well is charge 10 dollars to download the basic functions. If your disappointed by the basic application and interested and or already invested in the initial 10 dollars the next 10 dollars to get tier 1 access seems like an appropriate next step. Once you get yourself into the 20 dollar range of access you realize that it still is terrible and the next option to get the holy grail of weather apps is the PRO tier 2. It's only 100 dollars in addition to the 10 dollar app download fee. Also anytime you download the application regardless of level... your also agreeing to a contract that automatically deducts money from your account on a yearly basis. This weather application is the best...for it's investors.

- Wonderful app, just needs to be CarPlay enabled

I’ve had this app for years. Depended on it for job related functions as well as home life. I live in the PNW mountains and no weather station has accurate forecasts so use the app to track snow and rain showers to time activities around. As basic as “should I let the dogs out now or wait for a bit until the rain lets up?” Years ago, I used the relative velocity display during a tornado watch and saw a rotation starting near my hotel. Opened the curtain to see a tornado touchdown a few hundred yards from me. Would be great if they could CarPlay enable this. As an RV’er and someone who drives a lot, it would be great to quickly pull up on the vehicle display to see if I’m driving into light rain or a heavy storm cell, rain or snow, etc.

- Does as advertised

No complaints on my end. This is for advanced users and for anyone complaining about what the app does or doesn’t do, aren’t experienced enough to appreciate this on the fly system. If you’re complaining that it doesn’t show a nationwide map to view entire systems you’re not using the app for its intended purpose. When chasing or spotting this app will allow you to focus on an area of concern without a spliced image of the radar. It’ll also allow you to input addresses has the tools necessary to spot a storm quickly and efficiently. The only issue I’ve had isn’t something that I can blame on the app as much as I can my service provider is refresh time. Otherwise this app is money well spent for people who use phones and tablets while spotting/chasing.

- All I Need and More!⭐️

If I could give it 6/5 stars I would! RadarScope might be a professional radar app, but that doesn’t mean an amateur like me can’t use it. I love the SuperRes radars that show the smallest bits of individual rain pixels, and not lump them together into some kind of makeshift cloud like most other apps. With this app I’ve become the de facto “Weather Nerd” for my friends, and oftentimes I tell them to watch the radar even before some local meteorologists. Using and understanding the Velocity and Reflectivity radars together helped me accurately know when a potential tornado producing storm was going to impact me and my friends, and made sure we were safe. Other apps like Weatherbug and The Weather Channel just can’t compare or compete with how great this radar is.

- Perfect in Almost Every Way

I bought this app long ago, back before the 2013 Moore EF-5. It has served me so well since then. And new features keep getting added, making this app basically a portable AWIPS workstation, minus WarnGen. There’s one thing that I’d love to see added, though, and that’s the ability to set our own storm motion vectors and have velocity products calibrated to that. For people who use RadarScope for chasing, that would make it so much easier. Other than that, this app does wonders for storm chasers who are looking for quick and easy access to site specific radar products. Oh, and the app will snap to the closest radar if you enable location. Even without custom SRV, this app gets five stars for its simplicity to use and the tools that can be had with the subscriptions.

- Don’t believe the haters

I have to laugh when I read a negative review comparing RadarScope to Weather Channel or any TV or national app. If you understand anything at all about radar products beyond “green is good, red is bad”, this app is for you. If you understand SR velocity, this app is for you. My 15yo daughter loves this app as well, tracking significant storms around the country and asking me about the precipitation and velocity products, comparing what we see with media reports in the aftermath. It’s amazing to her how we can predict how bad the damage is from what we see on radar. Ever since her grandmother was killed in a tornado a few years ago, while we watched the radar signature from miles away, she’s been a disciple. Thank you again WDT for the best weather app available. It’s well worth the investment.

