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September 1, 2006

Weather Links

Snow Cover Map for New England
This National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center site shows the current snow depth within 100 miles of Northfield Mountain. You can tweak it for your area.

National Weather Service - NOAA
Current forecasts, warnings, maps, satellite and radar images for the nation.

Internet Weather Source - weather.noaa.gov

Interactive Weather Information Network
NOAA site reports storm damage.

Emergency Managers’ Interactive Weather Information Network
Provides the emergency management community with access to a set of NWS warnings, watches, forecasts, and other products.

National Snow and Ice Data Center
At the University of Colorado, Boulder, this authoritative site offers a wealth of information about snow cover.

NOAA Weather Radio ... the Voice of the National Weather Service
A nationwide network of 650 radio stations broadcasts regional weather conditions, forecasts, warnings, and watches 24 hours a day. Learn how to tune in.

National Climatic Data Center
NOAA’s NCDC lists average temperature and precipitation data by month for dozens of US locations.

National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter Program
Become a Skywarn storm spotter for NWS. A 3-hour session trains you to recognize storms and to report observations.

Skywarn Spotters and Cooperative Observers
This page describes the programs for reporting weather observations and severe storms.

“Basic Spotter’s Field Guide”
This is Skywarn’s introduction to storm science, prediction, and reporting. 22 pages with color plates in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

National Skywarn News
Unofficial Skywarn program information.

Review: Desktop Weather Products
The Jefferson City News Tribune compares weather software: weather.com, accuweather.com, and weatherbug.com.

Intellicast
Intellicast is one of the best sources for weather information. Its products include satellite photos (visible and IR), radar, and a large variety of maps.

WeatherBug
Download the software and put weather conditions, forecasts, and warnings on your desktop and the temperature in your Task Bar!

Real-Time Weather Data
An authoritative source of weather data, images, and forecasts.

Yahoo Weather
Weather news, reports, forecasts, and images. Subscribe to weather by e-mail.

National Weather Links
Links to many weather-related web sites.

Canadian National Maps and Forecasts
Weather for The Great White North.

Windchill Charts
The new chart in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe Acrobat formats. Ignore the authentication question and click Cancel.

New Windchill Temperature Index
Explanatory text and a nice, colorful version of the new windchill chart.

Anything Weather
Full of information about prediction, instrumentation, forecasting and more, this commercial site should appeal to amateur meteorologists

Weatherwise
A magazine devoted to weather: forecasting, instrumentation, and storm reports. Available at Barnes and Noble.

“Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders”
by Jeff Renner
Full of information about prediction, instrumentation, forecasting and more, this commercial site should appeal to amateur meteorologists. Reviewed in the Fall 2005 issue of Ski Patrol Magazine.

National Weather Service Lightning Safety Website
This authoritative site provides a wealth of resources related to lightning science, safety, and statistics. Look for the list of online posters and brochures.

“Lightning Strikes: Staying Safe Under Stormy Skies”
by Jeff Renner
Reviews how thunderstorms form, explains the different types of storms, and provides a guide for staying safe. Interwoven throughout the text are thought-provoking questions to help readers assess dangerous situations and form strategies to make sound decisions.

See the New York Times Travel Section, Sunday, May 19, 2002, page 6, for a review of web sites for weather forecasts.

September 1, 2006