Web Links for Weather & Climate - CCS/ERTH 303

Local Weather

 

The University of Montana’s Hellgate Canyon Weather Station.

http://www.spatial.umt.edu/weather/Current_wx.htm

 

Wunderground map of current conditions near Missoula.

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=46.87310&lon=-114.03053&zoom=12&type=hyb&units=english&rad=1&rad.num=1&rad.spd=25&rad.opa=70&rad.stm=0&rad.type=N0R&rad.smo=1&rad.mrg=0&wxsn=1&wxsn.mode=tw&svr=0&cams=0&sat=0&riv=0&mm=0&hur=0&fire=0&tor=0&ndfd=0&pix=0 

 

National Weather Service’s Missoula Forecast Office page.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Missoula/

 

Current Conditions (and past 24 hours) from NWS in Missoula

http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KMSO.html

   

The Montana State Climate Office (UM Forestry)

http://www.cfc.umt.edu/MCO/

 

Montana Department of Transportation weather cameras.

http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/weather/rwis.shtml

 

Mountain Weather from northwestern Wyoming – lots of good links.

http://www.mountainweather.com/FORECAST.htm

 

Missoula County Air Quality Status – Updated at 9am and 4pm daily when fires are active.

http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/airquality/CurrentAirQuality/currentstatusreport.htm

 

Montana State Air Quality Report and Map– Updated at 10am daily.

http://todaysair.mt.gov/

http://svc.mt.gov/deq/smokereport/mostRecentUpdate.aspx

 

Current satellite-based fire maps for all US regions – Updated at 6am daily.  LARGE FILES.

http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/

 

 

National Weather

 

National Weather Service's Graphical Forecast Page. Click to zoom in and get more options.

http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/graphical/sectors/

 

National Weather Service’s Official Daily Weather Maps (Past maps; New ones not posted until about 11 am the following day).

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/dailywxmap/index.html

 

Wunderground's Live Maps of Weather Observations.

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=38.54817&lon=-95.80078&zoom=4

 

National Climate Data Center’s Unedited Local Climatological Data (Past daily observations for last year, up to current day)

http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/ulcd/ULCD?prior=Y

 

NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (Forecast discussions)

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/index.shtml

 

National Operantional Hydrologial Remote Sensing Center's page on snow-depth departure from normal

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/

 

National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) Research Applications Program (Current and Forecasts)

http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/

 

NWS Meteorological Development Laboratory’s Current Forecast Site

http://www.weather.gov/mdl/synop/products.php

 

Unisys Weather – National weather maps.

http://weather.unisys.com/index.html

 

DataStreme – The American Meteorological Society’s daily weather maps.

http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/

 

University of Illinois’ current national weather maps.

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/wx/home.rxml

 

The Weather Channel.

http://www.weather.com/

http://www.weather.com/maps/news/forecastsummary/uscurrentweather_large.html/

 

BBC’s World Weather site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

 

A map of the jet stream position over US.

http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag186.html

 

 

Severe Weather

 

National Hurricane Center

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

Unisys's archive of Hurricane Advisories. Click on this year for those to date.

http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/

 

Wisconsin ’s Tropical Storm Page with good graphics.

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic2/

 

Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential site – graphics for all ocean basins on GoogleEarth graphics

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/GE/tchp.html

 

Dr. Jeff Master’s Wunderground Blog

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

 

New York Times sites on Katrina and Sandy

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/2005_HURRICANEKATRINA_GRAPHIC/

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/26/us/hurricane-sandy-map.html

 

 

Russ’s Links to Forecast Sites

 

The College of Dupage’s NexLab Model Product’s page.

http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

 

NCAR’s RAP Real-Time Weather Data Page with forecasts, radar, and other observations.

http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/

 

The National Weather Service’s Statistical Modeling Branch page with GFS, Eta, and MOS forecasts.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/

   

The NWS’s Hydrometeorological Prediction Center page with current products including forecasts.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/fcsttxt.html

 

 

Climate Sites

 

Site with good links to a variety of educational materials on climate change - check out the videos!

http://climatechangeeducation.org/

 

Real Climate's Blog which features current stories about climate news by working climate scientists - it does get technical and into the nitty-gritty.

 

A page designed to review climate change science for general public.  Their rebuttals of common "skeptic arguments" is excellent.

http://www.skepticalscience.com/

 

 

Other Cool Sites

 

GoogleMaps Weather mash-ups site.

http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/#weather

 

Updated 30 January 2013 .  If any of these links don’t work, please e-mail me anna.klene@umontana.edu  Thanks!