|KAEX||KAEX 201853Z 34009KT 10SM CLR 06/M02 A3034 RMK AO2 SLP279 T00611022|
|KAUS||KAUS 201853Z VRB05KT 10SM BKN250 09/M04 A3036 RMK AO2 SLP286 T00941039|
|KBPT||KBPT 201853Z 01009KT 10SM CLR 10/M01 A3035 RMK AO2 SLP276 T01001011|
|KBTR||KBTR 201853Z 35008G17KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP256 T00781022|
|KCLL||KCLL 201853Z 04004KT 10SM CLR 07/M03 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP286 T00721033|
|KCRP||KCRP 201851Z 07009KT 10SM SCT250 14/M02 A3036 RMK AO2 SLP281 T01391017|
|KCXO||KCXO 201853Z 34007KT 10SM CLR 09/M03 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP287 T00891028 $|
|KDLF||KDLF 201856Z AUTO 17011G15KT 10SM CLR 14/M01 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP266 T01421014|
|KDWH||KDWH 201853Z 35008KT 10SM CLR 09/M02 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP284 T00941022|
|KEFD||KEFD 201650Z 32010KT 10SM CLR 03/M04 A3042|
|KGLS||KGLS 201852Z 36011KT 10SM CLR 07/00 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP288 T00720000|
|KGPT||KGPT 201853Z 32011KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP226 T00671011|
|KHOU||KHOU 201853Z 34009KT 10SM SCT300 09/M03 A3036 RMK AO2 SLP286 T00891033|
|KHRL||KHRL 201852Z VRB03KT 10SM CLR 16/00 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP284 T01610000|
|KIAH||KIAH 201853Z 30006KT 10SM SCT250 08/M02 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP285 T00831017|
|KLCH||KLCH 201853Z 01012G19KT 10SM CLR 09/M01 A3034 RMK AO2 SLP281 T00891006 $|
|KMOB||KMOB 201856Z 33007G19KT 7SM FEW026 06/M02 A3017 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP217 T00611022|
|KMSY||KMSY 201853Z 32011KT 10SM FEW025 07/M01 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP241 T00721006|
|KSAT||KSAT 201851Z 13005KT 10SM BKN250 12/M04 A3035 RMK AO2 SLP270 T01221039|
|KSGR||KSGR 201853Z 36006KT 10SM CLR 09/M02 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP285 T00941017|
|KTME||KTME 201935Z AUTO 01006G12KT 10SM CLR 09/M01 A3036 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).