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ICAO METAR
KAEX KAEX 180753Z 00000KT 9SM CLR 25/24 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP130 T02500239
KAUS KAUS 180753Z 17007KT 10SM BKN018 27/24 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP106 T02720239 $
KBPT KBPT 180753Z AUTO 18005KT 10SM CLR 27/25 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP123 T02720250 $
KBTR KBTR 180753Z AUTO 06003KT 10SM CLR 26/24 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP138 T02560239 $
KCLL KCLL 180753Z AUTO 18006KT 10SM CLR 27/24 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP117 T02720244
KCRP KCRP 180751Z 16009KT 10SM FEW017 28/26 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP108 T02780261
KCXO KCXO 180753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 25/24 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP122 T02500239
KDLF KDLF 180756Z AUTO 12011KT 10SM CLR 29/22 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP085 T02890221 $
KDWH KDWH 180753Z AUTO 16003KT 10SM FEW021 27/24 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP119 T02720239
KEFD KEFD 180750Z 17003KT 10SM FEW020 27/24 A2988
KGLS KGLS 180752Z AUTO 17014KT 10SM CLR 31/26 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP123 T03060256
KGPT KGPT 180753Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM CLR 26/24 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP136 T02610244
KHOU KHOU 180753Z 18005KT 10SM FEW024 SCT036 27/24 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP124 T02720244
KHRL KHRL 180752Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM CLR 28/25 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP102 T02780250
KIAH KIAH 180753Z 17004KT 10SM FEW022 28/24 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP119 T02830244
KLCH KLCH 180753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 27/26 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP136 T02670256 $
KMOB KMOB 180756Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 26/25 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP140 T02560250
KMSY KMSY 180753Z 22003KT 10SM BKN250 26/24 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP141 T02610239
KSAT KSAT 180751Z COR 15007KT 10SM FEW250 26/22 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP101 T02610222
KSGR KSGR 180753Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM FEW023 SCT033 27/26 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP119 T02670256 $
KTME KTME 180755Z AUTO 18005KT 9SM 26/25 A2990 RMK AO2

Next Generation Radar

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.


GOES 13 Visible Radar

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.

GOES 13 Infrared 12 Hour Loop

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.


Surface Data

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).