KAEX KAEX 181527Z AUTO 12006KT 9SM VCTS FEW022 BKN046 OVC080 23/20 A2969 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W AND NW RAB04E25 P0000 T02280200
KAUS KAUS 181453Z 24007KT 10SM SCT016 20/15 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP075 SCT016 V BKN T02000150 50018 $
KBPT KBPT 181453Z 01011G19KT 10SM BKN049 18/16 A2972 RMK AO2 RAE28 TSE02 SLP062 P0003 60013 T01830161 58004
KBTR KBTR 181453Z 11008KT 10SM SCT019 BKN027 BKN033 24/21 A2976 RMK AO2 SLP076 T02440206 58020
KCLL KCLL 181453Z 27008KT 10SM BKN008 18/17 A2975 RMK AO2 CIG 007V012 SLP069 60013 T01780167 53012
KCRP KCRP 181451Z 29011KT 10SM SCT009 BKN011 BKN055 BKN250 20/17 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP088 BKN011 V SCT 60000 T02000167
KCXO KCXO 181453Z 07011G17KT 5SM -RA BR FEW007 BKN070 OVC110 16/16 A2969 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE TSB24E50 PRESFR SLP053 P0020 60068 T01610161 58034
KDLF KDLF 181456Z AUTO 33022G32KT 10SM CLR 22/09 A2988 RMK AO2 PK WND 32033/39 SLP110 T02220094 52034
KDWH KDWH 181456Z 08011G30KT 9SM -RA SCT007 BKN050 16/16 A2968 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE-SE TSE56 P0000 T01610161
KEFD KEFD 181450Z 31005KT 1/2SM +TSRA BR BKN015CB OVC055 16/16 A2967 RMK PRESFR
KGLS KGLS 181525Z 36019G24KT 7SM -TSRA SCT010 BKN014 OVC050 18/17 A2972 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS TSB1454E09B23 P0006 T01830172
KGPT KGPT 181453Z 16012G17KT 10SM SCT026 BKN045 25/20 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP112 T02500200 51014
KHOU KHOU 181507Z 05018G21KT 6SM RA BR SCT006 OVC120 17/16 A2964 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N-SE PRESFR TSE06 MOV NE P0001 T01720156
KHRL KHRL 181452Z 32013KT 10SM CLR 21/17 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP095 T02060172 53029
KIAH KIAH 181507Z 08009G22KT 7SM -RA FEW005 SCT012 BKN040 OVC150 17/17 A2967 RMK AO2 PK WND 06032/1454 LTG DSNT NE-SE CB DSNT NE-SE MOV NE P0003 T01670167
KLCH KLCH 181513Z 34014G23KT 5SM VCTS RA BR FEW013 BKN037 OVC060 19/17 A2971 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS P0014 T01890167
KMOB KMOB 181456Z 16015KT 7SM SCT025 BKN047 BKN180 25/19 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP126 T02500189 53014
KMSY KMSY 181453Z 15015G20KT 10SM BKN019 BKN024 BKN150 26/21 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP099 T02560206 50007
KSAT KSAT 181451Z 24007KT 10SM FEW012 FEW100 17/14 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP079 T01720139 50018
KSGR KSGR 181512Z 08008KT 10SM BKN009 18/16 A2969 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE AND E T01780161
KTME KTME 181515Z AUTO 11005KT 8SM SCT007 BKN065 18/17 A2973 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).