Last Updated: 6 February 2012

Recent Changes: *New* links are noted as such

Winter Weather Resources:

 

  HydroMeteorological Prediction Center: NWS Internal WWD Page (Password Protected), ECMWF Ensemble Output (Password Protected), SREF Derived Winter Weather Impact Graphics

Snow Accumulation Probability Maps, Freezing Rain Accumulation Probability Maps

  Storm Prediction Center: SREF, SREF Interactive Point Plume and Probability Page, Mesoanalysis Page, (north central sector)

  Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF): SPC, NCEP 03Z run, NCEP 09Z run, NCEP 15Z run, NCEP 21Z run

  SREF Plume Diagrams: **New** SPC SREF Plumes, Penn State (SREF and GEFS), Plume diagrams explained, Plume box-and-whisker FAQ

  Ensemble Forecast Confidence Graphics: Duluth, Minneapolis-St Paul, Des Moines, Omaha, Bismarck, Williston, Green Bay, Florida State Homepage (all CONUS)

  Model Simulated Reflectivity Products: EMC NAM/WRF 00Z run, EMC NAM/WRF 12Z run, Marquette Local WRF, NSSL 4km NAM/WRF run, HRRR

  Precipitation Type/Amount: Cobb Winter Precip Type/Accumulation (MPX Intranet), Canadian Model PType, METAR Point Forecast Soundings (Earl Barker), NCEP Global Ensemble QPF

NAM PType Forecast Meteograms (EMC), Canadian GEM PType Graphics

  Standardized Anomalies: Penn State Anomaly map plotter, HPC Anomaly website, North Central CONUS Anomaly SA page

  Case Analog Guidance: CIPS Winter Weather Analog Guidance, SPC MARS Analog Guidance

  RWIS Highway Observations: Minnesota DOT, Wisconsin DOT

  Road Conditions: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois

  Webcam Resources: WFO Duluth Intranet

  Snow Crystal Structure/Growth: CalTech (great site!), Snow/Liquid Ratio Climatology

  **New** Canadian Radar Data (full resolution) from University of Manitoba (Password protected): Canadian Radar

  **New** MPX Local WRF: WRF Output

 

  METAR Location Point Forecast Soundings (25 mb vertical resolution):

Most Recent 00Z/12Z NAM Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI),

Cambridge(CBG), Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN),

Grand Forks(GFK), Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS),

Kenora(CYQK), Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD),

Phillips(PBH), Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

Most Recent 06Z/18Z NAM Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI),

Cambridge(CBG), Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN),

Grand Forks(GFK), Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS),

Kenora(CYQK), Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD),

Phillips(PBH), Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

Most Recent GFS Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI), Cambridge(CBG),

Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN), Grand Forks(GFK),

Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Kenora(CYQK),

Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD), Phillips(PBH),

Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

Most Recent RUC Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI), Cambridge(CBG),

Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN), Grand Forks(GFK),

Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Kenora(CYQK),

Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD), Phillips(PBH),

Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

 

  Cobb Winter PType/Accumulation:

Most Recent 00Z/12Z NAM Run: Aberdeen(ABR), Alexandria(AXN), Baudette(BDE), Bemidji(BJI), Bismarck(BIS), Brainerd(BRD), Devils Lake(DVL), Duluth(DLH), Eau Claire(EAU),

Ely(ELO), Fairmont(FRM), Fargo(FAR), Grand Forks(GFK), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), International Falls(INL), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Mason City(MCW),

Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Minot(MIB), Morris(MRS), Redwood Falls(RWF), Rhinelander(RHI), Roseau(ROX), St Cloud(STC), Waseca(WSC), Watertown(AYT), Wausau(AUW)

Most Recent 06Z/18Z NAM Run: Aberdeen(ABR), Alexandria(AXN), Baudette(BDE), Bemidji(BJI), Bismarck(BIS), Brainerd(BRD), Devils Lake(DVL), Duluth(DLH), Eau Claire(EAU),

Ely(ELO), Fairmont(FRM), Fargo(FAR), Grand Forks(GFK), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), International Falls(INL), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Mason City(MCW),

Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Minot(MIB), Morris(MRS), Redwood Falls(RWF), Rhinelander(RHI), Roseau(ROX), St Cloud(STC), Waseca(WSC), Watertown(AYT), Wausau(AUW)

