|KALO||KALO 160854Z AUTO 32013G19KT 10SM OVC032 07/01 A3004 RMK AO2 PK WND 33026/0843 SLP173 T00720011 51009|
|KAZO||KAZO 160853Z AUTO 28012G20KT 10SM OVC042 09/02 A2969 RMK AO2 PK WND 26027/0812 SLP055 T00890022 58004|
|KCID||KCID 160852Z AUTO 32014KT 10SM OVC034 06/03 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP163 T00610033 50002|
|KCMI||KCMI 160853Z AUTO 27007KT 10SM CLR 05/03 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP127 T00500033 51004|
|KFWA||KFWA 160854Z 28010G20KT 10SM SCT021 SCT033 BKN140 08/04 A2974 RMK AO2 SLP069 60004 T00830044 58005|
|KGRR||KGRR 160853Z AUTO 28012G26KT 10SM OVC021 08/03 A2966 RMK AO2 PK WND 27026/0845 SLP045 T00830033 58005 $|
|KMDW||KMDW 160853Z 30015G23KT 10SM OVC034 08/02 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP089 T00830022 58002|
|KMKE||KMKE 160852Z 30014G21KT 10SM OVC018 06/02 A2977 RMK AO2 PK WND 29027/0829 SLP082 T00610017 53005|
|KMKG||KMKG 160855Z AUTO 27014G29KT 9SM -RA OVC016 07/04 A2966 RMK AO2 PK WND 30029/0851 RAB49 SLP047 P0000 60000 T00720039 58006|
|KMLI||KMLI 160852Z AUTO 30013G20KT 10SM OVC036 08/03 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP146 T00780033 51004|
|KMSN||KMSN 160853Z AUTO 32014G28KT 10SM OVC023 07/02 A2985 RMK AO2 PK WND 31030/0819 SLP111 60000 T00670022 51012|
|KORD||KORD 160851Z 30016G29KT 10SM OVC030 08/02 A2980 RMK AO2 PK WND 28029/0848 SLP091 T00780017 51004 $|
|KOSH||KOSH 160853Z AUTO 31013G21KT 10SM BKN020 OVC025 06/03 A2979 RMK AO2 RAE0758 SLP090 P0000 60009 T00560033 51017|
|KPIA||KPIA 160854Z 30010G19KT 10SM CLR 06/03 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP143 T00610028 52005|
|KRFD||KRFD 160854Z 32019G28KT 10SM OVC030 08/02 A2988 RMK AO2 PK WND 32028/0807 SLP118 T00780022 53006 $|
|KSBN||KSBN 160854Z AUTO 29014G21KT 10SM BKN028 OVC036 09/03 A2975 RMK AO2 PK WND 27028/0824 SLP074 T00890033 58004 $|
This is a composite plot of the radar summary, echo tops, storm movement, TVS and MESO signatures and watch boxes. The radar summary is color coded by precip type. Greens, yellows and reds are rain. Pinks are mixed precipitation (freezing rain, sleet). Blues are snow. NOTE: Radar data is susceptible to a phenomena called anomalous propagation. This generally happens at night and appears as a area of 20 dBZ echos (darkest green) which is centered around each radar site and expands with time. To try and reduce the problem, low echo values near the radar sites have been removed.
This image is the equivalent of taking a black and white photo of the earth. The bright areas show where the sun is being reflected back into space as a result of clouds or snow cover. Clouds and snow show up white. The thicker the cloud, the brighter the color. Land surfaces show up as gray and ocean surfaces nearly black. The major limitation to visible imagery is that it is only valid during daylight.
This type of image shows heat based radiation from the infrared spectrum. In other words, the warmer the surface, the more infrared radiation it emits. For a satellite image, cooler surfaces are bright and warmer surfaces are dark. Since the atmosphere cools as you increase in altitude, clouds would show up as bright areas and land surfaces as dark areas. In addition, low clouds will be more gray and higher clouds will show up more white. Tall thunderstorm clouds will show up as bright white and fog will be hard to discern from land areas. A large advantage of IR is that you can view it 24 hours a day.
This is a composite map contain the following analyses: radar summary (color filled areas), surface data plot (composite station model), frontal locations (in various bold lines) and pressure contours (in thin blue lines).