NOAA Hi-Def Radar Pro - Storm Warnings, Hurricane Tracker & Weather Forecast at App Store analyse

App power index: 3947 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Developer: WeatherSphere
Price: 0 free
Current version: 2.1, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 01 Sep 2011
App size: 26.23 Mb
4.4 ( 544 ratings )
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> 86.83k
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~ $ 35.52k
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Simple yet powerful, this is the only app in the App Store that shows amazing real-time hi-def animated weather radar images in vivid color with lightning strikes and hurricane tracks on a highly responsive interactive map. You also get an awesome map based Notification Center Widget, live pressure readings from your device, weather forecast, severe weather warning boxes, snowfall, storm direction arrows, wildfires, current drought severity on the same map, along with support for Apple Watch.

Plus this is the only app that automatically augments land-based radar images with latest images from NOAA satellites covering the Atlantic/Pacific oceans into one single screen. This lets you track and follow the upcoming hurricanes and storms all from the same map.

Plus this is the only app where radar images will show up and start animating within 2 seconds of launching the app, even on a slow 3G connection. This is also the only map based weather app that keeps up even when you are rapidly zooming in and out, without any distracting flickering or other inconsistencies, and it will keep the animation going even as you are moving the map!

Plus this is the only app that allows *you* to control the loop speed, and also choose the interval between individual frames from 5 minutes all the way to 1 hour and also change the number of frames shown in animation.

Plus easily bookmark multiple locations so you can do a quick radar + forecast check for all your important places in just a few seconds.

- Install and go, no complex setup
- Notification Center widget featuring radar, temperature, current conditions and warnings
- Hourly forecast for the next 24 hours
- On screen temperature & conditions display for either your current or bookmarked home location
- Lightning strikes on the map!
- Check the current weather + forecast for any point on the map
- Severe weather warning boxes on the map
- Storm tracks/arrows on the map with detailed storm information
- Hurricane Forecast Tracks on the map
- Wildfire locations on map with detailed information and firefighting updates
- Sharp images
- US drought severity map
- Fast loading
- Near real-time, shows the latest radar images within minutes of being gathered
- Bookmark multiple locations for quick access
- Intuitive play/pause/manual modes for moving between frames
- Always shows both time-stamp and "minutes ago" with each frame to prevent any confusion while viewing the loop
- Select opacity of radar images to your taste
- Save/Share Radar Screenshot via email or social media
- Send Weather Postcard via email or social media
- Read Area Forecast Discussions issued by your nearest NWS forecast office
- Check your local radar sites hardware operational status from within the app
- See images from up to 6 hours ago by increasing frame interval and number of frames to maximum
- Live pressure readings for devices with a barometer sensor
- Portrait/Landscape/FullScreen
- Get fast support from within the app

Coverage Notes: If you live in a very-high-altitude town in Colorado (e.g. Fraser, Vail, Aspen), this app will likely not meet your needs, since radar beams get blocked by the tall mountains. Alaska coverage includes only the southern coastal areas, and does not include the Aleutian Chain. Cloud coverage does not include Alaska and Guam.

- This app is only useful for users in the US, including all 50 states and territories including Puerto Rico and Guam.

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Canada 2.79 CAD
USA 1.99 USD
Available for devices
iPhone4, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74,
Live radar not accurate

I bought this app because I figured when you purchase something it should be better than a free app especially from NOAA. I work at a racetrack and we rely heavily on knowing when rain is about to hit the track surface. Its never accurate. It will show our entire area is green with rain and its dry or itll be pouring down and showing a clear spot. I get just as good reports from free apps. Wish I could get a refund.

iOS 10

Needs to be optimized for iOS 10.


This app was once great. Now it is becoming somewhat unreliable. The widget freezes and does not open sometimes. Because of this it will get no more than three stars from me and will not stay on my phone. Also, it is 7Dec2016. Your last update was in 2015. If youre not going to keep it updated, then get the app out of the store and stop telling lies about this wether app being so great.

Generally very good

Overall I enjoy this app and find it very useful. I do wish the interface was better regarding layers. When multiple storm warnings & aviation layers overlap, there is no easy way to select an individual layer to view.

This app is sleek, fast & uses a very small footprint.

However, I really think it should push text messages & sound loud, audible alerts for tornado watches & warnings, especially warnings! I strongly suggest you integrate the components of your "NOAA Weather Alert" App with this App. The combination of both apps features would create one impressive, powerful app plus it would alluringly eliminate the need to pay for two apps. There are many free weather apps that offer both, radar plus localized weather alerts. I prefer yours because youve kept it simple and fast with a small footprint. However, without the audible alarm facet for tornadoes, I am planning to change to an app that includes it. Please give my suggestion some serious thought and become the most creative weather app hands down! One for which I would gladly pay a small fee.

Norr hd

I love this weather app

Great App

I always turn to Hi-Def for an up to date look at the current weather. Absolutely the most vivid & clear view.

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