Weather


ICAO METAR
KALO KALO 061454Z 32008KT 10SM CLR M02/M05 A3033 RMK AO2 SLP280 T10171050 51024
KAZO KAZO 061453Z 35015KT 10SM BKN024 03/M03 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP212 T00331028 53046
KCID KCID 061452Z 35012KT 10SM CLR M01/M04 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP271 T10061044 51028
KCMI KCMI 061453Z 36016KT 7SM OVC014 03/01 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP225 T00330011 51045 $
KFWA KFWA 061454Z 33009G22KT 10SM OVC018 05/01 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP198 T00500011 53043
KGRR KGRR 061453Z 35013KT 9SM OVC024 02/M04 A3015 RMK AO2 SNE49 SLP217 P0000 60000 T00171039 51047
KMDW KMDW 061453Z 35014G22KT 10SM BKN023 01/M04 A3023 RMK AO2 PK WND 35026/1407 SLP245 T00111044 51045
KMKE KMKE 061452Z 34013G22KT 10SM BKN028 01/M06 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP245 T00061056 51032
KMKG KMKG 061455Z 33011KT 10SM OVC035 02/M04 A3018 RMK AO2 SNE03 SLP227 P0000 60000 T00221044 51025
KMLI KMLI 061452Z 35011G17KT 10SM OVC024 02/M04 A3028 RMK AO2 SLP258 T00171039 51033
KMSN KMSN 061453Z 33008G15KT 10SM FEW028 00/M07 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP255 T00001067 51030
KORD KORD 061501Z 01013KT 10SM BKN026 01/M04 A3024 RMK AO2 T00061044
KOSH KOSH 061453Z 32010KT 10SM BKN033 M01/M08 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP254 T10111078 53029
KPIA KPIA 061454Z 02010G21KT 10SM OVC022 03/M03 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP248 T00281028 51042
KRFD KRFD 061454Z 35015G21KT 10SM OVC025 02/M04 A3028 RMK AO2 SLP260 T00171044 51035
KSBN KSBN 061454Z 35011G25KT 10SM OVC029 03/M02 A3016 RMK AO2 PK WND 35030/1443 SLP219 T00331017 53043

Next Generation Radar

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.


GOES 13 Visible Radar

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.

GOES 13 Infrared 12 Hour Loop

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.


Surface Data

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).