Storm Intercept Forecasting Links

Roger Edwards

© 1995-2014 Roger Edwards, all rights reserved. Last updated 22 Feb 13 for many links

Here's a list of my favorite Web sites that directly benefit storm-intercept forecasting, arranged by forecast period then by data type. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive -- just to make my life easier when doing storm forecasting out on the road. If you find this page useful, bookmark it. If not, ignore it. I'll update this as needed; so if you find a bad (or better) link, please send e-mail.

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Models (MREF-MARS-CFS, ECMWF, NAM , RR, HRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, SREF, SSEO, Spectral, UKMET, NSSL-WRF) == Outlooks & Discussions == Upper Air (Soundings, Profilers, VWP, Analyses) == Satellite (VIS, IR, Mstr Channel, TPW) == Surface (Data, Analyses) == Watch, warning, MD == Radar == Lightning == Live Imagery == Now and Then

Current Norman Weather: Mesonet and North Base == Norman Rainfall Totals (at my place)

 

STORM INTERCEPT FORECASTING

MISC. NUMERICAL GUIDANCE:

Model Forecast Soundings: == NIU-SCH == Earl Barker == NOAA RR Soundings == CoD Model Page (click-on-image model sounding generator)== COD Popularity Map

    Extended CFS, MREF, CLIMATOLOGY, COMPOSITES

      MREF-MARS severe probabilities

      CFS + pseudo-SCP chiclet charts (caution: bandwidth/memory hog)

      SPC Day 4-8

DETERMINISTIC MODELS:

ECMWF

    ECMWF 24-hourlies from COD:

    500 mb height/isotach:
    ==Init, day-1 ==24, day-2 ==48, day-2 ==72, day-3 ==96, day-4 ==120, day-5 ==144, day-6 ==168, day-7==

    MSLP, 850-mb temp:
    ==Init, day-1 ==24, day-2 ==48, day-2 ==72, day-3 ==96, day-4 ==120, day-5 ==144, day-6 ==168, day-7==

Interactive Menus from ECMWF: MSLP, 850 isotachs == 500 Hgt, 850 Temp

9-panel PMSL + 500 Hgt 72-240 hours from Meteocentre

    500-mb + PMSL overlay 4-panel days 3-6 from Unysis

    0Z 4-panel 500/700/850/sfc from PSU: == Init == 24 == 48 == 72 == 96 == 120 == 144 == 168 == Loop

    0Z 500-mb Overlays with Spectral from SJSU: == Init == 24 == 48 == 72 == 96 == 120 == 144 == 168 == Loop

    0Z PMSL Overlays with Spectral from SJSU: == Init == 24 == 48 == 72 == 96 == 120 == 144 == 168 == Loop

    12Z 500-mb Overlays with Spectral from SJSU: == Init == 24 == 48 == 72 == 96 == 120 == 144 == 168 == Loop

    12Z PMSL Overlays with Spectral from SJSU: == Init == 24 == 48 == 72 == 96 == 120 == 144 == 168 == Loop

NAM

NAM model menus from: Twisterdata

Early 12Z NAM from NCEP:


    12Z NAM Parameter Forecast Time (Hours)
    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    Total Precip & Pmsl Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    Sim Ref Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84


Early 0Z NAM from NCEP:

    00Z NAM Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    Total Precip & Pmsl Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
    Sim Ref Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84


12Z NAM from COD:

    NAM Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Height, Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    500 mb Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    700 mb Hgt-VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    850 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    850 mb Td Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Mslp & Precip Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Sim Ref Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Mslp, 2-meter Td & LI Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    2-meter Theta-E Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    90-mb MLCAPE Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    STP Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    0-3 km AGL SRH Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84


18Z NAM from COD:

    NAM Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Height, Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    500 mb Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    700 mb Hgt-VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    850 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    850 mb Td Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Mslp & Precip Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Sim Ref Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Mslp, 2-meter Td & LI Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    2-meter Theta-E Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    90-mb MLCAPE Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    STP Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    0-3 km AGL SRH Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84


00Z NAM from COD:

