|KAEX||KAEX 220153Z 14009KT 8SM CLR 26/22 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP183 T02610217|
|KAUS||KAUS 220153Z 15011KT 10SM FEW060 SCT095 29/21 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP143 T02940211 $|
|KBPT||KBPT 220153Z 11006KT 10SM FEW040 27/24 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP169 T02720244|
|KBTR||KBTR 220153Z 11009KT 10SM FEW013 FEW038 BKN080 25/22 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP197 T02500222|
|KCLL||KCLL 220153Z AUTO 14009KT 10SM CLR 28/22 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP159 T02780217|
|KCRP||KCRP 220151Z 13009G16KT 10SM FEW025 SCT250 29/23 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP142 T02890233|
|KCXO||KCXO 220153Z AUTO 11003KT 10SM CLR 24/23 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP169 T02440228|
|KDLF||KDLF 220156Z AUTO 14007KT 10SM SCT070 30/18 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP112 T03020176 RVRNO $|
|KDWH||KDWH 220153Z 12004KT 10SM CLR 27/21 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP166 T02670211|
|KEFD||KEFD 220150Z 12005KT 10SM FEW020 FEW250 27/23 A3001|
|KGLS||KGLS 220152Z AUTO 11010KT 10SM CLR 29/24 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 T02890244|
|KGPT||KGPT 220153Z 13009KT 10SM CLR 27/19 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP201 T02670189|
|KHOU||KHOU 220153Z 13005KT 10SM FEW015 FEW250 27/23 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP168 T02720233|
|KHRL||KHRL 220152Z 12008KT 10SM CLR 28/24 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP136 T02780239|
|KIAH||KIAH 220153Z 14008KT 10SM FEW025 27/23 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 T02670228 $|
|KLCH||KLCH 220153Z 12007KT 10SM FEW023 OVC065 27/23 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP187 T02720233|
|KMOB||KMOB 220156Z 14004KT 10SM CLR 24/21 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP207 T02440211|
|KMSY||KMSY 220153Z 09006KT 10SM OVC070 27/21 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP199 T02670211|
|KSAT||KSAT 220151Z 14015KT 10SM SCT060 29/21 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP136 T02890206|
|KSGR||KSGR 220153Z 13006KT 10SM CLR 27/24 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP165 T02720239|
|KTME||KTME 220215Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 26/23 A3004 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).