New product allows you to explore record-setting extreme weather

By: Angela Fritz , 6:14 PM GMT on February 23, 2012

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We've launched a new extreme weather product this week: Record Extremes. Recent, globally record-setting years have demanded a product that combines U.S. and international record extremes into one, easy to use interface. The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. The product uses data from three sources: (1) NOAA's National Climate Data Center, (2) Wunderground's U.S. records, and (3) Wunderground's International records.

The NCDC records begin in 1850 and include official NOAA record extreme events for ASOS and COOP weather stations in all 50 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands. In this database you can find records for maximum high temps, minimum high temps, maximum low temps, minimum high temps, snow, and precipitation on daily, monthly, and all-time scales.

The Wunderground extremes were compiled by our weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Chris monitors 300 stations across the U.S. for Record Extremes in maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, and snow events. Most of these U.S. records go back to the end of the 19th century, though the oldest site in this database is Charleston, SC, where precipitation records started in 1737! Internationally, Chris monitors 150 countries worldwide for all-time record high temperatures and all-time record low temperatures. If you're interested in diving deeper into extreme weather in the U.S. and abroad, Chris's book Extreme Weather is an excellent resource.



Figure 1. All-time snow records broken during the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. These records were found by selecting NCDC as the source, a start date of 2011-01-31, an end date of 2011-02-02, "maximum snowfall," and "all-time."


We built the Record Extremes product to make it easy to find specific records you're looking for, or just browse the records in general.

Check records that were set on a specific date
You can check on records that were set yesterday, for example, by setting the calendar to yesterday's date, and selecting all the record variables and types that you're interested in.

Explore all records set in a certain time range
2011 was a record-setting year for the U.S., and most of the records were high maximum temp and high minimum temps. To see all of these warm records that were set last year, select "NCDC" as the source, 2011-01-01 as the start date and 2011-12-31 as the end date. Select Maximum High Temp and Maximum Low Temp in weather variables, and select all-time in the record type.

View current standing international records in the Wunderground database
Select either the Wunderground International records, and instead of choosing a date range, select "Show current standing records." This will bring up all standing records in the database for whatever record variable and type you select. Whereas we've collected every record ever set or broken from NCDC, the Wunderground records are always the current, standing record, whenever it was set. As you move your map around the globe, you'll see each country's all-time maximum high temp and all-time maximum low temp.

Filter your table results
Looking for a specific location or record within your search results? Use the "Filter Results" option in the table to narrow down your search.

Let us know what you think!

Angela

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1021. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Madagascar Meteorological Warning For 92S

Warning Nr NR02/11 26/02/2012 0100 UTC --
System / PERTURBATION TROPICALE --
Name UNNAMED
Position NEAR 13° 7 S - 51° 7 E 26/02/2012 0000 UTC --
Estimated minimum central Pressure 998 HPA --
Maxi average wind (10 mn) near the centre 25 KT --
Gust maxi / Rafales maxi --
CI Number (Dvorak scale) CI 2.0 --
Movement over the past 06 hours W/WNW 14 KT (26 KM/H) --

Other information THE SYSTEM SHOULD MAKE LANDFALL ON THE NORTH-EAST OF MADAGASCAR IN THE NEXT 6 HOURS
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Quoting j2008:
Quite sad I think, this is at least the fourth storm this season that I can remember. They had Chanda, Dando ,Giovanna and now this new one that is forming.


What will be the name for this system if it gets it?
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Quoting WDEmobmet:


That may explain why I am unable to receive data or products on GR2Ana trial.. My GR3 has no requirements like that Im guessing since it has worked fine for 3 years. I will try out ISU site thanks for the info


Try this as your polling director for GR2Analyst:
http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/nexrd2/raw/
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hey ScottLincoln you would care to show me the way would you... regarding uploading NEXRAD data feed
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Quoting ScottLincoln:


GR2Analyst is worth having for any meteorologist or any severe weather enthusiast keen on high-resolution radar data with adaptable hail/rotation algorithms. But it's not for everyone. It does require some knowledge and time to use it properly.



GR2Analyst should be fully operational during the trial. Trial or purchased, you have to have a NEXRAD level2 data source for it to work in realtime. There are sources for this. Some you pay for, some (like ISU's site) that are free.


That may explain why I am unable to receive data or products on GR2Ana trial.. My GR3 has no requirements like that Im guessing since it has worked fine for 3 years. I will try out ISU site thanks for the info
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Quoting WDEmobmet:


Do it... If you dont like it I will give you a check for 250$

I have an old PC that I'm thinking about restoring and I'm probably going to get it as a birthday present. I'm sure I'll enjoy it and thanks for your opinion. :)
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
i want to invest in gr2 analyst but at 250$, you tell me is it worth having it... I would imagine having the velocity feature alone would be reason enough


GR2Analyst is worth having for any meteorologist or any severe weather enthusiast keen on high-resolution radar data with adaptable hail/rotation algorithms. But it's not for everyone. It does require some knowledge and time to use it properly.