    NAM Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Height, Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    500 mb Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    700 mb Hgt-VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    850 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    850 mb Td Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Mslp & Precip Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Sim Ref Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    Mslp, 2-meter Td & LI Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    2-meter Theta-E Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    90-mb MLCAPE Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    STP Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84
    0-3 km AGL SRH Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84


300 mb: Heights & Isotachs (Unysis)
500 mb: Heights, Vort, Wind,
700 mb: VV and Precip, or Heights, VV, Wind,
850 mb: Heights, Temp, Winds,
Mslp & 1000-500 Thickness from wxmaps.org, or with precip from Unysis,
2-m T, Td (Celsius), Cnvgc, Wind
0-1 with 0-3 km SRH 6-hourlies: Init, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, from NCEP
CAPE & Precipitable Water
850-500 mRH & 4-layer LI

UKMET

UKMO 6-hourlies from COD:

    12Z UKMO Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Height, Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    700 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    700 mb Hgt-VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    850 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    850 mb Td/Vectors Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    Mslp & Precip Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72

    0Z UKMO Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Height, Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    700 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    700 mb Hgt-VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    850 mb Hgt/Temp Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    850 mb Td/Vectors Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72
    Mslp & Precip Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 60 72

SPECTRAL

Spectral model menus: from Twisterdata

    Early 12Z GFS Spectral from NCEP:

      12Z Spectral Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      Total Precip & Pmsl Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84



    Early 00Z GFS Spectral from NCEP:

      00Z Spectral Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84
      Total Precip & Pmsl Init 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84

    12Z GFS Spectral from COD:

      12Z Spectral Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      700 mb Hgt/VV Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      Pmsl, 1000-500 mb Thk, CPCP Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      Sfc Dewpt & LI Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      Sfc Thetae Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      SBCAPE & CINH Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      SCP Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240



    00Z GFS Spectral from COD:

      00Z Spectral Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      700 mb Hgt/VV Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      Pmsl, 1000-500 mb Thk, CPCP Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      Sfc Dewpt & LI Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      Sfc Thetae Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      SBCAPE & CINH Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240
      SCP Init 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240


    GFS Spectral 500 mb Heights & Vorticity to 144 hours
    GFS Spectral Mslp & 1000-500 mb Thickness to 144 hours


    200 mb Isotachs & Streamlines
    500 mb Heights & Vorticity
    700 mb VV and Precip
    850 mb Temperature, RH and Wnd
    Mslp & 1000-500 Thickness
    CAPE and Precipitable Water

      NA ENSEMBLES

      "Spaghetti" plots (500 mb: 546 and 567 dm lines):
      ==48h, day-2 ==72h, day-3 ==96h, day-4 ==120h, day-5 ==144h, day-6 ==168h, day-7 ==192h, day-8 ==216h, day-9 ==240h, day-10 ==264h, day-11 ==288h, day-12 ==312h, day-13 ==336h, day-14 ==360h, day-15==

      Mean 500 mb:
      ==48h, day-2 ==72h, day-3 ==96h, day-4 ==120h, day-5 ==144h, day-6 ==168h, day-7 ==192h, day-8 ==216h, day-9 ==240h, day-10 ==264h, day-11 ==288h, day-12 ==312h, day-13 ==336h, day-14 ==360h, day-15==

      Mean PMSL:
      ==48h, day-2 ==72h, day-3 ==96h, day-4 ==120h, day-5 ==144h, day-6 ==168h, day-7 ==192h, day-8 ==216h, day-9 ==240h, day-10 ==264h, day-11 ==288h, day-12 ==312h, day-13 ==336h, day-14 ==360h, day-15==

SREF (SPC Ensemble)

    Latest SPC SREF Run, all fields menu with stills and loops

    Plume diagrams map

SSEO

    All fields menu with stills and loops: CONUS == Southern == Central == Northern

RR

RR model menus: from Twisterdata

    Hourly RR from NCEP:

    9Z RR Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    CAPE & CINH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    SRH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    1-hr Precip Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

    12Z RR Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    CAPE & CINH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    SRH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    1-hr Precip Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

    15Z RR Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    CAPE & CINH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    SRH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    1-hr Precip Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

