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Here is a collection of the weather links I visit on a daily basis, some more than others depending upon the weather situation and time of year. I use these sites in my teaching and to fulfill my insatiable appetite for the weather. There are a wide variety of sources ranging from the best weather machines to regional weather, FAX, radar, single frame satellite imagery, computer model forecasts, hurricanes, typhoons, MPEG movies (visible, infrared & water vapor) and buoy data from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico. Just what did weather fanatics do for fun before the invention of the internet?

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Ohio/Midwest Regional Weather (Text Observations, Forecasts and Summaries)

Weather Machines (The ones I use all the time:In-depth links)

  • Ohio State Weather Gopher (The whole roster of weather offerings from OSU)
  • National Weather text synopsis & forecasts
  • Tropical Weather Information
  • Unisys Weather Processor (An excellent weather source I rely on daily)
  • Univ of Utah (A first-class weather machine)
  • Texas A&M Meteorology Weather Center (These Aggies are terrific!)
  • Dr. N-G's Web Weather Tool
  • Canadian Meteorological Center (Weather analyses for the US and Canada)
  • Weather Analyses
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Other Excellent Weather Machines (Commercial, government & university sources)
  • UCAR (Univ Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
  • Real Time Weather Data (Lots of Satellites, Maps, etc.)
  • The Storm Center
  • Tremendous Source of Links to Links!
  • Forecasts & Maps (Surface, Radar, Severe Weather, Upper Level, etc.)

    Check Out My New Radar & Severe Weather page. Much quicker downloads!

    Nature's Show: A GOES 9 Visible image of Hurricane Linda on 9/12/97. The 12 nm eye passed just to the southwest of Isla Socorro around 19:30 UT. Winds were sustained at 160 knots and the minimum central pressure was 900 mb (26.58 inches). What would it have been like to be there? From CMISS Tropical Cyclone Page.

    Ohio State Weather Gopher A complete, compact, efficient weather machine--it is one of my favorite weather sites.

    National Centers for Environmental Prediction Text Summaries

      NCEP Prognostic Discussion   NCEP Long Range 5-Day Forecast   Canada Prognostic Discussion   Prognostic Discussion For 6- To 10-Day Outlook
      Heavy Snowfall Discussion   Quantitative Precipitation Discussion   30 Day Outlook Discussion   Long Lead Discussion

    Text Weather Summaries by State Really Cool and Accessible!

    Ohio & Regional Weather Check out my Midwest Weather Page!

    Tropical Forecasts and Observations (For a Complete List, Click Here! )

    Ohio State WWW Satellite Graphics-The Complete NAVIGATION

    Ohio State Weather Graphics (Models, Surface Charts, Imagery, Forecasts)

    500 mb Map from UCAR (Click on Map for a Larger View)


    Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic/Pacific Marine Forecasts

    Bahamas Marine Forecast

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    Severe Weather Links (Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Weather Watches)

    Don't forget other Weather Machines , and Computer Models for further info on severe weather!

    Radar Sites (Click here to go to more sites!) Index of Regional Radars (Most From WSI)

    NOAA Skew T Soundings Latest GOES-8/9 Soundings Locations Plotted Over Infrared Satellite Cloud Image.

  • GOES-8/9 Color Enhanced DPI Images
  • Combined with Lifting Index!
  • GOES 8 Total Precipitable Water
  • GOES 8/9 Combined Surface Temperature
  • NOAA Quantitative Satellite Products
  • NOAA Storm Prediction Center (A comprehensive site--A must visit!)

    Severe Weather Specifics!

    Day 1-NOAA Convective Outlook Discussion

     

    EarthWatch US Severe Weather Maps & Info

    College of DuPage:Next Generation Weather Lab

    A Glossary of Weather Terms for Storm Spotters (NOAA)

    Other Sources of Severe Weather Info

     

    Day 2-NOAA Convective Outlook Discussion

    Mostly Ohio State University

    NOAA National Warnings Area (This page provides immediate access to all available warnings for the United States)

    Australian Severe Weather

     

    Texas A&M University

    Storm Chaser Home Page


    Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic/Pacific Marine Forecasts

    Bahamas Marine Forecast


    Texas A&M Select Maps, Imagery & Other Info


    Surface Composite Maps

    US 850 MB Temperatures (Rapid Cylce Update 12 Hour Look Ahead). Click on the map for a larger view. (From Real-Time Weather Data )

    FAX Charts

    See a Fantastic Movie of Seasonal Change as Seen from Space OR Why an axial tilt of 23.5 is important!

    FAX charts are remarkable in their clarity and diversity and make up the Bulk of the Western "Weather Wall" here at Miami University. While many weather machines provide more colorful maps & charts, FAX charts are Excellent for Display, Especially When Using Black & White Printing. These charts are in TIFF format and can be easily opened with Graphic Converter . Most of the charts need to be rotated 90, 180, or 270 degrees for Viewing!

