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Main Surface Data From UCAR
Surface Analysis of U.S. From NWS
Plains Surface Plot From UCAR
Southern Plains Surface Plot From UCAR
Northern Plains Surface Plot From UCAR
Western Plains & Mountains Surface Plot From UCAR
Minnesota/Wisconsin Surface Plot From UCAR
Southern U.S. Surface Plot From UCAR
US Surface temps
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US Pressure And Wind Streamlines
Iowa Mesonet Stations
Iowa Mesonet Plot (ISU)
Oklahoma Mesonet Plot (OU)
All Surface Maps From Unisys
U.S. Surface Map From Unisys
Central Plains Surface Plot (Unisys)
All Surface Plots From Ohio State
Surface Plots From UIUC

SPC Plots:
Latest SPC U.S. Composite Map - lots of info!
SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis - (on daily area of interest)

Specialty Plots

NOAA Lamp Analysis Products
CAPS Real Time Analysis

Energy Helicity Index over the US
3 Hour Pressure Change Image From UCAR
Pressure Falls From CoolWX
US Moisture Convergence From Unisys

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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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