Our iPhones and iPads have weather apps with radar, but weather junkies need bigger screens, more detail, and rapid updates. Enter RadarScope, the Mac app with real weather radar data and images with an incredible amount of detail.
Weather junkies will know the value of NEXRAD Level 3 radar data and severe weather warnings and that’s the heart and soul of RadarScope. And, yes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Let me talk dirty to you. You’ll like it.
RadarScope displays tornado, severe thunderstorms, flash flood warnings, and more, including those who track reflectivity for a mesocyclone’s hook echo, or simple velocity couplets– the stuff of weather junkies.
The Mac’s trackpad or mouse makes it easy to zoom in or out, scroll from one location to another.
The data sidebar displays all the details, but the killer feature is the NEXRAD Level 3 radar data (U.S> and Puerto Rico). Choose from 155 different radar sites, or save sites as favorites.
Weather radar can be saved as an image, posted online, emailed, or saved in a Mac graphics app. Depending on the radar scans available, new data can be updated as often as every five minutes.
RadarScope is the app to follow thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and the drop in barometric pressure at Wrigley Field when the Cubs are in town.
Of course, you’ll need a weather forecasting app to go along with RadarScope, and so far as I can see, there’s only one real issue for this exemplary multi-platform weather radar app (Mac, iPhone, Android).
There’s no demo. It’s Mac App Store only. That’s a shame, because an app of this quality, with a price tag to match, needs a demo version.