Weather radar data is refreshed every 6 minutes. Although the default user settings are appropriate for most users, some users like to configure optimal settings for their area and personal taste. Tempest weather radar allows users to change the number of frames per animation, cloud transparency, radar type and range of both NEXRAD and TDWR radars. Storm tracking, ground clutter elimination, image smoothing and rain/snow options can also be controlled. Since the familiar Google Maps is used, the user can enable Satellite View and Traffic View if desired.
NEXRAD radar parameters include:Base Reflectivity N0RBase Reflectivity N1RBase Reflectivity N2RBase Reflectivity N3RBase Reflectivity N0ZWorld Base Reflectivity 00QBase Radial Velocity N0VBase Radial Velocity N1VMean Radial Velocity N0SMean Radial Velocity N1SMean Radial Velocity N2SMean Radial Velocity N3STotal Surface Rainfall NTPOne Hour Rainfall N1P
TDWR radar parameters include:Base Reflectivity TR0Base Reflectivity TR1Base Reflectivity TR2Long Range Reflectivity TZLBase Radial Velocity TV0Base Radial Velocity TV1Mean Radial Velocity TV2WSR Base Reflectivity N0QWSR Base Reflectivity NAQWSR Base Reflectivity N1QWSR Base Reflectivity NBQWSR Base Reflectivity N2QWSR Base Reflectivity N3QWSR Base Radial Velocity N0UWSR Base Radial Velocity NAUWSR Base Radial Velocity N1UWSR Base Radial Velocity N0UWSR Base Radial Velocity NBUWSR Base Radial Velocity N2UWSR Base Radial Velocity N3UWSR Digital Storm Total Precipitation DSPWSR Surface Rainfall 1 hour N1PWSR Surface Rainfall storm total NTPWSR Mean Radial Velocity N0SWSR Mean Radial Velocity N1SWSR Mean Radial Velocity N2SWSR Mean Radial Velocity N3S
Although initially designed as a weather radar only solution, Tempest weather radar can retrieve current local weather conditions, 10 day forecast and hourly forecast data by tapping on the red location icon. Alternatively, "long pressing" on a map location will bring up the weather forecast of that location.
Currently, Tempest weather radar overlay data is available only for the USA and the bordering regions of Canada and Mexico. Also, Tempest weather radar is currently only available on the android platform.
Thanks for trying Tempest Weather Radar. We hope you enjoy it!
This program is under active development.
Weather radar and forecast data provided by wunderground.com
Maps provided by google.com
Tempest weather radar... the ultimate storm tracking app for your android device.