Most Recent 00Z/12Z GFS Run: Aberdeen(ABR), Alexandria(AXN), Baudette(BDE), Bemidji(BJI), Bismarck(BIS), Brainerd(BRD), Devils Lake(DVL), Duluth(DLH), Eau Claire(EAU),

Ely(ELO), Fairmont(FRM), Fargo(FAR), Grand Forks(GFK), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), International Falls(INL), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Mason City(MCW),

Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Minot(MIB), Morris(MRS), Redwood Falls(RWF), Rhinelander(RHI), Roseau(ROX), St Cloud(STC), Waseca(WSC), Watertown(AYT), Wausau(AUW)

Most Recent 06Z/18Z GFS Run: Aberdeen(ABR), Alexandria(AXN), Baudette(BDE), Bemidji(BJI), Bismarck(BIS), Brainerd(BRD), Devils Lake(DVL), Duluth(DLH), Eau Claire(EAU),

Ely(ELO), Fairmont(FRM), Fargo(FAR), Grand Forks(GFK), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), International Falls(INL), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Mason City(MCW),

Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Minot(MIB), Morris(MRS), Redwood Falls(RWF), Rhinelander(RHI), Roseau(ROX), St Cloud(STC), Waseca(WSC), Watertown(AYT), Wausau(AUW)

 

  Model Comparison DataGrams/Meteograms: Aberdeen(ABR), Alexandria(AXN), Baudette(BDE), Bemidji(BJI), Bismarck(BIS), Brainerd(BRD), Devils Lake(DVL), Duluth(DLH), Eau Claire(EAU),

Ely(ELO), Fairmont(FRM), Fargo(FAR), Grand Forks(GFK), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), International Falls(INL), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Mason City(MCW),

Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Minot(MIB), Morris(MRS), Redwood Falls(RWF), Rhinelander(RHI), Roseau(ROX), St Cloud(STC), Waseca(WSC), Watertown(AYT), Wausau(AUW)

 

Model Simulated Reflectivity Products:

 

  EMC: NCEP 4km WRF-NMM 00Z run, NCEP 4km WRF-NMM 12Z run

  NSSL: NSSL 4km NAM/WRF run

  ESRL: HRRR

  WRF (every hour to 48 hrs): WRFwest-ARW most recent run, WRFwest-NMM most recent run, WRFeast-ARW most recent run, WRFeast-NMM most recent run

  WRF NMM versus ARW Comparison (every hour to 48 hrs): WRF NMM/ARW Comparison Loop

 

Marine Weather:

 

  National Weather Service: Great Lakes Marine Portal, Digital Marine Weather Dissemination System (DMAWDS), Great Lakes Real-time Marine Obs

  Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL): GLERL home, **New** Great Lakes Ice Forecasts

  University of Minnesota-Duluth Meteorological Buoy: Real-time Buoy data

  Great Lakes Shipping: Real-Time ship Locations, Duluth Shipping News

  National Data Buoy Center: NDBC Main Page, NDBC Operations/Maintenance Schedule

  Rip Currents: Science of the Surf (Dr. Rob Branders site)

  Training: Marine Training Directive

  General Information: Duluth Shipping News, Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, Great Ships Initiative, Lake Superior Bi-National Forum

 

 

Fire Weather:

 

  Fire Weather Spot Forecasts: Duluth NWS, View Spot Forecast Requests in Google Earth, Twin Cities NWS, Grand Forks NWS, RAWS sites (from DRI), MesoWest Obs Plot

  National Interagency Fire Center: NIFC main page, National Fire News, Eastern Area Coordination Center

  Minnesota Incident Command System: MNICS main page, MN Interagency Fire Center (MIFC), MN Homeland Security/Emergency Management

  Inciweb: Inciweb main page

  Fire Detection: SSD Hotspot detection page

  National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC): NOHRSC main page, Interactive Snow Information

  SPC Fire Weather Outlooks: Day 1, Day 2, Days 3-8

  SPC Fire Weather: Fire Analysis/Composite Map, SREF output

 

Aviation Weather:

 