- happy early adopter

I purchased this app for iPad v.1 just before flying to OkC OK... way back when, showed my friend and he immediately purchased ! Since then, I’ve introduced many friends to this wonderful no bs app, and am happy to report, none have complained. In fact compliments are usually received ;) These new updates are really nice !! I appreciate the ability to see beyond the "radar ring"... again. Living near the coast (PNW) it allows just a little more info for brain processing ;) And the latest update, with the new water background, is really nice on the eyes. One thing I would like is a little more detail regarding lesser highways/roads. And thanks for being so responsive to bug reports/bug problems over the years, you guys rock 🖖

- If you are able to understand the different radar types then buy it! I love it!

I’ve been using this app since March, because a fellow friend of mine, who is also a meteorologist recommended this app to me. I’m in love with this app. I don’t believe that you need to pay anymore than what you need to. The price it asks for is the price it really is. You don’t need to pay extra for pro stages if you don’t want those stages. You have access to every nexRad radar. You can see a variety of things I didn’t know was there. There is Velocity (rotation), reflectivity (normal radar), correlation coefficient (shows any non-meteorological debris), etc. I love it. I have payed for any of the pro tiers, and I don’t plan too. Even without lightning, I am able to tell if it has a lot of lightning in it.

- Worth the buy & tier 1!

If you’re a huge fan of the weather, especially when it comes to looking at the radar, this app is heaven for you! I recently upgraded to tier 1 for dual-pane radar, lightning, and inspector tools, and I outta say it’s been well worth it! A request to RadarScope, You probably won’t see this but could you add the town of Alto, Michigan if possible to the map? It makes for a great middle town between Grand Rapids, Clarksville, Lowell, and Caledonia Michigan. I also request this because the town has seen some nasty weather over the years and there’s been no proof to pinpoint the town on radar... just had to take a guess on it’s location. On top of that, there are quite a few residents in the town. It’s no ordinary one street pass-through. Thanks otherwise!

- Best what is happening now weather app

If you want to know what’s happening right now with the best graphics, this is the best app. I would also use in with conjunction with Dark Sky. Dark Sky is great for what will happen in the future but the colors for DS aren’t the best. This app has been invaluable to me knowing exactly where the clouds are and where they’re going. Once I was traveling without a coat and it was raining REALLY hard. I noticed on here the severe storm only had a little more to go and then would be clear after. I ducked in for dinner and I knew I was good. You don’t need the extra super duper upgrades but I upgraded to the first tier since it’s fun to see the lightning. It is also nice that it shows the severe weather warnings and outlines exactly where the warning is for.

- Best of the best

Great app, not for beginners as you need to have more than a basic knowledge of how to read and interpret radar on the map. Once you are able to understand you will discover how much this app has to offer. I have the base app without a subscription and that is good enough for me. Radar updates very quickly. Kansas City was nearly slammed with an EF4 tornado in May of this year (2019) and RadarScope displayed accurate velocity to pinpoint where the mile wide tornado was located. I was able to monitor the debris field as well using correlation coefficient. This app is strictly radar and is best used with other apps such as The Weather Channel for forecasts. This is my go to radar app. Fantastic. The only change I would make would be a more detailed map.

- A live look at weather data

I'm a novice user, learning about the different readings coming from the radar, but even with currently only understanding percipitation and velocity, this app is a million times better than any other radar app because the data is live. During a storm, it doesn't help much to see radar data that is ten to thirty minutes old unless you're looking at tracking info. I'm a map geek, and I love data, both likely important to why I love this app. Also, this app only provides data. I believe it's some of the same data that helps meteorologists forecast weather, but the app doesn't forecast. So if you only want to know what the weather will be like later today or tomorrow, I doubt this app is for you.

- RadarScope Review

This app is perfect. It will show you everything you need to know. Just going to say that this app is for those who know how to use Doppler Radar, and for those who know a little about it, it should be easy. The Velocity mode for this app is awesome. I sometimes wonder if they are going to add smoothing for the Reflectivity. Something that would be very nice and useful to this app is reviewing old radar data from a certain date. Let’s say you want to see the Moore, OK tornado from 2013. You can set the date and time, and bam, you’ve got that wonderful Radar Signature in front of your eyes that you can study. It may not be possible, but that is my only request. Getting that out of the way, for tracking tornadoes and storms, this is the app.

