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Radar in iOS: Radar List

RadarScope provides a full list of all available radars that can be displayed in the app. To reveal the list, tap the blue radar ID centered above the map, then select the Radars tab. The radar list is divided into sections. The first section includes radars you’ve chosen as favorites, followed by alphabetically sorted sections for each state or region. A single tap on any radar in the list will select it for viewing, load its data, and center the map on its location.

Favorite Radars

In the Favorites section, you’ll see options to add the currently selected radar to the list or to choose another radar to add to the list. You can remove a radar from the list by swiping to the right. You can reorder or remove radars in the list by tapping the Edit button in the lower left corner of the screen, then tapping the red button next to a radar to remove it, or dragging the indicator icon to the right of the radar name it higher or lower in the list. When you’re finished editing the list, tap the Done button in the lower left corner of the screen.

Radar Status

A green or red dot appears next to each radar in the list. A green dot indicates the radar is functioning normally and recent data are being received. A red dot indicates that the data from that radar are not being received as quickly as expected. The radar may be offline for maintenance or repairs, or a communications link may be down. When the red dot shows, data may no longer be current for that radar, but you may be able to view the last available data.

Radar Details

To view detailed information about a radar, tap the blue info button to the right of its name. The detail view includes the radar location and the most recently available status message from the radar operator. When a radar goes offline, the NWS will usually update this status message to provide information about the nature of the outage. Tap the heart icon in the top right corner of the detail view to add or remove the radar from your favorites. Tap the map area to select the radar for viewing.

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