Weather Related iOS Apps


Ok, so with Severe weather now starting to develop in my own region.  Figured it was time to review a few APP’s I consider a MUST for this time of year.  I’ll be posting this in the Library as well.  And if anyone with an Android wants to do the same please do.  Since I have no android products yet.  I can’t provide any info for you there.  RadarScopeFirst product would be in my Weather Folder.  RadarScope written by Base Velocity, LLC. Now up to version 1.8.0 it is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data along with our most requested new feature, Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood Warnings issued by the National Weather Service. It can display the latest reflectivity, velocity, and other products. Cost on this app is $9.99 worth ever penny.  Download it here.




weatherradioNext on my Weather Tools list is iMap Weather Radio. This is NOT FREE.  Cost is $9.99 and worth EVERY CENT!!

With iMap Weather Radio you will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will “wake up” with alerts and also track your location to warn you wherever you go. Listen to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a NOAA Weather Radio.



KOCOTornadoNewcomer to my MUST HAVE, weather app’s.  KOCO’s Tornado App.  Available on iPhone only, temporarily, and soon for Android, the KOCO Tornadoes App is your real-time feed of tornado activity straight from the KOCO-5 Live, Local, Latebreaking newsroom in Oklahoma City. Carry powerful storm-tracking tools like live updates, watches and warnings, maps, videos, and checklists with you on the go. You’ll be prepared and connected to what’s going on around Oklahoma when tornadoes threaten the area.


Features include:

  • Maps showing real-time watches and warnings, radar, satellite, rainfall
  • Tornado alerts by county
  • Live updates from Live Wire, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Tornado Videos and coverage from KOCO
  • Checklists, Info, and Videos to help you be prepared and stay safe
  • Share your storm photos, videos with u local – they may be shown on TV

KOCOTornado2The KOCO Tornadoes App is the app to have by your side when tornadoes threaten the area whether you’re watching the skies from the baseball or soccer fields or from your tornado shelter. When you first open the app, it will let you know up-front what tornado-related alerts the KOCO viewing area is facing.

From there, you could tap the Maps & Alerts button to access current alerts, watches, warnings, a look at Doppler Radar and wind information.Tap the Live button to access the most recent Live Wire. That’s right: No matter where you go when tornadoes strike, the KOCO severe weather Live Wire will be right by your side.The News button gets you to the most recent videos from Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell and the FirstAlert Storm Team.Tapping Social gets you to KOCO’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, including some feeds from reliable weather sources outside the newsroom. You’re also invited to share your tornadoes related images, we may even use them on TV.And then our Prepare section is chock-full of tips, reminders and checklists to keep you way ahead of the storms when tornadoes become a threat. Click herefrom your iPhone to download the free app. If you like it, we encourage you to give it a great review in the app store, and we’d love it if you let your friends know that this free app is now available.

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  1. Demoman March 22, 2012 1:50 pm 

    This article and updates to it can now be found in our Library as well. See the Library Link graphic above.

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