- NWS instructor said this was the best

I took a National Weather Service weather spotter class (highly recommended for weather nerds). During class, I asked the instructor about apps; he didn’t want to be quoted favoring one over another. After class, he came up to me and said “Radar Scope”. I’ve played with all the advanced apps and this is one of the best, if not the best. The guy was a meteorologist. “Do I go to the basement or not?” - a key question in tornado country when a weather alarm goes off. This and a few other apps give projected storm tracks. If I tap on the icon for the cell, I can pull up detail on storm characteristics. I can see when I need to go to the basement and when I can (warily) stay upstairs

- Good but...

Edit - Problem resolved. Thank you! Edit - Currently on RadarScope,KBOX is displaying data which is 11.5 hrs. old. However, two other radar apps are displaying current KBOX scans. Radar Scope continues to provide its users with an ever expanding array of weather data. However, the increase in time it takes to generate each new volume scan comes at a cost. Over the years, the lag time between what you see on your phone and what you observe out your window has noticeably increased. Today the skies opened up and delivered a torrential downpour while RadarScope displayed six or more minutes of clear sky before eventually catching up and showing the storm move over the area.

- Crap

One review stated “this app is for professionals” yet it proclaims to be an effective tool for even the novice weather enthusiast. But that’s not my complaint so I digress.... my issue is I just bought this app an hour or so ago and have been looking at the app while watching the weather channel and the storms/tornado warnings in PA. The app is giving utterly and completely different information than the weather channel. The app has the tornado box/warning, several hundred miles north of what the weather channel is reporting. There are also warnings in several other places in the north east as per the tv, yet they’re absent from the app. I guess for “professionals” it’s groovy to stare at a screen with a bunch of colors, a few yellow and red boxes that are seemingly hundreds of miles away from what the actual professionals (meteorologists) are displaying... but I guess, what do they know anyway?

- Works great on old iPads

I have a retirement home for old iPads and I give them jobs to do. One is to display a continuous weather radar loop. I don’t know exactly how old these iPads are but they have the old pre-lightning cables and run 9.3.5. This chore was previously accomplished by an app I won’t name but is the same as a domestic terrorist organization. Apparently marketing was all on vacation the day they chose a name. Anyway, recently they quit serving up the data for the app. I looked for every possible app that would still install and run on 9.3.5 but they were all really primitive and/or crashed and/or had obnoxious ads. Then somehow this one popped up as recommended and claimed to run on 9.3.5. I took a huge risk because there was no trial version but I ponied up the ten bones and it paid off. This app works great on my senior iPad and hasn’t crashed once. No ads! There are subscriptions but they’re not required for the basic features that I need. It’s not nagging me for anything. So far it just sits there, dependably displaying a radar loop, 24/7, no ads, no nags, just doing its job.

- Great Weather App For All!!

Unless your a Non Smart person this is a great app for anyone and everyone!! I am in school and learning all about weather and I’m very interested in everything about storms and tornados and such.... it’s great for this! It’s great for almost everything! All the haters are people that got it and saw all the features and didn’t even decide to try and understand what al the radars are, I got this app about 2 months ago and it’s helped me seeing all the dangers in my area and like if I can go to the beach or not. Before I used this I was using NOAA and it was extremely slow and didn’t update very fast, this updates constantly and is precise. Worth the money for sure!

- Worth it

This is the only weather app I’ve ever found that shows doppler radar velocity data (even though velocity measurements is what puts the “doppler” in “doppler radar”, it’s shockingly difficult to get velocity data from a given doppler radar) ... I’m not sure why it’s so hard to obtain basic radar data, but these guys have it figured out. They have most every radar laid out on the map and you select the radar you want and look at whatever data you want from it. It’s simple and elegant, and I’ll easily pay $10 to not have to figure out how they did this (because I’ve tried, and it wasn’t fun:)

- A Must-Have for RV’ers

We have a motorhome which makes us vulnerable in extreme weather situation not only when driving but when parked. This app has been fantastic to help up drill down to our exact location and track storm paths to see if they are coming near us. Using this app, we are able to see if we should move to a building or is it ok to stay put. We also use it to see if coastal storms are going to ruin a visit to the beach or will track to the north. When driving, we can see the weather that is ahead of us and plan accordingly. I recommend this app to all my rving friends and encourage them to subscribe to the PRO version for the best info.

