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Real Time Weather Monitoring

National Weather Service Central Region
Need a weather forecast or want to check the latest radar images? This site contains the links to all of the NWS offices in the Central Region and links to all other NWS websites. The NWS Central Region includes all of the states covered by the MRCC except Ohio, which in the NWS Eastern Region.

NWS Central Region

NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center
The SPC monitors weather conditions around the country and issues timely and accurate forecasts and watches for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the contiguous United States. The SPC also monitors heavy rain, heavy snow, and fire weather events across the U.S. and issues specific products for those hazards. In addition to the outlooks and forecasts, the SPC site also contains an archive of storm reports and some very nice photographs of severe weather.

NWS Storm Prediction Center

NOAA NWS Weather Prediction Center
The WPC is “America’s go-to center for high-impact precipitation events and forecast guidance out to 14 days”. The product suite includes quantitative precipitation forecasts, short- and medium-range forecast graphics and discussions, winter weather products, surface analyses and more.

NWS Weather Prediction Center

NOAA NWS Aviation Weather Center
This site provides weather data for the aviation community. Charts of surface weather, turbulence, icing, and other aviation-related information are available.

NWS Aviation Weather Center

Environment Canada – Weather and Meteorology
The mission of Environment Canada is protecting the environment, conserving the country's natural heritage, and providing weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and safe.

Environment Canada

Unisys Weather
This is a good source of graphical weather information produced using the popular WXP analysis software. The site includes surface analyses, upper air charts and soundings, and graphical model forecasts.

Unisys Weather

NCAR Real-Time Weather Data
An excellent site to view surface maps, satellite images, current radar images, upper air charts and soundings, and forecast maps.  A similar site oriented toward aviation is Experimental Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)

NCAR Real-Time Weather Data

College of DuPage NeXt Generation Weather Lab
The College of DuPage proclaims it has "the most comprehensive community college meteorology program in the country". If severe weather or storm chasing is your thing, then this site should be on your bookmark list. Model analysis, radar images, satellite photos, and regional weather data are all available.

College of DuPage NeXt Generation Weather Lab

WW2010 – the Weather World 2010 Project
This web site produced by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois integrates current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources. In addition to maps of current weather there are online guides to meteorology, reading and interpreting weather maps, and remote sensing.

The Weather World 2010 Project

University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center
The SSEC distributes real-time and archive weather satellite data including images and derived products. The site also features animations of significant storms and events.

University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center

Weather Organizations & Resources

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American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, the AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. The AMS publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

Among many other resources, this site contains a directory of Certified Consulting Meteorologists , Employment Announcements , and a listing of the Colleges and Universities in the United States and Canada with curricula in the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and related sciences.

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National Weather Association
The NWA is a member-led, all inclusive, 501(c)6 non-profit, professional association supporting and promoting excellence in operational meteorology and related activities since 1975.

Weatherwise Magazine

Weatherwise Magazine
Weatherwise features fascinating articles and spectacular color photographs that showcase the power, beauty, and excitement of weather. Weatherwise articles present the latest discoveries and hottest issues in meteorology and climatology and focus on the relation of weather to technology, history, culture, art, and society.

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