|KALO||KALO 221054Z AUTO 18008KT 10SM CLR 17/08 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP100 T01670083 $|
|KAZO||KAZO 221053Z 16004KT 10SM CLR 11/06 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP209 T01060061 $|
|KCID||KCID 221052Z 16008KT 10SM CLR 15/09 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP110 T01500089|
|KCMI||KCMI 221053Z 16011KT 10SM CLR 13/05 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP184 T01280050|
|KFWA||KFWA 221054Z 15004KT 10SM FEW150 FEW240 09/08 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP218 T00890078|
|KGRR||KGRR 221053Z 17007KT 10SM BKN150 BKN230 11/06 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP200 T01060056 $|
|KMDW||KMDW 221053Z 19008KT 10SM BKN170 BKN250 15/02 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP174 T01500022|
|KMKE||KMKE 221052Z 18007KT 10SM FEW120 BKN150 BKN250 13/03 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP163 T01330028|
|KMKG||KMKG 221055Z 13006KT 10SM SCT150 BKN200 10/04 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP192 T01000039|
|KMLI||KMLI 221052Z 18012KT 10SM CLR 18/09 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP130 T01830089|
|KMSN||KMSN 221053Z 19008KT 10SM SCT140 BKN250 14/06 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP141 T01390056|
|KORD||KORD 221051Z 18009G19KT 10SM BKN170 BKN250 16/03 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP170 VIRGA NE-SE T01560028|
|KOSH||KOSH 221053Z 04007KT 10SM CLR 07/03 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP151 T00670033|
|KPIA||KPIA 221054Z 17009KT 10SM CLR 15/09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP157 T01500089 $|
|KRFD||KRFD 221054Z 16010KT 10SM FEW180 BKN250 13/05 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP156 T01280050|
|KSBN||KSBN 221054Z 15009KT 10SM CLR 11/05 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP204 T01060050|
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).