1. SURFACE METAR PLOTS:
Instructions: Placing the mouse over an observation will give the latest and most up to date METAR reading for a particular station. At the bottom you can choose which weather elements to display. With your mouse you can CLICK and DRAG to outline an area of the country of your choosing to zoom into more observations over a smaller area. Press refresh button on browser to get back to U.S. map.
2. ISENTROPIC CHARTS :
Information about Isentropic charts is available at:
3. 4-PANEL FORECAST MODELS:
Instructions: Choose forecast model in left-side menu. Click thumbnail of 4-panel model output. Plot row menu at top gives the various output panels.
Interpretation guide is available at:
4. STORM PREDICTION CENTER DISPLAYS:
Watch, warning and advisory by county: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/wwa/
Mesoscale discussion: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/
Click region with mesoscale discussion to see more specifics
Convective outlook: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
Click thumbnail maps to see more specifics
5. NWS INTERACTIVE WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK:
Instructions: Click state of interest. List of current NWS online products are given including forecast discussions, current conditions, forecasts, important weather statements, conditions over last 24 hours. Click city for conditions over last 24 hours.
6. FORECAST SOUNDINGS:
Instructions provided with website.
7. IR SATELLITE WITH SURFACE OBS:
8. MODEL OUTPUT STATISTICS (MOS) / FORECAST OUTPUT FOR UNITED STATES (FOUS):
A location for all MOS products is available at:
A great link to use once you get on the above page is the "One-Stop MOS" link. This will give all the MOS for a city of interest.
9. NWS RADAR / WINTER WEATHER RADAR:
The homepage is a map of the United States with large dots representing the NEXRAD sites. Click on any one of the radars (holding the mouse above one of the large dots will reveal the location of that NEXRAD site).
Upon clicking a site, the base reflectivity for that site along with some controls will pop up to the left of the radar. Let us go over some of those controls.
The arrows-- can be used to see adjacent radars to the current radar site.
Reflectivity-- user has option to see reflectivity loop
Rainfall-- user has option to see 1-hour and storm total rainfall
The options below this can be used to choose another radar display.
There is a link on the left menu stated, "radar information". This link is given below:
A radar website showing winter weather radar is available at:
The prolific forecasting output of the past. Still widely used today.