Chasing General Weather Links
by Adam Frederick & Matt Ver Steeg, WeatherEdge, Inc.
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:
ADDS - Aviation Weather
Commercial Weather sources:
WeatherTap (pay site, has real-time lighting data as well)
AccuWeather (pay site)
Ocean Data, Buoys, Sea Surface Temps, El Nino, etc:
Current El Nino Data - NOAA
National Data Buoy Center - NOAA
Coastal Data Information Program - California Wave Swell Models
National Ice Center - NOAA
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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