|KALO||KALO 051354Z 12003KT 7SM CLR M04/M06 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP149 T10391056|
|KAZO||KAZO 051353Z 26004KT 10SM OVC030 02/M03 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP172 T00171033|
|KCID||KCID 051352Z 17004KT 7SM CLR M03/M03 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP152 I1000 T10331033|
|KCMI||KCMI 051353Z 12004KT 9SM CLR M03/M03 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP185 T10281028|
|KFWA||KFWA 051354Z 25004KT 10SM FEW035 FEW180 M01/M03 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP183 T10061028|
|KGRR||KGRR 051353Z 00000KT 10SM BKN035 OVC100 01/M03 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP167 T00111033|
|KMDW||KMDW 051353Z 16003KT 10SM FEW150 M01/M02 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP182 T10111022 $|
|KMKE||KMKE 051352Z 00000KT 10SM BKN170 BKN250 M01/M04 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP171 T10111039|
|KMKG||KMKG 051355Z 29005KT 10SM FEW032 OVC095 03/M04 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP165 T00281039|
|KMLI||KMLI 051352Z 00000KT 5SM BR CLR M02/M04 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP159 T10221044|
|KMSN||KMSN 051353Z 17004KT 6SM BR SCT085 M03/M05 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP161 T10331050|
|KORD||KORD 051351Z 22003KT 10SM FEW170 M02/M03 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP174 T10171028|
|KOSH||KOSH 051353Z 00000KT 6SM BR BKN080 OVC100 M02/M04 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP162 T10171039|
|KPIA||KPIA 051354Z 20003KT 8SM CLR M02/M03 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP174 T10171028|
|KRFD||KRFD 051354Z 00000KT 8SM CLR M04/M04 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP178 T10391044|
|KSBN||KSBN 051354Z 23005KT 10SM CLR M01/M03 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP180 T10111033|
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).