Virginia Weather Data and Storm Chaser Links

updated: May 28, 2018

by William T. Hark

KV0RTX



Current Weather Conditions and Forecasts


National Storm Warnings and Watches


National Weather Maps, Models, Upper Air Soundings and Surface Plots

  • *** TwisterData.com ***
  • College of DuPage models inc 4km NAM
  • Pivotal Weather HRRR,3km NAM and HRW WRF-ARW (Mid-Atlantic),(Tornado Alley)
  • Earl's Model Pages and Experimental Severe Weather Model Output
  • NAM viewer from Earl Barker on Skip Talbot's page
  • NSSL 4km WRF
  • High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR)
  • Rapid Refresh
  • HRRR SPC Browser
  • SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis --area featured is under main threat of
    severe weather. Updates 20min after the hour.
  • SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis, Direct links to zones: EC,SPlains,CPlains,NPlains
  • SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis, Direct Links to zones (low-res mobile): EC,SPlains,NPlains

    SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis, selected direct links for Mid-Atlantic
    T, Dew,W SBCAPE LCL SR Helicity 1KM Sup Index S Tor Fix S Tor Eff Non Sup Tor EHI 1km//EHI 3 km SR Anvil Winds
    (<40 HP; 40-60 CL; >60 LP)

    SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis, selected direct links for Southern Plains
    T, Dew,W SBCAPE LCL SR Helicity 1KM Sup Index S Tor Fix S Tor Eff Non Sup Tor EHI 1km//EHI 3 km SR Anvil Winds

    SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis, selected direct links for Central Plains
    T, Dew,W SBCAPE LCL SR Helicity 1KM Sup Index S Tor Fix S Tor Eff Non Sup Tor EHI 1km//EHI 3 km SR Anvil Winds

    SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis, selected direct links for Northern Plains
    T, Dew,W SBCAPE LCL SR Helicity 1KM Sup Index S Tor Fix S Tor Eff Non Sup Tor EHI 1km//EHI 3 km SR Anvil Winds

  • NSSL 4 km WRF southeast and OK/north Texas
  • SPC Short Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) Page
  • SPC HREF Ensemble Viewer
  • Skew T's from:Ohio State, NCAR, UNISYS, CODA, and SPC (current and 7 day archives)
  • Greg Thompson's (UCAR) site for model data.
  • SPC Latest RAP 1 Hour Forecast
  • CAPS/WX surface and upper air analysis main page and northeast&southern plains
  • Weather analysis page by Nexlab
  • ECMWF--Long range European Model Forecast for North America by Weather.US
  • GFS and NAM Long Range by "idonthaveawebpage.com"
  • CFS Severe Weather Guidance Dashboard ("Chiclets")
  • Long-range U.S. Hazards Assessments: Days 3 - 7 and Days 8 - 14--Analysis of models for the next couple of weeks for severe weather threats by the CPC.
  • Roger Edward's Storm Intercept Links
  • Sam Barricklow's Forecast Pages
  • Skip Talbot's forecast site
  • COD

  • NWS Enhanced Data Display (experimental)


    Other Storm Links

    The author of this page assumes no liability or responsibility for the information provided by these links or from those acting upon this information. Use the data at your own risk. This includes storm chasing which is inherently dangerous and is not encouraged by the author of this page. If one is considering storm chasing or has questions about it, reading the following essays is suggested: "Chaser Safety" by Dr. Charles Doswell III at the NSSL, "Storm Chase Ethics" by Alan Moller and the "Storm Chase Guide and FAQ" by Tim Vasquez and Roger Edwards. Also read "Lightning Strike Effects and Recommendations for Storm Chasers" by William T. Hark, M.D.

    Real-time storm data, streaming video, images and positions of chasers from the field