Change LocationThis section is governed by the main location of the page. To change the overall location for the page, click on "Change Location" on the top left of the page.
Weather MapThere are three pictures in the Weather Map section. The weather Map is either West or East depending on location. This is a surface weather map showing high and low pressure, fronts, and wind. You may notice that there are also forecast arrows on the map generally around the high and low pressure areas. These arrows show you what the map is expected to look like in 24 hours.
Clicking on the link will take you to the source, which is larger.
IR Satellite ImagesThe two IR Satellite images are regional and local. These start out as IR B&W images and are color enhanced to make it easier to see the weather conditions. These maps are what is called rainbow enhancements so there is a continuous color change as the intensity of the storms increases. You can see the color scale along the bottom of the images.
Clicking on the links will take you to the NOAA site where you can view a 7 hour animation of the conditions.
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