|KALO||KALO 131354Z 17013KT 10SM BKN100 M07/M12 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP172 T10671117|
|KAZO||KAZO 131353Z COR 190010KT 10SM SCT110 M11/M17 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP277 T11061167|
|KCID||KCID 131352Z 18011G22KT 10SM OVC120 M08/M13 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP195 T10831128|
|KCMI||KCMI 131353Z 16012KT 10SM CLR M12/M16 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP278 T11171161|
|KFWA||KFWA 131354Z 17006KT 10SM BKN140 BKN240 M12/M15 A3036 RMK AO2 SLP298 T11171150|
|KGRR||KGRR 131353Z 17012KT 10SM FEW030 OVC110 M08/M15 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP262 T10831150|
|KMDW||KMDW 131353Z 19013G21KT 10SM OVC140 M09/M17 A3025 RMK AO2 PK WND 17026/1322 SLP265 T10941167|
|KMKE||KMKE 131352Z 18012KT 10SM BKN100 OVC200 M08/M16 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP229 T10831156|
|KMKG||KMKG 131355Z 16012G20KT 10SM OVC023 M08/M16 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP254 T10781156|
|KMLI||KMLI 131352Z 19012G16KT 10SM CLR M07/M14 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP217 T10721139|
|KMSN||KMSN 131353Z 19009G20KT 10SM OVC100 M09/M14 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP207 T10891139|
|KORD||KORD 131351Z 18013G20KT 10SM OVC140 M09/M17 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP247 T10941167|
|KOSH||KOSH 131353Z 20015G24KT 10SM OVC055 M09/M14 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND 19028/1341 SLP211 T10891139|
|KPIA||KPIA 131354Z 18018G25KT 10SM CLR M10/M16 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP251 T11001156 $|
|KRFD||KRFD 131354Z 18016G26KT 10SM OVC120 M09/M14 A3018 RMK AO2 PK WND 18026/1348 SLP234 T10891139|
|KSBN||KSBN 131354Z 17011KT 10SM CLR M11/M16 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP276 T11061161|
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).