Advanced Weather Links
Compiled by KeystoneStateWx of Eastern US Weather Forums
(NCEP Central Operations; the standard model site used by many; especially good for viewing 850MB. thermal gradients and 500MB. vorticity on the GFS)
(meteorological models: Nexlab College of Dupage; GFS/NAM/EURO graphics in color)
(Earl Barker's model page; comprehensive model data including GFS/NAM; severe wx. parameters such as Craven's severe weather index are useful)
(NCEP GFS and NAM by hour with sounding data; click any state and then choose a town/city)
(Canadian 6 day model; color optional)!!/
(Euro model)
(Plymouth State Weather Center; nice maps of current weather and current synoptic setups including positioning of frontal systems)
(GFS ensembles)
(Storm Prediction Center mesoanalysis page; view SLP and severe weather parameters including CAPE, LI, winds aloft, and lapse rates in helping to forecast/analyze severe weather)
(link to the developmental RUC; especially useful during severe wx. season with vertical velocities, helicity values, and MUCAPE painted in color; easy to read maps)
(MesoWest Data; this site is awesome; you can click on any of the 48 mainland states and view current observations and also recent local data such as 1-hour precipitation amounts and the most recent daily high temperature)
(infrared, satellite, and water vapor imagery; you can view a portion of the United States or portions of the Atlantic and/or Pacific Oceans; the ocean view is useful during tropical season)
(NOAA site; contains a listing state-by-state of the NWS offices in the United States)
(Hydrometeorological Prediction Center; contains maps with front/SLP and has short and medium range forecast discussions)
(Weather Analysis Page; has a map where you can click a specific city for a sounding; useful during severe wx.)
(Wright weather; contains current observations, radars, etc.)
(National Data Buoy Center)
(National Oceanographic Data Center; contains current coastal water temperatures by region and individual location)
(Weather Underground; site often used for radar images)
(US Climate Division Dataset Mapping Page; useful for developing seasonal forecasts and viewing analogs)
(site from NOAA; click anywhere in the world to see model graphics)
(Storm Prediction Center; click a radar area site to see many years worth of wind/hail/tornado reports county by county; covers 1980-2006 for most areas)40
(site offered by NCEP; shows WRF precipitation graphics and simulated radar reflectivities)
(NCDC storm events; custom choose a state and weather parameter such as hail or tornado to view occurrences by state)
(Solar Cycle progression and prediction; can view graphs with recent solar activity and view forecast solar activity in the years to come; it is theorized that increased solar activity may be one factor that correlates with enhanced potential for colder/snowier winters)
(Colorado State University link; Tropical Cyclone Model Guidance; very useful during tropical season)
(Earth System Research Laboratory; Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page; useful in creating seasonal forecasts)
(SPC DAY 1, 2, and 3 Convective Outlooks information; contains probability tables showing how SPC derives slight, moderate, and high risk categorical outlooks, etc.)
(Live Lightning Data; click a region)
(NCEP NAM Convective Forecasting Page; includes the hard-to-find forecasted mid-level lapse rates useful in predicting severe weather)
(convert Celsius to Fahrenheit)
(Storm Report; very nice severe weather site)
(NOHRSC; includes current snow cover data in the US)
(contains a basic weather glossary)
(National Buoy Data Center; offers users the options of viewing obs. from a particular buoy)
(Foot's forecast; interesting blog site centered on winter weather/big snowstorms; some tropical weather)
(current NWS MOS forecast products)
(site for learning more about weather)
(Pressure and Density in the Atmosphere and Ocean)
(University of Washington weather graphics loops)
(lightning detectors from N/E US. cities)
(information about the Hallam, Nebraska tornado; one of the widest tornadoes ever observed)
(contains a weather glossary)
(NWS State College; contains a link to graphical forecast images with forecast percentage of cloud cover etc.)
(Penn State University Collaborative Research and Weather Data; includes storm reports of rain/snow from Pennsylvania)
(N/E US. Weather Page; good links concerning N/E US weather);type=jmarain
(Weather Charts and Data; UK and worldwide)
(University of Michigan; contains a list of weather web sites)
(links with climate data; especially useful for the intermountain west; daily rain/snowfall reports)
(the University of Michigan Weather Central Information Page; a variety of useful weather links)
(link with information about the 1888 March blizzard; focuses on Philadelphia and some other data)
(Canadian climate normals 1971-2000)
(accu-weather site; includes free blogs)
(National Weather Service; Eastern Region Headquarters)
(Oklahoma Mesonet; shows weather conditions including temperature and wind direction county by county in Oklahoma; useful during severe weather season)
(Penn State University site; Real Time Data Analysis Center of the Pennsylvania Hourly Mesonet)
(Philadelphia Weather Data; 1872-2001)
(NWS Mount Holly)
(Historical Tornado Cases for the United States)
(Atmospheric Visualization Collection)
(link with Super Doppler 8; contains live radar for central PA.)
(NWS site; click any office)
(Nino Indices 1950-1999)
(Berks wintercast; interesting site for winter weather in eastern PA.)
(live lightning data for the Mid-Atlantic region)
(information about hail from the NWS Columbia, SC)
(NY/NJ/PA weather)
(standard atmosphere tables)