- What happened? V.4 maps lost detail!

Pro subscriber and user from the very beginning. Boat captain that relies on this daily for work on the water inshore and offshore in South Carolina. The new “improved” maps in version 4 just took away all the coastal waterway definition we used to have. This visual detail is CRITICAL for discerning radar vs physical location tracking. Yes, I realize the app can pinpoint my current position with GPS but I also need to understand position of weather relative to other waterways. They simply disappeared from the new maps, and the coastline is now a very rough interpretation. High-def Radar is useless without high-def maps. Fix it, please. 2-Star rating is a reflection of the current level of map clarity for what was always a 5-Star app for me until the latest “improvements”.

- A must have for everybody in tornado alley

I have bought numerous weather apps and compared them all within the last two years. This is hands-down the most accurate, up-to-date, and easy to use app you will find out there. While most other weather apps seem blotchy, this app looks like it’s running in 4K @ 244HZ 🙌🏻😌 thank you to the creators of this app, I am one extremely satisfied customer. Also, I think it would be a really cool idea if you had links to tutorial videos about reading different overlays, what to look for when spotting a tornado on a radar, ect.

- Great even for non pro’s..

I use fairly regularly since finding a few weeks ago.. Exactly what I was looking for to track storms here in Montana. Allows me to plan for road conditions and prepare for storms. Few drawbacks.. Needs better instruction for novice users who want to learn. The video walkthrough offered is useless. Also, like every other app, for the extra features u need to... Yup, pay extra. This is a paid app, yet they want more $ at every step along the way. I paid $10.. The infrastructure was/is there. Not like RadarScope is building radar stations and funding using the $ from app. Greed ruins everything. Unfortunately, u feel it here too.

- Real Time Precise Information

I purchased this app in 2009 had it has been my go-to for critical weather information on the motorcycle and boat. When you’re exposed to the elements you need to know precise information of whether to go through the storm or seek shelter. radarscope has never failed to give me the information I need to evaluate my risks, and the speed direction, intensity and hail of a system. No other program I am aware of gives this real-time detail. This is not the national weather or what will happen tomorrow, but if you need precise location, speed, intensity and direction right now, RadarScope delivers.

- Fantastic app

I absolutely love this app. It takes some time and study to get proficient at recognizing different aspects of storms but after all the weather is a complicated thing. Read the radarscope blogs and NWS articles on doppler radar, doesn't take long and you will be amazed how well you can detect everything just like you see on the weather channel radar images. It is well worth the effort to learn how to interpret the radar images, just work at it a little and you will love it and realize what a great app this is, especially if you live in a storm prone area or just interested in the weather.

- The MUST HAVE Advanced Radar App

While this may be above the heads of the general public, if you’re a knowledgeable weather enthusiast, student, professional - this is THE MUST HAVE radar app. I would be lost without RadarScope. It has a very simple interface and every radar product you could imagine. I use this app when I go storm chasing and have full confidence in its performance while in the field. Additionally, creating loops and screenshots for media could not be easier. I really cannot speak more highly about this app. Price is $10, but I would happily pay $100 for a product like this.

- Simply the Best

As an insurance claim adjuster, weather is my business. I can find no other app, free, paid, or subscription that comes close to the information this app provides. The free version is plenty for most casual observers. I subscribe to the $10/yr plan and it provides all I need. Hail? It’s so accurate, I can watch in real time as hail falls and as it moves. When I run a hail map from another service the next day to see where hail fell, it conforms the app’s real-time hail fall from the time of the storm in the exact same places, down the the foot— and it even shows the exact size of the hail. Lightning? It’s so accurate, as soon as I see the flash of lightning outside, the icon shows up in my circled location within the app— accurate down to the foot. There’s simply no other app that confirms hail, wind, and lightning as well as this one does. It’s real radar, deciphered so anyone can read it, with real-time wind, hail, & lightning data... and it doesn’t cost a fortune.