    18Z RR Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    CAPE & CINH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    SRH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    1-hr Precip Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

    21Z RR Parameter

    Forecast Time (Hours)

    250 mb Hgt/Isotachs Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    500 mb Hgt/Vort Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    700 mb Hgt/RH/VV Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    850 mb Hgt/Temp/Wind Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Pmsl & 1000-500 mb Thickness Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    CAPE & CINH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    SRH Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    1-hr Precip Init 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


    9Z RR 3-hourlies from COD

      RR Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Height, Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      500 mb Height, Vort Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      700 mb Height, VV Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      850 mb Thetae Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Temp/Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Td/LI Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      SBCAPE, CINH Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      STP Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      3 km AGL SRH Init 3 6 9 12 loop

    12Z RR 3-hourlies from COD

      RR Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Height, Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      500 mb Height, Vort Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      700 mb Height, VV Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      850 mb Thetae Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Temp/Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Td/LI Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      SBCAPE Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      STP Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      3 km AGL SRH Init 3 6 9 12 loop

    15Z RR 3-hourlies from COD

      RR Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Height, Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      500 mb Height, Vort Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      700 mb Height, VV Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      850 mb Thetae Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Temp/Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Td/LI Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      SBCAPE Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      STP Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      3 km AGL SRH Init 3 6 9 12 loop

    18Z RR 3-hourlies from COD

      RR Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Height, Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      500 mb Height, Vort Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      700 mb Height, VV Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      850 mb Thetae Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Temp/Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Td/LI Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      SBCAPE, CINH Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      STP Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      3 km AGL SRH Init 3 6 9 12 loop

    21Z RR 3-hourlies from COD

      RR Parameter

      Forecast Time (Hours)

      250 mb Height, Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      500 mb Height, Vort Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      700 mb Height, VV Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      850 mb Thetae Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Temp/Wind Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      2m AGL Td/LI Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      SBCAPE, CINH Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      STP Init 3 6 9 12 loop
      3 km AGL SRH Init 3 6 9 12 loop

    FSL's RR convective probability forecasts

HRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Menu tables for Full-CONUS fields == South-central == North-central

Local models:

3-km OUN WRF

NSSL WRF

CONUS Domain

    Total 1h Precip
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Simulated Reflectivity
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Simulated Reflectivity
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Updraft Helicity
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max 10m Wind Speed
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Updraft
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Downdraft
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Lightning Threat 1
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Lightning Threat 2
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Hourly Max Lightning Threat 3
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    2 m Temperature
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    2 m Dew Point
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    Most Unstable CAPE
    01-36h LOOP
    17-20h 21-24h 25-28h 29-32h
    00h 01h 02h 03h 04h 05h 06h 07h 08h 09h 10h 11h 12h 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h 18h 19h 20h 21h 22h 23h 24h 25h 26h 27h 28h 29h 30h 31h 32h 33h 34h 35h 36h

    NSSL-WRF Forecast Moisture Channel Imagery from CIRA

    Outlooks & Discussions:

    SPC Day 4-8
    SPC Day-3 Outlooks: Categorical and Probabilities
    SPC Day-2 Outlooks: Categorical and Probabilities at 1730 Z and 08 Z
    SPC Day-1 Outlooks: Categorical and Probabilistic Outlooks by Issuance Z Time :

      Tornado: == 06 == 13 == 1630 == 20 == 01
      Hail: == 06 == 13 == 1630 == 20 == 01
      Tstm Wind: == 06 == 13 == 1630 == 20 == 01

      Valid SPC Mesoscale Discussions

      Canadian PSPC Outlooks

    UPPER AIR DATA:

    Soundings:

      SPC Daily Skew-T Plotter

      UCAR Skew-Ts:
      ==ABQ ==ABR ==AMA ==BIS ==BRO ==CRP ==DDC ==DNR ==DRT ==DVN ==EPZ ==FWD ==GGW ==ILX ==LBF ==LZK ==MAF ==MPX ==OAX ==OUN ==SGF ==TOP ==UNR