  Aviation Weather Center: AWC Main Page, National Aviation AFDs

  Very Short Range Ensemble Forecast System (VSREF): Ceiling, Visibility, Fog, Wind/Gusts, Reflectivity, Probability of Convection, 3 Hour Precip, 6 Hour Precip, PType, Freezing Height

  METAR by Flight Category: Twin Cities ARTCC (ZMP CWSU) area

  Verification: WFO Duluth Aviation Stats

 

Severe Weather Resources:

 

  Storm Prediction Center Forecasts/Outlooks: SPC home, All Forecasts, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4-7

  Storm Prediction Center Watches/Mesoscale Discussions: Watches, Mesoscale Discussions

  Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Analysis: Nrn Plains, Cent Plains, Srn Plains, MS/Ohio Valley, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest, Pacific NW, National Sector

  Storm Prediction Center Forecast Tools: Soundings, Upper Air, Fire Wx Composites, Severe Wx Composites, Map Analog Retrieval System (MARS)

  Storm Prediction Center SREF Forecast Tools: SREF, SREF Interactive Point Plume and Probability Page

  Model Simulated Satellite Products: NSSL WRF-ARW-all channels, NSSL/CIMSS Visible, CIRA GOES-R Band 6.2, CIRA GOES-R Band 6.9, CIRA GOES-R Band 7.4, CIRA GOES-R Band 10

  HPC: QPF, Heat Index Forecast

  Ham Radio: Lake Superior Amateur Coalition system 1 repeater frequencies, Lake Superior Amateur Coalition system 2 repeater frequencies, LSAC Area Repeaters, Minnesota Scanning Frequencies

  National Threat Assessment/Climatology: NSSL Severe Weather Climatological Threat Page, Total Threat, Threat Loops, Miscellaneous Climatology Information,

  Local Severe Weather Climatology: MPX intranet

  NSSL: Severe Hazards Analysis and Verification Experiment (SHAVE), WRF Surrogate Severe Probabilities, WRF Probabilistic QPF exceedence, Experimental 6-hr QPF

 

METAR Location Point Forecast Soundings (25 mb vertical resolution):

Most Recent 00Z/12Z NAM Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI),

Cambridge(CBG), Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN),

Grand Forks(GFK), Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS),

Kenora(CYQK), Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD),

Phillips(PBH), Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

Most Recent 06Z/18Z NAM Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI),

Cambridge(CBG), Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN),

Grand Forks(GFK), Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS),

Kenora(CYQK), Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD),

Phillips(PBH), Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

Most Recent GFS Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI), Cambridge(CBG),

Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN), Grand Forks(GFK),

Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Kenora(CYQK),

Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD), Phillips(PBH),

Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

Most Recent RUC Run: Aitkin(AIT), Albert Lea(AEL), Alexandria(AXN), Ashland(ASX), Baudette(BDE), Big Fork(FOZ), Brainerd(BRD), Bemidji(BJI), Cambridge(CBG),

Cloquet(COQ), Devils Lake(DVL), Dryden(CYHD), Ear Falls(CXEA), Eau Claire(EAU), Crane Lake(CDD), Duluth(DLH), Ely(ELO), Fargo(FAR), Flag Island(FGN), Grand Forks(GFK),

Grand Marais(GNA), Grand Marais/Cook County(CQM), Grand Rapids(GPZ), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), Hinckley(04W), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Kenora(CYQK),

Little Falls(LXL), International Falls(INL), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP), Moose Lake(MZH), New Richmond(RNH), New Ulm(ULM), Park Falls(PKF), Park Rapids(PKD), Phillips(PBH),

Rhinelander(RHI), Rice Lake(RPD), Roseau(ROX), Silver Bay(BFW), Siren(RZN), Duluth/Sky Harbor(DYT), St Cloud(STC), Staples(SAZ), Superior(SUW), Thunder Bay(CYQT),

Two Harbors(TWM), Wadena(ADC), Wausau(AUW), Wheaton(ETH), Willmar(ILL)

 

  Model Comparison DataGrams/Meteograms: Aberdeen(ABR), Alexandria(AXN), Baudette(BDE), Bemidji(BJI), Bismarck(BIS), Brainerd(BRD), Devils Lake(DVL), *fixed* Duluth(DLH), Eau Claire(EAU), Ely(ELO),

