|KALO||KALO 210454Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M03/M05 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP295 T10281050|
|KAZO||KAZO 210453Z AUTO 35014KT 10SM OVC041 02/M04 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP240 T00221039 401220017|
|KCID||KCID 210452Z AUTO 30005KT 10SM CLR M02/M06 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP293 T10171061|
|KCMI||KCMI 210453Z AUTO 30006KT 10SM CLR M02/M06 A3036 RMK AO2 SLP284 T10221061|
|KFWA||KFWA 210454Z 30005KT 10SM BKN049 02/M02 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP239 T00221017 401560017|
|KGRR||KGRR 210453Z AUTO 31010KT 10SM OVC046 03/M03 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP237 T00281033 401220028|
|KMDW||KMDW 210453Z 32007KT 10SM FEW050 01/M07 A3032 RMK AO2 SLP274 T00111072|
|KMKE||KMKE 210452Z 01005KT 10SM BKN038 02/M05 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP267 T00221050|
|KMKG||KMKG 210455Z AUTO 34014G20KT 10SM OVC033 03/M04 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP247 T00331039 401280033|
|KMLI||KMLI 210452Z AUTO 24003KT 10SM CLR M01/M04 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP293 T10061044|
|KMSN||KMSN 210453Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M03/M05 A3033 RMK AO2 SLP280 T10281050|
|KORD||KORD 210451Z 31007KT 10SM FEW045 01/M07 A3032 RMK AO2 SLP272 T00061067|
|KOSH||KOSH 210453Z AUTO 34007KT 10SM OVC041 01/M06 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP269 T00111061|
|KPIA||KPIA 210454Z 32003KT 10SM CLR 01/M06 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP290 T00061056|
|KRFD||KRFD 210454Z 00000KT 10SM CLR M02/M07 A3036 RMK AO2 SLP286 T10221067|
|KSBN||KSBN 210454Z AUTO 34006KT 10SM SCT038 OVC049 03/M02 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP248 T00331017 401280011|
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).