|KALO||KALO 180954Z AUTO 14012KT 10SM CLR 08/03 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP123 T00780033|
|KAZO||KAZO 180953Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/00 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP194 T00170000|
|KCID||KCID 180952Z 14009KT 10SM CLR 07/03 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP138 T00670028|
|KCMI||KCMI 180953Z AUTO 09004KT 10SM CLR 03/01 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP182 T00280011|
|KFWA||KFWA 180954Z 00000KT 10SM BCFG FEW002 01/M01 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP191 T00061006|
|KGRR||KGRR 180953Z 00000KT 10SM R26L/5000VP6000FT MIFG CLR 01/M01 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP190 T00111006|
|KMDW||KMDW 180953Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 05/03 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP187 T00500028|
|KMKE||KMKE 180952Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 03/01 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP184 T00280011|
|KMKG||KMKG 180955Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M01 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP192 T00111006|
|KMLI||KMLI 180952Z AUTO 08006KT 10SM CLR 04/02 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP159 T00440017|
|KMSN||KMSN 180953Z AUTO 16003KT 10SM CLR 03/01 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP172 T00280011|
|KORD||KORD 180951Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 04/03 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP183 T00390028|
|KOSH||KOSH 180953Z AUTO 17003KT 9SM CLR 01/01 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP175 T00110011|
|KPIA||KPIA 180954Z AUTO 13003KT 10SM CLR 06/02 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP173 T00560022 $|
|KRFD||KRFD 180954Z 00000KT 9SM CLR 03/02 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP186 T00330022|
|KSBN||KSBN 181023Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/00 A3009 RMK AO2 T00170000|
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).