|KALO||KALO 211654Z M08/M12 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP249 T10831122 $|
|KAZO||KAZO 211653Z 28016G24KT 10SM CLR 01/M07 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP216 T00111067|
|KCID||KCID 211652Z 29010KT 6SM HZ CLR M08/M11 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP246 T10781106|
|KCMI||KCMI 211653Z 24007KT 9SM FEW015 03/M01 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP243 T00281011|
|KFWA||KFWA 211654Z 26013KT 10SM BKN250 03/M02 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP228 T00331022|
|KGRR||KGRR 211653Z 27015KT 10SM SCT026 SCT250 00/M07 A3011 RMK AO2 PK WND 25030/1600 SLP203 T00001067 $|
|KMDW||KMDW 211653Z 27013KT 10SM FEW250 00/M09 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP236 T00001089|
|KMKE||KMKE 211652Z 27012G19KT 8SM FEW250 M02/M11 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP216 T10221106|
|KMKG||KMKG 211655Z 25017G21KT 10SM BKN024 M01/M08 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP208 T10111078|
|KMLI||KMLI 211652Z 29005KT 10SM CLR M01/M08 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP245 T10111083|
|KMSN||KMSN 211653Z VRB05KT 10SM FEW250 M05/M12 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP218 T10501117|
|KORD||KORD 211651Z 26014KT 10SM SCT250 M01/M09 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP226 T10111089|
|KOSH||KOSH 211653Z 27008KT 8SM CLR M06/M11 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP205 T10561111|
|KPIA||KPIA 211654Z 25004KT 10SM CLR 01/M06 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP251 T00061056|
|KRFD||KRFD 211654Z 27013KT 10SM FEW250 M03/M10 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP239 T10331100|
|KSBN||KSBN 211654Z 28016KT CLR 01/M07 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP232 T00111067 $|
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).