Radar Extreme

3.2.9 17 Sep 2018

Doppler radar for the Desktop.


Developer website: Mach Software Design

Radar Extreme is a powerful and easy to use radar, weather, satellite, lightning, earthquake, and hurricane tracker. Radar Extreme features hundreds of NEXRAD local radars, dozens of regional radars, 14 world radars, local weather conditions for over 200,000 locations around the globe, 7 lightning intensity radars, a national U.S. radar, even interactive solar system, 3D Earth, and map that show all recent major earthquakes, tropical storms, and even live clouds. Radar Extreme also offers extremely descriptive textual local weather forecasts for day and night; letting you know exactly what conditions will be like for a given period of the day " and whether or not you should bring an umbrella.

Local Weather features photorealistic day and night time graphics, ten day weather forecasts, wind speed/direction, humidity, highs/lows, and much more. Local weather conditions are shown in the menu bar (Dark Theme compatible) and a live animated NEXRAD local radar in the Dock. All three panes can be resized independently, with full multi-touch gestures included.

  • Hundreds of "NEXRAD Next Generation" local radars all over the u.s.; with each radar featuring independent layers, with 6 radars per location: base reflectivity, storm relative motion, base velocity, one-hour precipitation, composite reflectivity, and storm total precipitation
  • Dozens of regional radars give you a glimpse of what's going on in the immediate surrounding vicinity
  • 14 world radars with 8 radars per location: visible, shortwave, water vapor, aviation, Dvorak, JSL, funktop, and rainbow
  • Local weather features photorealistic day/night graphics, with over 200,000 locations around the globe supported; updates every 15 minutes
  • Innovative 7 lightning radars around the world show lightning intensity for a given region
  • National U.S. radar, with a high resolution option
  • Textual forecast gives detailed descriptions for different periods throughout the day (provided by U.S. National Weather Service)
  • Interactive 3D solar system shows sun, planets, and asteroid belt
  • Interactive 3D Earth shows latest earthquakes, tropical storms, and live clouds
  • Interactive map shows latest earthquakes, tropical storms, and live clouds
  • Each radar can be switched between locations on-the-fly
  • Each radar features reload button to make sure you always have the latest data
  • Dock Icon shows animated NEXRAD local radar
  • Local weather supports unlimited multiple locations, Imperial/metric systems,F°/C°; 24-hour-clock option
  • Local weather conditions in menubar (Dark Theme compatible, must be enabled in Preferences)
  • Multi-touch gesture and Retina display support included

What's New

Version 3.2.9:
  • Updated User Interface
  • Fixed various bugs throughout the application


  • OS X 10.9 or later


Current Version (3.x)


Version Downloads
17 Sep 2018
Intel 64 / OS X