NOAA Radar and Satellite Weather App Review (iOS, $0.99)

  • Category: Weather
  • Publisher: Elecont LLC
  • Updated: Dec, 15 2011
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 12.08 MB

Languages: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, HE, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Seller: Elecont LLC

• Animated satellite cloud cover for Europe, Japan, Australia and Indonesia
• iOS 7 support
• New way of finding and adding places
• The application size reduced by almost 15%
• Also included are some small fixes and performance improvements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
17 Ratings
All Versions:
243 Ratings


eRadar HD is a great application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that displays animated high-resolution weather radar and satellite cloud images around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way.

You will get real time detailed, stunning and sharp images on top of zoomable maps for not only rain and snow, but also tornados and hail. Here are some example images from the weekend and as recent as few hours ago dealing with Hurricane Sandy. The data is provided by NOAA's National Weather Service.

Satellite images provide an excellent view on the clouds in the sky and an indication of the weather over the North American continent, Europe, Japan, Australia and Indonesia.

The app also allows you to check the weather on your favorite places on maps. Interactive map includes live international weather conditions, local weather and time, ten-day forecasts and sunrise/sunset times for multiple places. You can add placemarks on the map to represent your favorite places or the places you’d like to visit. At a glance you can see the time and weather for all of your favorites.

Radar map shows areas of current precipitation. A weather radar is used to locate precipitation, calculate its motion, estimate its type (rain, snow, hail, etc.), and forecast its future position and intensity. Precipitation type is indicated by the color. Green color indicates lesser precipitation while the yellow color code indicates intense precipitations. The color code red is indicative of the most intense precipitations. Blue color indicates snow.

Satellite images come from satellites which remain above a fixed point on the Earth (i.e. they are “geostationary”). Lighter areas of cloud show where the cloud tops are cooler and therefore where weather features like fronts and shower clouds are.

Key features:

* High resolution animated radar. Stunning and sharp images.
* 4-km high resolution cloudy-sky images.
* Current weather directly on the map. 130,000 locations worldwide.
* Current weather details and ten-day forecast in pop-up window.

Features include:

* three different layers to get the weather: ground stations, radar and satellite.
* zoom in and out, drag and scroll
* play, pause animations at any zoom level
* displays current position on the map
* saves and restores your last position
* adjustable radar image quality for Wi-Fi and cellular connections
* faster even when on 3G or EDGE networks
* multiple map styles - terrain, satellite or standard


* Requires any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 4.3 and higher
* Retina display support
* Snow/Ice/Rain Radar
* NEXRAD, N0R, base reflectivity, filtered data
* Satellite data comes from GOES 13, GOES 15
* Radar images delayed 4-8 minutes due to nature of data transmission
* Satellite images delayed up to 40 minutes

Customer Reviews

  • Best Weather App that is On the Market

    by Kindle gal

    I open the eRadar HD App every morning so I know whether to plan indoor or outdoor activities. I see improvement with the graphics and accuracy of the forecasts with the latest updates. I've used several weather Apps and this one is the easiest to configure. The App is very responsive using the iPad Air.

  • Nice App

    by jenkijh

    Nice App

  • Transfer station Attendant

    by Lazaza Mohawk

    Excellent , very accurate! Can't wait till winter!

  • Quick and easy. Great zoom.

    by Mike A in Tampa

    This is a great little app. Powerful. So simple, yet great info that's accurate and specific.

  • Radar for Boating

    by Dmcm@aol

    Great app for boating. Keeps you in front of the line at the boat ramp when storms move in. EVERY boater should have this app!!!!

  • Excellent Application

    by Ed..b

    Very usefull for monitoring weather changes areas.

  • ERadar rocks

    by Butch's gmail Apple ID

    I love it. One touch radar, that's very accurate. All I ever need is to have my phone with me and I am set.

  • Really Good App

    by Federico9672

    Excellent App, to my job works perfect

  • Highway

    by Highway 133

    App works very good.

  • by Un€ompetewithable

    Radar loads well. Gives me accurate data for my area. I mainly use it for radar. Forecast is minimally indicative.

  • Excellent!!!

    by Bwdreyer

    Seems to be more accurate than other programs.

  • Great app!

    by 2broncos

    Just buy it. Does what you think it should do. Not complicated.

  • Great app

    by Hobie tandem island user

    This is a great app when you see the storm clouds building. Saved my bacon more than once.

  • Not Realtime

    by Seweather

    Always runs about 5 minutes behind the current time.