      COD Skew-Ts:
      ==ABQ ==ABR ==AMA ==BIS ==BRO ==CRP ==DDC ==DNR ==DRT ==DVN ==EPZ ==FWD ==GGW ==ILX ==LBF ==LMN>/a> ==LZK ==MAF ==MPX ==OAX ==OUN ==SGF ==TOP ==UNR

      LBB soundings & archives from WTX Mesonet

      TAMDAR ACFT SOUNDINGS: NOAA Clickmap


      PROFILERS:

      NOAA-ESRL National Profiler Activity & Data Map

      UCAR Profiler Hourly Time-sections:

        ==AZC (sw CO) ==CNW (sc MO) ==DQU (sw AR) ==FBY (se NE) ==GDA (se CO) ==HBO (ec KS) ==HKL (ne OK) ==HVL (sw KS) ==JTN (nw TX) ==LTH (nw MO) ==LMN (nc OK) ==MBW (se WY) ==MRR (nw NE) ==NDS (se KS) ==NLG (ne NE) ==PAT (ec TX) ==PLT (nc CO) ==PRC (c OK) ==RWD (sw NE) ==SLA (c IA) ==TCU (ne NM) ==VCI (nw OK) ==WDL (sw MN) ==WNC (wc IL) ==WSM (sc NM)

      COD Profiler Six-minute Time-sections:

        ==AZC (sw CO) ==CNW (sc MO) ==DQU (sw AR) ==FBY (se NE) ==GDA (se CO) ==HBO (ec KS) ==HKL (ne OK) ==HVL (sw KS) ==JTN (nw TX) ==LTH (nw MO) ==LMN (nc OK) ==MBW (se WY) ==MRR (nw NE) ==NDS (se KS) ==NLG (ne NE) ==PAT (ec TX) ==PLT (nc CO) ==PRC (c OK) ==RWD (sw NE) ==SLA (c IA) ==TCU (ne NM) ==VCI (nw OK) ==WDL (sw MN) ==WNC (wc IL) ==WSM (sc NM)

      SODAR: West TX Mesonet SODAR (N-S): Hereford== Reese (LBB)== HOB== MAF== SJT==

      Profiler Plots & Analyses:

      Planar COD Profiler Plots: 0.5 km, 1 km, 2 km, 3 km, 4 km, 5 km, 6 km

      SPC 12Z Upper Air Plots with VAD Wnd and Profilers (PDF format):
      925 mb
      == 850 mb == 700 mb == 500 mb == 250 mb

      VAD Wind Profiles:

      COD VWP Time-sections by site:
      == ABR == AMA == BIL == BIS == CVS == CYS == DDC == DEN == DSM == DVN == DYS == END == FAR == FDR == FSD == FSM == FTW == GGW == GLD == GRK == GTF == HSI == ICT == ILX == LBB == LBF == MAF == MKC == MOT == MSP == OKC == OMA == PUB == RAP == SGF == SJT == STL == TOP == TUL

       

    Derived Upper Air Analysis Fields:

    SPC analysis fields (available :25-:30 past hour) for fixed sectors:

      VWP-Profiler Crossover: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      MLCAPE, CINH: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      3-hour MLCAPE Change: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      PW: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      LCL Hgt: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      EBS: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      0-6 km Shear: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Crossover: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      ESRH: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      0-3 km SRH: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      0-1 km SRH: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Anvil-level SR Wind: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      EHI: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      SCP: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      STP: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      NSTP: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS

    National SBCAPE analyses: UCAR

      ADAS hourlies (srn/central plains) from CAPS:
      == Sfc Temp == Sfc Dewpt == Mslp, Pcp == CAPE, SRH == 300 Wind == 500 Hgt/Vort == 700 VV == 700 RH == 850 Wind

    SATELLITE IMAGES

      CIRA Javascript Loop Menus (all channels)

      VIS

      Central/Southern Plains GOES-12 Visible
      Central High Plains GOES-12 Visible
      Northern Plains GOES-12 Visible
      Midwest GOES-12 Visible
      Northern High Plains Visible
      SPC Sectors: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      U.S. Remapped Visible from UCAR
      Western US GOES-10 Vis from U. AZ

