At the top of the Layers menu you will find the Radar Type layer option. This layer lets you select the type of Radar you would like to see on the map. Each radar type has a thumbnail that gives you a rough idea of what the radar will look like.
Classic Radar – Radar data that is processed from weather data given by the National Weather Service.
Hi-Def – A smooth, continuous, visual flow of the NEXRAD II radar data.
Heat – This radar type will display hourly temperatures over an 8-hour time frame.
Per-Station (Professional Radar Pack) – In our Per-Station Radar, you can view unfiltered reflectivity, velocity, and 3 tilt angles (Elevation levels) by selecting one of the 150+ NEXRAD station icons across the US. For more information on the Pro Radar Pack upgrade, you can view our article on it here.
Tapping on the Radar row above the thumbnails will take you to the radar settings.
Opacity - Controls how thin or vibrant the radar appears on the map.
Speed - Controls the speed of the radar playback.
Loop interval – Displays radar frames in 5 or 10 min intervals as well as continuous. DO NOTE that the Hi-Def radar provides a continuous interval, so switching between these options will show no difference on the radar itself.
Loop Length – Controls the time frame of the radar playback loop. Choose from 60 mins, 90 mins, or 120 mins.
Storm Centers – When this feature is enabled, it will display the current direction and speed of storm cells.
Lightning - Enabling this feature will show lightning strikes on the map. DO NOTE that they are represented as bright flashes of light on the radar.
Global Satellite Enhancement - A new feature that lets us show you radar data collected through satellites. This lets us process and reflect data for places that we don't directly service!