Fairmont(FRM), Fargo(FAR), Grand Forks(GFK), Hayward(HYR), Hibbing(HIB), International Falls(INL), Ironwood(IWD), Jamestown(JMS), Mason City(MCW), Minneapolis/St Paul(MSP),

Minot(MIB), Morris(MRS), Redwood Falls(RWF), Rhinelander(RHI), Roseau(ROX), St Cloud(STC), Waseca(WSC), Watertown(AYT), Wausau(AUW)

 

Real-Time Weather Data:

 

  Upper Air: SPC, UCAR, U of Wyoming, TAMDAR, College of DuPage

  Radar: College of DuPage: Main Page, DLH, MPX, MVX, FSD, ABR, MQT, ARX, DMX, OAX, DVN

UCAR: Main Page, DLH, MPX, MVX, FSD, ABR, MQT, ARX, DMX, OAX, DVN, TLX, FDR, VNX, JAX

NSSL WDSS-II: KOUN, Phased Array, CASA, TDWR, CONUS Multi-radar, VCP status, KTLX

Canadian Radar: Main Page, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Sault Ste Marie

Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM): mosaics

NCDC: Archived Level2 Data

GRLevel2: Home2

FAA ARSR-4: Locations

OU SMART-R Real-Time Data (dual-pol): SMART-R data (when radar is running mobile radar location will change!)

  Satellite: College of DuPage: Main Page, 1km visible main page

College of DuPage 1km visible images: NE Minnesota, Lake Superior, C Minnesota, S Manitoba, N Dakota, S Dakota, Sioux City, Iowa, Wisconsin

College of DuPage 2 km visible images: Minnesota/Dakotas, North Dakota/Saskatchewan/Manitoba, Northern Minnesota/Ontario

UCAR: Main Page, Duluth, Des Moines, Pierre, Detroit, Wichita

CIMSS: Main Page, Tropical Storms, Goes Derived products, MODIS imagery

NESDIS: Main Page, Real-Time data, Image of the Day,

CIRA: Main Page, RAMSDIS real-time data

NHC: Main Satellite Page

CIMMS: GOES browser

Other Sources: University of Wisconsin

  Surface: College of DuPage: Main Page

UCAR: Main Page, Duluth, Des Moines, Pierre, Sault Ste. Marie

  Severe Weather Warnings: College of DuPage

  NWS Forecast Offices: Duluth, Twin Cities/Chanhassen, Grand Forks, La Crosse, Marquette, Des Moines, Quad Cities, Sioux Falls, Milwaukee, Norman, Pleasant Hill

  NWS National Centers: Storm Prediction Center, Hurricane Center, Aviation Weather Center, Hydrometeorologic Prediction Center, Climate Prediction Center, Space Weather Prediction Center

  NWS Digital Services: National NDFD, Great Lakes NDFD, NDFD Verification,

 

Real Time Model Data:

 

  Ensemble Model Data:

Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF): SPC, NCEP 03Z run, NCEP 09Z run, NCEP 15Z run, NCEP 21Z run

SREF Plume Diagrams: **New** SPC SREF Plumes, Penn State, Plume diagrams explained, Plume box-and-whisker FAQ

ECMWF Ensemble Output: NCEP ECMWF Ensemble Output (Password Protected)

GEFS Spaghetti Charts: NCEP GEFS Spaghetti Charts (all runs)

GEFS Ensemble Means and Spread: NCEP Ensemble Means and Spread Charts (all runs)

GEFS Plume Diagrams: Penn State

NCEP/EMC: SREF Aviation, NCEP Global Ensemble QPF, HPC Freeze Guidance

Very Short Range Ensemble Forecast System (VSREF): Ceiling, Visibility, Fog, Wind/Gusts, Reflectivity, Probability of Convection, 3 Hour Precip, 6 Hour Precip, PType, Freezing Height

Environment Canada: CMC, NAEFS

Confidence Graphics: Florida State Homepage, Minneapolis-St Paul, Des Moines, Omaha, Bismarck, Williston, Green Bay

NAEFS: Day 8-14 probabilistic temperature graphics

WRF: University of Illinois

Downscaled 4km-HREF Ensemble Products: NCEP (all models/all runs)

 

 

  Deterministic Model Data North American Domain:

