|KAEX||KAEX 220253Z 16008KT 8SM BKN023 OVC030 26/23 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP084 T02560228 53018|
|KAUS||KAUS 220253Z 13008KT 10SM FEW039 SCT200 25/15 A2968 RMK AO2 SLP042 T02500150 51013|
|KBPT||KBPT 220253Z 16013KT 9SM FEW014 BKN045 OVC055 27/24 A2976 RMK AO2 SLP077 T02720239 53016|
|KBTR||KBTR 220253Z 15011KT 10SM FEW040 27/22 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP104 T02670222 53018|
|KCLL||KCLL 220253Z AUTO 10004KT 10SM OVC041 23/19 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP054 T02330189 53012|
|KCRP||KCRP 220251Z 16015KT 9SM BKN009 BKN012 OVC250 28/25 A2966 RMK AO2 SLP043 T02780250 53016|
|KCXO||KCXO 220253Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM FEW025 BKN038 OVC045 27/23 A2973 RMK AO2 SLP063 T02720233 53016|
|KDLF||KDLF 220256Z AUTO 14005KT 2SM BR CLR M M RMK AO2 SLPNO RVRNO PNO VISNO RWY13 CHINO RWY13 $|
|KDWH||KDWH 220253Z 15007KT 10SM BKN024 OVC030 28/23 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP060 T02780228 53017|
|KEFD||KEFD 220250Z 16009KT 8SM SCT013 BKN020 BKN070 27/24 RMK ALTIMETER MISSING|
|KGLS||KGLS 220252Z AUTO 16014G21KT 7SM BKN011 BKN024 OVC033 27/25 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP073 T02670250 50013|
|KGPT||KGPT 220253Z 16012KT 10SM SCT024 SCT028 27/22 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP121 T02720222 51010|
|KHOU||KHOU 220253Z 16013KT 8SM FEW012 SCT018 BKN024 27/24 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP066 T02720244 53014|
|KHRL||KHRL 220252Z 15012KT 7SM OVC025 29/25 A2966 RMK AO2 SLP043 T02890250 53024|
|KIAH||KIAH 220253Z 17012G18KT 9SM SCT019 BKN029 BKN060 28/25 A2972 RMK AO2 SLP061 T02780250 53019|
|KLCH||KLCH 220253Z AUTO 17009G17KT 8SM FEW015 OVC038 27/24 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP096 T02670239 53017|
|KMOB||KMOB 220256Z 15008KT 10SM FEW025 24/22 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP132 T02440222 51011|
|KMSY||KMSY 220253Z 16009KT 10SM FEW022 FEW250 27/23 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP118 T02720228 53009|
|KSAT||KSAT 220251Z 12007KT 10SM FEW250 23/15 A2970 RMK AO2 SLP039 T02330150 53015|
|KSGR||KSGR 220253Z 18010KT 9SM BKN018 OVC028 27/25 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP062 T02670250 53017|
|KTME||KTME 220255Z AUTO 18007KT 6SM BR OVC020 27/25 A2973 RMK AO2|
This is a composite plot of the radar summary, echo tops, storm movement, TVS and MESO signatures and watch boxes. The radar summary is color coded by precip type. Greens, yellows and reds are rain. Pinks are mixed precipitation (freezing rain, sleet). Blues are snow. NOTE: Radar data is susceptible to a phenomena called anomalous propagation. This generally happens at night and appears as a area of 20 dBZ echos (darkest green) which is centered around each radar site and expands with time. To try and reduce the problem, low echo values near the radar sites have been removed.
This image is the equivalent of taking a black and white photo of the earth. The bright areas show where the sun is being reflected back into space as a result of clouds or snow cover. Clouds and snow show up white. The thicker the cloud, the brighter the color. Land surfaces show up as gray and ocean surfaces nearly black. The major limitation to visible imagery is that it is only valid during daylight.
This type of image shows heat based radiation from the infrared spectrum. In other words, the warmer the surface, the more infrared radiation it emits. For a satellite image, cooler surfaces are bright and warmer surfaces are dark. Since the atmosphere cools as you increase in altitude, clouds would show up as bright areas and land surfaces as dark areas. In addition, low clouds will be more gray and higher clouds will show up more white. Tall thunderstorm clouds will show up as bright white and fog will be hard to discern from land areas. A large advantage of IR is that you can view it 24 hours a day.
This is a composite map contain the following analyses: radar summary (color filled areas), surface data plot (composite station model), frontal locations (in various bold lines) and pressure contours (in thin blue lines).