|KAEX||KAEX 161953Z 36005KT 10SM OVC011 17/13 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP166 T01670128|
|KAUS||KAUS 161953Z 23005KT 10SM BKN220 23/14 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP137 T02330144|
|KBPT||KBPT 161953Z 04005KT 10SM FEW018 OVC024 22/16 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP156 T02170156|
|KBTR||KBTR 161953Z 11003KT 10SM OVC009 16/13 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP161 T01610133|
|KCLL||KCLL 161953Z 22006KT 10SM CLR 23/15 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP138 T02280150|
|KCRP||KCRP 161951Z 10005KT 10SM SCT029 OVC035 24/19 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP149 T02440189|
|KCXO||KCXO 161953Z 00000KT 10SM BKN021 21/15 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP151 T02060150|
|KDLF||KDLF 161956Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM FEW200 21/10 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP145 T02110103 $|
|KDWH||KDWH 161953Z 00000KT 10SM OVC022 22/15 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP150 T02170150|
|KEFD||KEFD 161950Z 29006KT 10SM BKN025 OVC250 22/16 A2998|
|KGLS||KGLS 161955Z 11009KT 2 1/2SM HZ BKN024 20/17 A3000 RMK AO2 T02000167|
|KGPT||KGPT 161953Z 36007KT 10SM OVC006 13/11 A3002 RMK AO2 RAE02 SLP166 P0000 T01330111|
|KHOU||KHOU 161953Z 25005KT 10SM BKN029 OVC250 23/15 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP156 T02280150|
|KHRL||KHRL 161952Z 20007KT 10SM FEW030 SCT040 28/19 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP140 T02780194|
|KIAH||KIAH 161953Z 00000KT 10SM BKN020 OVC250 21/15 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP151 T02110150|
|KLCH||KLCH 161953Z 08005KT 10SM BKN017 20/14 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP168 T02000144|
|KMOB||KMOB 161956Z 05005KT 3SM -RA BR OVC005 12/12 A3003 RMK AO2 RAB15 SLP166 P0000 T01220117|
|KMSY||KMSY 161953Z 02006KT 10SM OVC008 16/13 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP167 T01610133|
|KSAT||KSAT 161951Z 20008KT 10SM BKN250 21/14 A2998 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP139 T02060144|
|KSGR||KSGR 161953Z 25003KT 10SM OVC025 22/17 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP153 T02170167|
|KTME||KTME 161955Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM BKN022 22/17 A2998 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).