Sites of general interest:



Academic sites:


University of Illinois


Ohio State University


San Francisco State University, California Regional Weather Server


Portland State University, Including the “Make Your Own” product menu


WeatherNet at University of Michigan


University of Utah


Western Regional Climate Center at University of Nevada, Reno


University of Wyoming


National Center for Atmospheric Research


College of DuPage, Illinois


Florida State University/CUDOS North American Comprehensive Rawindsonde Observations


University of Wisconsin Space Science & Engineering (great wx satellite products)



Other Organization Sites:


Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies


Storm Chaser



Federal Government Sites:


National Weather Service Offices by clickable map and by list.  This is a very comprehensive access to NWS functions including the Severe Storms Lab (NSSL), Climate Prediction Center (CPC), National Hurricane Center (NHC) etc.


Several of the sites accessible from the above master page are of special interest:


The basic National Weather Service homepage has several interesting map products available


The Hydrometerological Prediction Center (HPC) has similar products


IWIN Interactive Weather Information Network (state by state products) (broadband connection needed)


If you are interested in models check out the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)


The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is of special interest especially in the late summer and early fall


The National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL) and the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) are  of special interest in the spring and summer during tornado season


NOAA Storm Prediction Center


National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (great for snowcover)


For longer term climate predictions check out the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)


Air Resources Laboratory


Weekly collection of weather maps in PDF format


National Weather Service Office for Flagstaff



Arizona Specific Sites:


Arizona State Weather Roundup (Hourly Conditions)


Flagstaff National Weather Service Office


Arizona SNOTEL Summary


Office of the State Climatologist (at ASU)


Arizona Monsoon Sites


NAU real-time weather station



Commercial Sites:


The Weather Channel




Unisys (formerly the Purdue University WXP site)





Weather Tutorials:


Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment


WW2010 at University of Illinois


Prentice Hall website to accompany our textbook


Jeff Haby’s weather forecasting site (great!)


Use and Interpretation of Upper Air Maps from Texas A&M



Weather Equipment:




Specific Products Used in this Course:


NCAR RAP real time weather


Basic US Surface map:


Surface Map Animated Loop:


Upper Air Balloon Soundings (Stuve or SkewT plots):


Upper Air Maps:


Jet Stream Maps:


A collection of upper air sites from Storm Chaser (including divergence)


Eastern Pacific divergence


Satellite Image Products (stills):


Satellite Image Products (loops):


Current Flagstaff Forecast Discussion:


Current Radar:


NOAA: Flagstaff


Intellicast: U.S.


Intellicast: Flagstaff


Unisys: U.S.


Weather Underground:



Forecast Models:


National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) the place where it’s all done

lists the status for current NCEP model runs:


Air Resources Laboratory, well presented graphics for Eta, NGM, RUC and GFS model maps


NCAR model results, also well presented graphics:


Unisys model results:


US Navy NOGAPS spectral model results

Note: you may need to copy and paste this next link directly into your browser:


European center for medium range wx forecasts


College of DuPage, Illinois


Ohio State model results


University of Utah model results


University of Wyoming model results


Colorado State University RAMS experimental model


Forecast balloon sounding plots from the Eta-NAM model


Forecast meteograms derived from the Eta-NAM Model