- Great, but...

The app is fantastic, fast refresh rates, great Storm details, very accurate. The things I wish for: 1) regional and national composite radar-the ability to watch big systems rolling towards us. 2) more detailed maps to allow precise positioning. The “I’m Here” marker is convenient but I also want to know where the storm is in relation to my kids, parents, family, friends, job sites 3) I live in North Carolina & am always keeping track of Hurricanes every year. The ability to select storms and receive regular updates and zoom to the hurricane would be fantastic.

- App not working

I downloaded this app at the recommendation of a friend. After installing, I got the What’s New screen. When I tapped Done,I was taken to just a map, with a small pencil at the top left corner. My friend sent me a picture of his app, and I had none of the menu options at all but he does. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app thinking there may be a glitch. This time it was worse than the first, because the blue pencil didn’t show up until I tapped around the screen in various places. I’m going to press for a refund, because this is obviously not a working application for me. I have a screenshot if that was available. **Update- I just went to their app support, and watched one of the videos for iOS. I get nothing on my screen like what is demonstrated there.

- Absolutely the best in the App Store

It's really quite simple, this App is hands down the most detailed available anywhere on the App Store. We as a family spend maybe $50/yr. between emergency radios, batteries, Application subscriptions. In Arkansas tornadoes happen frequently & never make it on the national news. It's just normal life our here... It helps you keep you assets safe under cover or put up when needed & shelter your family as well. You have to know a little meteorology to use the App but educating yourself never hurt anyone , I don't think....

- Hands down-The Best Radar App

Real radar for those who need high quality radar maps. My absolute favorite weather app and totally worth the cost. One request...the map overlay (roads, etc.) is too sparse. The weather situation can be quite different just a couple miles away (severe thunderstorm, snow-rain line, etc.). But, the nearest displayed road on the map is many miles away making it real hard to pinpoint where "the weather is." It would be AWESOME if the developers would add functionality such that as you zoom in on the map the level of detail of roads increases.

- Nice app if you can figure out the features

The app seems to be feature rich but my problem is the “User Guide”. It is hardly a guide. For example there are a series of icons across the bottom, one of which is allows you to identify where you currently are on the map. Well if you hit this a second time a small angular wedge appears and it slowly rotates around. There is nothing that I can find that tells us what this feature is doing for us. I can find nothing that describes the other icons on the base of the display. The other support detail is thin too. Sorry to say I need a bit more before I can pay for a Pro account much less the highest level Pro account.

- Disappointed

I just purchased this app for $9.99 and I must say I'm VERY disappointed. First of all it allows you to pick a radar site in a state and when you do it's just for that area that the radar reaches out to. I bought it wanting to see Hurricane Irma in its whole size since it was a huge hurricane and I was only able to see a part of the hurricane! It doesn't allow for a full screen of the actual hurricane. You also can't zoom all the way out thinking if you do you'll get to see the size of the hurricane. It ONLY shows what's in that specific radar zone and that's it! I will use my other radar app NOOAA Hi-Def radar Pro to see the whole size of the next hurricane and zoom out or in to see the whole hurricane and not just be limited to an area like this app. DO NO WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS APP!

- Great app for boaters and fisherman.

I originally reviewed this app based on the S FLA RADAR (KAMX) being out of service so much. Learned that this was ABSOLUTELY NOT an issue with the app. The RADARSCOPE APP is by far the MOST PROFESSIONAL Radar app available. I use it on my boat in S Florida to detect and track storms while I’m off-shore AND in-shore, so I can head for my dock when I see something growing in size or taking a path that will affect my route or current location. Great app! It is not the app’s fault if the folks running the Miami based radar cannot keep their equipment operational.

- Well worth the money!

