Dr. Shawn Milrad, Asst. Professor, Meteorology



Earth Visualization (Wind, Water, Etc.):
http://earth.nullschool.net/


SimuAWIPS software (free registration, "all in one"):
http://www.simuawips.com/


NWS Enhanced Data Display (EDD):
http://preview.weather.gov/edd


"All in One" Data Site (Obs, Sat, Radar, All Models):
http://weather.cod.edu/analysis/


Satellite Data:
http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/
http://www.weather.gov/satellite
http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/satellite/
http://www.wunderground.com/satellite/vis/1k/US.html
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/datacenter/


Radar Data:
http://radar.weather.gov/
http://www.wunderground.com/radar/map.asp
http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/
http://whirlwind.aos.wisc.edu/~wxp/nids/nids.html


Upper-air Analyses and Observed Soundings:
http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper RAP/UCAR
http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair University of Wyoming (Sounding archive back to the 1950s)
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/soundings/ NWS SPC (1-week archive)
http://weather.noaa.gov/fax/nwsfax.html NWS fax charts


Surface Data and Analyses:
http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/surface/
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/sfc2.shtml
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/weather/wx_obs/Surface.html
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/index.php?d=wx_surfupprdata


Numerical Models (Graphical):

Model Comparison Websites
http://modellab.wsi.com/ WSI Model Lab (request user name and password from Dr. Milrad)
http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/
http://meteocentre.com/models/models.php?lang=en
http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html
Good luck finding stuff, but it's there!
http://meteorology.lyndonstate.edu/content/weather/data_models.php


NAM and GFS
http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov
http://www.twisterdata.com
http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/model/
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/index.php?d=wx_nwp#global
http://weather.utah.edu/
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/weather/wx_models/Models.htm


Canadian Model (GEM)
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/model_forecast/index_e.html GEM Regional
http://meteocentre.com/models/models.php?lang=en&mod=gemreg GEM Regional
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/model_forecast/global_e.html GEM Global
http://meteocentre.com/models/models.php?lang=en&mod=gemglb

UKMET
http://meteocentre.com/models/models.php?lang=en&mod=ukmet
http://weather.uwyo.edu/models/fcst/ukmet.html
http://cumulus.geol.iastate.edu/ukmet.html

NOGAPS
https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/wxmap_cgi/index.html

ECMWF
Weather Underground (must select "ECMWF", out to 180 hours free data)
http://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/charts/medium/mean-sea-level-pressure-wind-speed-850-hpa-and-geopotential-500-hp a
Change area to North America, free data only every 24 hrs
http://meteocentre.com/models/models.php?lang=en&mod=ecmwf limited free data


Short-term Models/Nowcasting:
http://rapidrefresh.noaa.gov/ Rapid Refresh
http://rapidrefresh.noaa.gov/hrrrconus/ High-resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR)
http://www.twisterdata.com

Ensemble Model Products:
http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov SREF, GEFS, NAEFS
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/sref/ SREF (best for severe weather variables)
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/sref/fplumes/ SREF Plumes/Point forecasts
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/ensemble/index_e.html GEM ensemble
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/ensemble/naefs/index_e.html NAEFS
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/ensemble/naefs/EPSgrams_e.html NAEFS Meteograms for Canada and U.S.
http://www.mdl.nws.noaa.gov/~naefs_ekdmos/meteoform_naefs_v2.php NAEFS Meteograms (U.S.)

Model Text Output:
http://leonardo.met.tamu.edu/Weather_Interface/ MOS and Grid Interpolations
http://www.weather.gov/mdl/synop/products.php MOS alternate
http://weather.uwyo.edu/models/mos/mos.html MOS alternate
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/forecast/graphics/MAV/ Graphical MOS

Model Forecast soundings
http://www.twisterdata.com
http://weather.niu.edu/machine/fcstsound.html
http://www.wxcaster.com/etaskewts.htm
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/grbsnd.html

Mesoscale Numerical Models
http://www.wrf-model.org/plots/wrfrealtime.php Various WRF models across the country
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/facstaff/ralazear/wrf/ SUNY-Albany WRF, good for eastern half of US
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/mm5rt/ University of Washington WRF, good for western half of US

Model Specialty Forecast Fields
http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/people/tomjr/files/realtime/diagnostics.html QG omega and height tendency equations, by term
http://www.met.nps.edu/~hmarcham/2012.html Dynamic Tropopause (DT), Potential Vorticity (PV) and other cool maps
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/student/kgriffin/maps/ Global forecast maps, anomalies, etc.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/training/SDs/ Forecast Standardized Anomalies
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/facstaff/tang/forecast/index.html Geared to WX Challenge

Human Forecasts:
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ Precip forecasts, surface analyses, forecast discussions for up to 7 days
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/qpf2.shtml NWS WPC precipitation forecasts
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml NWS WPC winter weather forecasts
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ Links to any NWS local office or NWS forecast
http://forecast.io "Black box" forecasts

The future of human forecast displays:
NWS Enhanced Data Display; can overlay obs/radar/satellite/etc….check it out!

Aviation-Centric Forecasts:
http://fltwx.db.erau.edu/aviationfcst.php ERAU New Aviation Weather Forecasts
http://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/ AWC ADDS
http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/wd20bz/SREF_aviation/web_site/html_212/fltrestr.html Aviation-themed SREF model

Severe Weather Forecasting:
NOAA Storm Prediction Center
SPC Real-Time Mesoanalysis
SPC SREF geared towards severe wx
Free real-time lightning network (try it out!)

Tropical Forecasting:
National Hurricane Center
Canadian Hurricane Centre
Joint Typhoon Warning Center for Western Pacific and Indian ocean cyclones
Tropical Cyclone Guidance Page-All Models
Tropical Cyclone Guidance - All Models (includes archived cases)
Tropical Cyclone Satellite Imagery, etc.


Teleconnections (PNA, NAO, ENSO, etc.):
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/forecasts/teleconn/
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/climwx.shtml
http://madusweather.com/teleconnections/

Archived (past) data:
http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/imagearchive/ Best radar and Satellite archive
http://squall.sfsu.edu/ Satellite archive
http://nmq.ou.edu/ Radar and radar-derived products
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/nids.html Radar Archive
http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/ Soundings and upper-air observations (back to 1950s)
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/obswx/maps/ Archived maps back to 1998
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/ Archived surface & upper-air maps, soundings, and more
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/composites/hour/ NCEP Reanalysis 6-hourly maps (back to 1948)
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/sfc_archive.shtml Surface analysis archive
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/archive/ Archived severe wx outlooks and storm reports
http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/mos/ Archived MOS

International Weather Organizations:
Quick Links to International Sites of Interest
WMO List of all International Weather Organizations
Environment Canada
Meteo-France
UK Met Office
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
New Zealand Met Service
Japan Meteorological Agency
Korean Meteorological Agency
Mexico Meteorological Service
Wetterzentrale: German site with lots of Europe-centric weather info
Weather Online UK: site with worldwide weather info


Forecasting Links for Pretty Much Everything (and more)