NAM/WRF: UCAR, College of DuPage, NCEP 00Z run, NCEP 06Z run, NCEP 12Z run, NCEP 18Z run, MeteoCentre

NAM/WRF 4km: NSSL

NAM/WRF Simulated Reflectivity Products: EMC NAM/WRF 00Z run, EMC NAM/WRF 12Z run, NSSL 4km NAM/WRF run, HRRR

High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): HRRR homepage

RUC: UCAR, College of DuPage,

GFS: UCAR, College of DuPage, NCEP 00Z run, NCEP 06Z run, NCEP 12Z run, NCEP 18Z run, MeteoCentre,

ECMWF: College of DuPage, Unisys, MeteoCentre,

Canadian: Basic 4-panel charts, Simulated cloud forecasts, Aviation forecasts, MeteoCentre,

NOGAPS: US Navy

UKMET: U of Wyoming, Penn State, Iowa State, MeteoCentre

Environment Canada: GEM 2.5 km run

Experimental Models:

FSL: RUC

Forecast Soundings: Earl Barker SkewT page

Tropical Cyclone Model Guidance: NCAR Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project

University of Manitoba (Password protected): GEM-Regional

 

  Deterministic Model Data European Domain:

ETA: MeteoCentre

ECMWF: MeteoCentre

GFS: MeteoCentre

UKMET: MeteoCentre

Canadian: MeteoCentre

NOGAPS: US Navy

 

  Cobb Winter Precip Type/Accumulation: MPX intranet, BufKit Warehouse

  Model References: GFS-NAM assimilation-analysis differences, EMC model change implementation schedule, NAM-WRF March 2008 Change Information

  HPC: 500 mb Pattern Preference Graphics

  Verification: Daily Precipitation Verification Plots

Training Resources:

 

  NWS Required Administrative Training: DoC Travel Card, NOAA IT Security, NOAA Environmental & Safety Compliance

  Central Region Headquarters: ROC/Situation Awareness Links, Intranet, Training Interface, Conferences Database, CR Publications Team, Poster Printing Instructions

  Southern Region Headquarters: Science-sharing webinar recordings/powerpoint presentations

  Warning Decision Training Branch: Home, DLOC, AWOC, EF-Scale, Public-Private Sector Partnership, Storm-Based Warnings, AWIPS Build 9

  National Weather Service Training Center: Home, NWSTC Training Portal

  Elearning: NWS LMS

  USDA Graduate School: Home, Basic Labor Relations, EEO Counseling, Introduction to Federal EEO, Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, No FEAR Act, EEO in the Federal Government

  COMET: MetEd login, VISIT homepage,

  Research Experience for Undergraduates: Norman NWC, Norman NWC 2012 Application Form, NOAA Hollings Scholarship, UCAR, National Science Foundation, NWS MDL, ORISE

 

Road Conditions and Air Quality:

 

  Current Road Conditions: Upper Midwest/Great Lakes Composite Map (from U of W), Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois

  Air Quality: National AIRNow, Wisconsin Air Quality, Wisconsin Air Management Program

Tropical Weather Resources:

 

  National Hurricane Center: NHC Main Page, RECON message decoder

  Satellite Floater Sectors: RAMSDIS Tropical page

  Joint Typhoon Warning Center: JTWC Main Page

  Central Pacific Hurricane Center: CPHC Main Page

  US Navy: Naval Research Lab Tropical Homepage, Global Sea Surface Temps

  Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Tropical Cyclone Model Guidance Page,

  Japan Meteorological Agency: JMA Main Page

  Climate Prediction Center: CPC Main Page, Atlantic Hurricane Outlook, Eastern Pacific Hurricane Outlook

  Tropical Storm Risk: Tropical Storm Risk Main Page

Space Weather:

 

  NWS Space Weather Prediction Center: SPWC Main Page

  NASA: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), SOHO real-time images, National Solar Data Analysis Center (NSDAC)

  National Institute for Information and Communications Technology (Japan): Real-time Magnetosphere Simulation

  National Solar Observatory: Main Page

  University of Alaska: Geophysical Institute Aurora forecast page

  Other Space Weather Sites: Spaceweather.com, Solar Terrestrial Dispatch, Space.com

 