I was a longtime user Weather Underground’s Storm app. After it was taken over by the Weather Channel it became just another useless radar. I searched trough all the free apps to find a similar replacement and could not. It was then that I took the plunge into paying for Radar Scope. Once I used it, I knew that I was home. This app is by far superior to any other weather radar app available on iOS! For a reasonable annual upgrade fee it gets even better. High res reflectivity, velocity and so much more is available in virtual real time

- A good app but needs more information

It's a pretty good app (not a great one) but it needs more explanation of terms and how to use. We are not all schooled in this stuff. A little help would be much appreciated. It also frequently-or so it seems— offers me upgrades to something better— never clear exactly what, but the increased price is crystal clear. Just today they upped the ante considerably and I bit for the moment— a hefty price for a year of something better, but I don’t know what. I’ll try it for a period but can always cancel. The app is good but they should do a lot better in explaining their frequent upgrades.

- A very good app but needs better map definition

I was PRO level 1 for a few years before upgrading to PRO level 2. This is the best weather app on the market!! There is only one hitch, lack of road support.. You would think you could see where the bad weather was located, NOOO, you just get a generalization!!! So you could actually drive into a dangerous storm, because the map is that general. I would’ve thought with PRO level 2, it would’ve had a better map. Apparently you don’t have the ability to provide a Top Tier weather app, with a top tier road map! Please Fix, kindly...

- Professional grade radar and storm tracking! 💯

This is the de facto standard app for radar and storm tracking data. Ask any storm chaser. Yes it costs money, but is so worth the cost for the features you get. I subscribe to the Level 2 data and it is perfect for my needs. High resolution reflectivity and lightning data is great to have. Refresh rates are nice and disable auto lock is handy when a huge storm is passing over. Forget the haters, probably people that don’t really understand what they are getting. This app is the real deal! 👍🏻

- Want to keep your family safe? Get this app

This is the best app for weather or storm chasing or to keep you informed to keep your family safe. I’m not a professional by no means I see people say it’s for professionals only not true you only need common sense and a little time to get familiar with it and you will be more then pleased with the comfort of knowing what’s in the future for your location and if you had to get away fast it wouldn’t be into the mouth of the storm . you will see your path to safety in the palm of your hand.

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- Great but Australian radars stuck on precipitation mode

What I said in title

- Good app but needs additional features

The app is good but one point I have noticed that’s a little frustrating is switching between radars as where I live 3 different radars all converge around me so if you could select more radars to play at the same time that would be a great update.

- Please add storm track nowcasts to Australian radars

Brilliant app but would it be possible to add storm track/timing nowcasts to Australian radars for identified storms such as those already used for US radars?

- RadarScope

It works in Australia

- Doesn't work in Australia.

Available in the Australia AppStore but doesn't work at all.

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- Feedback

This app is good but it needs to be able to get better details for the Canadian weather posts

- Too basic

Environment Canada has a better app, and its free. ☹️

- Alberta radar no worky

A nice app, and I pay for the Pro version...too bad radar is not working on 2 Alberta sites...what am I paying for? Not happy.

- Canadian feedback

Excellent app overall. As a Canadian user, I would welcome Environment Canada watches/warnings and more map detail but otherwise am very pleased with this product! Looking forward to new version enhancements.

- Wrong location

Unfortunately I cannot get the radar to show the north east Saskatchewan area. Lost $14 bucks there

- Great in the US, Meh in Canada

Offers way more features in the United States than in Canada. If the same features were offered for Canada as in the US it would be five stars.

- Broken

App no longer works

- Waste of Money

The (pro) is not accurate at all for the Canadian western Provinces! Waste of hard earned money!

- Does what it says

In eastern Ontario and this app in basic version has always done what it is supposed to do: show you unprocessed raw data from available stations. No, it doesn’t do composite, and it is not going to make up super-res where it seems Envirocan doesn’t have it. It’s just another very useful tool for more sophisticated weather users. A bit more map detail would be nice.

- Horrible

Can’t see anything. The radar screen is too black.

- Great App but new UI isn't great

New UI takes up valuable screen space even in full screen mode with the right hand panel bar. There should be a way to hide or auto hide this bar to keep the radar full screen when there's no need for control options. Can't say I like this version over the old. The dual radar display is great but suffers under the new cluttered UI.