      COD VIS sectors:
      == AMA == BIS == CAO == COS == CPR == DSM == FSD == GRK == IML == JEF == LIT == MAF == MLS == OKC == OLU == PIR == RFD == RSL == SAT == SPS == STC == TCS

      Barker's VIS sectors:
      == BIE, (loop) == CSM, (loop) == ORD, (loop) == STC, (loop)
      VIS LOOP sectors from AWC: AUS == DEN == DSM == ICT == PIR

      IR

      GOES-E IR and GOES-W IR, SAB Enhancement
      US Remapped GOES-12 IR - "Baskin-Robbins" enhancement from UCAR -- 15 minutes
      National Radar/IR Overlay from U. AZ
      IR sectors from UCAR: ABI, DEN, ICT, PIR
      North America IR from U. AZ

      MOISTURE CHANNEL

      NHC enhancement: National Remap Loop with RR from COD
      Other Enhancements: Pac-W-central, W-central-E, CONUS color, CONUS B&W
      Loops: GOES-E, CONUS

      TOTAL PW


      Stills: CIMSS
      Loops: NESDIS == Unidata with IR == CIRA (hog)
      GPS: UCAR-Suomi interactive map or colored OBAN

    SURFACE DATA:

      National Scale Plots: Roamable National Mesonet+Roadway Obs Map from WRH (drag image out of Utah) == COD

      Southern Plains Sfc Maps from: UCAR == Al Pietrycha == Aviation West == Aviation East == SPC == OU Hoot (loop) == Meteostar
      Central Plains Sfc Maps from: UCAR == Al Pietrycha == Aviation West == Aviation East == SPC
      Northern Plains Sfc Maps from: UCAR == Al Pietrycha == Aviation West ==Aviation East == SPC == Meteostar
      Midwest Sfc Maps: Al Pietrycha == Aviation == SPC
      Custom Sfc Plot by State or Region from the Storm Machine
      Mesonets: CO (DOT station map) == CO (Alnado station map) == OK (Public OCS sfc plot) == West TX (within Alnado sfc plot)
      Latest Site-specific Obs for: TX == OK == NM == CO == KS == MO == IL == CO == NE == IA == WY == SD == MN == ND == MT
      US Sfc Plot + fronts from Unisys

    Derived Sfc Fields:

      Custom Contour Almost Anything from the Storm Machine

      National Isallobaric Analyses: from C.O.D. == UCAR
      National Isothermal Analyses: Unisys == UCAR
      National Isodrosothermal Analyses: Unisys == Ohio State == UCAR
      National Theta Analysis from SUNYA
      National Thetae Analysis C.O.D. == UCAR
      ARPS-ADAS Southern Plains Sfc & stability analyses for today from CAPS
      Moisture Convergence: National COD
      Short-Fused Composites: DDC == GLD

      SPC analysis fields (available :25-:30 past hour) for fixed sectors:

      Sfc Obs: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      T, Td, P, Wind: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Mixing Ratio, Theta: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Veloc. Tensor Mag: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Frontogenesis: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Convergence, Vort: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      3km CAPE, Vort: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Thetae, Adv: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      3-hr 100 mb MixR Change: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      2-hr Isallobars: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      Radar Reflectivity: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      VIS Stlt: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      EHI: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      SCP: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      STP: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS
      NSTP: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS

    SHORT-FUSE INFO:

    Watches & Warnings

      National Convective Watches & Warnings Map from SPC
      SPC Watch Text & Maps

      IWIN warnings: Tornado == Svr Tstm == TC == Flash Flood ==

      National statements, reports and warnings map from IWIN

      NWS National Enhanced Data Display (satelitem, radar, fcst grids, obs, UA, webcams)

    Nowcast Discussions

      SPC mesoscale discussions

    RADAR IMAGES:

      Base Reflectivity from NOAA Webserver (national map)