    NWS Field Office FAX: (The Whole Roster of Maps Used on our Weather Wall )

    Cartes et Bulletins des Analyses OpĒrationnelles-Canada (Check these maps out. They cover a broad swath of North America and go far into the Pacific. Fantastic!)

    Other FAX Charts by Geographic Regions:

    NWS Marine FAX Charts | Alaska | Eastern Pacific | Gulf of Mexico | Atlantic Ocean | Foreign Sources |

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    Satellite Sites (Single Frame Pictures)


    NRL Monterey Single Frame Satellite Imagery
    Atlantic
    East Atlantic
    East Pacific
    West Pacific
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    East Atlantic (Africa) IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    East Atlantic Visible
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Visible
    East Atlantic Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Visible
    West Pacific GMS 5 Visible

    NOAA Satellite Sites--These guys do it right!


    NOAA Geostationary Satellite IMAGE Server
    Atlantic Images
    Other Hurricane Sectors
    East Pacific
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR IR Image
    GOES 8 Puerto Rico SECTOR IR Image
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR IR Image
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Visible Image
    GOES 8 Puerto Rico SECTOR Visible Image
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Visible Image
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Image
    GOES 8 Puerto Rico SECTOR Water Vapor Image
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Water Vapor Image
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR IR Image
    Coast Watch- Gulf of Mexico IR
    Coast Watch- Central Pacific Visible
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Visible Image
    Coast Watch- Gulf of Mexico Visible
    Coast Watch- Central Pacific IR
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Water Vapor Image
    Coast Watch- Gulf of Mexico Water Vapor
    Coast Watch- Central Pacific Water Vapor
    Coast Watch- Bahamas IR
    Coast Watch- Bahamas Visible
    GOES 10 East Pacific IR

  • GOES Server Home Page (It All Starts Here)
  • GOES 8 US Sector
  • GOES 10 Sector
  • GOES 8/9 Composite Sector
  • GOES 8 HURRICANE TRACKING SECTORS Terrific Resource during Tropical Season
  • GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR IR Image with Long and Lat
  • IR MPEG Movie
  • GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Visible Image with Long and Lat
  • VIS MPEG Movie
  • GOES 9 Hurricane Sector (Latest images for East Pacific Storms!)
  • Latest Visible
  • Latest IR
  • Archives (Parent Directory)
  • NOAA GOES 8 Hurricane Sector Water Vapor MPEG Movie
  • GOES CONUS (A Potporrii of American imagery. Check this Out!)
  • GOES Hot Stuff: (For the latest & greatest unusual images!)
  • Univ of Wisconsin (Known for their Hi-Res Imagery and Tropical Imagery))

  • Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (Great "Jump-Off" point)
  • Wisconsin High Resolution Visible (GOES 8)
  • Wisconsin High Resolution IR (GOES 8)
  • Wisconsin Water Vapor (GOES 8)
  • Tropical Cyclone Page (Univ of Wisconsin-Lots of Great Images & Movies)
  • Ohio State Satellite Graphics-The Complete NAVIGATION

    Univ of Washington (Excellent imagery over a wide range of longitudes)

    GOES 8 (Wide coverage across N. America into the Atlantic)

    GOES 10 (West coast, central & east Pacific)

    University of Hawaii

    UNISYS Satellite Selections (An Excellent All Purpose Site!)

  • US Surface Map/VIS-Infrared Composite
  • Eastern US Infrared
  • Eastern US Enhanced IR
  • The Weather Channel- An impressive collection of of low resolution images, many from unique locations around the world. Not so good for printing, but great for viewing because of the pleasant contrast between the ocean, land, and enhanced cloud tops.

    These maps are shown within html pages at the Weather Channel.

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    Satellite Movies

    ( Click Here for Select Real-Time Satellite Movies Already Downloaded on Another Page)


    NOAA Geostationary Satellite MOVIE Server
    Atlantic Movies
    Hurricane Sector Movies
    East Pacific
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR IR Movie
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR IR Movie
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR IR Movie
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Visible Movie
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Visible Movie
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Visible Movie
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Movie
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Water Vapor Movie
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Water Vapor Movie

    NRL Monterey Satellite Movies

    Atlantic Movies
    East Pacific Movies
    West Pacific Movies
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Visible
    E Pacific GOES 10 Visible
    West Pacific GMS 5 Visible

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    The World Montage

     

    Univ of Wisconsin JAVA Satellite Movies

    Atlantic JAVA Movies
    East Atlantic JAVA Movies
    East Pacific JAVA Movies
    West Pacific JAVA Movies
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    East Atlantic (Africa) IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    NA
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Enhanced
    East Atlantic Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Enhanced
    West Pacific GMS 5 Enhanced

     

    Univ of Wisconsin FLI Format Movies

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    Atlantic FLI Movies
    East Atlantic FLI Movies
    East Pacific FLI Movies
    West Pacific FLI Movies
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    East Atlantic (Africa) IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    NA
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Enhanced
    East Atlantic Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Enhanced
    West Pacific GMS 5 Enhanced

    The Weather Channel Sat Loops

    General Thoughts: The Weather Channel provides an array of satellite movies that can't be found anywhere else on the web. Besides being so geographically diverse, the movies provide very impressive visual contrast with blue oceans, brown landscapes and white clouds. The sat loops are animated gifs.

