Radar Alive! was written by a veteran storm chaser for the serious meteorological user.
A major new version has just been released (6.0.0.x). If you have any difficulties, please use the Menu -> Help/Misc -> Support/Feedback from to report them. This will provide internal information to allow more rapid fixes.
Radar Alive! brings weather radar to your phone or tablet from all US states and Puerto Rico. Watch tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events live and in Level III detail. Monitor your local weather radar. See warnings on the map, and warning text. Easily switch to the nearest doppler radar with a long press on the map. See weather conditions and observations on the METAR layer.
Track all or selected storm chasers; automatically report your own position through Spotter Network, without requiring that the app be open (in other words, using your location in the background).
Radar Alive! is suitable for storm chasers, professional meteorologists, emergency personnel, SKYWARN spotters and weather enthusiasts. It has a wide selection of US radar products. Selected NWS severe weather warnings are displayed along with a customizable low clutter map with cities, roads, counties and states. The display is suitable for both phones and tablets.
Choose from a menu of radar products at multiple tilt angles, including composite and base reflectivity, base and storm relative velocity, VIL, hydrometeor classification (type of precipitation) and others. Spot tornadoes with the velocity and base reflectivity plots; view warning boxes and warning text; watch hail with the hydrometeor classification display.
Radar Alive!'s images are generated from NOAA's NEXRAD Level III binary data (NWS weather radar). Carefully simplified maps minimize clutter on the radar display.
With an AllisonHouse subscription, you also get super-resolution radar data, and an alternate source of radar data, along with new products including lightning, watches, local storm reports, and SPC Day 1 convective outlook
The serious user will appreciate advanced features, such as smart GPS usage to conserve battery power; network bandwidth conservation; and, maps optimized for weather radars.
A full Spotter Network client is included. It can display the positions of all or selected active Spotter Network users. You can use it to automatically report your position to Spotter Network, and to make reports of weather events. IF YOU ENABLE REPORTING, IT WILL REPORT YOUR EXACT LOCATION, INCLUDING IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN THE APP IS NOT VISIBLE. This can be stopped at any time.
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Extensive help is available within the app. Use the menu button to select the help pages. You can also request support at the website http://radaralive.com/. Note that the built-in support form does not work at this time but will with the next release.
Support is also available by email, and suggestions are welcome. Support is at [email protected]
More information is available at the developer's web site at developer's web site.
This corrects issues with lost settings when upgrading from versiona prior to 220.127.116.11. Depending on your previous version, it is possible that this may require AllisonHouse and Spotter Network credentials to be re-entered, and layers settings may need to be adjusted (top, right button with the little dots on it).
Other fixes are included, too.
Please read the hints carefully when they appear. Help is available via the menu, and the hints and release notes can be replayed from there.