|KAEX||KAEX 230053Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 13/08 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP211 T01330083|
|KAUS||KAUS 230053Z 08004KT 10SM CLR 17/04 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP194 T01720039|
|KBPT||KBPT 230053Z 02005KT 10SM CLR 17/09 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP204 T01720094|
|KBTR||KBTR 230053Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 14/09 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP209 T01440094|
|KCLL||KCLL 230053Z 08004KT 10SM CLR 21/04 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP200 T02110039|
|KCRP||KCRP 230051Z 08009KT 10SM FEW250 23/12 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP188 T02330122|
|KCXO||KCXO 230053Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 13/12 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP207 T01330117|
|KDLF||KDLF 230056Z AUTO 13007KT 10SM CLR 21/04 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP172 T02100037 $|
|KDWH||KDWH 230053Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 16/07 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP204 T01560072|
|KEFD||KEFD 230050Z 05003KT 10SM SKC 21/04 A3011|
|KGLS||KGLS 230052Z AUTO 04009KT 10SM CLR 22/11 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP203 T02170106|
|KGPT||KGPT 230053Z 31006KT 10SM CLR 16/07 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP200 T01610072|
|KHOU||KHOU 230053Z 07007KT 10SM CLR 21/07 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP207 T02060067|
|KHRL||KHRL 230052Z 06006KT 10SM CLR 22/16 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP177 T02170161|
|KIAH||KIAH 230053Z 00000KT 10SM FEW250 17/09 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP205 T01670089|
|KLCH||KLCH 230053Z 35003KT 10SM CLR 16/11 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP215 T01560106|
|KMOB||KMOB 230056Z 33004KT 10SM SCT200 15/08 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP201 T01500083|
|KMSY||KMSY 230053Z 34007KT 10SM BKN250 21/06 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP208 T02060061|
|KSAT||KSAT 230051Z 13005KT 10SM CLR 21/03 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP181 T02060028|
|KSGR||KSGR 230053Z 07006KT 10SM CLR 21/07 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP200 T02110072|
|KTME||KTME 230055Z AUTO 08007KT 10SM CLR 18/07 A3014 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).