References/Resources:

 

  AvnFPS: MDL faqs, Climatology Tools Site Files

  AWIPS: AWIPS Users Guide, Baumgardt Volume Browser Page, Baumgardt Page Documentation, AWIPS image customization, AWIPS evolution reference page, AWIPS Discrepancy Reports

  BUFKIT: Iowa State BufKit Warehouse

  FEMA: National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA Training Home Page

  Fire Weather: National Wildlife Coordinating Group (NWCG) Catalog, Wildland Fire Training, Wildfire Lessons Learned Center

  GFE: GFE Headline Unlock References

  NWS Central Region: Tile server

  NWS Eastern Region: Tech Attachments

  Historical Information: Duluth Weather Observations

Archived Data:

 

  General Resources: NCDC, Midwest Regional Climate Center, UCAR image archiver, Central Region text product archive,

  Radar: NEXRAD level 2: NCDC, Iowa State, Central Region HQ archive,

  Satellite: NESDIS, University of Wisconsin SSEC, NCDC CLASS page,

  Upper Air: University of Wyoming, SPC objectively analyzed maps, RUC sounding archive, Penn State Anomaly map plotter, Penn State NARR map plotter, NCEP Reanalysis Archive (1948-present)

  Warnings: IEM Polygon Warnings Archive,

  SPC MesoAnalysis Graphics: WFO Omaha Intranet,

  NDFD: Upper MS Valley Archive (WFO ARX)

  Iowa State Mesonet (IEM): Main Page,

  NCDC: Extreme Events, xmACIS, Hurricanes, Billion $$ Events, Heavy Precip, Tornadoes

  SREF Data: 30 Day SPC SREF image archive (WFO ARX)

  WFO Web Products: News of the Day/Graphicasts (WFO ARX)

 

Various GIS/External Links:

 

  Spotter Network

  GPS Links: GPS information,

  Department of Transportation Traffic Flow Maps: Minnesota, Wisconsin

 

Hydrology:

 

  National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center: NOHRSC

  NWS River Forecast Centers: Chanhassen MN, Pleasant Hill MO, Tulsa OK, Fort Worth TX, Portland OR, Salt Lake City UT, Sacramento CA, Anchorage AK, New Orleans LA,

Atlanta GA, State College PA, Tauton MA, Wilmington OH

  Hydrology Resources: Hydro VTEC page, WHFS Documentation, NWSTC Hydro page, Riverpro Training Page,

  Ensemble Forecasts: Short Term QPF River Forecasts

  AWIPS OB 9 Hydro Training: WDTB link

  Lake Superior North Shore Watersheds: Watershed Viewer from NRRI

 

Climatology:

 

  Climate Prediction Center: Main page, 3-14 Day Hazards Assessment, Global Tropics Hazards Assessment,

  Climate Prediction Center Products: Crop Moisture Index, 1 Month Climate Outlook, 3 Month Climate Outlook, 3 Month Probability of Exceedence Outlooks, Excessive Heat Outlooks

  Climate Prediction Center Drought Information: US Drought Monitor, National Drought Summary, Palmer Drought Severity Index, Crop Moisture Index, US Drought Outlook,

  State Climatology Sites: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan

  Microclimates: diurnal cycles

  Climate change: Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), Mauna Loa CO2 Trends

  Drought Information: NIDIS, US Drought Monitor

  El Nino/La Nina: CPC ENSO Information Page

 

Natural Sciences Sites:

 

  NASA: Earth Observatory

  Volcanos/Earthquakes: Mt St Helens, IRIS seismic monitor, Cascadia Megathrust Earthquakes, University of Alaska-Fairbanks-Geophysical Institute

  Astronomy and Eclipses: Shadow and Substance, KryssTal

 

WebCams: WFO Duluth Intranet

 

Foreign Meteorological Agencies:

 

  Aruba

  Australia

  Canada

  Cuba

  European Storm Forecast Experiment (ESTOFEX) - convective outlooks for Europe

  MeteoAlarm - weather warnings for Europe

  India

  Jamaica

  Japan

  Mexico

  Romania

  South Africa

 

Commercial Weather Sites:

 

  Weather Underground, The Weather Channel, AccuWeather, WeatherBug, HamWeather

 

