Weather Links

Pretty Wind maps:
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/weatherview/index.html
http://earth.nullschool.net/
http://hint.fm/wind/
https://www.windyty.com/?39.739,-104.985,4

Student, Faculty, friends, and Alumni Weather Blogs
http://www.barlometer.com/  Nick Barlow and Alan Smith's Rocky Mountain snow forecasting blog
http://www.weather5280.com/ Dr. Ng contributes to this blog  
http://www.bouldercast.com/  

Favorite links of students
Colorado Avalanche Information Center Models
Tropical Tidbits

College of DuPage Forecast Animator
http://mp1.met.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html
NCAR Ensemble Forecasts (new)
Good archive of imagery: http://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/imagearchive/


Sample weather discussion layout and links:
In preparation:

 Read the NWS Denver discussion
Week in review
 
 300 mb loop
 500 mb loop
 SFC temp, pressure
 SFC synoptic with radar
 SFC synoptic without radar
 IR Sat composite
True color Terra/Modis satellite image
 Denver obs, 3 day history
 Current and archived soundings--Wyoming page
Current Observations/Analysis
     US Radar Loop
     Northern Rockies Radar
     Denver Radar
     Satellite:
       Water vapor GOES East
       Water vapor GOES West
       More satellite options if you want VIS or IR
    GOES 16 from WI page
    Even more satellite options from NASA
     Synoptic Overview:
       Synoptic overview (Highs, Lows, fronts)
       Or from NCAR's RAL forecast
       Or SPC's overview
     Surface Observations:
       Colorado station plots
     Current Model Analysis:
       Current SLP Analysis(Note yellow dotted lines are thickness, so can show you thermal wind)
       850 mb temps
       500mb vorticity/heights PVA by the thermal wind=UVM (Avoiding the QG Omega cancellation problem)
       300mb isotachs/heights Remember the right entrance and left exit regions of the jet streak lead to UVM
     Current Soundings:
     Denver Sounding       
     Other station soundings
Advanced analysis:
       Q vectors from Heather at Albany
       Dynamic Tropopause
       Isentropic Analysis
Wxcaster imagery

Forecast: 
 COD Model Animator
 CSU's model comparison
 Show Surface-SLP and 6 hr precip
 Show  850mb Temperature
 Show 500mb Vorticity
 Show 300mb Wind speeds
 Precip Probabilities from the WPC (winter accumulation)



Forecasting and current weather, other links:

SREF Plumes
SSTs
Colorado State Links
Model encyclopedia
Pressure of Tropopause from Utah
College of DuPage Weather animator
NCAR RAP Real-time weather data
UW-Madison weather page
Wunderground map
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/u-make.html
http://www.met.nps.edu/~hmarcham/
AMS Data Streme Project Great starting place-- daily summaries
University of IL Weather page Great temperature plots
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center
CU's Forecasting Links
Boulder campus weather obs
NWS Denver forecast
NWS discussion
NWS DIA hourly obs
NWS Climatology for Denver
Eta MOS
CIMSS Tropical Weather
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center
twisterdata.com
SPC Short Range Ensemble Forecast
caps.ou.edu/wx
nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/
SPC map manually add layers for severe weather
SPC Mesoanalysis, click on area of interest for interactive maps/
Weather Spark History and Forecast compared to climo

Case Study data:
NOAA's Storm Events page
Iowa State's Archive of gempak data

Misc.

NASA Earth Observatory
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)