|KAEX||KAEX 221653Z 36003KT 10SM CLR 17/06 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP233 T01670061|
|KAUS||KAUS 221653Z 06004KT 10SM FEW080 SCT110 OVC150 17/09 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP230 T01670094|
|KBPT||KBPT 221653Z 04008KT 10SM CLR 19/09 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP221 T01890089|
|KBTR||KBTR 221653Z 09003KT 10SM CLR 21/11 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP222 T02110111|
|KCLL||KCLL 221653Z 03003KT 10SM SCT110 15/08 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP230 T01500083|
|KCRP||KCRP 221651Z 01011KT 10SM FEW026 BKN055 OVC065 20/13 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP206 T02000133|
|KCXO||KCXO 221653Z 06003KT 10SM CLR 15/10 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP231 T01500100|
|KDLF||KDLF 221656Z 22006KT 10SM -RA FEW055 OVC090 16/12 A3022 RMK AO2A DZB40E50RAB50 SLPNO P0000 T01610123|
|KDWH||KDWH 221653Z 05003KT 10SM CLR 15/09 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP226 T01500089|
|KEFD||KEFD 221650Z 02006KT 10SM BKN150 OVC220 18/10 A3020|
|KGLS||KGLS 221652Z 03011KT 10SM FEW042 FEW050 SCT070 18/14 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP220 T01780139|
|KGPT||KGPT 221653Z 05005KT 10SM CLR 22/14 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP218 T02170139|
|KHOU||KHOU 221653Z 05007KT 10SM OVC220 18/10 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP222 T01780100|
|KHRL||KHRL 221706Z 35010KT 10SM FEW009 OVC014 17/16 A3010 RMK AO2 T01720156|
|KIAH||KIAH 221653Z 36003KT 10SM BKN160 OVC250 16/10 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP224 VIRGA N-NE T01560100|
|KLCH||KLCH 221653Z 06006KT 10SM CLR 19/09 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP232 T01940089|
|KMOB||KMOB 221656Z 12007KT 10SM FEW015 SCT100 BKN250 23/14 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP225 T02330139|
|KMSY||KMSY 221653Z 03006KT 10SM BKN080 BKN250 21/15 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP222 T02060150|
|KSAT||KSAT 221651Z 08005KT 10SM BKN100 OVC250 17/09 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP220 T01720089|
|KSGR||KSGR 221653Z 01005KT 10SM CLR 18/10 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP218 T01830100|
|KTME||KTME 221715Z AUTO 02005KT 10SM CLR 16/09 A3020 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).