Weather


ICAO METAR
KAEX KAEX 150503Z 26013KT 3SM -RA BR OVC006 10/09 A2990 RMK AO2 CIG 004V010 P0000 T01000089
KAUS KAUS 150453Z 31010KT 10SM FEW045 12/M01 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP207 T01221011
KBPT KBPT 150453Z AUTO 30010KT 10SM OVC014 10/07 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP166 T01000067
KBTR KBTR 150453Z 24013KT 6SM BR OVC008 09/08 A2992 RMK AO2 RAB29E43 CIG 005V009 SLP130 P0000 T00940083
KCLL KCLL 150453Z AUTO 32009KT 10SM OVC024 11/07 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP191 T01060072
KCRP KCRP 150451Z 29010KT 10SM OVC050 13/04 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP226 T01280044
KCXO KCXO 150453Z AUTO 32009G18KT 10SM OVC017 10/08 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP180 T01000078
KDLF KDLF 150456Z AUTO 30010KT 10SM CLR 03/M04 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP253 T00301042
KDWH KDWH 150453Z AUTO 32008G16KT 10SM OVC018 10/07 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP183 T01000072
KEFD KEFD 150450Z 29008KT 10SM OVC017 10/06 A3009
KGLS KGLS 150452Z AUTO 30010KT 10SM OVC018 10/08 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP187 T01000078
KGPT KGPT 150453Z AUTO VRB06KT 10SM BKN035 OVC042 12/08 A2992 RMK AO2 RAB07E27 SLP130 P0000 T01170083
KHOU KHOU 150453Z 30009KT 10SM OVC017 10/06 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP188 T01000061
KHRL KHRL 150452Z 30010KT 10SM CLR 10/M01 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP239 T01001011
KIAH KIAH 150453Z 31011KT 10SM OVC017 11/07 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP183 T01060072 $
KLCH KLCH 150453Z AUTO 30014KT 10SM OVC011 09/08 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP165 T00940078
KMOB KMOB 150456Z 21007KT 10SM OVC039 11/ A2993 RMK AO2 SLP133 T0106 $
KMSY KMSY 150453Z 25008KT 10SM BKN023 11/08 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP141 T01110083
KSAT KSAT 150451Z 31012KT 10SM BKN048 11/M04 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP213 T01111039
KSGR KSGR 150453Z AUTO 33010G19KT 10SM OVC019 11/07 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP190 T01110067
KTME KTME 150535Z AUTO 32007G13KT 10SM OVC022 11/08 A3011 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).