storm chaser general weather links

Storm Chasing General Weather Links
by Adam Frederick & Matt Ver Steeg, WeatherEdge, Inc.

When you're looking for general weather information for storm chasing, or simply what the weather forecast will be for your area, check out these web sites. After all, storm chasers love data!

National Weather Service Sources:

National Weather Service Main Page

Real-Time Weather From UCAR

National Weather Service Central Forecast Offices

Interactive Weather Information Network

National Hurricane Center

Hydrometeorological Center - NWS

National Drought Monitor

ADDS - Aviation Weather

Commercial Weather sources:

Everything Weather

WeatherTap (pay site, has real-time lighting data as well)

The Weather Underground, Inc.

AccuWeather (pay site)



Weather Radio:

NOAA Weather Radio Information

Ocean Data, Buoys, Sea Surface Temps, El Nino, etc:

Oceanweather, Inc. Ocean Data

Current El Nino Data - NOAA

National Data Buoy Center - NOAA

Coastal Data Information Program - California Wave Swell Models

National Ice Center - NOAA

Misc. Weather:

Current Moon Phase

CPC Ozone Hole Images

Space Weather

Current Earthquakes - Graphical

Current Earthquakes - USGS Site

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Storm chasing is dangerous. You could be hurt or killed in its pursuit, especially if you have little or no knowledge of severe storms and their environment. Chase hazards include but are not limited to heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning, high winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flying debris. Hydroplaning on the road and traffic accidents also occur. If you desire to chase, get informed and educated about weather. Contact your local National Weather Service Office, and enroll in a SKYWARN training class. Read and view all of the published information regarding severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that you can. You are responsible for educating yourself. Next, contact an experienced chaser in your area, and arrange to travel with them, until you've gained sufficient experience to go it alone. Even at that, veteran chasers get caught in harm's way from time to time. Play it safe. This page is for informational and educational use, and the authors disavow any responsibility for actions you may take.

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