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I just got an Apple iPad (tablet) the other day. I am looking for suggestions for a weather app with radar and forecasts for.my iPad. Preferably one that is free. I know that I will have to put up with ads, but do not want ad to interfere with the app. I don’t object to upgrading to paid version but don’t want to spend more than $10. I have checked out radarscope, perhaps above my pay grade, although I could probably deal with it. Yes, I can easily access info from NWS, but would like an app.

Thanks for any help! 

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12 minutes ago, rramblings said:

I just got an Apple iPad (tablet) the other day. I am looking for suggestions for a weather app with radar and forecasts for.my iPad. Preferably one that is free. I know that I will have to put up with ads, but do not want ad to interfere with the app. I don’t object to upgrading to paid version but don’t want to spend more than $10. I have checked out radarscope, perhaps above my pay grade, although I could probably deal with it. Yes, I can easily access info from NWS, but would like an app.

Thanks for any help! 

Spend the $10/year on radar scope. You won't regret it. 

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Spend the $10/year on radar scope. You won't regret it. 

 

 

I remember the days when software came in a box and was never less than $50 or so, now somehow apps are expected to be free... You get what you pay for. RadarScope is professional grade radar, totally worth its price and then some.

 

I also pay for AlisonHouse, which provides a faster, more timely feed into RadarScope than the default NWS feed, but that’s more for my Plains stormchasing trips when delayed radar can be a real liability. I

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Thank-you Jim and dryslotted for your recommendations about radarscope. I am not intending to sound cheap, one of the merits of starting out with a free version is to try it out before upgrading to a paid version.

I am more of a weather enthusiast. While I am fairly intelligent, having done some reading on meteorology, I am not on the level of many of you on this forum. I am not a storm chaser nor am I involved in an activity where my livelihood depends on quality radar. 

There are a few weather/radar apps on the Apple App Store and I have been reading reviews. That being said, I would be a fool to not inquire here before downloading an App. 

I too am of an age where I had to pay good money for software. But I don’t want to overspend on software.

I am going to wait before downloading an App to see if other of you wonderful folk in this forum want to weigh in. Thanks gain for your help.

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Low end (pay) radarscope is a one time $10 charge. That's what I went with. It's the only app. I've ever paid $ for in my life. LOL.

Otherwise, I use the free WUnderground app. which is great for local temp and obs. maps. 

I like the NWSMobile app. (It’s actually the mobile site I put on my homescreen).  I keep my town and my old hometown's locales in there so I can can easily hop back and forth to see current obs. and NWS forecasts.

That's about it for me.

I keep my coffee and weather apps in close proximity ;)

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