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Links to Weather Information on the Web

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Current Weather and Forecasts:

National Weather Service forecast offices
NWS Graphical Forecast Map  (Click on map to zoom in on various regions)
MesoWest Data  (Current weather at automated stations around the US) Weather Visualization  (Can overlay different weather variables on a map, for surface or select pressure level)  (Map includes current conditons, forecast model data, etc in right panel)  (The Weather Channel online)
CoCoRaHS Precipitation reporting network precipitation probability forecasts
EPA Air Quality  (Current air quality information around the US)
SPC Analyses  (Current mesoscale analyses by the Storm Prediction Center)
Interactive Weather Information Network  (NWS links to weather information, warnings, etc)
Weather Prediction Center  (Precipitation forecasts, weather maps, etc)   (Current weather and forecasts for locations around the world)
Long-Range Forecasts  (Long-range, including seasonal forecasts)

Road Conditions:

Department of Transportation - Clickable U.S. Map and Canada Map
Link to Traffic/Highway Cameras in the U.S.

Current Weather Graphics:  (Surface and Upper-Air Maps, Satellite and Radar Images, etc) Weather Visualization  (Can overlay different weather variables on a map, for surface or select pressure level)
Google Earth files for NWS products (radar, etc)  (Weather imaging software, books, videos, archived data, etc.)

Unisys Satellite Images  (Satellite images of various types, with loops also available)
NASA Regional Satellite Images  (Can create loops, etc)
Loop of Precipitable Water
GOES Satellite Images  (Satellite images and loops)
NEXSAT Satellite Images
United States satellite images
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory
Satellite-Derived Data Global Infrared Satellite Image and Global Satellite and With Surface Temperature
Various International Satellite Images
Satellite Images and Loops
Western US Images  (Visible and IR satellite images in the western US)

Radar and Rainfall
National Radar  
Precipitation Data and Archived Daily/Monthly Totals
High-Resolution Radar Images on
Weather Channel Radar Composite  (National radar map showing precipitation types)  (Wide variety of radar images and other weather graphics; requires a paid subscription)
California Real-Time Rainfall Totals
CoCoRaHS Precipitation reporting network

Real-Time US Lighting Map, Updates Every Few Seconds
Satellite and Lightning overlay loop accessed from Main page
US Lightning Map and another US lightning map)

US Radar-Estimated Precipitation Maps: (Hourly and storm totals can also be obtained for individual sites through NWS radar map above)
Daily Estimated Precipitation Map
Weekly Estimated Precipitation Map

Radar-Estimated Precipitation and other information from the various National Weather Service River Forecast Centers

Surface Maps
National Weather Service Surface Maps  (U.S. surface observations, etc)
Weather Channel Current Surface Map
Unisys Satellite Surface Map  and Detailed version
Regional surface maps on Unisys site
Other Surface Maps  (RAP/UCAR)
Difax Maps  (Detailed surface plots)

Upper-Air and Skew-T Plots
RAP/UCAR Upper Air Data  (Upper-air maps and skew-t plots from around North America)
Radiosonde Data  (Radiosonde data on U of Wyoming server)  (Upper-air maps and soundings, etc)
Model Sounding Plots  (Soundings based on forecast models)
Freezing level (MSL)  (Forecast freezing level in feet above sea level)
US Surface and Upper-Air Maps  (Surface and upper-air maps as a user-defined level)
Satellite-derived sounding data   (For skew-T soundings, click here)

Severe Weather:

Storm Prediction Center  (Current watches and warnings, storm reports, forecasts, discussions, etc)
NWS Current Watches, Warnings, and Advisories  (Clickable US map)
National Severe Storms Laboratory  (Lots of research and general information about severe weather)
Real-Time US Lighting Map, Updates Every Few Seconds
Climate Prediction Center Hazards Assessment

Skiing and Avalanche Conditions:  (Ski reports and conditions worldwide)
Avalanche conditions and forecasts in the western U.S.  (Weather forecasts and more, for ski resorts worldwide)  (Utah ski conditions and weather)  (Colorado ski conditions)

Aviation Weather:

National Weather Service Aviation Weather  and Flight Path Icing Viewer
Aviation Digital Data Service
Weather for Pilots

Marine and Ocean Weather:

National Data Buoy Center  (Weather and ocean surface observations from buoys)
National Weather Service Clickable Map  (Includes coastal conditions/warnings) Marine Weather
Current Global Sea-Surface Temperature and Global Sea-Surface Temperature Animation
National Hurricane Center  (Hurricanes and Tropical Weather)

Weather and Highway Cameras:

Western U.S. Weather and Highway Cameras   (Click and drag mouse to change viewing area)
Index of DOT Highway/Traffic Cameras in the US
Utah Weather Cameras  (Utah cameras on the SLC NWS page; click here for map)

Weather Forecast Models:

Global Models
NCEP Model Forecasts  (Model forecast maps from National Centers for Environment Prediction)
ECMWF  (European model)
Meteocentre Page  (contains data from GFS, ECMWF, GEM, UKMET, and NAM Models)
University of Utah model page forecast model page  (Map includes current conditons, forecast model data, etc in right panel)  ( forecast model data page)
RAP/UCAR Model Page  (Plots meteorological variables from various forecast models; also includes cloud layer data with supercooled water)
Penn State University Model Page
Forecast Model Loops Page  (Allows you to view loops of forecast model plots)
Plymouth State Weather Page  (Can create maps and soundings using model data)
ECMWF Data and Comparison to GFS (Forecast Model Comparisons on San Jose State Met page) (Forecast models and other weather data around the world)
Ensemble Forecasts

