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Powerful weather app NOAA Hi-Def Radar now available on Windows 8.1

NOAA Hi-Def Radar weather app is now available for Windows 8.1. The official radar app from WeatherSphere was released on Windows Phone just last week. Today's release for Windows 8.1 brings the powerful and beautiful app to a bigger screen.

NOAA Hi-Def Radar

NOAA Hi-Def Radar pulls data from NOAA. As you may or may not know, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency with the U.S. government. Therefore, this app is only useful for those in the US, including all 50 states and territories including Puerto Rico and Guam.

Here's what you get with NOAA Hi-Def Radar for Windows 8.1:

  • Sharp images
  • Choose between Radar layer for rain or Cloud Coverage layer.
  • Check the current weather + forecast for any point on the map
  • Fast Loading
  • Near real-time, shows the latest radar images within minutes of being gathered.
  • Bookmark multiple locations for quick access
  • Intuitive Play/pause/manual modes for moving between frames.
  • See images from up to 6 hours ago by increasing frame interval and number of frames to maximum
  • Get fast support from within the app

NOAA Hi-Def Radar

First impressions of NOAA Hi-Def Radar on Windows 8.1 are, like the Windows Phone version, positive. And if you were one of those who picked up the app on Windows Phone you'll be happy to learn that you already own it for Windows 8.1. This is one of those universal Windows apps that you buy once and can use on phone, tablet or PC.

An app like NOAA Hi-Def Radar becomes incredibly useful if you live in an area where the weather changes on a somewhat frequent basis. The high definition radar weather images are delivered to your Surface in real-time.

Grab this weather app for your Surface and other Windows 8.1 device and let us know what you think! Don't forget you buy it once and unlock it on all your Windows devices.

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20 Comments
  • Can this be used outside US?
  • "NOAA Hi-Def Radar pulls data from NOAA. As you may or may not know, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency with the U.S. government. Therefore, this app is only useful for those in the US, including all 50 states and territories including Puerto Rico and Guam." Read. The. Article.
  • Reading is hard.
  • It isn't in the UK store no. Although it only has US data, that doesn't mean it couldn't be useful for somebody who lives in the UK but travels to the states often
  • No try no buy
  • Just in time to track Santa, lol
  • (damn, thats NORAD. Stupid acronyms)
  • 1.99 for what really?? Get your money tho Coolest Man Alive
  • How powerful and accurate is it outside the united states. Can it be used in Europe?
  • The clue is in the article. The part with the words in it.
  • Only if Europe was annexed into the United States and I didnt hear about it....
  • Did you guys even read the article? It clearly states that this app is for the US and protectorates only. NOAA is an American organization. Jeez.
  • Would love to see this on MyAppFree, since there is no trial. As a general rule, I won't buy a program without a trial. However, the reviews look pretty good, and I am sick and tired of not having a decent radar to see what's going on around me. The weather here changes frequently, and it would be nice to be able to see what's headed my way.  Most give either an animated loop, without a way to see what time the last frame is, or a still shot that is too old to be of any use. I like that this one can give real-time data, which seems to be missing from other weather apps on WP. Since the real-time weather radar is the one thing I've been missing, I may have to pay out on this one.
  • Have you ever tried MyRadar Weather? I've been using it forever and it's easily the best radar option on WP. Much better than any radar that a weather app offers.
  • No, haven't tried that one. However, I did purchase and install the NOAA one since my last post, and am quite satisfied with the RADAR. It will make a good supplement to my current weather. I generally want either a forecast or the current radar, but seldom look at both at the same time, as one is for knowing what is happening now, and the other is for checking on the future. I usually only pull up RADAR when I've got bad weather going my way, and put it on a constant update. Got this on my Windows 8.1 Laptop and on my 8.1 WP now. Like that I only had to buy it once.  Warning to users wanting it on the desktop, it will not work with a mouse and keyboard. It is for touch-screen devices only. Luckily, I have the touch screen laptop. My wife will not be able to put it on her laptop, however.
  • Give MyRadar Weather a shot. It's free so nothing to lose. That's why I'm hesitant to buy this one because I've bought a number of high quality weather apps, and MyRadar Weather only does radar, and it does a great job.
  • The download page for this doesn't show that its a universal app. Can anyone, who has downloaded it, confirm that it is a universal?
  • If it doesn't state it in the store, it isn't.
  • I have it on my phone and am downloading it to my tab, it is universal.
  • Just what the WP store needs, another weather app, and a PAID one at that. :/