- Get Environment Canada app for free instead

Not worth it for Canadians because the data used is provided for free by Environment Canada. Total waste of money.

- Good

RadarScope is great but it would be nice if Canadian Radars has storm tracks available on them like the US radars do... Also, Why don’t Canadian alerts show up like Severe Thunderstorm Warning boxes? That would be a great feature to have!

- Amazing App

The app does exactly what it states it does and has always done - provide radar data across the United States and Canada (as well as Korea and now Australia). From the lightning data to SPC ranging from rainfall accumulation, composite radar with velocity and a per-radar support, this app certainly out does most other applications. When reading the other reviews, many people complain about the lack of data or outages across Canada, yet many people are clearly missing that the data is provided by Environment Canada and that there is a 20+ million dollar expansion to the Canadian radar network over the next 3-5 years including all upgraded radars and new stations as well. These data mishaps are not the apps fault. Great app. Definitely worth the money.

- Radarscope

Love this app, easy to use, lots are great functions no complaints

- Dead app

This used to be a great app and I was happy to subscribe, but now it has ZERO data for Canada. Do NOT waste your money on this app!!

- Impossible to show radar map for specific location

I bought this expensive app for the radar map capability. Using its no so obvious interface I spent 20 minutes trying to zoom in on our location and failed to do so. In the end I gave up not being able to use the app for its intended use. I also tried to get a refund and was not allowed to.

- 1 star on a pro perspective

So radarscope use to be a really good app for professionals in the weather industry. Overall they provide very useful feature and would otherwise be the best radar app for professionals as advertised in their title ‘professional radar’. Now the problem is that many many ordinary people are using the service and asking for unrealistic features, if the majority of radarscope users are laypersons, the professional needs of those would be ignored and quite frankly, the app would just be like any other public radar app. The 1 star is the poor direction the company is going. Otherwise it’s a terrific app, it would be a shame to let such an app deteriorate into an ordinary weather app.

- Wish you could select multiple radar sites simultaneously

Often times, I am on the fringe of two radar sites. It would be great if you could select two or more sites and combine images.

- Constant errors!

It constantly doesn’t want to upload radars,losses connection etc...idk but wanting over 100$ for something this laggy and with constant issues...no thanks!

- Waste of money

I live in a major city and this app provides nothing for my area. The nearby radars have such poor resolution you can find way better resources for free online. I’m regretting spending $15 on an app that serves no purpose.

- RadarScope is great

Please update for watchOS 5.1.2. App is gone from my Apple Watch

- Junk

Half of the radar sites in Canada are not enabled and are useless! Used to be a great app junk now. Concentration is on the pro not on basic. Don’t bother they don’t get back to you either when you report a problem!

- Best radar app hands down

Displays raw high resolution Canadian and US radar data flawlessly. Optional paid subscription adds useful features like near real-time lightning strike data. Older reviews say this app doesn't include Canadian radar sites, but that is no longer true, Canadian radars have been supported for several years.

- Great Customer Service

Had an issue with my subscription and their response time when I emailed them was great! And responses as we emailed back and forth were quick and easy to understand. Have been using the program for a couple of years and have been happy with it. After today, with the help I received, I am even happier!

- Good app!

Very complete radar app! Easy to get overwhelmed with the geeky stuff. Few nice tutorials on youtube can fix that however.

- Great app

Just upgraded to Tier 1. Lightning in Canada! And it shows when animating the radar image. I had been using "Storm", but they dropped lightning in Canada & then made it a solely ad-supported app. RadarScope, which I've used for years now, is much better.

- Top Radar App

RadarScope is by far the top radar app. The pro subscription is worth every penny. It makes it easy to use all the available radar products.

- Needs maps!

Otherwise great app. Could be much more useable if it included good maps for stormchasing. Hate switching between apps to make decisions on how to intercept

- Great app!

I'm Canadian, Alberta to be specific. I would like to see more info on the maps such as roads, lakes and rivers. A satellite layer showing cloud cover would be very helpful as well. Other than that, EC needs to update our radar network.

