Weather Information & Links
Here you’ll find general weather information, links to helpful websites and apps, as well as training that may be helpful.
- National Weather Service Radar official and newly revamped NWS site to show raw radar data in near real-time.
- USGS Water Dashboard this newly revamped dashboard can be extremely helpful in identifying or confirming flooding conditions when they occur.
- USGS Steamflow Data links to sensor sites in this area.
- Weather Underground provides the world's most accurate hyper-local weather forecasts in addition to an interactive weather radar, satellite maps and severe weather alerts. Powered by our unique community of weather enthusiasts reporting live data from over 270,000 personal weather stations, this crowd-sourced data generates accurate forecasts targeted to your precise location.
- WunderMap Weather Underground’s WunderMap provides interactive weather and radar Maps for weather conditions for locations worldwide. By selecting a station nearest to your location, you can see real-time data points such as temperature, pressure, wind speed and gusts, along with much more.
- Weather Underground provides mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
- RadarScope provides Windows and mobile apps on Android and iOS devices. RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you view NEXRAD Level 3 and Super-Resolution radar data along with Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood and Special Marine Warnings, and predicted storm tracks issued by the U.S. National Weather Service. It can display the latest reflectivity, velocity, dual-polarization, and other products from any NEXRAD or TDWR radar site in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, Korea, and Okinawa, as well as data from Environment Canada and Australian Bureau of Meteorology radars. These aren't smoothed PNG or GIF images, this is native radar data rendered in its original radial format for a high level of detail.
- Flooding - FEMA AWR-362 Flooding Hazards Course
- Hurricanes - FEMA AWR-343 Hurricane Awareness Course
- Tornadoes - FEMA AWR-326 Tornado Awareness Course
- Winter Weather - FEMA AWR-331 Winter Weather Hazards Course
- Measuring snowfall where and how to measure snow for reports.
- Hail Diameter Sizes hailstone size is typically correspondent to the size of an object for comparative purposes.
- Cloud Chart for identifying types of clouds.
- Personal Weather Station Buying Guide recommendations from Weather Underground.
- Using Radar how to view and read raw NWS radar data.
- Locate Tornado on Radar using raw NWS radar data, here is how to look for a tornado debris field.
- Locate Hail on Radar using raw NWS radar data, here is how to detect hail on radar.
- Beaufort Scale The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that correlates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land.
- Enhanced Fujita Scale The Enhanced Fujita scale, an updated version of the original Fujita scale that was developed by Ted Fujita with Allen Pearson, assigns a numerical rating from EF0 to EF5 to rate the damage intensity of tornadoes.
- Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale, assigns a numerical classification of hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.
- Wind Alert Terms and Signal