There are many tools that the KSN Storm Tracker 3 Meteorologists use to look at the weather. Computer-generated models, computer analyzed maps, weather balloons and wind profilers are just a few of these. Although many of these products are technical and require some special training to interpret, we thought that you might like to have access to some of the tools that we use to make the forecast, “behind the scenes.”
We have also included some great resources for teachers, and a few weather sites we just can’t resist!
General Weather Information
- National Weather Service Home
- National Weather Service Heat Information
- National Weather Service warnings and more!
- The NWS at Wichita is on the WWW!
- The NWS at Dodge City is on the WWW!
- The NWS at Goodland is on the WWW!
- The NWS at Hastings, NE, is on the WWW!
- The NWS at Topeka is on the WWW!
- All kinds of weather information from the Univ. of Michigan!
- NOAA WEATHER RADIO County by County Coverage
- Space Weather Now
Weather Records and Statistics
- National Weather Service Almanac (highs, lows and rainfall for sites in Kansas)
- Wichita National Weather Service Almanac information
- Weather records and data from the National Climatic Data Center
Computer Models and Advanced Sites
- The Map Room from the Climate Diagnostics Center
- Computer model output from Earl’s Weather Page
- More weather resources from the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
- Is it El Nino or La Nina? Find out the latest here!
- Hunt for the Supertwister – Using computer simulations to understand tornado formation at the University of Illinois
- Excellent Lightning Safety Information
- NOAA’s Storm Watch – track storms through various NOAA weather web sites
- Drought Information Center
- Tornado FAQs from the Storm Prediction Center
- The Tornado Project
- Severe Weather Spotters Guide and more from the University of Illinois
- Track River Flood Conditions! – another link
- Glossary of weather terms
- Another Glossary of weather terms
- Barometric Pressure:
- EPA Sunwise School Program – This is a site where teachers can sign up for free classroom materials on UV radiation.
- Snow Crystals
- Learn About Severe Weather from the National Severe Storms Laboratory
- NOAA Education – Great Links for Everyone
- Cloud Charts:
- Calculate Wind Chill on line!
- Cool Metric Converter!
Learning About Planet Earth
- NASA: Spot the Space Station!
- Pollen.com: Local pollen reports
- An Astronomical Way to track the Sun and Moon by the US Navy!
- Cool views of the planet Earth!
Conditions at Lakes and Reservoirs