Local, Regional, and Specialized Models
WRF Model Links
SPC Experimental Analysis and Forecast Tools
Regional WRF Models from University of Arizona
RAP/UCAR Model Page  (Plots meteorological variables from various forecast models; also includes cloud layer data with supercooled water)
Regional and Utah-Specific Models on Salt Lake City NWS Page
HRRR Model  (Displays numerous forecast parameters, hourly up to 15 hours)
HYSPLIT Model  (Plots plume trajectories, dispersion, etc based on model data)
Forecast Soundings
BUFKIT sounding data
CAIC Colorado point forecast model data
Other forecast model sounding data can be accessed here and here

Climate Data:

Climate Diagnostics Center
NCDC Geodata Portal   (Access to different types of climate data)
State Climatology Sites  (Clickable US map of state climatology offices)
NOAA Precipitation Data Access
NOAA Atlas 14 Precipitation Return Period Data
Climate "hardiness" zones and Larger US map of climate zones
Lawn and garden climate zones
National Climatic Data Center  (All types of climate data available; find a station on this page.)
Annual precipitation maps for the U.S.  (Maps for individual states and regions)
US Climate at a Glance  (US temperature and precipitation data and normals)
MesoWest Data  (Current weather and historical data from automated stations around the US)
El Nino Information Page  (Current El Nino / La Nina status, including a technical discussion)
Historical climate indices: ENSO Index(El Nino/La Nina)   PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation)   NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation)

Regional (station means, histories, etc)
Western Regional Climate Center and historical climate data
High Plains Regional Climate Center
Midwest Regional Climate Center
Northeast Regional Climate Center
Southern Regional Climate Center
Southeast Regional Climate Center

Mountain Snowpack and Precipitation/Hydrology Data:

National Water and Climate Center Main Page
Color-Coded Snow Water Percentage Map  (At the bottom of this page are links to the actual snow water percent of normal and water year precipitation percent of normal for the western US).
SNOTEL Maps and Graphs  (Select a site from the map, or use this page.)
Current and Past SNOTEL Basin Reports
Seasonal Snow Graphs by Basin
Index of Western U.S. Seasonal Snow Water Equivalent Plots
Links to Individual State Snow Surveys  (SNOTEL and snowcourse data for each western state)
National Weather Service River Forecast Centers

Archived Data:

GOES Satellite Archive  (Archive of hourly satellite images going back a couple of years, can display loops)
NCDC High-Resolution Radar Archive   (Archive of radar at U.S. sites, online display)
High-Resolution Radar Data, Level II and III  (Get the required software here)
NCAR/RAP Radar Archive  (Archive of recent images, can display loops, etc)
Archive of Storm Reports
Archive back to late '90s including maps, radar, satellite, storm reports, etc
Observed and Estimated Precipitation Data Archive for the United States
SPC Upper Air Maps  (Archive of upper air maps from 1998-present)
U of Wyoming Sounding Archive  (Radiosonde data from 1973-present)
NOAA Sounding (Radiosonde) Archive
Plymouth State Sounding Archive   (Radiosonde data back to 1999)
Archived METAR Data back to 1998
SNOTEL Basin Reports  (Daily snowpack reports from 1997-present)
Historical Climate Data in the Western US  (Data from observation stations in the western US)
Southwestern US Climate and Environmental Data (Newer version of the site listed above)
Current and Historical Streamflow Data
SPC Image Archive
NOAA Archived Data Access Page ("CLASS" Data)
NOAA Precipitation Data Access

Weather Instrumentation and Data Services:    (Note: Numerous vendors of weather instruments and weather data products can be found using an online search. Here are just a few examples. This is not an endorsement of these vendors or products).

Weather Instruments and Equipment
Campbell Scientific
Davis Instruments
Scientific Sales
Wind and Weather
Global Scientific Supply (Laboratory Supply Company)

Online Data Subscriptions and Services
Vaisala   (Instruments and Data Subscription Services)

Links to Astronomical Information:

Astronomical Data  (Sunrise, Sunset, etc.)
Sun and moon altitude/azimuth table
Space Weather


NWS Glossary of Weather Terms and Abbreviations
AWIPS Simulation Console  (Similar to NWS Analyis Products; user registration required)
CoCoRahs Webinar Series (Scroll down on the page to view past presentations)
Information on Dual-Polarization Weather Radar Products and Parameters
Some Basic Meteorology Info and Links
Some Additional Weather Info and Links
Information About Lightning  (Intended mainly for kids)
Links Related to Disaster Preparedness
Tornado Safety Information and Links
Time Zones of the World
Temperature/Dewpoint/Relative Humidity Calculator
Solar Radiation Calculator
NWS Wind Chill Chart
Various Meteorological Equations and Conversion Factors  (Tropical weather, forecast models, etc)
Hydrometeorological Center Precipitation Frequency Return Period Point Data
Drought Monitor  (Current drought conditions in the US)
Fire Weather
Agricultural Weather Information
Current and Historical Streamflow Data
National Weather Service Main Page
National Hurricane Center  (Hurricanes and Tropical Weather)
National Water and Climate Center
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
RAP/UCAR Weather Page
Weather Prediction Center  (Precipitation forecasts, weather maps, etc)
Weather-related posters, art, etc.  (Can display local weather conditions on your desktop)

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