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RadarNow for Android

By USNaviguide Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 4, 2014

RadarNow! is a free app for Android devices that displays the latest local weather radar with smooth animation against high-quality map backgrounds.


Fumble-free: Golfing? Bicycling? Strolling? Shopping? RadarNow! displays radar data as soon as you open it, so it's a great app for field duty or any time your hands aren't quite free.

Travel aid: With a few pinches and swipes, RadarNow! can zoom in or out to display any radar coverage available on its map.

Options: The app's settings include range rings, temperatures, radar stations, autoplay, and much more. NWS alerts let you know when you need to check the radar, too.

Force center map: The Driver option moves the location icon to the center of the screen whenever location is updated.


Resource-intensive: While RadarNow! is probably the most efficient way to view online radar data, downloading, displaying, and updating animated weather radar maps makes heavy use of system resources.

Ad-supported: Banner ads keep RadarNow! free but they too use up device resources and could be put to better use in rendering animated radar maps.

Bottom Line

You can see the clouds and feel the change in the weather: You just need to know where the storm is, where it's going, and how fast. RadarNow! does just that, and with a minimum of fuss.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.6

Important! Please install this update as soon as possible.

Current conditions and forecast fix.


Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 6.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 11,826
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Developer's Description

Do you work or play outside? Ride a bike or need to know what is happening right now with the weather?

Use RadarNow! to quickly see an animated radar image and current conditions! No digging through menus to see if a storm is on the way!

RadarNow! provides National Weather Service (NWS) Enhanced Radar "Base" (N0R) images from the NOAA WSR-88D NEXRAD Radar sites located around the US. Radar images are downloaded directly from NWS servers so are always the most current available. When you start the app, the radar images are from the site closest to your location.

New Clutter suppression feature added in version 6.3!

Now on iTunes! Get RadarNow! for your iPad and iPhone.

NWS Alerts included with the free mode starting in v4.0. Only alerts issued to the your current county are sent and the alerts can be filtered so only the ones that interest you are used.

RadarNow! is a free download with access to Premium features. Use the FREE Standard version to monitor your local radar and receive NWS Alerts or choose to upgrade through the app to Premium if you want to activate the enhanced features. You may try the premium features with our free 5 day trial or purchase premium access for $5.99 for a "RadarNow! Lifetime" pass.

The 5 day free trial gives you free access to the premium features. Once the 5 day trial has passed, the app reverts back to the free "standard" mode. You will not be charged to use the free trial under any circumstances.

RadarNow! is designed to be fast, efficient and have great free options. If you want a full featured weather app that shows things like ski conditions or tide reports, we suggest using WeatherBug or Weather Channel. RadarNow! Standard (Free) provides animated radar, local conditions and NWS Alerts centered on your current location. Radar Now! Premium provides more zoom levels, range rings, selectable locations and a pannable map of the continental US with a looping weather radar.

RadarNow! uses US radars only, therefore is active for entire U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and areas of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean that border the U.S. New! Canadian radars are now in experimental mode.

Please use the "Contact us" form inside RadarNow! (menu-setting-contact us) if you encounter a problem or have a suggestion for improvement.

We value your input! It was suggestions and constructive critiques from users just like you that led to the new, improved RadarNow!.

RadarNow! uses encrypted Google account data to track premium users and to check to see if a free user has a premium upgrade. We encrypt this data with an MD5 encryption algorithm on the device and have no way to decrypt that information to discover the original Google account. We do not keep any personal information on our servers. If you choose to contact us by email, we will delete that email as soon as the conversation is concluded. Please read our complete privacy policy which is linked in our Google Play Store listing for more details on what information we collect and how we use it. RadarNow! uses obfuscated location data to determine the US county the device is currently in. This information is transmitted with the Google Cloud Messaging data and does not identify you personally in any way. You may opt out of this data transmission by selecting to not receive alerts. See the help text inside of RadarNow! for the instructions on how to accomplish this opt out.

This new version of RadarNow! was created by USNaviguide in cooperation with Mighty Pocket.

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