      Base Reflectivity from COD - Single Sites in Central CONUS: ABR (loop) == ABX (loop) == AMA (loop) == BIS (loop) == BLX (loop) == BRO (loop) == CRP (loop) == CYS (loop) == DDC (loop) == DFX (loop) == DLH (loop) == DMX (loop) == DVN (loop) == EAX (loop) == EWX (loop) == FDR (loop) == FDX (loop) == FSD (loop) == FTG (loop) == FWS (loop) == GGW (loop) == GLD (loop) == GRK (loop) == HDX (loop) == ICT (loop) == ILX (loop) == INX (loop) == LBB (loop) == LNX (loop) == LOT (loop) == LSX (loop) == MAF (loop) == MBX (loop) == MPX (loop) == MVX (loop) == OAX (loop) == PUX (loop) == RIW (loop) == SGF (loop) == SJT (loop) == SRX (loop) == TFX (loop) == TLX (loop) == TWX (loop) == UDX (loop) == UEX (loop) == VNX (loop) ==

      Storm-relative Velocity - Single Sites from COD

      ABR (loop) == ABX (loop) == AMA (loop) == BIS (loop) == BLX (loop) == BRO (loop) == CRP (loop) == CYS (loop) == DDC (loop) == DFX (loop) == DLH (loop) == DMX (loop) == DVN (loop) == EAX (loop) == EWX (loop) == FDR (loop) == FDX (loop) == FSD (loop) == FTG (loop) == FWS (loop) == GGW (loop) == GLD (loop) == GRK (loop) == HDX (loop) == ICT (loop) == ILX (loop) == INX (loop) == LBB (loop) == LNX (loop) == LOT (loop) == LSX (loop) == MAF (loop) == MBX (loop) == MPX (loop) == MVX (loop) == OAX (loop) == PUX (loop) == RIW (loop) == SGF (loop) == SJT (loop) == SRX (loop) == TFX (loop) == TLX (loop) == TWX (loop) == UDX (loop) == UEX (loop) == VNX (loop) ==

      Reflectivity Regionals:

      COD reflectivity sectors:
      == AMA == BIS == CAO == COS == CPR == DSM == FSD == GRK == IML == JEF == LIT == MAF == MLS == OKC == OLU == PIR == RFD == RSL == SAT == SPS == STC == TCS

      By state from NIU: CO (loop) == IL (loop) == IA (loop) == KS (loop) == MN (loop) == MO (loop) == MT (loop) == NE (loop) == NM (loop) == ND (loop) == SD (loop) == TX (loop) == TX-Central (loop) == TX-N (loop) == TX-Pnhdl (loop) == WY (loop) ==

      By multistate region:

      Southern Plains: U. AZ == NIU (loop) == CoD
      Central Plains: CoD
      Northern Plains/Upper Midwest: U. AZ == NIU (loop) == CoD
      Southwest: CoD

      SPC Reflectivity Sectors: Southern, Central, Northern, Midwest, CONUS (OSF-ref16 enhancement)


    Regional Loops:

    SPC 12-hour Loops: South-central == North-central == Floater sector

      National Radar/IR Overlay from U. AZ
      National mosaic from Unysis
      National Reflectivity Loops: Short from U. AZ == 12-hour from SPC
      2km nationwide Base REF loop + HPC analysis

    LIGHTNING IMAGES:

    Last 2-hr loop every 15 min from WSI

    Last-hour nationals from Intellicast == Strikestar

    Last 1/2-hr stills from WxBug: National == S-central == N-central

    Regionals centered on == LBB == LNK == MCI == OMA == YWG

    LIVE IMAGES:

    WEBCAMS:
    Interactive Nat'l Map from John and Jon
    Jack's Cam Wall

    CHASER STREAMS: Chaser TV-IMAP == SVR Studios

    NOW and THEN:

    NEAR REAL-TIME & RECENT REPORTS:

      SPOTTERNETWORK REPORT TRACKER

    == NSSL Ping precip reports == Latest SPC Daily Severe Log & Maps: Today (so far) == Yesterday ==
    Recent days' LSR Hail vs. MESH == CoD List of Warnings == NWS LSRs by WFO == Yahoo tornado news search

    Historical Daily Weather Maps for mental MARS comparisons

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