|KAEX||KAEX 202053Z 04009KT 10SM CLR 11/M04 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP325 T01061039 56021|
|KAUS||KAUS 202053Z 00000KT 10SM SCT300 16/M03 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP325 T01561033 56031 $|
|KBPT||KBPT 202053Z 35015G21KT 10SM CLR 16/M02 A3046 RMK AO2 SLP313 T01611017 56024|
|KBTR||KBTR 202053Z 36010KT 10SM CLR 12/M05 A3043 RMK AO2 SLP304 T01221050 56022 $|
|KCLL||KCLL 202053Z 01007KT 10SM CLR 17/M04 A3049 RMK AO2 SLP324 T01671044 56029|
|KCRP||KCRP 202051Z 07007KT 10SM FEW080 FEW250 18/M01 A3049 RMK AO2 SLP326 T01781011 56026|
|KCXO||KCXO 202053Z VRB04KT 10SM CLR 15/M03 A3049 RMK AO2 SLP325 T01501028 56025|
|KDLF||KDLF 202056Z AUTO 17009KT 10SM CLR 15/M05 A3045 RMK AO2 SLP311 T01481051 57039 $|
|KDWH||KDWH 202053Z 01009KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A3049 RMK AO2 SLP323 T01611044 56027|
|KEFD||KEFD 202050Z 35010G16KT 10SM FEW250 16/M03 A3047|
|KGLS||KGLS 202052Z AUTO 36014KT 10SM CLR 15/01 A3049 RMK AO2 SLP324 T01500006 56021|
|KGPT||KGPT 202053Z 36012G20KT 10SM CLR 10/M07 A3037 RMK AO2 SLP284 T01001067 56022|
|KHOU||KHOU 202053Z 02009G17KT 340V040 10SM FEW250 16/M04 A3047 RMK AO2 SLP324 T01611039 56026|
|KHRL||KHRL 202052Z 05011G18KT 10SM SCT055 19/06 A3046 RMK AO2 SLP313 T01890061 56025 $|
|KIAH||KIAH 202053Z 35013KT 10SM FEW250 17/M03 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP322 T01671033 56027|
|KLCH||KLCH 202053Z 02015G19KT 10SM CLR 14/M03 A3046 RMK AO2 SLP322 T01441028 56023|
|KMOB||KMOB 202056Z 33013G20KT 10SM FEW250 08/M07 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP287 T00831072 56020|
|KMSY||KMSY 202053Z 36012G18KT 10SM CLR 11/M05 A3041 RMK AO2 SLP300 T01111050 56022|
|KSAT||KSAT 202051Z VRB03KT 10SM FEW250 16/M04 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP313 T01561044 56033|
|KSGR||KSGR 202053Z 02010KT 10SM CLR 16/M01 A3048 RMK AO2 SLP323 T01611011 56025|
|KTME||KTME 202115Z AUTO 03010KT 10SM CLR 16/M02 A3049 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).