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    Radar

    U.S. Doppler Radar

    Compliments of the Unisys Weather Processor (Click on Map for a Larger View)

    Weather Radar Sites

    Index of Regional Radars (From Intellicast )

       Florida   Southeast US Central Gulf Coast   Mid Atlantic   New England
    South/Central Texas Tallahassee, Fl National Radar Great Lakes/Ohio Valley   Tampa, Fl
    Miami Florida Washington, D.C. Indianapolis Charleston, SC Chicago Radar Loop

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    Computer Models

    I now have a separate Numerical Model Forecasting Page . Please Visit!

    Aviation Model 48 Hour Surface Forecast: Courtesy of the Unisys Weather Processor (Click on Map for a Larger View)

    Tips to Reading and Interpreting Weather Maps

    Interpretions and Explanations of these analyses and maps can be found at:

    The Numerical Models!

    Computer Model Forecasts (COLA) (Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies)

    COLA MRF Computer Model of Tropical Weather (200 mb, 850 mb, SSTemps, etc)

    Climate Diagnostic Center Map Room Weather Products

    COLA Extended Forecasts

  • 10 day Extended Forecast Temperature Graphics
  • 10 Day Extended Forecast Precipitation
  • 3 Month Lead Prediction Graphics
  • Climate Prediction Products
  • El Nino Predictions -Tropical Pacific SST Predictions with a Coupled GCM
  • NORAPS (Navy Operational Regional Atmospheric Prediction System--Models Atmosphere to 48 hrs)

    NoGaps Model (PCMDI NWP Weather Maps)

    Unisys Weather Processor (A Very Organized Presentation of Model Info)

      Quick Menu Nested Grid Medium Range   ETA Global Aviation

    Univ of Utah--Numerical Models (A first-class weather machine)

    Univ of Albany--Numerical Models (A different perspective!)

    Real Time Weather Data--Numerical Models Terrific Site!

    Excellent Teaching Tools! Real Time Weather Data Numerical Model Movies
      RUC 12 Hour Surface MSLP  RUC 850 MB Winds  RUC 500 MB Winds   RUC 500 MB Temp
     ETA Surface MSLP 48 Hour Movie ETA Vorticity 500 MB Movie  ETA 500 MB Winds 48 Hour Movie  ETA 500 MB Temp 48 Hour Movie

    Texas A&M--Numerical Models (Hello Aggies!)

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    Hays & His Buddies Hard at Work!

    Yes, crawfish in Ohio!


    Other Excellent Weather Machines

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    Please Visit My New and Comprehensive Hurricane Page!!

    Hurricanes and Tropical Weather

    Barograph Tracing, Hurricane Hugo, September 1989, St. Croix. Each main vertical interval (west-east) represents six hours--the pressure is in millibars. As Hugo bore down on the island, colleagues did not think they would survive the night! The next morning, some described the scene as what they would expect to see after a nuclear war. There was not a leaf left on standing trees!

    My Favorite Sources of Tropical Information

    Buoy Data & Marine Forecasts

    Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic/Pacific Marine Forecasts

    Bahamas Marine Forecast

    Reconnaissance Information

    Spectacular Movies and Images from Previous Years

    Dr. Gray's Famous Long-Range Hurricane Forecasting Prediction

    Predictive Forecasting Tools, Wind Shear Maps & Sea Surface Temperatures


    A Convenient Temperature & Pressure Conversion Chart (From the Alaska Weather Calendar, Willawaw Publishing Co., 1-800-490-4950)

    Confused about weather units? Visit the "Weather Calculator"to convert many weather entities!


    Weather Discussions! Go Here for an Introduction

    Interested in discussing the latest storm or weather maps? Care to make a forecast? Or just want to comment on what others have had to say? Well, here's your chance........


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    Hays' Marine Ecology Images and Movies Ohio Bird Photo Collection | Tropical Bird Collection | Costa Rica Image Collection | Edge of the Farm Conservation Area | Hays' Tarantula Page | Local Watershed Fish Studies| Wildflowers, Arthropods, ETC in SW Ohio | Earth Science Resources | Astronomy Links | Global Change | Marine Ecology "Creature Study Guide" |

    OTHER ACADEMIC COURSES, STUDENT RESEARCH, OTHER STUFF

    | Educational Philosophy | Discovery Labs: Moon, Geologic Time, Sun, Taxonomy, Frisbee | Project Dragonfly | Vita |Field Course Postings | Student Research Postings | Nature/Science Autobiography | Environmental Programs at Miami University

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