StormEye

Advanced Storm Tracking & Weather Radar

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StormEye is an Android app which provides detailed storm tracking information and weather radar images overlaid on Google Maps. For each storm, StormEye provides important information such as the storm’s location relative to your location, where the storm is heading, estimated time of arrival (ETA), the storm’s intensity, hail probabilities, and maximum hail size.

StormEye functions by downloading data from the National Weather Service for the selected WSR-88D weather radar. The radar closest to your current location is automatically chosen; however, you can quickly switch to any of the 156 NWS WSR-88D radars across the United States. The downloaded data is then used to construct a weather radar with markers and tracks for every detected storm.

StormEye Features

  • weather radar and storm tracks overlaid on Google Maps
  • radar animation
  • use gestures to zoom, pan, tilt, and rotate the map
  • quickly switch to any of the 156 NWS WSR-88D radars across the U.S.
  • tap a storm marker for details about a storm, including:
    • estimated time of arrival (ETA)
    • distance and direction from your location
    • heading direction and speed
    • max dBZ and rain rate
    • probability of hail and several hail
    • max hail size
  • view a list of all of the storms at the selected radar
  • average storm heading arrow in the top right corner
  • your choice of Google Map type to display:
    • Hybrid
    • Satellite
    • Terrain
    • Map (standard road map)
  • multiple weather radar types, including:
    • Base Reflectivity
    • Composite Reflectivity
    • Base Velocity
    • Storm Relative Velocity
    • Storm Total Precipitation
  • toggleable layers to choose what is displayed
  • action bar for quick access to layers and options
  • automatically finds your location using GPS or network
  • manually enter your location with an address/zip code
  • customize the color of the storm tracks
  • customize the length of the storm tracks
  • range rings around your location
  • rotate the map using the compass sensor
  • display warning polygons:
    • Tornado Warning
    • Severe Thunderstorm Warning
    • Flash Flood Warning
  • reflectivity strength (dBZ) legend
  • warnings legend
  • supports all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Guam

To learn more, review StormEye’s internal help guide, accessible via Help on the menu.

StormEye only supports the United States because the National Weather Service is the source of the weather radar and storm data.

I removed StormEye from Google Play in October 2016. The last version of StormEye which was on Google Play (2.6.4) is no longer functional due to changes made by the National Weather Service to their image download services. While StormEye is no longer on Google Play, I have created a fixed version which you can download below.

StormEye 2.6.5L

• fixed radar images not displaying
• fixed warning polygons not displaying

Download StormEye 2.6.5L APK

Your browser may display a warning about the APK potentially harming your device; this is just a standard warning for executables.

Download the APK & open it on your Android device. Your device will ask to install/update StormEye. You may have to enable “Unknown sources” in your device’s Security settings since you are installing an app outside of Google Play.