|KALO||KALO 230054Z AUTO 31009G19KT 10SM OVC006 12/11 A2989 RMK AO2 RAE02 SLP120 P0000 T01220111|
|KAZO||KAZO 230053Z 18007KT 10SM CLR 18/08 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP153 T01830078|
|KCID||KCID 230126Z 28021KT 9SM OVC009 13/12 A2988 RMK AO2 PK WND 30027/0117 CIG 007V011 T01280122 $|
|KCMI||KCMI 230053Z 17012KT 10SM CLR 21/11 A2993 RMK AO2 PK WND 17027/0004 SLP133 T02110106|
|KFWA||KFWA 230054Z 15008KT 10SM BKN130 OVC230 19/10 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP159 T01940100|
|KGRR||KGRR 230053Z 19009KT 10SM FEW120 SCT160 BKN250 21/08 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP140 T02110078|
|KMDW||KMDW 230053Z 14010G17KT 10SM BKN065 BKN080 OVC100 20/14 A2990 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE RAE37 TSE45 PRESFR SLP120 OCNL LTGICCG DSNT E-SE CB DSNT E-SE P0008 T02000139|
|KMKE||KMKE 230052Z 20012G19KT 10SM FEW070 BKN100 OVC180 22/12 A2984 RMK AO2 WSHFT 0000 LTG DSNT W RAE2358B15E30 SLP101 P0000 T02170117 $|
|KMKG||KMKG 230055Z 17011KT 10SM SCT090 BKN110 21/07 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP126 T02060067|
|KMLI||KMLI 230130Z 27005KT 10SM BKN034 OVC042 18/17 A2985 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E-S RAE0058 TSE03 P0000 T01830167|
|KMSN||KMSN 230125Z 00000KT 3SM R36/6000VP6000FT -TSRA BR FEW007 BKN028CB OVC033 16/14 A2982 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS FRQ LTGCC OHD TS OHD MOV NE P0033 T01560144|
|KORD||KORD 230051Z 15012G19KT 10SM BKN070 BKN095 OVC250 19/14 A2988 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE RAE21 TSE13 SLP115 P0002 T01940139|
|KOSH||KOSH 230132Z 06014G24KT 4SM -RA BR BKN038 BKN050 OVC055 08/07 A2987 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE AND SW TSE12 P0029 T00830067|
|KPIA||KPIA 230054Z 20009KT 10SM BKN060 OVC080 24/14 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP109 T02440139|
|KRFD||KRFD 230054Z 15008KT 10SM SCT055 OVC230 18/14 A2984 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW SLP104 T01780144 $|
|KSBN||KSBN 230054Z 16006KT 10SM FEW095 21/08 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP145 T02110078|
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).