  • Rainguage

    by Kjroberts

    I have loved this app since the beginning because of the time lapsing feature. Others may have this but the sites are too cluttered with flair...I like just the radar period.

  • Nice.

    by Ekimsegdirb

    You don't have to look at a radar map that's 20 or more minutes old like the weather channel app. It's usually 5 or less minutes old. For weather nuts that's important.

  • Love this app!

    by Fanoffrank

    It has all the things live radar should have: motion, timeline, color, and it's as of a few minutes ago.

  • Great!

    by Floopjacker

    Super easy!

  • Radar for life.

    by GMac803

    Accurate and indispensable. This app could save your life.

  • NOAA Radar App

    by Cap Les

    Excellent app. Very accurate. Use it often especially when I'm on my yacht. And before I play tennis.

  • Not What I expected

    by 1138

    When zooming into your location, greens seem way out of focus. Set settings to highest resolution but didn't help. Don't know what they mean by HD. Very dissatisfied.

  • Satellite images for US mainland only

    by Alex king of the huns

    If you live in Hawaii or want to track tropical cyclones this app is useless.

  • Great.

    by rbpbdb

    Love it! Good speed. Good updates.

  • Weather watcher

    by Mr. Dries dale

    Enjoy site. Graphics very clear. Very helpful with outdoor activities .

  • Great !!

    by Ohionut

    Love it !!

  • Road Review

    by Anfield-Liverpool La'

    Great. Seems reliable, accurate and easy to use. Other radar apps. tell you it's not going to rain, and your riding through a storm - what's with that. This app. lets you know if you are going to get wet, or stay dry. That's what I like. Way to go, Mate. The Journey is the Destination. Now you know. Safe ridin'.

  • Best Ap for tornados

    by Three Bears Lair

    We live in tornado alley and this AP is the only one giving us the radar needed to seek shelter as the satellite tv service always fails in these storms. Thank you for this service.

  • Just what I needed...almost ;)

    by msbat767

    I love this app. I don't own a TV so inclimate weather has been hard to track since I went TV-less. The live radar stops at present time. Wish it would have a prediction for about an hour ahead or so. Also wish it would tell if there is a tornado warning.

  • Nice app, handy

    by Yo Stink

    Pros: accurate, easy to use Cons: sometimes a little slow to load

  • My favorite weather app for traveling

    by GW802

    Great app. Installed just before a road trip to FL. App very useful tracking rainstorm that we had to cross. My Go To First weather app when we're expecting heavy weather. Especially useful when planning a walk or a trip.

  • Eradar

    by MakingSyrup

    Very handy... Not sure I see any difference with new release.

  • CSR

    by A53r

    Rate what? I'm getting nothing today. Shows map only.

  • This is great

    by Teddly144

    Best radar ever! For sure!

  • F

    by Firedudeusa

    Wonderful to have:-)

  • N/A

    by Retired FE

    Just got the updated version now the radar update is 3hours behind. Give me back the last version back.

  • Great App

    by Dencw

    This is the best app to see what is headed your way in regards to the weather

  • awesome!

    by DJAYME7

    look no further, this is the radar you need!

  • DavidYnz

    by David Ynzunza

    Great job!

  • Sweet

    by Rakz2008.

    Great app. Not too jumbled up with unnecessary stuff.

  • Great app very clear radar!

    by Dwhirst

    The best weather app around!

  • Sweet!

    by Kyler150

    Love this app. Great graphics, great maps but I would like a radar legend. Otherwise AWESOME radar!

  • Bill

    by Grupyg

    WOW! Was in Navy as Aerograpers mate, (weather man) . Still enjoy tracking weather. Great app, would like to see mileage circles around center point. Ex. 50 miles, 100 miles, 150 miles. Very easy to add cities to track and check weather and forecasts.

  • Excellent resolution

    by Bassinmikem

    Great graphics. I can see my car in my driveway. Great radar. Now I can decide what the weather will be!

  • Radar love

    by Beracahfarm

    Love this app,,,I border on fanatic obsession with weather so am on this app all the time

  • It's great

    by Dacatac

    Love it. Very useful

  • Disappointing

    by Ls1925

    I was hoping for a radar program more useful than the weather channel. The radar doesn't show up nearly as much as TWC with the big storm tracking over the Midwest currently.

  • Radar

    by DRARP

    Ok but USA only. Disappointing.

  • Eugene

    by Geno 1a

    Great app, works awesome

  • Great App

    by RLant

    The radar has been right on the money every time.

  • It works!

    by roam'n

    That's the main requirement is that it works!... unlike many other doppler apps.

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