|KAEX||KAEX 221653Z 00000KT 1/4SM FG VV002 13/13 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP175 T01330128|
|KAUS||KAUS 221653Z 02004KT 3SM BR OVC005 12/11 A2999 RMK AO2 RAE42 SLP156 P0000 T01220106|
|KBPT||KBPT 221703Z 10007KT 2SM BR OVC002 19/18 A2997 RMK AO2 T01890178|
|KBTR||KBTR 221653Z 17011KT 10SM BKN025 OVC033 26/21 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP176 T02560206|
|KCLL||KCLL 221658Z 33004KT 3SM -RA BR BKN003 OVC013 11/11 A2998 RMK AO2 P0000 T01110111|
|KCRP||KCRP 221651Z 36005KT 5SM BR FEW004 OVC006 16/14 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP141 T01610139|
|KCXO||KCXO 221653Z 08004KT 1/2SM FG OVC002 14/14 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP150 T01390139|
|KDLF||KDLF 221656Z AUTO 15011KT 10SM BKN023 16/12 A2994 RMK AO2 CIG 021 RWY31 SLPNO T01550115 RVRNO|
|KDWH||KDWH 221653Z 10005KT 1SM BR OVC003 14/14 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP147 T01390139|
|KEFD||KEFD 221550Z 07003KT 1/8SM FG OVC002 13/13 A2999|
|KGLS||KGLS 221708Z 11008KT 1 1/4SM BR BKN002 19/19 A2995 RMK AO2 T01940189|
|KGPT||KGPT 221655Z 10010KT 1/4SM FG VV002 21/20 A3011 RMK AO2 T02060200 RVRNO|
|KHOU||KHOU 221712Z 05004KT 1/2SM FG VV002 16/15 A2995 RMK AO2 T01560150|
|KHRL||KHRL 221722Z 02004KT 2SM BR OVC002 18/17 A2991 RMK AO2 T01780172|
|KIAH||KIAH 221653Z 08005KT 1/8SM -DZ FG OVC002 14/14 A2997 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 1/2 DZB53 SLP150 TWR IN CLDS P0000 T01390139|
|KLCH||KLCH 221653Z 10007KT 1SM BR OVC002 18/17 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP170 T01830172 $|
|KMOB||KMOB 221717Z 10007KT 4SM BR OVC005 21/21 A3013 RMK AO2 T02110206|
|KMSY||KMSY 221653Z 18008KT 7SM SCT015 BKN090 BKN250 26/23 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP189 SCT V BKN T02610228|
|KSAT||KSAT 221651Z 00000KT 1/2SM R13R/5500VP6000FT BR OVC004 13/12 A2998 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 1 1/4 DZE13 SLP140 P0000 T01280117|
|KSGR||KSGR 221653Z 06006KT 1SM BR OVC002 16/15 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP146 T01560150|
|KTME||KTME 221715Z AUTO 09004KT M1/4SM FG OVC002 14/14 A2998 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).