Weather


ICAO METAR
KAEX KAEX 082153Z 18007KT 10SM CLR 17/11 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP156 T01670106
KAUS KAUS 082153Z 21011G21KT 10SM FEW150 BKN200 BKN250 24/13 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP119 T02440128 $
KBPT KBPT 082153Z 16009KT 10SM BKN029 21/15 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP151 T02060150
KBTR KBTR 082153Z 15006KT 10SM CLR 21/09 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP161 T02060089
KCLL KCLL 082153Z 18011KT 10SM CLR 24/13 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP125 T02390128
KCRP KCRP 082151Z 15018KT 10SM FEW040 SCT250 25/17 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP132 T02500172 $
KCXO KCXO 082153Z 12004KT 10SM OVC040 21/16 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP140 T02110156
KDLF KDLF 082156Z AUTO 18011KT 10SM CLR 26/11 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP108 T02550109 $
KDWH KDWH 082153Z 20007KT 10SM BKN042 23/13 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP136 T02280133
KEFD KEFD 081950Z 16010KT 10SM BKN035 BKN250 22/15 A2998
KGLS KGLS 082152Z 14007KT 10SM SCT027 21/17 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP148 T02110172
KGPT KGPT 082153Z 12005KT 10SM BKN008 BKN017 BKN042 19/16 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP167 T01890156
KHOU KHOU 082153Z 16009KT 10SM BKN035 BKN250 23/16 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP147 T02280156
KHRL KHRL 082152Z 17018G25KT 10SM CLR 27/18 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP125 T02670178 $
KIAH KIAH 082153Z 16009KT 10SM SCT040 BKN250 23/14 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP139 T02280144
KLCH KLCH 082153Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM OVC026 19/14 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP171 T01940144
KMOB KMOB 082156Z 07007KT 10SM OVC011 18/16 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP173 T01830156 $
KMSY KMSY 082153Z 06005KT 10SM FEW030 BKN270 20/13 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP171 T02000128
KSAT KSAT 082151Z 20009KT 10SM BKN250 23/12 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP123 T02330122
KSGR KSGR 082153Z 17012KT 10SM SCT038 23/16 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP141 T02330161
KTME KTME 082155Z AUTO 18012KT 10SM SCT040 24/15 A2995 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).