Weather


ICAO METAR
KALO KALO 230354Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 17/14 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP176 T01720144
KAZO KAZO 230353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 16/10 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP189 T01560100
KCID KCID 230352Z 09005KT 10SM CLR 18/14 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP177 T01780139
KCMI KCMI 230353Z AUTO 05009KT 10SM CLR 20/16 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP167 T02000161
KFWA KFWA 230354Z 04007KT 10SM SCT040 BKN250 19/14 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP174 T01940139
KGRR KGRR 230353Z 01007KT 10SM FEW090 16/09 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP190 LAST T01560094
KMDW KMDW 230353Z 05011KT 10SM FEW070 21/12 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP176 T02060122
KMKE KMKE 230352Z 04008KT 10SM FEW090 FEW250 19/11 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP193 T01890106
KMKG KMKG 230355Z AUTO 02007KT 10SM BKN090 18/08 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP193 T01780083
KMLI KMLI 230352Z AUTO 12003KT 10SM CLR 18/15 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP177 T01780150
KMSN KMSN 230353Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 16/13 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP195 LAST T01610128
KORD KORD 230351Z 04008KT 10SM CLR 19/11 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP184 T01940106
KOSH KOSH 230353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 16/12 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP195 T01560117
KPIA KPIA 230354Z 06008KT 10SM CLR 21/15 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP171 T02060150
KRFD KRFD 230354Z 07004KT 10SM CLR 17/13 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP191 T01670133
KSBN KSBN 230354Z AUTO 04005KT 10SM CLR 17/12 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP187 T01720122

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).