Quoting WDEmobmet:
btw the 21 day free trial of GR2anal doesn't give you full options. There are no products of which to play with just an opportunity to see the infrastructure of the product... GR3 on the other hand is fully operational during the trial version


GR2Analyst should be fully operational during the trial. Trial or purchased, you have to have a NEXRAD level2 data source for it to work in realtime. There are sources for this. Some you pay for, some (like ISU's site) that are free.
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Quoting Ameister12:

I love that radar! I want it so bad! It looks 10x better than RadarScope.

Do you think it's worth getting and new PC and buying a GRLeveX program?


Do it... If you dont like it I will give you a check for 250$
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very sad indeed,
after a quick look this is what i found. it would appear they get the occasional hit with most veering off before landfall, especially with the larger more intense ones

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Oops, I was looking at the Dual-Pol section right below that.

$250 individual, $500 commercial.

I love that radar! I want it so bad! It looks 10x better than RadarScope.

Do you think it's worth getting and new PC and buying a GRLeveX program?
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1011. j2008
Quoting WDEmobmet:
There you go TAWX. Did I hear someone say that this is abnormal for Madagascar to be getting so
much "love" from tropical entities
Quite sad I think, this is at least the fourth storm this season that I can remember. They had Chanda, Dando ,Giovanna and now this new one that is forming.
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btw the 21 day free trial of GR2anal doesn't give you full options. There are no products of which to play with just an opportunity to see the infrastructure of the product... GR3 on the other hand is fully operational during the trial version
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There you go TAWX. Did I hear someone say that this is abnormal for Madagascar to be getting so
much "love" from tropical entities
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Quoting j2008:
Hate to change you topic real quick but look at this,
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 25 TO 30
KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1000 MB.
THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH.. Then theres the satellite picture.


its developing because i blogged when it was a medium.

everytime i blog, something changes significantly with my blog topic making me look outdated! :(
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Quoting j2008:
Hate to change you topic real quick but look at this,
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 25 TO 30
KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1000 MB.
THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH.. Then theres the satellite picture.


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Finally got it!

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Oops, I was looking at the Dual-Pol section right below that.


o ok i see that too, i guess thats another addition i can make once i invest that initial 250. Given what I hear I think I might go ahead a do it for this up coming spring. Wonder whats in store for us
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
by the way where are you seeing 179 for GR2Anal im still seeing 250 for individual license. ITs been that price sense i can remeber

Oops, I was looking at the Dual-Pol section right below that.

$250 individual, $500 commercial.
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1003. j2008
Hate to change you topic real quick but look at this,
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 25 TO 30
KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1000 MB.
THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH.. Then theres the satellite picture.
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by the way where are you seeing 179 for GR2Anal im still seeing 250 for individual license. ITs been that price sense i can remeber
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I've still not figured out how to get it like this, but oh well.





that first picture is what makes me want it so bad. I think it has to do with feature lift view that will show you updraft in the cell. or like the first picture shows
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

1.) The radar system is definitely not simple.

2.) It is WELL worth it.


Ill second that... it definitely is currently the most complex and robust data you will ever receive. LIke TAWX says try the 15 day trial. I did a couple years back and feel for it within the first severe weather event. An Amazing tool..

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Quoting WDEmobmet:


Do you ever use your volume visualizer?

I've still not figured out how to get it like this, but oh well.



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NWS says MAYBE some snow for me later this week... I'm not too hopeful the way this winter's gone though

THE FIRST ROUND APPEARS TO BE A SOUTHWEST FLOW EVENT ON WEDNESDAY.
THE LATEST GGEM HAS TRENDED TOWARDS THE ECMWF/S DEPICTION OF A
COLDER/SNOWIER SOLUTION. THE GFS/GFS ENSEMBLES APPEAR TO BE MORE OF
AN OUTLIER NOW WITH A WARMER AND WETTER SOLUTION. STILL A LOT OF
TIME TO IRON THINGS OUT...BUT AT THIS POINT LEANING THE FORECAST
MORE TOWARDS THE COLDER GGEM/ECMWF. WHILE WE CERTAINLY CAN/T RULE
OUT THE GFS/S WARMER SOLUTION...THIS POTENTIAL EVENT WILL FEATURE A
HIGH OVER EASTERN CANADA WHICH IS SOMETHING WE REALLY HAVE NOT SEEN
MUCH OF THIS WINTER. THAT WOULD FAVOR THE COLDER/SNOWIER MODEL
SOLUTIONS. AGAIN THOUGH ITS STILL 4 DAYS OUT IN THE FUTURE...SO
THERE IS EVEN A LOW PROBABILITY THAT THE MODELS SHIFT THE MAIN AXIS
OF PRECIPITATION TO OUR SOUTHWEST. BASICALLY...WE NEED TO KEEP ALL
OPTIONS OPEN AT THIS POINT BUT HAVE ENOUGH TO RUN WITH LOW END
LIKELY POPS FOR WEDNESDAY.