- No help

Purchased the pro version and didn't get the pro features. Contacted support and sent all info they asked for and still nothing. Sounds like they making excuses. No refund and won't fix my app problem.

- Great App

I use this all the time! Comes in handy a lot!

- More Canadian Support Please!

The radar is awesome but it lost 2 stars because the Canadian Warnings are not shown and the Cell Tracker won't work with Canadian Radar Sites. If these things are fixed then it will gain back the 2 stars.

- A great tracking app

This app is very awesome for those in to watching the weather. Built-in dual-pol is a major plus against GRLevel. Most of the NEXRAD stations near the border should provide some coverage for Canadians, but natively supporting EC's radars as well as NOAA's would be a plus.

- Best Canadian radar app.

Awesome Canadian support. This is the radar app to own if you're into following severe weather in Canada.

- Great

Excellent, once I deleted it and reloaded, it works great. Very useful App.

- The Best

Unparalleled American coverage (with lots of spillover into Canadian border regions). Canadian radar sites added in the latest update, along with iOS 7 support. The only one you need.

- No data in Canada

The app in great if you are in United Stade but no good for Canada (or the rest of the world.)

- Bleuet

Would like to see Canada. I like this apps.

- USA only - not worth $10

Not intuitive. Some weather apps have better radar maps (Weatherbug & AccuWeather). RadarScope is for USA only. The developer responded to my email right away: "Possibly Canada at some point in the future. We don't currently have data for any other countries."

- Old Tree climber

Somewhat sophisticated but localized good for what it does!!!

- Poor for Canada's

Waist of money if you live in Canada!!!!!

- Great app

Title says it all it is a great app

- Disappointed weatherman

Radar loops are very old (16 mins) & the graphics are really bad, not what I expected for paying $6 for

- RadarScope is awesome!

Love this app! As a Canadian and a member of the Spotter Network, it will come in handy during major weather events. I appreciate the addition of Canadian locations, thanks very much :)

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Myles Barkman

@NWSHouston Hope this is still a work in progress. Not liking the new radar as it is slow to load and with no way to filter ground clutter, is difficult to see what is going on in southeast Houston. Hearing I am not the only one with concerns. Even you use RadarScope for your posts.

Northeast Ohio Weather | Base Productions

@NWSCLE Radarscope is showing winds over 50 mph over Lake Erie right now! Is a marine warning possible for this?

Bryan Kubel

@SamKuffelWx RadarScope doesn’t lie 😤

Jeremy Walker

@mtbh12 @RadarScope It shows the different directions of the wind.


@jwalkerrt79 @RadarScope Weird colors to use?

Rob's Obs

@dave_sills @RadarScope Agreed.. a composite option would be great!

Dave Sills

@robsobs Thanks - wish @RadarScope would allow composites. Also noticed that I didn't have the geography in the three images lined up. This one's better.

Dani B

@SCweather_wx Gotta love Radarscope. Hopefully it'll die out. Nothing like a 2021 twister

Merry Moose

@Brady30951303 CC getting stronger and some blue scatter on radarscope. Maybe they dont see it?

US StormWatch

Another #tornado warning has been issued for another supercell exhibiting strong rotation just east of Lake Oconee, Georgia. Quite the large velocity couplet. @RadarScope #GAwx

Brooks M (OHG)

Definite Hook south of White Plains, Georgia. @RadarScope @ReedTimmerAccu

Jeremy Walker

Crazy formation of a tornado in Georgia. Courtesy of @RadarScope Pro


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Brooks M (OHG)

Most likely a tornado south of Culloden, Georgia. @RadarScope @ReedTimmerAccu

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RadarScope (Version 4.6.3) Install & Download

The applications RadarScope was published in the category Weather on 2019-02-12 and was developed by Base Velocity, LLC [Developer ID: 288419286]. This application file size is 217.47 MB. RadarScope - Weather app posted on 2022-05-22 current version is 4.6.3 and works well on IOS 12.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.basevelocity.RadarScope