Administrative Sites:

 

  AMIC Links: WebTA login, Travel Manager login, WFM Hiring Manager login, Table of Offenses, Accident/Incident Reporting Web Interface, GSA Advantage, DoC Travel Regulations,

Position Descriptions and Performance Plans, CRH Workforce Services (password protected), GSA Per Diem Rates

  CR SOO Resources: SOO Reports Wiki, Radar Advisory Team, Publication Advisory Team, Conference/Science Sharing web interface, Conference/Workshop Data Entry page,

Great Lakes SOO Community, Mississippi Valley SOO Community, NWS OCWWS Training Portal, SOO/STRC Webpage

  Email: NOAA webmail, NOAA Locator, NOAA Enterprise Directory User Interface, Spam email guidelines, Spam filter instructions,

  NOAA Incident Reporting: Emergency Employee Check-In, Accident/Incident Reporting Web Interface, NOAA Incident Reporting Form, NOAA Computer Incident Response Team (NCIRT),

COOP and Unscheduled Back-Up Ops

  NOAA: EPP, TSP, WebTA login, Workforce Management, Employee Assistance Program, NWS Employees Organization, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF),

NOAA Civil Rights Office, Office Safety Inspection Checklist, Leave Donor Information, Leave Donor Participants, NOAA Awards Page

  WorkForce Management: WFM main page, Hiring Manager, MASC, EASC, WRC, Salary charts, Merit System Principles, Prohibited Personnel Practices, WFM Office Representative, NOAA Demographics,

Office or Civil Rights, Reasonable Accommodations Contacts

  Job Vacancy Announcements: USAJobs

  NWS Position Descriptions: MIC(15), MIC(14), WCM(14), WCM(13), SOO(14), SOO(13),

Lead Forecaster, GS-12 Forecaster, GS-11 Forecaster, GS-09 Forecaster,

GS-11MET Intern (Intern Graduate), GS-09 MET Intern, GS-07 Met Intern, GS-05 Met Intern,

Observing Program Leader, GS-11 Senior Hydro-Meteorological Technician, GS-10 Hydro-Meteorological Technician, GS-09 Hydro-Meteorological Technician

Electronic Systems Analyst, GS-11 Electronics Technician, GS-10 Electronics Technician

Information Technology Officer, Administrative Support Assistant

Student Trainee (Meteorology)

  NWS Position Performance Plans: MIC, WCM, SOO

Lead Forecaster (13), General Forecaster (7/9/11/12),

MET Intern (GS-11 Intern Graduate), MET Intern (5/7/9)

Observing Program Leader, Hydro-Meteorological Technician (9/10/11)

Electronic Systems Analyst, Electronics Technician (10/11)

Information Technology Officer, Administrative Support Assistant

Student Trainee (Meteorology)

  National Weather Service: Directives, Directives Tracking, Storm Based Warnings, MIC/SOO/WCM directory, Graphicast Information, Verification,

  Forms: Leave Request (SF71), Report of Injury, Illness, Accident or Fatality (CD-137), OPM electronic PDF Forms Resource Page, NOAA Faculty/student Research Program Interest Form

 

 

  WFO Duluth: Edit Web Headlines, Office Events Calendar

  CR/WFO Intranets: CR Intranet, DLH, MPX, FGF, ARX, MQT, FSD

  Professional Societies/organizations: American Meteorological Society, AMS/WAF Editorial Manager log in, National Weather Association, Twin Cities AMS, Central Iowa NWA,

Central Oklahoma AMS/NWA, Twin Cities SkyWarn

  NWS chat: NWSchat user interface

  Conferences: Great Lakes Operational Meteorology Workshop (GLOMW): 2011 (Ithaca NY), 2010 (Toronto)

Des Moines NWA Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference: 2010, 2009, 2008

Northern Plains Winter Storm Conference (NPWSC): 2010, 2009, 2008

Northern Plains Convective Workshop: 2010 (Sioux Falls), 2009 (Rapid City), 2007 (Grand Forks)

Minnesota SkyWarn Workshop: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

International Association of Emergency Managers (IEAM): 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

National Weather Association Annual Meeting: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

  Outreach: NWS On-Line outreach reporting (NOESS)