A SECOND ROUND OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY DEVELOP ON THURSDAY.
THIS WILL DEPEND ON WHERE A SECONDARY COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
DEVELOPS...SO WILL CONTINUE WITH CHANCE POPS.

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Quoting LargoFl:
how did you folks fare last night with that storm? were the winds really..gusting over 60 mph?
It was early morining we're they were gusting more insane than they are right now.I stared outside my window for 30 minutes non stop!!!.
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I was very excited today to experience the winds.It's been a very windy winter so far.My hair was going all crazy outside.I loved it!!!.Their is minimal damage.Their are also minimal power outs.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


i am certainly not spending 250$ on a simple radar system.

Aint worth it!

Of course, there are two other radar systems similar, but not as advanced as Gr2Analyst that would be nice starters.

GRLevel2: $79.95

GRLevel3: $79.95

GR2Analyst Main page: $250 individual license, $500 commercial license

There are 21-day trials for all of them if you wish to experiment. They are on their pages, respectively.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


i am certainly not spending 250$ on a simple radar system.

Aint worth it!

1.) The radar system is definitely not simple.

2.) It is WELL worth it.
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Quoting presslord:
Who's in charge here tonight?

Nobody from the Carolina's I guess...
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

$250.

Cross-section view of the Tuscaloosa tornado.



i am certainly not spending 250$ on a simple radar system.

Aint worth it!
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Quoting SPLbeater:


i am assuming it cost some money...

$250.

Cross-section view of the Tuscaloosa tornado.

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Quoting WDEmobmet:



Weather Software that makes the free radar sites look elementary, I know your like me in that you get overly excited with nature. You should invest in at least grlevel 3
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Only the best radar currently in use.


i am assuming it cost some money...
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Quoting WDEmobmet:


Do you ever use your volume visualizer?

Yeah, I use it sometimes, mainly because there are volume tables you can download and you can look into storms that have large hail cores.

Quoting SPLbeater:


what is gr2 analyst

Only the best radar currently in use.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


what is gr2 analyst



Weather Software that makes the free radar sites look elementary, I know your like me in that you get overly excited with nature. You should invest in at least grlevel 3
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Quoting presslord:


Pat?!?!?!

Pat's in charge?!?!?!?!

Aw, man...I can't get away with anything when Pat's in charge!!!!


no, no not him....the guy leaning against the wall with graffiti all over it. *points again*

He has his hat sitting low
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I think the ECMWF wants to make a miniature Funso with 92S after crossing Madagascar, pretty strong after day 7
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Quoting SPLbeater:


That guy standing over there! *points*


Pat?!?!?!

Pat's in charge?!?!?!?!

Aw, man...I can't get away with anything when Pat's in charge!!!!
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yes, it is definitely worth having.

Velocity/Storm Relative Velocity



Do you ever use your volume visualizer?
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Quoting presslord:
Who's in charge here tonight?


That guy standing over there! *points*
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
i want to invest in gr2 analyst but at 250$, you tell me is it worth having it... I would imagine having the velocity feature alone would be reason enough


what is gr2 analyst
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Who's in charge here tonight?
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
i want to invest in gr2 analyst but at 250$, you tell me is it worth having it... I would imagine having the velocity feature alone would be reason enough

Yes, it is definitely worth having.

Velocity/Storm Relative Velocity

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i want to invest in gr2 analyst but at 250$, you tell me is it worth having it... I would imagine having the velocity feature alone would be reason enough
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That's a funky looking color table, you know you can change it and a lot of other stuff by going here and registering?

View of the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado via GR2Analyst:



yea ive gone through many different color tables and backgrounds. That was actually just the default when I took that. It has changed since then though. Yea I was 10 minutes to late for that particular cell. thanks for the heads up though
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ReliefWEB





www.bngrc.mg

BALANCE GIOVANNA Status as of February 20, 2012 - 16:00
Written by Administrator


Total number of common victims in the affected districts: 676
Number of districts which have provided data: 142
DAMAGE TO HUMANS:
Died : 25
Injured : 90
Missing : 3
Affected : 263,191
Number of displaced people gathered
Cases of Commons leaders held : 10,684
For common place outside the Heads : 122 307
Cases of local houses

Totally Destroyed : 30 268
Damaged (disheveled) : 14,829
Flooded : 825
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Very sad news from Madagascar as Giovanna's death toll there rises to 31 and 250,000 are left homeless.

Link

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Quoting WDEmobmet:


Do you even get those storms you were looking for?


not yet. still got an entire spring, an entire summer and..the other parts to wait on :D
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SH922012 - INVEST

Enhanced Infrared (IR) Imagery (4 km Mercator)

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Purim is a Holiday....

and "wiki" is yer friend.

No one mention scared either.

The ingrained program running in your sub conscience read it that way.


: )

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971. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)


The system should make landfall on the northeastern part of Madagascar tomorrow morning..
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